Saturday, August 23, 2014

 Elkhart Community Schools board president Dorisanne Nielsen, with her back to the camera, watches Mary Daly Elementary teachers and staff take the Ice Bucket Challenge Friday, Aug. 22 to raise money for ALS. Nielsen lost her husband Richard to the disease in 1993.

About 35 staff and teachers at Elkhart’s Mary Daly Elementary School accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

Posted at 2:06 a.m.
 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore reads a statement about the aftermath of the Garfield Avenue incident involving a police officer in July. The mayor answered questions from the media in the council chambers after reading his statement Friday, August 22, 2014.

The Elkhart mayor held a news conference Friday morning, where he talked about recent incidents between police and residents living in the West Garfield neighborhood.

Updated on Aug. 22, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.
 Police responded to a crash on Interstate 465 involving a Goshen Schools bus.

Five vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 465 on Friday afternoon. No children were injured. 

Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 4:37 p.m.
 The Elkhart Memorial varsity football team charges onto Rice Field to meet cross-town rival Elkhart Central in the annual Mangy Lion game Friday, Aug. 22.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

High school football kicked off under [rainy] Friday night lights. 

 Laura Koch, left, listens to comments during a press conference by Mayor Dick Moore at the council chambers Friday, August 22, 2014. Moore read a statement before answering questions about the incident involving a police officer on Garfield Avenue in July. It was announced earlier this week that Koch will begin her duties a police chief in September.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore said Friday that the city is “absolutely considering” spending about $40,000 to equip officers with vest cams. Here’s what our readers had to say.

Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Farmers shouldn’t judge the quality of their crop from end rows, but rather take a walk in the field now before harvesting starts in a few weeks.

 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to keep their car doors locked in the wake of several robberies across Elkhart County made possible by garage door openers in unlocked vehicles.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 7:28 a.m.

Thieves apparently used garage door openers from unlocked cars to get into garages in Osolo Township.

 Participants in a recent Riding To Remember cruise along C.R. 3 in Elkhart County. This year's charity ride will be Sept. 7.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Elkhart Bike Night will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Central Park. The Riding to Remember charity ride will be held two days later to benefit Jesse’s Warriors.

 Church Community Services Seed to Feed co-cordinator Katie Jantzen arranges large quantities of vegetables that were made available as part of the CCS’ first Free Farmers Market for area food agencies in July.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

A group of Elkhart County leaders hope extra space in the jail kitchen can be used to help provide more fresh, local food for the county.

 Chris Conklin tells the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals about her positive relationship with the feral cats she and her husband give food, water, and occasional outdoor shelter to at their home on Ideal Beach.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:25 p.m.

An Osolo Township couple has successfully appealed a county zoning ruling that advocates say would have had devastating consequences for the local feral cat population.

 Kyle Park, Goshen High School's new head coach, talks to Redskins quarterbacks during a practice. Park is the first-year coach at the school where he played and where his brother, Kevin, and father, Brad, also assist.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

Nate Andrews of the Panthers and Kyle Park of the Redskins look to get programs moving in right direction.

 Eric Kanagy and Mindy Schlegel pose in the editing room of their business, Everblue Media in Goshen.|28615
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

The Good of Goshen campaign has become the “most comprehensive movement for marketing of the city that’s been planned.”

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.

Johntu Reed, 28, was sent to Elkhart General Hospital with leg pain after his motorcycle struck a vehicle on Toledo Road.

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