Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 American Countryside Farmer's Market was one of the most significant development efforts on S.R. 19 south in recent years, but it closed in Sept. 2010 due to slow business. The building remains unused on Nov. 21, 2014.

 

This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.


Posted at 12:58 p.m.
 Ruby Holt, a 100-year-old Tennessee native, sits in a wheelchair looking out at the ocean for the first time in her life Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Orange Beach, Ala. The Brookdale Senior Living and Wish of a Lifetime organizations provided Holt a wish of her choice. She chose to see the ocean for the first time.

In commemoration of National Adoption Day in Elkhart County juvenile court, families and news media were given the rare chance to document adoption proceedings, and a 100-year-old Tennessee woman sees the ocean for the first time.

J. C. Lee

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 Elkhart Police Sgt. Chris Snyder addresses the media during a press conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, regarding the death of 3-year-old Jeremiah Ross Thursday night. Ross died after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Morton Street home.

In a second press conference related to a 3-year-old boy’s accidental death by a gunshot wound, Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department shared details of the case and said it’s still under investigation. Watch the press conference here.

Danielle Waldron

Posted at 8:34 a.m.
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 Memorial head coach Bill Roggeman looks to his team, celebrating a Crimson Chargers touchdown in the first quarter against Clay on Sept. 26, 2014, at Charger Field.  Roggeman stepped down as EMHS head coach Friday, Nov. 21.
Posted 55 minutes ago

After three seasons, Bill Roggeman resigned his Elkhart Memorial football head coaching position after a 5-25 record.

 Concord senior Filip Serwatka poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Concord.
Posted at 2:27 p.m.

Three starters return in Filip Serwatka, Danny McMahon and Brett Austin, while Steve Austin becomes the dean of Elkhart County coaches.

 Elkhart Memorial senior wrestler Tony Vaughn grapples with junior Ronnie Longbrake during practice on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Memorial in Elkhart. Indiana Mat magazine ranked Vaughn No. 8 in its preseason rankings the 138 weight class. Last year he finished his season with a 26-7 record and lost in the first round of the 2014 IHSAA State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Posted at 2:09 p.m.

Tony Vaughn was an IHSAA state finalist at 126 pounds in 2013-14. 

Posted at 1:27 p.m.

The buck was one of three deer that tried to enter a Wal-Mart in Hammond. The animal died after police used their Tasers on it several times.

 This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H.
Posted at 11:41 a.m.

Community blogger Angela Bell shared some simple tips for making your Thanksgiving celebration environmentally friendly.

 Pete Van Baalen, general manager, Elkhart Truth
Posted at 10:01 a.m.

Following a lengthy tenure at Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Van Baalen has joined The Elkhart Truth and is enthusiastic about the media company’s approach to serving the community.

 Northridge's Dalton Slabaugh becomes emotional after the Raiders lost the Class 4A semistate championship game against New Prairie Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Final score was 28-10.
Posted at 9:47 a.m.

Northridge High School lost to New Prairie High School in the Class 4A semistate Friday, Nov. 21. The loss followed an outstanding football season for the Raiders.

 Goshen College hosted a marathon hymn sing Friday Nov. 14, 2014 through Sunday Nov. 16, 2014.
Posted at 9:25 a.m.

The Goshen College Hymn Club, as well as others, sang through 658 hymns for over 24 hours in an attempt to spread peace and raise money for Christian Peacemaker Teams.

 President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people.
Posted at 8:27 a.m.

Mostly, conversation revolves around the fairness of the executive action and whether the president overstepped his power.

 Matthew LeCount (middle) plays a tablet game before adoption proceedings Friday morning, Nov. 21, at the Elkhart County courthouse. His soon-to-be adoptive mother Gale LeCount (left), her attorney and case worker will later present Magistrate Deborah Domine with documents and testimony related to Matthew's welfare under her care. Family friend Connie (who did not want to disclose her last name) appeared for the proceedings to support them.
Posted at 8:03 a.m.

The Raiders’ stellar football season comes to an end, Elkhart County Court celebrates National Adoption Day and three more stories to start your day.

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