Sunday, November 23, 2014



City of Elkhart plans to close stretches of C.R. 15 and East Bristol Street for repaving Nov. 24 and 25.

Posted at 2:49 p.m.
 American Countryside Farmer's Market was one of the most significant development efforts on S.R. 19 south in recent years, but it closed in Sept. 2010 due to slow business. The building remains unused on Nov. 21, 2014.


This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.
 Fabiola Sewell warms her hands outside the Goshen Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Sewell, who works at Heart City Health Center, was one of about 15 people who participated in this year's Box City event, which was in Goshen this year.

A group of more than 20 camped outside the Salvation Army, building homes out of cardboard boxes. 

Sharon Hernandez

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:35 p.m.
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 Elkhart Police Sgt. Chris Snyder addresses the media during a press conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, regarding the death of 3-year-old Jeremiah Ross Thursday night. Ross died after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Morton Street home.
Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.

In a second press conference related to a 3-year-old boy’s accidental death by a gunshot wound, Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department shared details of the case and said it’s still under investigation. Watch the press conference here.

 Carolyn Eysol, a volunteer for the Elkhart County Exchange Club helps out at the kitchen for the Salvation Army's 51st annual Pancake Day Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Salvation Army's corps officer Allen Hanton said they served more than 2,000 people.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

The Goshen Salvation Army held its 51st annual Pancake Day Friday, Nov. 21.

 Jose Alvarez, a college student from Elkhart County who advocates for undocumented immigrants.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 9:19 p.m.

A foe of illegal immigration worries the changes could spur more immigrants to illegally come to the United States.

 Matthew LeCount (middle) plays a tablet game before adoption proceedings Friday morning, Nov. 21, at the Elkhart County courthouse. His soon-to-be adoptive mother Gale LeCount (left), her attorney and case worker will later present Magistrate Deborah Domine with documents and testimony related to Matthew's welfare under her care. Family friend Connie (who did not want to disclose her last name) appeared for the proceedings to support them.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

Families and media organizations were given the rare chance to document adoption proceedings Friday, Nov. 21, at the Elkhart County Courthouse.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

Mitchel G. Claxton, 21, was arrested last week and faces three felonies and two misdemeanors after a Nov. 14 incident at his home in Goshen.

 Three U.S. lawmakers serving Elkhart County criticized President Obama for taking immigration reform steps unilaterally, without congressional involvement. They include U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, middle; U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, right.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

The officials — Sens. Coats and Donnelly, among others — didn’t offer comments or criticism on the specific details of Obama’s measures.

 The exterior of a home at 2133 Morton Street as seen Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, which was the scene of a shooting that injured a three-year-old child Thursday night.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Elkhart Police held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at the Elkhart Police Department.

 A pair of ducks stand in a shallow area of Cobus Creek near Dave Gunn's house Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Plans for wastewater treatment plant that would have discharged treated water into the creek have been canceled.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

The Cass County Board of Commissioners followed suit with an earlier decision of Ontwa Township officials to cancel plans for a wastewater treatment plant.

 Bristol town council members Cathy Burke, Delbert Schrock, Ron Norman and Floyd Lynch.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.

Community members interested in serving on the Bristol Town Council may submit letters of interest by noon Wednesday, Dec. 10.

 One of local landlord Ronald Davidhizar's properties, at 1403 S. Main Street, sits vacant Friday, Oct. 24. The house is part of the receivership program, in which a receiver will manage the property bring to livable conditions. One of the reasons the unsafe building fund was established now was to add money appropriated for the receivership program the city created to help renovate three of Davidhizar’s properties.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 7:02 a.m.

The Goshen City Council created an unsafe building fund, which will contain money for the city’s new receivership program.

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