Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 Chassix employee Travis Conner works on a  rear lower control arm on a processing line at the Bristol plant Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

The local manufacturers are asking the Elkhart County Council for tax abatements that could lead to job growth in the next few years.

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.
 Corporal Skyler Gardner of the Bristol Police Department was diagnosed in June with Myxoid Sarcoma, a form of tissue cancer. The police department is hosting an online auction to help raise funds for Gardner's family and his cancer treatments.

Family and friends of Cpl. Skyler Garner are raising money to help cover his medical bills while he battles a form of tissue cancer.

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 4:13 p.m.
 Elkhart resident Dave Rowe, right, talks to Carl Long, center, as a strong wind unfurls a flag behind them as they wait for the start of the annual flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Barb Long is at left.

Unserviceable American Flags were collected from the Elkhart and Bristol areas and burned in an honorary retirement ceremony on Saturday.

Posted on Sept. 21, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.
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Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.

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 Bristol's water tower sits on the east side of S.R. 15.  The new well in the Bristol Park for Industry will be tied into Bristol's existing water system.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:36 a.m.

A new building will be built for the wellfield. Once that’s complete, controls to tie the new well into the town’s existing water system will be added.

 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.
Posted on Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.

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

 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.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

“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.

 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.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

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

 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.