Thursday, September 18, 2014

 Concord High School junior Sierra Frantz plays her flute after band practice at the school Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Sierra has a few physical limitations, but hasn't let that keep her from competing with the Marching Minutemen.

Sierra Frantz says her passion for music keeps her involved in high school’s marching band.

Posted at 5:20 p.m.
 In this 2012 file photo, Kim Milas (left) and Stacey Cline (right) talk as they eat a cake they just made at the ADEC office at the YMCA in Elkhart. The Elkhart County Council has debated whether to continue giving money to the organization in 2015 after helping fund them for about 40 years.

The county has helped fund the organization for the disabled for about 40 years. Now, some officials are asking if giving ADEC tax-payer dollars is still appropriate.

Posted at 4:03 p.m.
 Fifth Street between Jefferson and Madison streets in Goshen, Ind., was closed down Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, for a resurfacing project. The street will be closed for a few weeks because a sanitary pipe collapsed.

The resurfacing of a stretch of Fifth Street was expected to take no longer than a day, but now the street will be closed for three weeks.

Posted at 5:15 p.m.
 Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill (23) watches a drill during practice at Culver Academy on Aug. 4, 2014.
Posted at 10:24 p.m.

When Notre Dame safeties started dropping like flies, a freshman from Fort Wayne was ready for his moment in the sun.

Posted at 6:47 p.m.

Manager urged Elkhart County leaders to grant a 3 percent wage increase for highway workers.

 Greg Merkel of Leo's Vacation Center in Baltimore checks out a Tuscany unit as he visits the annual RV Open House at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Merkel and his wife Jacki traveled to Elkhart for the week long show.
Posted at 6:29 p.m.

The increasingly popular Elkhart RV Open House Week that started Tuesday helps Elkhart County companies drum up more business.

 Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson
Posted at 6:10 p.m.

Curt Nisly’s company run developed the Elkhart County Election Board website.

 Individuals who have helped key Elkhart Memorial's 8-1-3 start this boys soccer season include (from left) top goal scorer Daniel Brummet, co-captain Juan Cardoza, injured-but-engaged Cam Brooks and co-captain Felix Mayorga.
Posted at 5:41 p.m.

With “no messing around,” Elkhart Memorial’s 8-1-3 start is wiping away the disappointment of previous seasons.

 Samantha Shank, 16, of Elkhart, holds one of her reusable towel designs that she makes and sells. Shank started The Parsi Company earlier this year after she won start-up support through the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The chamber is accepting applications now for this year's Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Posted at 4:09 p.m.

Samantha Shank and Karen Lopez are two local teens who've started their own businesses through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a nine-month program offered by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. 

 This undated file photo shows attendees at a previous Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Posted at 3:51 p.m.

The committees who make the changes say the updates could save time and money on routine requests.

 Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston, right, stiff-arms Stanford safety Jordan Richards, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 27-20. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Posted at 3:45 p.m.

Now that Notre Dame has three games under its belt, here’s a look at the next three on the docket. The games get harder, but they don’t look impossible for the Irish to conquer.

 President Barack Obama arrives to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.  In a broad defense of his foreign policy, the president declared  that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 3:01 p.m.

Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be available to answer questions at an event at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library.

 Truth Radio 1340 will launch on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

Also on the program, Lydia Sheaks answered the latest Ask The Truth question — this one on the Interurban Trolley.

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