Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 Alyssa Lundy, behind, helps her friend Hannah Dillon walk on stilts during Bonneyville Mill Heritage Day Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Heritage Days featured displays of steam powered machinery, food booths, local craftspeople and food sellers and activities for young and old.

The annual celebration of steam powered machinery, old time fun and lots of good food happened Saturday at Bonneyville Mill.

Posted on Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.
 Multiple animals in one cage and rows of cages facing each other are two things Anne Reel, executive director of the Humane Society of Elkhart County, hopes to fix with a new shelter. Adding more cages and a wall down the middle of a room can help lower stress on animals, Reel said.

“The services provided today are a tenth of what a pet rescue agency should be, and we’re trying to take it to 100 percent,” a member of the campaign’s advisory group said.

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
 In this file photo, three puppies watch employees at the Humane Society of Elkhart County walk by in the adoption kennel. The HSEC is planning a major public announcement Wednesday evening, Sept. 10.

While the details are not yet publicly available, Executive Director Anne Reel said it will be “a major step” for the organization.

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.
 Cpl. Skyler Garner reviews traffic hand signals with Aaron and Rita Tiffany at a bicycle saftey program at the Bristol Public Library in June, just prior to his diagnosis with cancer.
Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

Cpl. Skyler Garner has a form of tissue cancer and the Bristol Police Department is planning a fundraiser to help his family with medical bills.

 Kamarion Willis is a kindergarten student at Bristol Elementary School. Willis has a rare muscle disorder and his family is trying to raise the money to get a handicap-accessible van.
Posted on Sept. 5, 2014 at 7:19 p.m.

The family of Kamarion “Kmoney” Willis, 6, hopes to raise enough money to buy him a handicap accessible van.

 Alliance Sheets, a corrugated packaging maker, is building this new facility in Bristol and will conduct a hiring event Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. The company looks to hire 40 people for a range of jobs that pay from $13.50 to $30 an hour.
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Alliance Sheets is looking to staff its new factory under construction in Bristol.

 Bil Lepp
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Festival brings nationally known storytellers to Elkhart County for 25 years. 

 Kids got a chance to cool down in the air-conditioned Rolling Video Games trailer. The 2014 Karsyn Bell Festival was held in Briston on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.  The festival and fundraiser for Pay it Forward was renamed in 2010 in honor of 4-year-old Karsyn from Bristol that lost her battle to cancer.
Posted on Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.

The event, which is hosted by Santa’s Pantry, raised 500 pounds of food.