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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Concord Junior High School art teacher Mary Amador, center, works with eighth-grader Katelynn Roell on a piece of pottery Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Student Wynne Drinsky works on a pot at right. Amador is the 2014 recipient of the Ann Hamilton Award for Inspired Teaching.

Concord has lost $10 million in property tax funding since 2008 and will lose another $4.2 million this year alone. The 2014 loss is the equivalent of cutting all of the teaching staff at Concord Junior High School or more teachers than the system has in all four elementary schools combined.

Dawn Fisher and Kathy Schiavone
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
 Diana Lawson (Truth Photo By Dan Spalding)

Downtown Elkhart is recreating itself and is truly becoming a meaningful place. It’s a neighborhood that’s filled with people who are energized by a new vision of how the core of the city functions, and the role they have in creating a sustainable future for downtown.

Diana Lawson
Posted on Feb. 17, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.
 Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder.

If the Legislature would allow this new option, counties like Elkhart that have experienced huge drops in property values can receive needed revenue.

Mike Yoder, Elkhart County Commissioner
Posted on Feb. 12, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.
 Allan Kauffman, mayor of Goshen
Updated on Jan. 1, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.
Allan Kauffman is the mayor of Goshen. He can be reached at allankauffman@goshencity.com or at 533-9322.
 MIke Yoder, Republican incumbent candidate for Elkhart County Commissioner, responds to a reporters question during an interview at the Elkhart Truth 4/17/2012.
Updated on Dec. 25, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.

Commissioners, other governmental boards work hard to spend money wisely.

 A car drives beneath a bridge that is part of the new U.S. 31 as it travels on State Road 4 Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The bypass in Kokomo is expected to open before Thanksgiving Day. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Updated on Nov. 14, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.
Kyle Hannon is president and CEO of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at khannon@elkhart.org.
Updated on Nov. 1, 2013 at 5:56 p.m.
Diane Woodworth is superintendent of Goshen Community Schools. Her email address is dwoodworth@goshenschools.org.
 People cross the street in front of the Lerner Theater on Main Street in downtown Elkhart during Elkhart Art Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The event featured music and art exhibits from various artists around town. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia, File)
Posted on Oct. 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
Diana Lawson is executive director of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 Charlotte Fletcher (Truth Photo By Katie Rogers)
Updated on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

Media sensationalism often leads to a misunderstanding of mental illness

Updated on Aug. 19, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.
Judith M. Davis is retired from Goshen College as emerita professor of French and humanities and still resides in Goshen. An
 Photographs of Jessica Starr are scattered on her mother's coffee table 9/30/2011. Jessica Starr was found murdered at her Elkhart home August 8 2011.  (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
Mary Pringle is a lifelong Michiana resident and Jessica Starr’s aunt.
 David Henke (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Updated on July 21, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.
David Henke is a Republican who represents the 3rd District on the Elkhart City Council. His email address is david.henke@coei.
 Jeanne Bowen  Bowen lives in Elkhart County and encourages the fair and equitable treatment of individuals by businesses and their representatives. Her youngest daughter is a 2013 graduate of Concord High School. 7/17/2013  (Photo Supplied)
Updated on July 16, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.
Jeanne Bowen lives in Elkhart County. Her youngest daughter is a 2013 graduate of Concord High School.

Kyle Hannon
Updated on July 14, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.
Cynthia Duckwall-Galvan
Posted on July 3, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
 Mayor Dick Moore defends Elkhart's compact fees to the Rotary Club at the Matterhorn Restaurant Monday April 1, 2013.  (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
David Schemenauer
Updated on June 2, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.
 Mayor Richard
Mayor Dick Moore
Updated on May. 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.