Friday, July 25, 2014

 A house at 1827 Roys Ave. stands vacant and deteriorating after it fell into foreclosure. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia)

Money comes from same pool of federal funds used for foreclosure assistance.

Posted at 9:17 p.m.
 Hoosier Millionaire hosts Barbara Hobbs and Mark Patrick address the audience at the Lerner Theatre before selecting the sixth and final contestant Thursday, July 24, 2014.

“This is just one of our absolute favorite places to come,“ longtime host Mark Patrick said of the city.

Posted at 11:46 p.m.
 Several supports of the bike ordinance wore shirts supporting their cause at Thursday's council committee hearing.

Proposal would require motorists to leave three-foot gap when passing cyclists.

Posted at 9:28 p.m.
 Kim Williams holds Johnny Riblet after he used a lift chair to get into the pool at Pierre Moran Pool in Elkhart Thursday. At left is the chair and to the right is a new stairs designed to assist people with disabilities. The equipment was unveiled Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

Lift chair and special stairs ready for use at Pierre Moran Pool in Elkhart. 

 The lit-up sign in front of the Concord Township Fire Department flashes multiple messages to cars driving by Aug. 17, 2009.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.

With little evidence, an Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department inquiry has “gone cold,” according to a Concord Township official said.

 Dozens of people gathered at The Lerner Theatre on Main Street to enter for a chance to play in the Hoosier Millionaire Show Thursday, July 24.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

One man brought 100 tickets to submit to the Thursday, July 24, show at the Lerner Theatre.

 Tre Vanun Ulmer has his face painted like a lion during the Summer of Service block party at Tolson Center Friday, June 14. The center will host its 2nd Annual Elkhart County Youth Fest and Food Drive Saturday, July 26.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

The free event includes food, entertainment and a goal to collect more than 800 pounds of food donations.

 Police say a woman abducted her 5 year old daughter in Kosciusko County on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and led police on a chase into Michigan.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

Concord and Harrison Township Fire Departments are responding to a fire on Garver Avenue.

 Two adjacent houses on South Second Street were reviewed by a hearing officer Wednesday, July 23. The house on the left, 1032 S. Second St., is being repaired, according to the owner. The owner of  the other house, 1034 S. Second St., did not attend the meeting, and a demolition order was issued.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.

Hearing officer reviewed 10 cases referred from building commissioner Wednesday.

 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

 Two residents concerned about annexation of area 10 lean in toward  revised map Monday night after council agreed to consider revisions. Ultimately, the proposal died.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

One proposal was defeated after strong opposition from residents and concerns about transparency.

 Gary Gardner will be principal at Osolo Elementary, starting in the 2014-15 school year.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

Both Mary Beck and Osolo Elementary schools in Elkhart will have new leaders in the coming school year.

 In this archive photo, Krystal Anderson of Heart City Health Center, center, talks with Menessah Nelson, also of Heart City, while helping Kim Berkel of Elkhart navigate the Obamacare online exchange. The Heart City employees and others offered exchange assistance to the public on Feb. 24, 2014, at an informational session at Harrison College in Elkhart.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Two courts offered contradictory rulings on whether enrollees may tap federal subsidies to help cover health insurance costs.

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