Friday, December 19, 2014



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Here’s a look back at the moments that defined 2014 for the Elkhart County community.

Posted at 12:28 p.m.
gas prices below two dollars

Gas prices were slated to drop at the beginning of the month. Let us know where you’ve found the lowest prices. 

Danielle Waldron

Posted 3 minutes ago

The Elkhart Salvation Army helped hundreds of families in need at an annual event held Friday, Dec. 19.

Jennifer Shephard

Posted 2 hours ago
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Posted at 2:40 p.m.

Elkhart’s Monger and Hawthorne elementary schools and Goshen’s Waterford Elementary School were nominated as National Title I Distinguished Schools for their recent academic success, but were not ultimately selected to receive awards.

Posted at 1:59 p.m.

A trailer and riding lawn mower were stolen from an Elkhart business on U.S. 33 Dec. 9, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated 2 hours ago

City leaders voted to annex the three areas at the heart of the lawsuits effective Jan. 1. Property owners are suing to stop the process.

Posted at 12:22 p.m.

Jeff Beachy will take his seat on the council in January.

Posted at 7:08 a.m.

The Elkhart County Community Foundation granted $750,000 to the Partnership for Children, a collaboration between 11 local youth agencies provide mental health resources and specialized support to at-risk kids.

Posted on Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:49 p.m.

Firearms, alcohol and unqualified staff were commonplace at New Day Home while families spent thousands on advertised drug and alcohol treatment, consumer complaints allege.

Posted on Dec. 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The owner of Simply You Photography Studio in downtown Elkhart will offer mini photo sessions in exchange for a donation to the shelter Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Updated on Dec. 18, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Construction of the Prairie Street overpass is taking a winter break and opens to traffic. 

Posted on Dec. 18, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

Detective Scott Weaver’s hearing was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19, but has been canceled due to a city attorney’s family emergency.

Posted on Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

The town’s wastewater treatment plant improvement project is essentially complete, and commissioners heard about new projects next year for Wayne Avenue and trail construction in parks.

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