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 Concord junior Sierra Frantz plays her flute after band practice at the school Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Frantz has a few physical limitations, but hasn't let that keep her from competing with the Marching Minutemen.

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Posted at 5:53 a.m.
 In this 2012 file photo, Kim Milas (left) and Stacey Cline (right) talk as they eat a cake they just made at the ADEC office at the YMCA in Elkhart. The Elkhart County Council has debated whether to continue giving money to the organization in 2015 after helping fund them for about 40 years.

The county has helped fund the organization for the disabled for about 40 years. Now, some officials are asking if giving ADEC tax-payer dollars is still appropriate.


Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
 Fifth Street between Jefferson and Madison streets in Goshen, Ind., was closed down Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, for a resurfacing project. The street will be closed for a few weeks because a sanitary pipe collapsed.

The resurfacing of a stretch of Fifth Street was expected to take no longer than a day, but now the street will be closed for three weeks.


Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
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The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of an email scam used by con artists to steal a victim’s identity.

 This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, photo shows construction work which recently started on a stretch of S.R. 19 in Elkhart.
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Sections of the roadway, also known as Nappanee Street, will be replaced from Beardsley to Magnolia avenues.

 Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill (23) watches a drill during practice at Culver Academy on Aug. 4, 2014.
Posted at 10:24 p.m.

When Notre Dame safeties started dropping like flies, a freshman from Fort Wayne was ready for his moment in the sun.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

Manager urged Elkhart County leaders to grant a 3 percent wage increase for highway workers.

 Greg Merkel of Leo's Vacation Center in Baltimore checks out a Tuscany unit as he visits the annual RV Open House at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Merkel and his wife Jacki traveled to Elkhart for the week long show.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.

The increasingly popular Elkhart RV Open House Week that started Tuesday helps Elkhart County companies drum up more business.

 Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.

Curt Nisly’s company developed the Elkhart County Election Board website. David Kolbe, his opponent in the District 22 Indiana House race, filed a complaint over concerns that the website might give Nisly an edge in the race.

 Individuals who have helped key Elkhart Memorial's 8-1-3 start this boys soccer season include (from left) top goal scorer Daniel Brummet, co-captain Juan Cardoza, injured-but-engaged Cam Brooks and co-captain Felix Mayorga.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

With “no messing around,” Elkhart Memorial’s 8-1-3 start is wiping away the disappointment of previous seasons.

 Concord High School junior Sierra Frantz plays her flute after band practice at the school Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Sierra has a few physical limitations, but hasn't let that keep her from competing with the Marching Minutemen.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

Sierra Frantz says her passion for music keeps her involved in high school’s marching band.

 Samantha Shank, 16, of Elkhart, holds one of her reusable towel designs that she makes and sells. Shank started The Parsi Company earlier this year after she won start-up support through the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The chamber is accepting applications now for this year's Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

Samantha Shank and Karen Lopez are two local teens who've started their own businesses through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a nine-month program offered by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. 

 This undated file photo shows attendees at a previous Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

The committees who make the changes say the updates could save time and money on routine requests.

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