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 Do you have a question you'd like to ask the Truth? Email it to us at askthetruth@elkharttruth.com.

The community has sent in its questions, and now it’s time to vote for the one you’d like to see our reporters dig into.


Posted 44 minutes ago
 The black squirrel (pictured) is actually a variation of the eastern gray squirrel, which is the second most common species in northern Indiana.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know where the “terrifying ninja squirrels with black fur and pointy ears” came from. Here’s the answer.

 


Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.
 Do you have a question you'd like to ask the Truth? Email it to us at askthetruth@elkharttruth.com.

This week, we’re revisiting a few of the reader-submitted questions that were popular in past rounds of voting. Which one would you like to see answered?


Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:27 a.m.
 Pat Johnson, local cemetery historian, looks through some of her research Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart. The head stone she's resting her book on was originally part of Elkhart's oldest cemetery, the now-defunct Middlebury Street Cemetery.
Posted on July 19, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.

For this week’s edition of Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know about Elkhart’s oldest cemetery. Here’s what we found out. 

 The former site of the Foster Mansion on St. Joseph Manor is shown in this June 26, 2014, photograph.
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

An Elkhart official said the fence initially violated city code, but at some point in 2003, the Martins moved the fence back so that it was at least 50 feet from the street.

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

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

 The Railroad YMCA was near the Elkhart train station from the late 1800s to the late 1920s, when it moved to Franklin and Third streets. Men who worked for the railroad would stay at the YMCA temporarily between their shifts. This photo shows the train tracks, train station, hotel and Main Street in Downtown Elkhart.
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:41 a.m.

For railroad crews in the early 1900s, the Railroad YMCA in Elkhart was a home away from home.

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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like to see The Elkhart Truth answer this week. Let us know which one you’re most interested in, and send us a question of your own. 

 In this photo from 1978, Elkhart Central graduates and G.L. Perry Variety Store employees Lola Mason (left) and Sue Ann Hampel (right) sit on Santa's lap in the toy department of an Elkhart G.L. Perry's. The retail company closed its last store in 1999, but is a favorite memory of Elkhart natives who worked and shopped there.
Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:23 a.m.

In this week’s round of Ask the Truth voting, readers wanted to know what happened to G.L. Perry Variety Stores. Here’s the answer.

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Posted on June 29, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like to see our reporters answer this week. Which one is the most interesting to you?

 The former site of the Foster Mansion on St. Joseph Manor is shown in this Thursday, June 26, 2014, photograph. Rex and Alice Martin, the owners, erected this six-foot chain-link construction fence as a safety measure after the mansion's demolition in 2002.
Posted on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

In this week’s round of Ask the Truth voting, readers wanted to know, “Why was the Foster Mansion torn down? Nothing has been built in its place – why?” Here’s the answer.

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Posted on June 22, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, we’ve revisited some of the questions that were runners-up in past rounds of voting. Which one would you like our reporters to look into?

 A sign at Rainbo Lanes stands over the door to the lounge Tuesday, September 20, 2011. In March 2014, it reopened as The Arena after getting shut down for code violations in January.
Updated on June 20, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.

Following a bumpy few years that included changes in ownership and getting shut down for code violations, our readers asked us to find out what’s happening at Rainbo Lanes. Here’s the answer.

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