Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 A Boy Scout found several potted marijuana plants in a Goshen park Monday morning, July 28.

Catch up on the top stories you need to know for Wednesday.

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 Goshen mayor Allan Kauffman talks with the city council about next year's budget during the city council's retreat meeting July 29, 2014.

Several departments are asking for more funding to hire additional personnel to keep providing the same level of service.

Posted at 10:04 p.m.
 In this archive photo, Laura Macias bags groceries at Cueramaro supermarket in Elkhart on Jan. 28, 2013. The Hispanic woman was discussing proposed immigration reform, a big topic for the growing Latino population in Elkhart County.

The Latino population increased by 82.9 percent from 2000 to 2013, while the white non-Hispanic segment went up by 0.08 percent.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
 Then-Jimtown coach Brent Kulp talks with his catcher, Sarah Miller, during the Jimmies sectional game against New Prairie in 2012 at Newton Park in Lakeville. Kulp has been hired as softball coach at Goshen.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 p.m.

Kulp guided Jimtown for 15 years, with 285 victories and seven postseason crowns, before spending one year in business world.

 Marcus Moore (left) and older brother Matt (right) have been hired as Indiana high school boys basketball head coaches six weeks apart. Marcus was tabbed July 28 at Jimown, while Matt was named in mid-June at Kokomo. (Photo Supplied)
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.

He used to visit friend Kyle Johnson in Baugo, and says he grew up in a community with a similar mindset in Columbia City.

 Barbara Wray at her retirement party Monday, July 29. Wray is retiring from the Elkhart County Auditor's Office after more than 40 years of employment.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.

We asked Barbara Wray five questions about her decades of experience in the Elkhart County Auditor’s Office.

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives seat, during a visit to the Elkhart Truth newsroom.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Democrats for Life of America cited the candidate’s ’whole life perspective’

 A new website created by the State of Indiana provides detailed information about local government finance, including proposed budgets, public meetings and property tax levies.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.

Starting in 2016, local governments will no longer be required to post budget announcements in local newspapers.

 This picture was scanned from the cover of Building Stories, by Chris Ware.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

In her first community blog post, Jessica Baldanzi discusses comics and graphic novels’ importance in art and literature, as well as why this could very well be genre’s golden age.



Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

A woman living on N. Michigan Avenue awoke to find the suspect and hit him with her hands and a blunt object until he ran away. Elkhart Police are still looking for him.

 Ivy Tech's Potentials Unlimited Learning Lab (PULL), 1318 S. Sixth St. in Elkhart, will be closing Aug. 15, 2014. The lab was opened in 2008 as an off-campus outreach program to help students prepare for college.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.

The Potentials Unlimited Learning Lab, which helped non-traditional students prepare for college, won’t have a presence in Elkhart anymore. 

 Penn senior golfer Kari Bellville warms up at the driving range at Knollwood Country Club before the start of a golf match Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Bellville's playing this week in a junior national at Knollwood. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.

Her score advances her to the second round qualifier of the Women’s Western Golf Association’s National Junior Championship.

 In this Tuesday, May 18, 2014, Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood delivers a pitch against Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

Goshen’s Bryan Stephens explains why he gave up tickets, and recalls scary experience at Busch Stadium.


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