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 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.
 Audrey Wenger lines up a throw Thursday evening during the horseshoe pitching contest at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen.

Audrey Wenger of Goshen picked up the sport at the age of 70 and loves competing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.


Posted at 3:57 p.m.
 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”

 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 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.

 Jamie McBride holds her rabbit and waits for her turn in the rabbit 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 5:23 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s livestock auction is a huge event and the final event for many 4-H kids. Here’s how it works. 

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