Sunday, April 20, 2014

 The entire front page of this evening edition of The Elkhart Truth covers President Wilson’s declaration of war against Germany, and the flurry of action that followed. (April 6, 1917)

As the Elkhart Truth celebrates its 125th anniversary, we look back at this front page from April 6, 1917.

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 Isabella Cox (center), age 3, and her cousin Jayla Beathea, age 6, search for eggs at Winding Waters Brethren Church Saturday April 19, 2014. The two are from Elkhart Ind. The church hosted an Easter egg hunt followed by a family fun fair.

Learn how to naturally dye your Easter eggs, take a look at how chocolate bunnies are made, find out why getting a child a pet rabbit for Easter may not be the best idea and several other Easter stories you should not miss before Sunday.

J. C. Lee
Posted at 6:55 p.m.
 Ephram Lake, 9, suffered a concussion when he was injured in an incident at Concord South Side Elementary in Elkhart on April 15, 2014. Photographed at the Lakes' home in Elkhart on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Readers took to social media and our website to discuss a "playground scuffle" at Concord South Side Elementary which left one student with a concussion, Goshen City Council approving an urban chicken ordinance and three other stories.

J. C. Lee
Posted at 3:05 p.m.
 Jared O'Brien looks through records in Ignition Music. Photographed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2014 in Goshen. Many bands release exclusive vinyl copies of their albums on Record Store Day to support independent record stores like Goshen's Ignition Music Garage.
Posted at 9:46 p.m.

Around 130 people lined up outside the store when it opened at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, so they could get their hands on exclusive vinyls.

 Isabella Cox (center), age 3, and her cousin Jayla Beathea, age 6, search for eggs at Winding Waters Church Saturday April 19, 2014. The two are from Elkhart Ind. The church hosted an Easter egg hunt followed by a family fun fair.
Posted at 9:09 p.m.

The Winding Waters Church hosted an Easter egg hunt followed by a family fun fair on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

 218 flags waved in the breeze in Central Park during the sixth annual
Posted at 7:04 p.m.

Memorial Day program enters seventh year for Elkhart Lions Club.

 Goshen's Deja Felder (23) drives on Northridge's Morgan Miller (14) on Feb. 15, 2014, during the sectional final at Northridge. Felder has signed to continue her basketball career with IU Kokomo.
Posted at 1:41 p.m.

Deja Felder, who scored 43 points in one game, earned all-Northern Lakes Conference honors for coach Lenny Krebs' Redskins for the second time and is now heading to a brand-new NCAA Division II program.

 Pictured is a great horned owl. In March 2012, Simmons illegally killed and took great horned owls and red-tailed hawks, both of which are migratory birds native to the United States protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Posted at 1:39 p.m.

Ronald Simmons, 44, had previously pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds.

 A pitcher and mug of beer rest on the bar at McKee's Pub in Goshen on May 4, 2010. The cheap beers of choice in northern Indiana are Schlitz, Goose Island and Saranac, according to University of Kentucky geographer Matthew Zook.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

A geographer from the University of Kentucky has released a map that identifies the alcoholic preferences of different states using Twitter.

 Elkhart residents Jim and Joan Strati pose for a portrait in front of a collection of family photos in their home Friday, April 18, 2014. The Stratis are preparing to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. They offer
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

The key to a long marriage? The couple said it's all about working together. 

 Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, District 22, Friday, March 7, 2014.  Photographed at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Third House meeting.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.

Incumbent Rebecca Kubacki, challenged in the GOP primary by Curt Nisly, blasts the "despicable" tone of the race.

 Frank Lucchese is the incumbent in the upcoming Elkhart County Commissioner race. If elected, he will enter his third four-year term.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Frank Lucchese is up for re-election this year. He'll be challenged by Rick Easton, a political newcomer and engineer for the Elkhart County Highway Department.

 Saul Mendoza, 9, watches as volunteer Jane Short helps adjust his saddle Wednesday April 16, at LoveWay Inc. in Middlebury. LoveWay, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding services to people with special needs.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.

Potholes may cost the city of Elkhart an additional $2 million in road repairs, a mysterious wall painting was discovered at Goshen's Hawks Furniture building and three other stories to start your day.

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