Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 Elkhart Community Schools board president Dorisanne Nielsen, with her back to the camera, watches Mary Daly Elementary teachers and staff take the Ice Bucket Challenge Friday, Aug. 22 to raise money for ALS. Nielsen lost her husband Richard to the disease in 1993.

Elkhart County agencies and individuals could carry over the lessons of the national phenomenon.

Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 President Barack Obama laughs while golfing with former NFL player Ahmad Rashad at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass.,  on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. President Obama on Saturday fled Washington for his familiar spot on Martha's Vineyard for a two-week summer vacation, which comes as the U.S. is engaged in airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq.

Do we forget that time off can help us?


Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.
 This image was taken from a video provided to The Elkhart Truth. The video shows Elkhart Police Department patrol vehicles along West Garfield Avenue during the arrest of 21-year-old Reese Tommy Haithcox Thursday, July 3 in Elkhart.

Moore and his police department are part of the problem. They cannot fix their relationship with the city’s black community by imposing a solution. Leaders need to consider many viewpoints, not just a reliable few.

Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.
 A bicyclist rides west on Beardsley Avenue as a motorist drives around him July 29, 2014. The Elkhart City Council approved an ordinance Aug. 4 requiring drivers to give cyclists a 3-foot buffer zone as they pass riders.
Posted on Aug. 9, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.

As the 3-foot buffer rule takes hold, cyclists should face fewer risks from cars, trucks and SUVs. And that will make our roadways safer.

 A group of Chamberlain Elementary School teachers work together during a training session to learn about teaching STEM lessons. The group of teachers worked in Goshen Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 2, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.

Perhaps a new way of working together to create what we need.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Diversifying the Elkhart County economy improves our ability to withstand the next recession. But it can also accomplish something more immediate — by building a resilient, diversified economy, we can lift thousands more of our children out of poverty.

 Led by volunteer police chaplain Jim Bontrager, second from left, about 80 or 90 people ended a meeting about police relations with a prayer Friday night at Agape Missionary Baptist Church.
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 8:20 a.m.

Participants joined in prayer Friday as they ended their discussion. Perhaps they can pray again when they open their next meeting — to build on the vision shared by Curry and Ballard.

 Mishawaka Police Cpl. Franklin Ennis, left, and Mishawaka Police Cpl. Brian Long change guard duties at the casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield before his funeral at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind.
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.

This week’s editorials: Police safety, same-sex marriages and the state’s $2 billion surplus.

 This image was taken from a video provided to The Elkhart Truth. The video shows Elkhart Police Department patrol vehicles along West Garfield Avenue during the arrest of 21-year-old Reese Tommy Haithcox Thursday, July 3 in Elkhart.
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.

People need to be honest with each other and with the police, or they’ll never understand their differences. But in the end, they must insist on a relationship that emphasizes peacekeeping and mutual respect over brute force and suspicion.

 The Elkhart River as it nears Goshen and the Mill Race Canal Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Goshen's wastewater treatment plant released 1.3 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Elkhart River Tuesday, July 1, as a result of power outages.
Posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

City officials say they played it by the book, but part of the public still reacted in shock and anger — all of which points to the need for earlier and more aggressive communication by the city when public health is potentially threatened.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:13 p.m.

This week’s editorials: Same-sex marriage, texting while driving and standardized testing.

 A spot in the shade along the courthouse lawn and Main Street helped bring a little extra coolness for the throngs of people gathered July 6, 2012, to watch Goshen's Cruisin' Reunion at First Fridays.
Posted on June 28, 2014 at 6:34 p.m.

Our sense of community makes us strong. It allows us to overcome our challenges.


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