Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 This undated file photo shows attendees at a previous Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals.

The committees who make the changes say the updates could save time and money on routine requests.


Posted at 3:51 p.m.
 Fifth Street between Jefferson and Madison streets in Goshen, Ind., was closed down Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, for a resurfacing project. The street will be closed for a few weeks because a sanitary pipe collapsed.

The resurfacing of a stretch of Fifth Street was expected to take no longer than a day, but now the street will be closed for three weeks.


Posted 2 hours ago
 Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson

Curt Nisly’s company run developed the Elkhart County Election Board website.


Posted 1 hour ago
Posted 51 minutes ago

Manager urged Elkhart County leaders to grant a 3 percent wage increase for highway workers.

 An officer with the Elkhart Police Department investigates the side of a van Wednesday, Sept. 17 after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Lexington and Third Street in Elkhart.
Posted at 1:51 p.m.

One person — the driver of a minivan — was taken to the hospital. Two people in the other vehicle were not injured.

 Bristol's water tower sits on the east side of S.R. 15.  The new well in the Bristol Park for Industry will be tied into Bristol's existing water system.
Posted at 8:36 a.m.

A new building will be built for the wellfield. Once that’s complete, controls to tie the new well into the town’s existing water system will be added.

 Chuck Hamilton, seen in the black shirt, talks during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to promote the upcoming remote control model airplane show. The three-day event begins Thursday at Elkhart Municipal Airport. In the foreground is one of the planes that will participate in the show.
Posted at 8:01 a.m.

This weekend’s model airplane show is the first of two big airplane events planned on back-to-back weekends at the Elkhart Municipal Airport

 Goshen High School will be getting a new music and fitness facility by the end of next year.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.

Construction on the project, which was funded by the school system’s referendum, is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

 Students and faculty from Goshen College walk from the courthouse to Goshen College with a group of participants from the Great March for Climate Action on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The college greeted the group by singing hymns and offering them a place to spend the night.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:52 p.m.

Students and faculty from Goshen College, as well as some community members marched with activists from downtown Goshen to the college Monday, Sept. 15.

Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:51 p.m.

Mayor Moore announced increase during first of three budget sessions hosted by the city council.

 Many residents of the Orchard Subdivision sit at Goshen City Council meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 16, 2014. The council unanimously voted against annexing the Orchard during their meeting.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:48 p.m.

After hearing from Orchard residents who were opposed to extending water and sewer services to their subdivision, the council voted against the annexation.

 Mike Machlan, left, head of the Elkhart Board of Public Works, confers with Lynn Brabec, right, after the Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, meeting of the group while board member Andy Carter looks on. Brabec is the city's environmental compliance officer. The board fined Ontwa Township, Mich., $30,000 because of continued high readings of hydrogen sulfide, which damages the sewer network the locales share.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

The new fine stems from testing in June and July, and testing in August and September shows the problematic material remains.

 This screenshot of a Google Map shows the approximate boundaries of the Orchard Subdivision. Residents asked the city to extend water and sewer services to their home.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.

After residents of the Orchard Subdivision have expressed opposition to a proposal that be annexed into Goshen, the city is talking about whether to proceed with the annexation process.



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