Saturday, November 22, 2014

 American Countryside Farmer's Market was one of the most significant development efforts on S.R. 19 south in recent years, but it closed in Sept. 2010 due to slow business. The building remains unused on Nov. 21, 2014.


This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.

Posted at 12:58 p.m.
 Elkhart and Baugo Township firefighters respond to a silo fire Saturday night, Nov. 22, at a Rieth-Riley Construction Company asphalt plant at the 2500 block of Lusher Avenue in Elkhart. The far left silo caught on fire earlier this evening.

The fire was called in at 6:19 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers.

J. C. Lee

Updated 36 minutes ago
 Memorial head coach Bill Roggeman looks to his team, celebrating a Crimson Chargers touchdown in the first quarter against Clay on Sept. 26, 2014, at Charger Field.  Roggeman stepped down as EMHS head coach Friday, Nov. 21.

After three seasons, Bill Roggeman resigned his Elkhart Memorial football head coaching position after a 5-25 record.

Bill Beck

Posted at 5:55 p.m.
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 Edwardsburg senior Dustin Vires warms up prior to the MHSAA Division 4 football semifinals at Dungy Field in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Vires ran for four touchdowns in a 50-48 loss to Grand Rapids South Christian.
Posted 1 hour ago

Grand Rapids South Christian tops the Eddies 50-48 for a berth in the MHSAA Division 4 high school football championship game.

 Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle (3) returns a kickoff in the first half against Louisville Saturday, Nov. 22.
Posted 2 hours ago

Notre Dame drops its third game in a row with 31-28 loss to Louisville Saturday, Nov. 22.

 Ruby Holt, a 100-year-old Tennessee native, sits in a wheelchair looking out at the ocean for the first time in her life Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Orange Beach, Ala. The Brookdale Senior Living and Wish of a Lifetime organizations provided Holt a wish of her choice. She chose to see the ocean for the first time.
Posted at 5:43 p.m.

In commemoration of National Adoption Day in Elkhart County juvenile court, families and news media were given the rare chance to document adoption proceedings, and a 100-year-old Tennessee woman sees the ocean for the first time.

 Concord senior Filip Serwatka poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Concord.
Posted at 2:27 p.m.

Three starters return in Filip Serwatka, Danny McMahon and Brett Austin, while Steve Austin becomes the dean of Elkhart County coaches.

 Elkhart Memorial senior wrestler Tony Vaughn grapples with junior Ronnie Longbrake during practice on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Memorial in Elkhart. Indiana Mat magazine ranked Vaughn No. 8 in its preseason rankings the 138 weight class. Last year he finished his season with a 26-7 record and lost in the first round of the 2014 IHSAA State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Posted at 2:09 p.m.

Tony Vaughn was an IHSAA state finalist at 126 pounds in 2013-14. 

Posted at 1:27 p.m.

The buck was one of three deer that tried to enter a Wal-Mart in Hammond. The animal died after police used their Tasers on it several times.

 This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H.
Posted at 11:41 a.m.

Community blogger Angela Bell shared some simple tips for making your Thanksgiving celebration environmentally friendly.

 Pete Van Baalen, general manager, Elkhart Truth
Posted at 10:01 a.m.

Following a lengthy tenure at Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Van Baalen has joined The Elkhart Truth and is enthusiastic about the media company’s approach to serving the community.

 Northridge's Dalton Slabaugh becomes emotional after the Raiders lost the Class 4A semistate championship game against New Prairie Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Final score was 28-10.
Posted at 9:47 a.m.

Northridge High School lost to New Prairie High School in the Class 4A semistate Friday, Nov. 21. The loss followed an outstanding football season for the Raiders.

 Goshen College hosted a marathon hymn sing Friday Nov. 14, 2014 through Sunday Nov. 16, 2014.
Posted at 9:25 a.m.

The Goshen College Hymn Club, as well as others, sang through 658 hymns for over 24 hours in an attempt to spread peace and raise money for Christian Peacemaker Teams.

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