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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in December, was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Family and friends of Elkhart native Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams gathered at Granger Community Church for a Purple Heart presentation ceremony.

Jennifer Shephard
Posted at 2:12 p.m.
 A panoramic image showing the Calendar Garden at DeFries Gardens Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

View a gallery of images by Truth photographers taken Tuesday April 22, Earth Day 2014. 

Jennifer Shephard
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.
  The Easter bunny waits, in a side hallway, for the start of the Winding Waters Brethren Church Easter egg hunt Saturday April 19, 2014. The church hosted an Easter egg hunt followed by a family fun fair.

A couple married 75 years, warm sunny spring sports, singer Gavin DeGraw, an Easter egg hunt and more captured this week by Truth photographers Jennifer Shephard, J. Tyler Klassen and James Buck.

James Buck
Posted on April 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Elkhart Memorial junior Scottie Clark celebrates with Daniel Asbury (3) as they go ahead late in the game. Elkhart Central hosted Elkhart Memorial in a baseball matchup on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  The Chargers rallied to beat the Blazers 6-3.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:47 p.m.

The Chargers were down by one, but their bats came alive in the seventh, powering them ahead of the defending state champions. See all the photos here.

 Five Star Dive Bar in Elkhart held its first Bike Night of the year on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.

Got your ride ready for warm weather? These hardy souls do. Check out sweet bikes and a gorgeous sunset as Five Star Dive Bar surges into spring.

 Gigi Koonce cheeks out her progress decorating her pysanky egg during the worship at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Goshen Ind Saturday April 5, 2014.
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.

Photographs from last week by Elkhart Truth photographers Jen Shephard, James Buck, and J. Tyler Klassen

 Composite image: Left, senior quarterback Everett Golson. Right: sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire. Both played in Notre Dame's annual Blue-Gold spring football game in Notre Dame on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Posted on April 12, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.

Two Notre Dame quarterbacks are competing for one starting position. See photos of all the action from the Saturday, April 12, game.

 Vera Witmer (front) and Kaitlyn Hoover replace empty sap collection buckets in the woods the Witmer family owns west of Goshen Friday March 21, 2014.  The Witmer family and close relatives make maple syrup for their own use and for sale at the Goshen Farmers Market.
Posted on April 5, 2014 at 7:17 p.m.

The gallery this week features photos from making maple syrup, prep action from baseball and track, First Friday's in Goshen and more.

 Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley (78) runs warm-up drills before practice early Friday, April 4, 2014.
Posted on April 5, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Notre Dame started Friday, April 4 with an early morning practice at the Loftus Sports Center.

 This April 7, 2005 photo shows AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.

Acclaimed photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was killed while on assignment in Eastern Afghanistan. 

 Concord senior Nick DeFreese slides into third base in front of Elkhart Central junior Jack Fann. Elkhart Central baseball defeated Concord 5-2 in Elkhart on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:55 p.m.

It was sunny but not really warm when the Blue Blazers and Minutemen took the field.

 Clouds catch the last rays of sunlight as the lights in downtown Elkhart shine Tuesday night, Apr. 2, from the top of The Elkhart Truth building.
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

Watch this time-lapse video of downtown Elkhart taken over a period of two weeks.

 Elkhart Memorial baseball defeated Jimtown 6-0 in Elkhart on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

Baseball season opens in Elkhart with Elkhart Memorial High School's 6-0 win over visiting Jimtown.

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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