Saturday, September 20, 2014

 ATC Trailers welder Devon Yoder welds a frame of a trailer at the Nappanee factory Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The factory uses a lean manufacturing process and employees are encouraged to discover more efficient work flows.

An advocate says the traditional manufacturing model of treating a worker only as a set of hands must change.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.
 This busy stretch of S.R. 19, south of Mishawaka Road, is one of three areas where residents are challenging the city of Elkhart's plan to annex by filing lawsuits. This property is part of area 7.

Homeowners hope to stop city annexation plans in areas to the north, west and south of the city.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Workers from Midland Engineering, South Bend, apply a waterproofing sealant to the new sculpture at the Civic Plaza in this file photograph from Sept. 23, 1990. The sealant was needed before the fountain could be put into operation.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know why the fountain in downtown Elkhart isn’t operating. Read on to find out why.

Posted at 10:09 a.m.
 The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department alleges 28-year-old Zachary Springer called in a threat to Wawasee High School to distract law enforcement while he robbed a Key Bank on S.R. 13.
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A Warsaw man allegedly made a threatening phone call to Wawasee High School to distract law enforcement during a robbery at Key Bank in North Webster.

 Phyllis Herczeg stands near a collection of her students' work in her Elkhart home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Herczeg retired from Elkhart Community Schools this year after nearly 40 years teaching.
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Retiring teachers look back on a career of helping kids, a Concord High flutist marches despite physical challenges and more uplifting news

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for the 2nd District U.S. House seat is shown here Thursday, Sept. 11 in Elkhart.
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Rochester High School students asked the two to take part in a debate at the school. Bock’s said yes, Walorski has yet to respond.

 Miguel and Christy Reyes pose for a portrait surrounded by a few of Miguel's favorite Bears memorabilia at their home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Miguel was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June and has been under going treatment. Miguel will be honored at the Concord football game Friday.
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13-year-old Miguel Reyes, an Elkhart teenager fighting a brain tumor, will get tickets to the matchup between his favorite Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons.

 Mishawaka police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting Friday night, Sept. 19.
Posted at 11:57 a.m.

Mishawaka police are searching for a man accused of shooting a 16-year-old in the face Friday night, Sept. 19.

 Memorial senior Dustin Ellsworth, 17, gives a strong extended handshake to offensive line coach Dan Loth after practice on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Memorial. Dustin, who has autism, started his football career with the Crimson Chargers as a student manager his freshman year and has played on the team for the last three.
Posted at 11:37 a.m.

Dustin Ellsworth, a Crimson Charger senior, works hard, doesn’t complain and revels his high school football teammates.

 Cindy Wagner wears this year's Middlebury Walks for a Cure t-shirt  and stands with walk founder, Nean Smith.
Posted at 10:26 a.m.

Middlebury Walks for a Cure has raised $184,000 in the last nine years to help Elkhart County women fight breast cancer.

 Lee Dunkel and Dorothy Nisley enjoyed the sunshine and fall flowers at the Middlebury Fall Festival on Friday.
Posted at 10:11 a.m.

The Middlebury Fall Festival will continue through Saturday. 

Posted at 9:18 a.m.

Start your day with these top stories from Elkhart, Goshen and across Indiana.

 Students and faculty from Goshen College walk from the courthouse to Goshen College with a group of participants from the Great March for Climate Action Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The college greeted the group by singing hymns and offering them a place to spend the night.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:07 a.m.

Orchard Subdivision annexation voted down, Goshen told will hold its own climate awareness march and three other stories that came out of Goshen this week.

 FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Cody Cousins, right, walks down the hall inside the Tippecanoe County Jail in Lafayette, Ind., on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of engineering student Andrew Boldt on the campus of Purdue University.  Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the attack that killed Boldt. His attorney says he'll ask the judge to rule Cousins guilty but mentally ill. Cousins' sentencing is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune, Pool, File)

Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.
 In this 2009 file photograph LPN Alisha Michael gives Leona Baker a flu shot at the Middlebury CVS.

Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.
 File - This June 20, 2014 file photo is the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The privately funded monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit in question vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Updated on Sept. 19, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
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