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 Carved owner John Webber shows a sample of redwood burl in the company's work area Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Casual in demeanor, yet passionate and focused, 28-year-old John Webber launched his first company at age 15 and now runs four enterprises that pull in millions of dollars a year.


Posted 2 hours ago
 Store entrances were padlocked with chains at some of the stores after the June raids in Elkhart.

Additional blight, inconvenience and added work for the city are all part of the fallout, he said. 


Posted at 6:14 a.m.
 Jim Thorpe, inventor of EZ Sweep & Rake poses for a portrait with his invention designed to make sweeping up easier at his Goshen office Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Venture will start online only with hope to later move into box stores. 


Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
 A fire was reported early Friday, Aug. 1, at a Warsaw structure that was lost in a blaze earlier this week. About 65,000 chickens were killed in the first fire.
Posted 40 minutes ago

The second fire was reported early Friday, Aug. 1.

 Nappanee's Fourth of July parade wound its way through town on Friday, July 4, 2014. The city recently made a list of top 50 safest cities in Indiana.
Posted 1 hour ago

The rankings were compiled by a website that offers home security and safety advice.

 Patrons at the Indiana State Fair ride the fair train on the grounds Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis.
Posted at 6:23 a.m.

The Indiana State Fair starts Friday, Aug. 1, and will feature live performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pitbull, daily parades, car shows and more. It’s also the first time alcohol will be sold at the fair since 1946.

 In this file photo, Al Mackowiak examines counterfeit currency during his service as a detective for the Goshen Police Department. Mackowiak was recently appointed as town marshal of Millersburg.
Posted at 3:00 a.m.

The Millersburg Town Council appoints Al Mackowiak as the new town marshal, Jeff Petermann suspends third-party bid citing lack of support from and disillusionment with the Libertarian party and more.

 A Michigan woman told police a lion bit off a part of her finger after she tried to pet it Saturday, July 26, at a private zoo in East Tawas, Mich.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

She told police the big cat took off a part of her finger after she tried to pet it.

 Jeff Petermann has suspended his Libertarian bid for the U.S. House and stepped down as chairman of the Elkhart County Libertarian Party, citing disillusionment with the party.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

The third-party hopeful cited lack of support and disillusionment with the Libertarian Party.

 On Wednesday, Sandy and Kenny Lingofelter were putting out items in a tent in their yard for their garage sale.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

Lingofelters raise money for ADEC with their garage sale.

 Elkhart Co. native Zach DuBois will perform downtown at the upcoming Celebrate Elkhart block party hosted by The Elkhart Truth.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

A week of events celebrating The Elkhart Truth’s 125 year anniversary will culminate in a block party Saturday, Aug. 9.

 In this file photo, Adrina Bradshow, 5, tries to catch a ball to get a pencil at the Night Out Against Crime at the Civic Plaza in Elkhart on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The Elkhart Education Foundation is hosting a kick-off to the school year at the Civic Plaza Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

The Elkhart Education Foundation is throwing a party for Elkhart schoolchildren to start off the year — and it’s free. 

 Big Brothers have the opportunity to expose their Little Brothers to all sorts of fun activities and even career paths that they didn’t know were possible.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

Stephanie Patka, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County, says it’s not hard to find people who’d love to help local children – it’s getting them to see past their hesitations. 

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