Thursday, July 24, 2014

 In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind. before taking off for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off American Samoa, with a registration number matching the plane flown by the Indiana teen attempting to fly around the world in 30 days. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Robert Scheer)

Teen pilot seeking record for around-the-world flight dies in ocean crash, father missing.

Updated on July 23, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
 Two adjacent houses on South Second Street were reviewed by a hearing officer Wednesday, July 23. The house on the left, 1032 S. Second St., is being repaired, according to the owner. The owner of  the other house, 1034 S. Second St., did not attend the meeting and a demolition order was issued.

Three homes not compliant with city code, police identify the body of a woman from a Middlebury house fire and three other stories to start your day. 

Posted 46 minutes ago
 Political commentator Bill Maher has his eyes on U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski as part of his Flip a District campaign. She's one of 16, all Republicans, on the list for possible targeting ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the June 25, 2014,

The liberal commentator’s Flip a District campaign aims to unseat a Republican incumbent in November elections.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
 Universal Baseball Association attendees (from left) Cappy Gagnon, Punch Shaw, Luke Saiisbury, Mary Lynch, Larry Roth, Cliff Otto and Ed Goldstein visit the home dugout during a tour of Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M.
Posted 11 minutes ago

The 24th Universal Baseball Association trip lands in New Mexico.

 Kody Stutzman channels Javert at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent show with
Posted 25 minutes ago

Organizers for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent contest are asking more local teens to join the competition.

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
Posted 2 hours ago

If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.

 Police say a woman abducted her 5 year old daughter in Kosciusko County on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and led police on a chase into Michigan.
Posted at 8:31 p.m.

Concord and Harrison Township Fire Departments are responding to a fire on Garver Avenue.

 Lukas Stoltzfus, 9, builds a tower at the ETHOS Science Center tent Wednesday, July 23. The tent offered a variety of fun science experiments for kids.
Posted at 7:46 p.m.

Kids flocked to the ETHOS Science Center tent throughout the day Wednesday for a variety of hands-on experiments.

 The 2014 Cass County (Mich.) 4-H Fair opens on July 27.
Posted at 7:00 p.m.

Highlights from the annual event’s one-week run include a demolition derby, a tractor pull and children-oriented activities.

 Jerry Thacker, Superintendent of Penn-Harris-Madison Schools
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:48 p.m.

The policy applies to individual classrooms and buildings. 

 Anna, Lydia and Mary Smucker color butterflies with the Purdue Extension master gardeners at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Master gardeners set up activities to get kids interested in gardening.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

In addition to playing with the kids, the master gardeners offered a few tips on gardening with children.

 Leah Jennings, 18, plants a smooch on her llama, Winter Coal. She's been caring for him since he was 4 months old and says they have a great relationship.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

Leah Jennings says her relationship with her llama, Winter Coal, is built on respect, love and friendship.

 Teddy Evans, 6, gives an enthusiastic wave to onlookers on the ground as he rides the planes and helicopters ride on the midway at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wednesday was busy on the midway as it was Kids Day.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.


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