Thursday, November 27, 2014



Indiana’s cool, wet summer was just what the state’s Christmas tree farms, which were still smarting from a devastating drought, needed.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.
 Pictured is the Pizza Hut along Jackson Boulevard in Elkhart.

A year ago, a Pizza Hut franchise in Elkhart fired a man for refusing to work on Thanksgiving Day. The chain restaurant offered him his job back after the firing caught the attention of national news outlets.

J. C. Lee

Posted at 8:07 p.m.
 Jeffrey P. Miller, 46, was sentenced Nov. 25, 2014, to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to interstate transportation of stolen goods and money laundering for stealing at least $1 million worth of copper wire from Elkhart-based Heartland RV and selling it to Sustainable Recycling Inc., a Dowagiac, Mich. scrap metal dealer.

Jeffery P. Miller asked the judge for leniency, saying he could repay the company faster and help raise his two children if he’s free.

Jeff Parrott

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.
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Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

Elkhart County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in October from September, comparable to nearby counties.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

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Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.


This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.

Following a lengthy tenure at Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Van Baalen has joined The Elkhart Truth and is enthusiastic about the media company’s approach to serving the community.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

The weed, which can reach over 6 feet in height and lives in versatile conditions, has a way of creeping up and surprising people. Here’s some information about Johnsongrass and how to get rid of it. 

Posted on Nov. 20, 2014 at 9:23 p.m.

The aluminum cabinet maker plans to break ground on a new 60,000-square-foot facility next to its home on U.S. 6.

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