Sunday, November 23, 2014

Editorials

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 Carol Rounds helps clean out the old offices of Family Services of Elkhart County on Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014. Family Services moved its offices to the women's shelter property at that time, but is now closing.

The YWCA of North Central Indiana or another agency needs to move quickly to assure the women’s shelter stays open.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
 Indiana State Highway trucks clear the snow from C.R. 17 Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

We can’t start another winter with the same clumsy system of declaring emergencies that put Elkhart County travelers at risk in January.

Posted on Nov. 15, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.

In this week’s Indiana editorial roundup: Elections, ethics and government.

Posted on Nov. 11, 2014 at 5:17 p.m.
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 The voting center at Calvary Assembly of God on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Posted on Nov. 8, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

For the 2015 election cycle, move a pair of underused centers to downtown Elkhart and Goshen. Let two engaged communities tap into their connections and build a new sense of civic pride, centered around voting.

 Voting is an essential part of our democracy. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Posted on Nov. 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The 2014 election calls for everyone to take part.

 Emmy Gibson, 28, was booked into and released from the Elkhart County jail on Thursday, Oct. 23. Gibson, fired as junior varsity girls soccer coach at Concord High School, was charged Oct. 17 with child seduction.
Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

Wa-Nee and Concord acted quickly when they heard about Wilson and Gibson, but they were only able to respond so effectively because they established the trust of students and parents.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left, and her challenger for the U.S. House seat, Joe Bock. Walorski is a Republican and Bock is a Democrat.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:09 p.m.

Voters deserve the whole picture. They need to see candidates debate.

 A Goshen Middle School student exits the bus as her driver looks on as she and hundreds of students arrive to start the first day of the school year Friday, August 9, 2013. This week's Elkhart Truth editorial discusses how neighbors need to look out for danger or unusual activity to help protect children and other people who could be in danger.
Posted on Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.

We look out for one another, especially our children. When we see someone in danger, it is our obligation to act on that person’s behalf.

 A freight train sits parked at the C.R. 15 crossing south of Elkhart on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  Trains blocking crossings has been an issue on the tracks south of Elkhart for several years.
Posted on Oct. 4, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

When trains continually grind to a halt in Dunlap and block crossings for hours at a time, our economy and quality of life suffer.

 Mums and pumpkins are arranged at the end of a row of RV units at the annual RV Open House at the RV Hall of Fame Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Elkhart County is improving. That’s why now is the time to discuss the future of our community.


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