Saturday, April 19, 2014

 Andy Williams of Middlebury after he finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. Despite last year's finish line bombing tragedy, Williams will run on Monday, April 21.

Area runners recount how their 2013 Boston Marathon experience affected them as runners and as people. 

Anthony Anderson
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.
 Ephram Lake, 9, suffered a concussion when he was injured in an incident at Concord South Side Elementary in Elkhart on April 15, 2014. Photographed at the Lakes' home in Elkhart on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Readers took to social media and our website to discuss a "playground scuffle" at Concord South Side Elementary which left one student with a concussion, Goshen City Council approving an urban chicken ordinance and three other stories.

J. C. Lee
Posted at 3:05 p.m.
 Saul Mendoza, 9, watches as volunteer Jane Short helps adjust his saddle Wednesday April 16, at LoveWay Inc. in Middlebury. LoveWay, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding services to people with special needs.

Potholes may cost the city of Elkhart an additional $2 million in road repairs, a mysterious wall painting was discovered at Goshen's Hawks Furniture building and three other stories to start your day.

J. C. Lee
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.
 218 flags waved in the breeze in Central Park during the sixth annual
Posted 11 minutes ago

Memorial Day program enters seventh year for Elkhart Lions Club.

 Isabella Cox (center), age 3, and her cousin Jayla Beathea, age 6, search for eggs at Winding Waters Brethren Church Saturday April 19, 2014. The two are from Elkhart Ind. The church hosted an Easter egg hunt followed by a family fun fair.
Posted 20 minutes ago

Learn how to naturally dye your Easter eggs, take a look at how chocolate bunnies are made, find out why getting a child a pet rabbit for Easter may not be the best idea and several other Easter stories you should not miss before Sunday.

 Goshen's Deja Felder (23) drives on Northridge's Morgan Miller (14) on Feb. 15, 2014, during the sectional final at Northridge. Felder has signed to continue her basketball career with IU Kokomo.
Posted at 1:41 p.m.

Deja Felder, who scored 43 points in one game, earned all-Northern Lakes Conference honors for coach Lenny Krebs' Redskins for the second time and is now heading to a brand-new NCAA Division II program.

 Pictured is a great horned owl. In March 2012, Simmons illegally killed and took great horned owls and red-tailed hawks, both of which are migratory birds native to the United States protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Posted at 1:39 p.m.

Ronald Simmons, 44, had previously pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds.

 A pitcher and mug of beer rest on the bar at McKee's Pub in Goshen on May 4, 2010. The cheap beers of choice in northern Indiana are Schlitz, Goose Island and Saranac, according to University of Kentucky geographer Matthew Zook.
Posted at 1:32 p.m.

A geographer from the University of Kentucky has released a map that identifies the alcoholic preferences of different states using Twitter.

 Elkhart residents Jim and Joan Strati pose for a portrait in front of a collection of family photos in their home Friday, April 18, 2014. The Stratis are preparing to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. They offer
Posted at 1:30 p.m.

The key to a long marriage? The couple said it's all about working together. 

 Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, District 22, Friday, March 7, 2014.  Photographed at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Third House meeting.
Posted at 10:07 a.m.

Incumbent Rebecca Kubacki, challenged in the GOP primary by Curt Nisly, blasts the "despicable" tone of the race.

 Frank Lucchese is the incumbent in the upcoming Elkhart County Commissioner race. If elected, he will enter his third four-year term.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Frank Lucchese is up for re-election this year. He'll be challenged by Rick Easton, a political newcomer and engineer for the Elkhart County Highway Department.

 Northridge High School has a new principal.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

Andrew Wood, who is an assistant principal at Fort Wayne Snider High School, will start at Northridge this fall.

 Prairie View Elementary students Erika Moyer, 9, gets a high five from volunteer Teresa Jenkins after her weekly ride at LoveWay Inc. in Middlebury.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

The Middlebury nonprofit LoveWay Inc. uses horseback riding and equestrian care as a type of therapy for people with special needs.

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