Saturday, July 26, 2014
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 Demonstrators march in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 7, 2014, following a news conference of immigrant families and children's advocates responding to the President Barack Obama's response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the US.

 

The Elkhart County community responds to an influx of unaccompanied minors around the area and across the country.


Posted at 4:00 a.m.

Emergency units were called to 61190 S.R. 13 in Middlebury following a reported water heater explosion. 


Posted at 9:45 a.m.
 The black squirrel (pictured) is actually a variation of the eastern gray squirrel, which is the second most common species in northern Indiana.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know where the “terrifying ninja squirrels with black fur and pointy ears” came from. Here’s the answer.

 


Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.
 Five-year-old Larry Cobern tosses an onion into the basket at the farmers market at the end of the Farmer to Market driving course at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014.
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

Here’s what to know if you plan to attend the last day of the fair Saturday, July 26.

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, after digging up dirt with other city officials on July 25, 2014, to mark the start of work to install a huge underground sewage holding tank. The tank will help prevent untreated wastewater from being dumped into waterways here.
Posted at 3:00 a.m.

Goshen area Mennonite church’s split underscores debate, ground in Elkhart is broken to house a million-gallon underground tank and three other stories to start your Saturday.

 CTS Corp. Plant Manager Tim Masters talks to city council members on July 7 about a proposed tax abatement for a new production line involving accelerator pedals. Council put the brakes on tax abatement plans earlier this week after learning the company was cutting staff.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.

Job cuts came just 11 days after council took first step toward granting tax breaks for the company.

 Chris Welch, president and CEO of Elkhart start-up Welformed Materials, holds a delivery truck headliner his company makes on July 25, 2014.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:41 p.m.

Chris Welch and his team maintain materials company startup, but he doesn't seek growth as an end in itself. 

 Timothy Heiser, 36, passed away in January 2014 from a lifelong battle with epilepsy. Now, his mom is opening a consignment shop in his memory with proceeds benefiting service animals and members of the military.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:36 p.m.

Pat Heiser is opening Scrappy’s Rescue on Cassopolis Street to honor her son, Tim, who loved helping animals and service members.

 Scott Marks of team
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:34 p.m.

The two-day event will also include live music, food vendors, book signings and a beer garden.

 4 Hers walk through the Beef Club barn before the start of the auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. The fair winds down for the 4-Hers with the auctions for the livestock.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:07 p.m.

4-H members raised $1,160,342.28 this year, exceeding last year’s amount. 

 Katie Rosezelle smiles after selling her lamb at auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. The fair winds down for the 4-H'ers with the auctions for the livestock.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:36 p.m.

From rabbits to cattle, a full list of results from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair livestock auction Friday, July 25.

 Shane Rickly won the bull riding. A rodeo with different animals and events was held at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

“A lot of it is heritage,” said Jared Kempker, a 25-year-old roper. “The cowboy way is a dying breed.”

 Caleb Kauffman, 16, left, smiles as he talks with Jesi Roan, 15, as they lounge around the Swine Barn on auction day at the Elkhart  County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. The fair winds down for the 4-H'ers with the auctions for the livestock. Kauffman shows hogs and Roan shows horses.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

4-Hers are busy with the livestock auctions around the fairground Friday, July 25, as other fairgoers continue to find the fun in other areas like the Farmer to Market driving course and chasing after the well-dressed geese.

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