Thursday, October 30, 2014

 St. Vincent de Paul Church historian John Karasch reinstalls the large window at the top of the steeple at the church Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.  The huge ringer hangs inside the bell in the middle of the tower built in 1888.

Nearly four months have passed since the start of construction on the overpass. See how the work has progressed and changed so far.

Jennifer Shephard

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.
 The early morning sun illuminates bright orange leaves from behind enhancing the colors along C.R. 32 Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

View some favorite photos from around Elkhart County from the past week featuring Jimtown, Fairfield, Northridge and Concord athletes, fall color, heavy fog and a determined gardener.

Jennifer Shephard

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.
 YWCA Representatives, Girl Scouts and women of the Red Cross march down Main Street as some of the reported  7.000 people who participated in Elkhart's Memorial Day parade on May 30, 1918. This picture were taken for The Elkhart Truth by Elkhart commercial photographer Harry W. Hughes from the canopy of the old Bucklen Opera House. The publication of the picture in the newspaper the next day was one of the first times - if not the first- that The Truth ran local pictures of a current news event.

Last week The Elkhart Truth celebrated its 125th anniversary. A collection of images, both old and new, were featured during a breakfast event at the Crystal Ballroom. Here’s a gallery of the images displayed.

Jennifer Shephard

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:33 a.m.
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 The early morning sun illuminates bright orange leaves from behind enhancing the colors along C.R. 32 Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

A quick drive around Elkhart County in search of farmers working in the fields led to a stunning display of fall color.

 Fairfield freshman color guard Madison Muscleman, left, and eighth grader Maria Nisly wipe rain from their faces after a soggy Class C performance at the ISSMA Open Class Regional on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Fairfield received a gold rating, with music, visual and effect distinctions and advanced to semi-state.
Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.

Enjoy the visual highlights from Elkhart Truth staffers J. Tyler Klassen, Sarah Welliver, Nick Gonzales and Jennifer Shephard.

 Karsyn Smaka, center, checks her hair in the mirror while her fellow
Posted on Oct. 12, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

View a collection of images from the past week by Truth photographers Sarah Welliver, Tyler Klassen and Nick Gonzales.

 Memorial senior Brooke Moore competes in a Northern Lakes Conference cross country race on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Ox Bow County Park in Elkhart. She finished first with a time of 18:51.
Posted on Oct. 5, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

View some of our favorite photos from the past week in Elkhart County from cross country races, tennis sectionals, football, Notre Dame and the Wakarusa Tractor Show.

 Cam McDaniel (33) runs through a hole in the line during the first half of the Notre Dame Stanford game Saturday Oct 4, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 5, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.

Late-game heroics from Everett Golson helped the Fighting Irish defeat the Cardinal. Check out a gallery of images from Saturday’s rainy game.

 Sukha Singh stands in front of his family's store Thursday, September 4, 2014 where two family members were killed in an attempted robbery last September. The siding of the building at Saleh's Market on Middlebury Street in Elkhart is covered with condolences in memory of the men who were killed September 5, 2013.
Posted on Oct. 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Photojournalist Daniel Berehulak’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak makes even a calloused journalist overwhelmed with emotion.

 Spectators can get very close to the vintage planes that fly into the Elkhart Municipal Airport for the Warbirds Fly-in Saturday, Sept. 26, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

Warbirds flew into town and more from around Elkhart County. 

 A wider view looking north along Main Street in downtown Elkhart from the steeple at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Work on the Prairie Street overpass continues.
Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.


The Elkhart Truth’s photographers have been checking up on the Prairie Street overpass project’s progress from high up in the steeple of a nearby church. Here’s what the construction zone looked like on Thursday, Sept. 25.

 A strong wind blows flames from two bins containing American flags as heat rises from the fire at the end of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The post performs a structured protocol to properly retire old flags.
Posted on Sept. 21, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.

Check out images from a recent flag burning ceremony, high school soccer and golf matches and Elkhart’s RV Open House.

 Notre Dame’s William Fuller (7) catches a touchdown pass  over Michigan’s Blake Countess (2) at the end of the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium.
Posted on Sept. 14, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

The Elkhart Truth’s new photo intern Nick Gonzales talks about his first weekend on the job, photographing a stormed delayed high school football game, to photographing his first college football game, ever –– Notre Dame versus Michigan.

Jennifer Shephard
Jennifer Shephard
Jennifer Shephard fell in love with photography in high school. While that was quite awhile ago, she still loves capturing a great moment with her camera.

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