Sunday, September 21, 2014

 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 on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.
 In this Sept. 1, 2009 file photo, Walgreen's pharmacy manager, Whitney Workman injects a costumer with the seasonal flu vaccine in Columbia, S.C.

Nearly 700 children statewide received an exemption from their back-to-school shots this year, for either medical or religious reasons according to the state department of health.

Updated on Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
 A total of 52 people were reported arrested in Elkhart County from Sept. 8 to Sept. 13, 2014.

Preliminary charges include possession of marijuana, false informing and driving while suspended with a prior infraction.

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Africa Gunn, 37, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a $3.5 million tax fraud scheme.

 Fans, parents and friends fill the stands at the Concord Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Concord Community High School.
Posted at 1:37 p.m.

Several bands were able to perform before thunderstorms hit Elkhart County on Saturday, but not all of them.

Posted at 1:34 p.m.

Three Elkhart residents were able to escape a house fire on Kollar Street early Sunday morning. One received minor injuries.

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 A strong wind blows flames from two bins containing American flags as heat rises from the fire at the end of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The post performs a structured protocol to properly retire old flags.
Posted at 9:47 a.m.

Check out images from a recent flag burning ceremony, high school soccer and golf matches and Elkhart’s RV Open House.

 Elkhart resident Dave Rowe, right, talks to Carl Long, center, as a strong wind unfurls a flag behind them as they wait for the start of the annual flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Barb Long is at left.
Posted at 8:41 a.m.

Unserviceable American Flags were collected from the Elkhart and Bristol areas and burned in an honorary retirement ceremony on Saturday.

 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 7:30 a.m.

Did you know that the fountain in Elkhart’s Civic Plaza hasn’t been open this week? Find out why and catch up on other top stories.

 NorthWood sophomore Alex Brovont performs
Posted on Sept. 21, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Seventeen high schools converged onto Concord High School's campus for the 33rd annual Concord Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20. 

 Kim Mishler (left) Adam Schlemmer and dog Nic walk along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail near C.R. 28 during the Maple City Walk, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Walk featured 6.25 mile, half marathon and full marathon distances this year.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.

125 people walked one of three distances.

 Concord Junior High student Miguel Reyes, 13, and the Concord High Minutemen head toward the sideline after a pre-game huddle Friday, Sept. 19.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.

The only team color that mattered at Jake Field Friday night was “Mighty Miguel” blue as 13-year-old Miguel Reyes took the field

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