Saturday, August 30, 2014

 Jermaine Sanders, a leader of My Hood Needz , speaks at the Back2School event at Concord Mall on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)

Elkhart Roundtable, My Hood Needz Me and Nine Blocks are all focused on improving life in south central neighborhoods.

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.
 Gov. Mike Pence, fourth from the left, and members of the U.S. 31 Coalition at the ceremony Aug. 27, 2014, to open the new section of U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth. Also in the photo are Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President Kyle Hannon, third from left, and Elkhart County Council President John Letherman, third from the right.

Around 46 miles of U.S. 31 from South Bend to Indianapolis will be upgraded by 2015, but that leaves 70 miles of road untouched.

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in Elkhart throughout the holiday weekend.

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
 Dr. Jamie Gottlieb
Updated at 3:02 p.m.

A business controlled by Dr. Jamie Gottlieb received payments from Omni Surgical, or Spine 360.

 Cobus Creek, viewed from Elkhart Road, opposite the outlet to Garver Lake in Ontwa Township, Mich. A proposed sewage treatment plant nearby that would discharge into the creek, which flows into Elkhart County, has generated the opposition of Elkhart officials.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

Critics in Michigan and Elkhart County worry the proposed sewer plant would harm Cobus Creek.

 Color guards from the Elkhart police and fire departments participate in a previous Labor Day Parade in downtown Elkhart. Plans for a 2014 parade have been canceled.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

Monday would have been the third annual, but it was canceled for lack of entries.

 In this 2010 file photo, an Elkhart Police officer checks for fingerprints on a soda can found in a car on Dorsey Street near Rainbow Bend just east of Nappanee Street. Police agencies in Elkhart County have used a federal military surplus program to acquire about $24,000 worth of guns and an ATV since 2006. Agencies in St. Joseph County have acquired more than $4 million worth of military equipment in the same time frame.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

Law enforcement in St. Joseph County have received $4.1 million worth of military equipment since 2006. Elkhart County has received $23,918.94 worth of equipment from the same program.

 A pedestrian walks through the construction area near Main and Prairie streets as crews work on the Prairie Street overpass project Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

An Elkhart County Health Department rep, meanwhile, says precautionary measures minimize the potential threat.

 An Elkhart firefighter sprays water on the cab of a burned out Himco trash truck Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The truck was collecting trash from behind a facility near C.R. 6 on Ada Drive when it caught fire. The driver escaped uninjured.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

The Elkhart Fire Department is working on determining the cause of the blaze.

 City crews were called to the 300 block of Union Street in Elkhart around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, for a gas leak.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

NIPSCO has repaired a leak that happened around 10:30 a.m. after public works employees struck a gas line.

 Nexus RV in Elkhart built this van, called the Golden Roamer, for Visit South Bend-Mishawaka. It will be debuted on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.

Nexus RV of Elkhart produced the custom-built recreational vehicle to serve as a visitor center on campus.

 Christiana Creek flows past Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The creek's small rapids make a great place for kayaking.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

When you’re kayaking along Christiana Creek, it can be easy to forget you’re in the middle of a city and haven’t floated into a nature preserve. Kyle Hannon shared the story of a recent float along the creek in SoMa’s community blog, Gateway Mile. 

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, center, in a screen grab from her campaign ad,
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Walorski cites her role in the bipartisan VA reform measure while Bock points to her role in the government shutdown last year.

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