Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ask the Truth


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It’s time to vote for the question you’d like Ask the Truth to look into next. Let us know which one you think is the most interesting, and submit your own question while you’re at it.

Ann Elise Taylor

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
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This week’s questions are about the Civil Rights Movement in Elkhart County, whether fracking is used around our area and what’s to become of Elkhart gas stations that were shut down last year.

Ann Elise Taylor

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 10:58 a.m.
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A 7-foot-tall, tin statue of the Greek muse Melpomene stood above the Bucklen Opera House’s entrance for about a century. But what happened to it when the opera house was demolished? Ask the Truth tracks down the answer.

J. C. Lee

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 8:32 a.m.
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It’s time to vote for the Ask the Truth question you’d like us to answer next. And submit a question of your own, while you’re at it.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 6:16 a.m.

The three elementary schools in Elkhart were named after educators who dedicated decades of their lives to the city’s youth.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 11:05 a.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like Ask the Truth to answer next. 

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

The Elkhart County Home was demolished in the 1980s, but it once provided opportunities for the poor or mentally ill to work the land for a place to live.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:44 a.m.

This week’s voting round features questions about the Elkhart County Home, the origins of local towns’ names and memorials for local fallen soldiers. Let us know which one you think sounds the most interesting.

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.


For this week’s edition of Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know why gas prices around the area follow a volatile, up-and-down, up-and-down pattern that’s not seen in other areas of the country. Here’s the answer.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Two of the shelters were built beneath downtown Elkhart buildings that were once banks. The third was built beneath an existing bank, which used to be the former Elkhart post office.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:32 p.m.

This week’s reader-submitted questions are about gas prices around the area, the heritage of the local Amish community and a New Paris landmark.

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 3:35 p.m.

Most Elkhart County schools were named after the city, township or village they were located in, while some had names that fit the area’s geography

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 2:06 p.m.

This week’s Ask the Truth questions are about the origin of local high schools’ names, the burial place of a Potawatomi chief and The Elkhart Truth’s rumored connection to Alka-Seltzer’s invention.

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