Saturday, July 26, 2014
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 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 storm water from being dumped into waterways here.

The tank is being installed in downtown Elkhart and will cause traffic and parking disruptions on Waterfall Drive, Lexington Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.


Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.
 Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, east of Goshen.

Some churches affirm such unions, others maintain that Mennonite standards sanction only heterosexual unions.


Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.
 Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, east of Goshen.

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.


Posted 2 hours ago
 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,  A top Obama administration official says no one, not even children trying to escape violent countries, can illegally enter the United States without eventually facing deportation proceedings. But Homeland Security Sec Jeh Johnson basically acknowledged Sunday that such proceedings might be long delayed, and he said that coping with floods of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is a legal and humanitarian dilemma for the US. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Posted 1 hour ago

Unaccompanied Minors: From Honduras to Elkhart

 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 1 hour ago

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

 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 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 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 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 at 11:34 p.m.

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

 The black squirrel (pictured) is actually a variation of the eastern gray squirrel, which is the second most common species in northern Indiana.
Posted at 11:31 p.m.

Readers wanted to know about the “terrifying ninja squirrels” taking over Elkhart.

 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 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 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 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.”

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