Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 Before the 2014 Notre Dame football season officially began, four players were suspended from the team, pending an academic probe. From top to bottom, left to right: DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, Ishaq Williams and KeiVarae Russell.

The end of Notre Dame’s ongoing academic probe is in sight and the five players involved will likely know their fate just before Stanford arrives at Notre Dame Stadium.

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 A canopy of fall colored leaves stretches across a road on the Truth Color Tour north of Bristol.

Love fall foliage? Then you’ll want to spend a day following The Elkhart Truth’s Color Tour. This year’s route takes you through beautiful southwest Michigan, where you can see hundreds of trees in all of their autumn glory

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 Drivers wait their turn to pass through the toll booth Monday, Sept. 22 near Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.

The private-sector operator of the highway racked up about $6 billion in debt, blaming the poor economy.

Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.
 Students climb down from a bus carrying backpacks as they begin a new school year at Mary Beck School Friday, August 15, 2014.
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Drivers who don’t stop for school buses on a four or five-lane road could receive a $300 ticket.

 Notre Dame's Christian Lombard (74) and Nick Martin (72) move off of the offensive line against Ross Winship (99) during action against Rice at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Irish defeated the Owls 48-17 in the season opener.
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The Fighting Irish shuffled up four members of its defensive line ahead of this weekend’s game against Syracuse. Will it help the Irish get another win?

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Goshen residents who live in the area where fire hydrants are being flushed are asked to not do laundry on those days because of the rust that will be removed from the water mains.

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Until all Christians – conservative and otherwise – can engage in respectful dialogue and pursue mutual understanding of one another’s beliefs regarding homosexuality, we’ll remain mired in rancor and division. And the world is watching.

 The chimney of Dante, Mark GoertzenÕs wood fired kiln glows Friday Sept. 19, 2014 during a firing. Temperatures inside the kiln are kept at over 2,000 degrees during the firing. Goertzen and other local potters are getting ready for the 3rd annual Michiana Pottery Tour.
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Artists will showcase pieces of all sizes and shapes during the Michiana Pottery Tour this weekend.

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Failing septic systems across Southwest and Foraker are contaminating nearby bodies of water. The fix is expected to cost roughly $1 million.

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A man was found dead in a South Bend barn after a fire early Monday morning, but investigators are still working to determine his identity.

 This set of pottery made by Eric Strader will be part of The Local's Craft to Table meal Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. A four-piece set of locally made pottery is included in the $100 ticket price for the meal.
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Looking for something to do in Goshen? There’s plenty to choose from, including a Craft to Table meal and the annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.

 Shirley Toole looks around the garage sale at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen on Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012. (Elkhart Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
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Some people go for the quilts and some people go for the food. The money raised from the event goes to Mennonite Central Committees world relief efforts.

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Ginny Nichols spent her life caring for other people, including her fellow Elkhart County 4-H Fair board members and the senior queens.

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