Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 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 on July 26, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 The participants in the Latina version of the YWCA in Elkhart County's Bridges out of Poverty program discuss the transition to life here. From left are Ofelia Perez and Isabel Mancilla, both of Elkhart; Araceli and Jazmin Garcia, sisters from Goshen; and Claudia Diaz of Osceola. All originally come from Mexico.

A new YWCA program aims to help them with the transition, providing a boost in self-esteem and more.

Posted at 2:50 p.m.
 Police are investigating a report of a 59-year-old man who flashed his privates at a 15-year-old boy at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Police say a 59-year-old man exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy on Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

Posted at 1:55 p.m.
 Twin brothers Marcus (24) and Scott (3) Moore during their senior seasons in 2007-08 on the Grace College basketball team. Marcus was named head coach at Jimtown High on Monday, July 28. (Photo Supplied)
Posted at 9:13 p.m.

Part of a family of coaches, the Jimmies will be his first high school head coaching post. He played in the 4A state title game in 2004, the same year Jimtown won the 2A crown.

 In this file photo, Woodland Elementary School kindergarten student Nevaeh Olsen, left, listens as classmate Jaelyn Allen reads a book outloud during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Goshen Community Schools will allow teachers to take a more
Posted at 9:09 p.m.

Goshen Schools made some changes to student assessments after considering feedback from teachers and parents. 

 Army veteran Eugene Zimmerman smiles as he checks out following an appointment Thursday at the new Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Western Avenue in South Bend. Zimmerman and his wife, Bonnie, traveled from their home in Bremen to the new facility.
Posted at 8:34 p.m.

Veterans’ desired appointment times were commonly altered to make wait times look better, according to a release from the federal agency.

 Center for Healing and Hope Executive Director, Clare Kraybill, accepts a check for $25,000 from Bill Rieth, President of the United Way of Elkhart County.
Posted at 6:42 p.m.

The Center for Healing and Hope is working to fund a staff nurse practitioner.

 65,000 chickens died in a structure fire Monday, July 28, in Warsaw. The birds are not pictured.
Posted at 6:42 p.m.

The birds were four weeks away from laying eggs.

 Evansville-based Old National Bank, with a branch in downtown Elkhart, is buying Grand Rapids-based Founders Bank & Trust.
Posted at 6:41 p.m.

The deal helps the Evansville-based bank push further into Michigan.

 This screenshot of a Google Map shows the approximate boundaries of the Orchard Subdivision. Residents have asked the city to extend water and sewer services to their home.
Posted at 6:40 p.m.

Failing septic systems in the area just outside of Goshen have plagued residents for decades.

 People wanting to tour the Hawks Building line up outside Thursday April 17, 2014.  An alleyway near the building will be closed until the fall for paving to be lifted from it as part of the construction project.
Posted at 6:38 p.m.

The Goshen Board of Public Works approved for the alleyway to be closed until the River Rave Drive construction project is completed.

 South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr. was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and is now taking a medical leave of absence.
Posted at 6:37 p.m.

South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr., was arrested early July 19 on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated.

 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014. RV shipments through the first half of 2014 were up 10 percent from that time period in 2013.
Posted at 6:35 p.m.

The growth is projected to continue into next year as the economy keeps improving.


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