Friday, October 24, 2014

 (Left to right) Joseph Kenawell, Kesha Jastrzembski and Matthew Milton were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges at an Elkhart motel.

Elkhart police were called to Travelodge for a report of a suspicious person in its parking lot Tuesday night, Oct. 21. Meth labs were found in the hotel’s parking lot and in one of its rooms.

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.
 Emmy Gibson

A Concord soccer coach charged with child seduction was booked and released from Elkhart County jail, Elkhart County’s jobless rate hit a 7-year low and three more stories to start your day.

Sarah Duis

Posted 2 hours ago
 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. (Photo Supplied)

A petition for Dr. William P. Hedrick’s suspension filed Monday alleges that he falsified medical records and prescriptions and engaged in dangerous prescribing practices.

Danielle Waldron

Posted at 8:50 p.m.
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 Dean (left) and Jane DeVoe performed for the Purdue Musical Organizations until their graduation in 1972. They chose other careers, but their love of music never diminished. Their work with the local alumni club has led to annual performances by Varsity Glee Club in Elkhart.
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Purdue University offers no major in music, but a local couple says lessons learned by members of the talented choral groups prepare them for a lifetime of success. Watch one of the groups perform Sunday, Oct. 26.

 Jimtown High's Dylan Guldager moves to intercept Concord High's Avis Emmons as teammate Nik Olson runs the ball Friday, Sept. 26, during the game at Jimtown High School.
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Jimtown, Northridge, Wawasee and Mishawaka Marian play high school football at home while Fairfield, NorthWood and Penn hit the road in the opening round.

 Paris Ruff, 15, is a sophomore at Elkhart Memorial High School. She was recently recognized for academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars.
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Elkhart Memorial sophomore Paris Ruff was recognized recently for her academic achievements. 

 In this file photo, Terri Rohr serves a sample of chili from McCarthy's on the River Walk during the 2013 Oktoberfest in Central Park. The 2014 Oktoberfest event will also feature another chili cook-off, a cornhole tournament and more.
Posted at 5:00 a.m.

The family-friendly event will include a chili cook-off, beer garden and cornhole tournament. Funds raised will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County.

 The Big Chick, created by Philip Joachim, is the winning dish in The Bacon Strip's recipe contest.
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

Diners at The Bacon Strip voted The Big Chick, created by Philip Joachim, as their favorite bacon-centric dish in The Bacon Strip’s recipe contest.

 Clockwise from top left: SkillsUSA president Carley Moore, reporter Emily Stevenson, parliamentarian Jacob Weber, and secretary Olivia Huffman pose for a photo outside the Senate building of Senator Dan Coats. Huffman and  Weber are Wawasee students who attend Fairfield cosmetology and Carley Moore is a Fairfield student, also in the cosmetology program.
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

Three students in Fairfield High School’s career and technical programs were a part of the trip to Washington, D.C. where they met with legislators. 

 In this file photo, Joe Duthie and Laci Kraus perform on the Lerner Theatre dance floor at the 2013 Still Dancing competition. This year's competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart.
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

This year’s Still Dancing in Elkhart competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart. 

 Concord seniors Mackenzie Granitz (9), center, and Ciana Bonfiglio celebrating beating Northridge during a sectional volleyball game on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Concord in Dunlap. The Minutemen beat the Raiders 3-0.
Posted at 10:33 p.m.

Minutemen, Tigers split two matches during the regular season. The other semifinal on Saturday, Oct. 25, pits Elkhart Memorial against Goshen.

 Goshen senior JT Plavchak (6) celebrates a goal against NorthWood during a semifinal regional boy soccer game on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Baker Park in Mishawaka. The Redskins beat the Panthers 6-0. They face top-ranked Chesterton in an Oct. 25 Warsaw Semistate semifinal.
Posted at 9:40 p.m.

The Redskins and Trojans are each chasing a second State Finals spot — both teams made it in 2007.

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

In his plea agreement, Curry accepted a 16-year sentence.

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