Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 Zoey Kehler, 2, smiles as officials measure her frog's leap in the frog jump contest at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The fairgrounds was busy with plenty of games and competitions as part of Kids Day.

We asked kids to imitate fair animals — the results were positively adorable.

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 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 at 1:24 p.m.
 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

Posted at 10:56 a.m.
 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.
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View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.

 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.
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Hearing officer reviewed 10 cases referred from building commissioner Wednesday.

Posted 1 hour ago

Annie Garau ditches cosmetics for a year to focus on what lies within. 

 In this file photo, Open Arms Childcare and Preschool Ministry students play on a playground at the Division Street school in Elkhart in 2008.
Posted 2 hours ago

The United Way of Elkhart County recently gave Early Childhood Alliance a $27,100 grant to embark on a project to improve and expand child care in Elkhart County.

 Mya Fenner, 5, holds her frog Leapster right after the frog jumped 11 inches during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair's frog jump Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Posted at 2:32 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair celebrated kids Wednesday, July 23, with plenty of activities including a frog jump contest.

 Customers wander through the streets of the Nampo-dong market.
Posted at 2:10 p.m.

One of Busan’s attractions is a huge shopping area that brings fancy department stores, fish markets and old-fashioned street vendors together, along with countless customers. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, shared his story about it. 

 Taylor Fisher and Cara Groff climb onto a tram at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The fair introduced a new general parking entrance, enclosed tram routes and larger parking lots this year.
Posted at 1:58 p.m.

The new system has reduced incidents of lost cars and near accidents between pedestrians, motorists and trams.

 Chris Stager, pictured here, has been named vice president of retention and expansion by the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County.
Posted at 1:50 p.m.

Chris Stager is announced as the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County’s next vice president of retention and expansion. 

 Kelly Lenker
Posted at 1:46 p.m.

The theme for this year is “Shine Your Way” and the program will be held at the Northridge High School Auditorium.

 Chad Monroe Morgan of Warsaw was arrested July 23 after he allegedly sold marijuana and prescription drugs to undercover police officers in Kosciusko County.
Posted at 1:43 p.m.

Chad Monroe Morgan of Warsaw was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly sold marijuana and prescription drugs to undercover police officers.

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