Friday, October 31, 2014

 Phil Burkey talks about the gardens at Faith Mission on Aug. 16, 2014. Burkey has maintained the gardens, providing fresh produce to be served to the residents.

One-time Faith Mission resident Phil Burkey has returned to the mission, overseeing the gardens that provide food for the tables. He’s grateful for the chance to give back.

Jennifer Shephard

Posted at 5:30 a.m.
 In this archive photo, Lavern Anglemyer casts his ballot on a new touchscreen machine at the Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa in the May 6, 2014, primary.

Such laws have generated criticism and questions from some nationwide, who worry they could disenfranchise certain voters. Elkhart County’s turnout rates don’t seem to bear that notion out. 

Posted at 1:14 p.m.
 A view of the four-way stop at C.R. 11 and C.R. 26 (colloquially referred to as Cable Line Road). According to local legend, the intersection was home to a Cable Line Road monster or ghost, which was associated with a large tree that stood on the northwest corner of the intersection until it was cut down in 1994.

For years, rumors have circulated around Elkhart County that the intersection of C.R. 11 and C.R. 26 (also called Cable Line Road) is haunted by a monster or ghost. We looked into the story for this week’s Ask the Truth. Here’s what we found out.

Posted at 5:30 a.m.
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Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 3:52 p.m.

Northern Indiana residents who can’t afford to pay their energy bills this winter may qualify for federal assistance.

 Tim Wesco, incumbent Republican seeking re-election to the District 21 seat in the Indiana House, on Oct. 16, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.

Wesco, the incumbent, is a fiscal and social conservative. Buoscio, a teacher, is focused on education and job creation.

 Ben Russo, incumbent Republican seeking re-election as Osolo Township trustee, on Oct. 15, 2009.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 6:52 a.m.

Russo has held the post since 2003, while Crabtree is making his third bid for elected office.

 The Elkhart Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Aspenwald Avenue that happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 6:34 a.m.

One man was taken to the hospital after a shooting near Saleh’s Market at Middlebury and Madison streets in Elkhart.

 Jackson Boulevard east of Main Street in downtown Elkhart will reopen Thursday, Oct. 30. It has been closed since late September as crews from AEP installed new water and sewer lines beneath the roadway. The work is part of planned installation of a giant underground sewage holding tank just south of Jackson Boulevard.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.

The Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Elkhart River has been closed since late September as crews installed pipes and an underground structure meant to direct sewage.

 In this archive photo from March 24, 2013, Ryan Bartock and David Goad, members of Valparaiso University's Biology Club, move trees to the banks of Cobus Creek in Elkhart County. A planned sewage treatment plant in nearby Ontwa Township, Mich., that would discharge into the waterway is at the center of recall votes that five Ontwa Township officials face on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

Five Ontwa Township officials face recall in Nov. 4 voting, and if they’re booted, their replacements could halt a controversial sewer plant proposal.

Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

A portion of the street will close for four business days starting Oct. 30 so road crews can install a water main.

 Volunteers paint the roof of the barn used by Kurt Bullard with then-candidate Barack Obama's campaign symbol in the months before the 2008 presidential election. The barn was dismantled during the spring of 2014 and the land now belongs to Parkwell, LLC.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, our readers wanted to know why a barn and animals were removed from a stretch of property along C.R. 17 that was owned by the Bullard family for decades. Here’s what we found out.

 Ben Russo, the Osolo Township trustee, in a 2009 file photo. The Republican has served in the spot since 2003 and seeks re-election on Election Day.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Russo has held the trustee spot since 2003 and Crabtree has previously run for office in Elkhart County.

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for the 2nd District U.S. House seat, is seen in this Sept. 11, 2014, photo in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Joe Bock, a University of Notre Dame instructor, hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a one-term incumbent.

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