Thursday, September 18, 2014

 Miguel and Christy Reyes pose for a portrait surrounded by a few of MiguelÕs 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.

Miguel Reyes, 13, and his family were thrown for a loop when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor in June. He’ll begin chemotherapy on Oct. 16 and will be honored at Goshen-Concord football game on Sept. 19.

Posted at 1:35 p.m.
 Freddie Rhodes, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder on Sept. 11, 2014, in connection with the Sept. 10 shooting death of 18-year-old Dre Tarrius Rodgers in the Wildwood Estates subdivision in Elkhart County.

Freddie Rhodes, 18, and Deante Dalton, 16, both face up to 65 years in prison if a jury convicts them of felony murder.

Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.
 A Gilchrist County sheriff's deputy lowers the yellow tape to let vehicles through at the scene of a shooting on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce

Updated at 7:28 p.m.
Posted at 7:31 p.m.

The council will vote Sept. 30 whether to raise income taxes by 0.5 percent. The decision to consider the raise came after days of difficult budget hearings.

 Phyllis Herczeg laughs as she tells a story about her students during an interview in her Elkhart home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Herczeg retired from Elkhart Community Schools this year after nearly 40 years teaching.
Posted at 6:14 p.m.

Phyllis Herczeg didn't choose teaching — it chose her. She spent almost 40 years at several different Elkhart elementary schools. 

 Nathan Munet is an Elkhart Central standout — as a cross country and track runner and as a student. The senior is the son of Elkhart County Sports Hall of Famer Albert Munet, a state champion 800-meter runner at Elkhart Memorial.
Posted at 5:45 p.m.

Central’s No. 1 runner is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who studies each running course as much as he studies his school books. 

 FILE PHOTO: ADEC client Angie Reed, right, and ADEC Direct Service Provider Adrianna Scherer use an ipad with an app for teaching how to count money. Reed hopes to get a job that requires her counting money after mastering the app. The local agency is using iPads with a variety of apps to help teach clients skills such as how to make coffee and also to Skype with their families. ADEC received a total of $213,000 in health grants from United Way of Elkhart County this week.
Posted at 4:42 p.m.

Readers reacted to news that Elkhart County government officials were considering cutting or discontinuing its share of funding for ADEC, which helps with developmental and cognitive disabilities.

 Truth Radio 1340 will launched May 5, 2014.
Posted at 4:22 p.m.

Highlights from Thursday’s Truth Radio 1340 Early Edition.

 Carmen Kingsley (top) and Peter Gilbert rehearse in preparation of the fifth annual Art in the Barn community art show. The show is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
Posted at 4:18 p.m.

The fifth annual community art show will feature aerial performers and display other forms of art along the Millrace Canal. 

 There was a reported robbery at a BP station on S.R 120. Three men stole 10 packs and four cartons of cigarettes.
Posted at 3:17 p.m.

Three men with at least one hand gun robbed a BP station Thursday. The men stole 10 packs and four cartons of cigarettes. Authorities are still investigating. 

 You don't have to get as dressed up as these buccaneers and the beauty to get free donuts and discounted rum on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
Posted at 3:00 p.m.

Hacienda and Krispy Kreme are giving away free food to buccaneers who talk like a pirate Friday, Sept. 19.

 Four Winds Field, home to the South Bend Silver Hawks, are to house the low-Class A team for the Chicago Cubs, beginning in 2015. The artificial surface is also going back to grass.
Posted at 12:09 p.m.

The Hawks had been a farm club of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 1997 and were with the Chicago White Sox before that. A new name, uniform and logo are on the way.

Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

This map from The Elkhart Truth shows incident reports from the Elkhart Police Department each day between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17

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