Friday, November 28, 2014

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 Lesell Packer and his wife, Kessa Brown, look at television sets at the Wal-Mart on C.R. 6 in Elkhart on Nov. 28, 2013. Stores around Elkhart were opening earlier for Black Friday than in previous years, some even staying open through the holiday.

Check the circulars inside the Thanksgiving issue of The Elkhart Truth for Black Friday Deals.

Posted on Nov. 27, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.
 Snow fluttered down on participants in the final 200 meters of the I'm Thankful Four run on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014, NorthWood High School in Nappanee. More than 900 people showed up to the snowy two and four mile benefit run. Registration fees go to the Kelsey Mikel Memorial Foundation, which gives out a $1,500 and $3,000 scholarship each year to a NorthWood senior.

More than 900 people ran through the snow and cold on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Kelsey Mikel Memorial Foundation.


Updated at 7:21 p.m.
 Rev. Marion Carpenter, right, hands off a plate of food to Jeff Hile for hungry guests during a Thanksgiving meal at Pizza Depot on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Millerburg. Priscilla Hile who was managing the kitchen said they prepared 20 turkeys, four gallons of gravy, 25 pounds of home-grown green beans, 250 servings of mashed potatoes and more to feed about 150 people.

Though the business served less dinners than in 2013, the staff was grateful to share thanks with residents and reflect on precious memories from previous Thanksgiving dinners.


Posted at 6:24 p.m.
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A year ago, a Pizza Hut franchise in Elkhart fired a man for refusing to work on Thanksgiving Day. The chain restaurant offered him his job back after the firing caught the attention of national news outlets.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

Two Goshen High School grads are performing in an elite drum and bugle corps. They’ll be marching just in front of Santa Claus.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

Investigators with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department are looking for anyone who saw the crash or the events leading up to it Monday, Nov. 24.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Janice Ostrom has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Elkhart and officers Jason Gruber, Jason Ray and Dan Mayer for the death of 31-year-old Christopher Ryckeart.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.

Mike Wider, 67, hoisted 275 pounds in the squat, 195 in the bench, 425 in the deadlift and 895 total in the 148-pound raw division at the World Powerlifting Championships.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:24 a.m.

Indiana State Excise Police say a man flashed a fake badge and impersonated a police officer at the Goshen Eagles Lodge #1526 last week.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

The Goshen Fire Department is asking anyone with information on the Tuesday, Nov. 25, fire at the vacant hotel to come forward.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.

Police were called to Elkhart General Hospital, where the woman went for treatment of the injuries she suffered during the incident.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 7:59 a.m.

A 20-year-old woman was crossing Bristol Street on Nov. 11 when she was hit by a Jeep, she told police.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.

Organizations across northern Indiana need volunteers to help with daily tasks and special programs. Whether you’re looking to volunteer regularly or just once, there’s an opportunity for you.



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