Saturday, November 22, 2014

 The exterior of a home at 2133 Morton Street as seen Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, which was the scene of a shooting that injured a three-year-old child Thursday night.

Elkhart Police held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at the Elkhart Police Department.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.
 Michael Fickert talks to the team after Northridge's loss to New Prairie 28-10.

Following a loss in the semistate game to New Prairie, Michael Fickert encouraged the Raiders’ underclassmen to continue working hard and top this year’s performance in 2015.

Bill Beck

Posted at 12:03 a.m.
 A Lincoln Town Car caught on fire after hitting a tree Friday night, Nov. 21, 2014 at 2801 Toledo Road, in Elkhart. The Concord Fire Department responded to the incident at 10:31 p.m.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle left the scene before officers were able to speak with them.

J. C. Lee

Posted at 11:52 p.m.
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 Pete Van Baalen, general manager, Elkhart Truth
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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 1 hour ago

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 2 hours ago

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.

 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.
Posted at 8:34 a.m.

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.

 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.

 Northridge Raider Kurtis Hochstetler gets a hug from teammate Christian Miller Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after losing the Class 4A semistate championship game against New Prairie. Northridge lost 28-10.
Posted at 11:46 p.m.

Raiders give up second-half points after eight straight games of allowing none in the third and fourth quarters. Northridge finishes 11-3.

 A Jeep drove through two fences, the length of a backyard and into the next on Friday night, Nov. 21, 2014 at the corner of C.R. 13 and Forest Lane in Elkhart. The driver was taken the hospital. Homeowner Nick Butler, said this was the second time in two weeks a drunk driver tore through into his neighbor's backyard.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:33 p.m.

Elkhart County and Concord emergency units responded to the incident Friday night, Nov. 21, at 23495 Forest Lane.

 Carolyn Eysol, a volunteer for the Elkhart County Exchange Club helps out at the kitchen for the Salvation Army's 51st annual Pancake Day Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Salvation Army's corps officer Allen Hanton said they served more than 2,000 people.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

The Goshen Salvation Army held its 51st annual Pancake Day Friday, Nov. 21.

 Rogelio Quisquina discusses prospects for immigration reform ahead of President Obama's planned announcement Friday, Nov. 20, 2014, of a series of changes. Quisquina, a butcher at Super Mex Fresh Market, says the Latino community in Elkhart has been closely following the issue.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 9:21 p.m.

El presidente anunció una serie de medidas para reformar el sistema de inmigración.

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