Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 Andrea Milne, right, talks about bicyclists and pedestrians safety after INDOT presented a proposed plan to rebuild U.S. 33 between the Elkhart River Bridge and Third Street on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Adding a median and upgrading sidewalks are planned but the city wants more feedback from residents about what the project should include.


Posted 2 hours ago
 Denis Arriola, center, and his grandmother, Petronila Corrales, left, and father Rubin Arriola are pictured at Corrales' Elkhart home. Denis came last year from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to be with his grandmother, parents and other relatives here, part of an influx of Central American children coming to the United States

Petronila Corrales’ grandson counts among the increasing number of unaccompanied children leaving Honduras to be with family in the United States.


Posted at 7:44 a.m.
 A U.S. magistrate has agreed with prosecutors' motion to jail James LeDonne until his July 14 trial because of the risk that he'll find new victims or flee the area.

James LeDonne has pleaded for his freedom, saying he misses his children and needs to prepare his defense but a judge denied that appeal. A trial is set for January.


Posted 19 minutes ago
 This file photo shows downtown Goshen on Nov. 29, 2012. Goshen is shaping its 2014-2025 comprehensive plan.
Posted at 7:26 a.m.

Goshen’s plan commission will hold a public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts and concerns about the new 10-year plan.

 John Jackson Jr., center left, gets a hand releasing his balloon from his grandfather, Tommy Lamb (center). A commemoration service was held for 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, who was killed in 2012 near her home on Kilbourn Street in Elkhart. Friends, family and community members gathered to remember, pray and release balloons on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The family urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-342-STOP, who are offering a $6,000 reward.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

The family of Kristyana Jackson, a 7-year-old who was shot and killed in 2012, asked anyone with information to speak.

 Carol McDowell Loshbough speaks during a ceremony dedicating a new heart statue in honor of four couples who have worked to improve Elkhart. The ceremony was Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Elkhart Civic Plaza.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:13 p.m.

Carol McDowell Loshbough commissioned the artwork to pay tribute to Arthur and Patricia Decio, Craig and Connie Fulmer, Tim Portolese and Bruce Newswanger, and Satish and Debra Shah.

 Kayla Casaletto finishes the girls race in the NorthWood Invitational at Stauffer Park in Nappanee on Aug. 25, 2012. Casaletto, an Elkhart Christian 10th grader, was the winner in the race.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

Penn’s Maddie Woods leads a team that could be among the state’s best girls cross country teams, but don’t count out Elkhart Memorial’s Brooke Moore or Elkhart Christian’s Kayla Casaletto.

 When visitors check in at Wa-Nee Schools offices, their ID is scanned and a visitors badge sticker with their picture is printed, showing when they arrived and what building they are visiting. This is a new system the school district implemented in the 2014-15 school year.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.

Every visitor to the school system’s buildings in Nappanee and Wakarusa will need to present an ID for a limited background check, using equipment the district purchased with funds from a Department of Homeland Security school safety grant. 

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, listens to speakers during Tuesday's roundtable discussion on violence in Elkhart at Historic Roosevelt Center. He'll address concerns linked to tensions on Garfield Avenue at a news conference Friday, Aug. 22.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:49 p.m.

The mayor of Elkhart is expected to discuss complaints and possibly ways to improve community relations with police at a news conference on Friday.

 City Council president Ron Troyer, pictured in this file photo, is leading an effort to look into code enforcement and rental registration. Councilman David Henke is behind Troyer.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

The City Council president plans to form a task force to look at landlord concerns but Mayor Dick Moore said his administration won’t participate because council has “no credibility” with its task forces. 

 The 2014 Northridge returning letter winners are pictured Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. They are (front row, from left) Wyatt Allen, Bryce Johnson, Austin Reilly, Cam Ridenour, Sven Johnson, Mikey Kyle, Dean Ridenour, Matt Miller, David Welker, coach Tom Wogomon; (middle row) Payton Carson, Brody Miller, Dylan Swank, Logan Zimmerman,Travis Schlabach, Darian Johnson, Christian Miller, Mitchell Slaven, Tyler Stringfellow; (back row) Jake Wargo, Austin Healy, Michael Fickert, Clayton Crisman, Isaac Zickafoose, Derek Woolsey and Jacob Nine.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

Head coach Tom Wogomon will have seniors in 20 of 22 starting slots when the season opens Friday against South Bend Adams.

 This undated photo shows Cobus Creek, viewed from Elkhart Road, opposite the outlet to Garver Lake in Ontwa Township, Mich. A proposed sewage treatment plant nearby that would discharge into the creek, which flows into Elkhart County, has generated the opposition of Elkhart officials.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Elkhart Board of Public Works cites misleading information in the proposal in a formal letter to Michigan officials.

 Cassania Knight lives in south central Elkhart. She'd move if finances allowed, but still, she says she likes it there.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

The median income in south central Elkhart is lower than other parts of the city, it’s the site of a fair share of violent crime in town, but some say it’s unfairly stereotyped.



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