Monday, July 28, 2014

 Demonstrators march in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 7, 2014, following a news conference of immigrant families and children's advocates responding to the President Barack Obama's response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the US.


The Elkhart County community responds to an influx of unaccompanied minors around the area and across the country.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 (From top left) Levi Sparks, Blake Layman, Anthony Sharp and Jose Quiroz were sentenced to 45 to 55 years in prison after being convicted of felony murder.

The story was featured on ABC’s “Nightline Prime” on Saturday night, July 26. 

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:32 p.m.
 The Beer family with Treg's steer, Blue Moon. (Left to Right: Amy, Treg, Jeff, Liz and Jessica). Treg and Liz competed this year. Jessica was previously a 4-H member and came home from college to help her family with fair week and for an internship this summer.

The Beer family of Milford had all hands on deck this week, showing that 4-H is about family, dedication and teamwork. 

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.
 Estrellita Alvarado learns how to plant herbs at the Girl Scout booth.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.

The Tolson Community Center sponsored a youth festival that is pushing back against community tensions and violence with a positive experience.

 Players from the 2012 Elkhart Youth Football League compete in league Sunday, Oct. 7, at Rice Field.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.

Sign-ups for 2014 set for 1 p.m., parent meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Elkhart Central High School.

 CTS Corp. Plant Manager Tim Masters talks to city council members on July 7 about a proposed tax abatement for a new production line involving accelerator pedals. Council put the brakes on tax abatement plans earlier this week after learning the company was cutting staff.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.

Job cuts came just 11 days after council took first step toward granting tax breaks for the company.

 Timothy Heiser, 36, passed away in January 2014 from a lifelong battle with epilepsy. Now, his mom is opening a consignment shop in his memory with proceeds benefiting service animals and members of the military.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:36 p.m.

Pat Heiser is opening Scrappy’s Rescue on Cassopolis Street to honor her son, Tim, who loved helping animals and service members.

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, after digging up dirt with other city officials on July 25, 2014, to mark the start of work to install a huge underground sewage holding tank. The tank will help prevent untreated storm water from being dumped into waterways here.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.

The tank is being installed in downtown Elkhart and will cause traffic and parking disruptions on Waterfall Drive, Lexington Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.

 Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, east of Goshen.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.

Some churches affirm such unions, others maintain that Mennonite standards sanction only heterosexual unions.

 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.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

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

 Several supports of the bike ordinance wore shirts supporting their cause at Thursday's council committee hearing.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:28 p.m.

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

 A house at 1827 Roys Ave. stands vacant and deteriorating after it fell into foreclosure. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia)
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

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

 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. 

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