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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Elkhart resident Terry Trost smiles Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as she talks about her recovery from the fungal meningitis outbreak that caused her long illness. Trost still has issues with fatigue, but is improving and is now able to complete housework and even participate in water aerobics class.

Terry Trost has been battling fungal meningitis for the past year and half.

Angelle Barbazon
Posted at 6:57 p.m.
 Maggie Edel, 10, Mariah Rice, 10, and Jessie Florea, 8, make candy-filled crackers at an Eastwood Elementary School Pay It Forward Club meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence proclaimed Thursday, April 24, Pay it Forward Day for Indiana. Here's how you can get involved.

Emily Pfund
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.
 Curt Nisly, Republican challenger for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki is facing an intense challenge from Curt Nisly for the District 22 seat.

Tim Vandenack
Posted at 4:32 p.m.
 People gather courthouse lawn in downtown Goshen to pray during the National Day of Prayer in this Elkhart Truth file photo. The theme for National Day of Prayer 2014 is
Posted at 11:08 p.m.

Two worship and prayer events will be held May 1 in downtown Goshen on the court house lawn to recognize National Day of Prayer.

 An Elkhart teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.
Posted at 10:38 p.m.

An Elkhart teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers makes an address during his April 18-20, 2014, visit to Bunkerville, Nev. The rural area was the site of a showdown between a rancher and federal officials who critics say overstepped their authority. The photo is a screen grab from a YouTube video of the address, at http://bit.ly/1mAHnNF.
Posted at 7:18 p.m.

The sheriff defends his visit to the site of a simmering conflict with federal officials, saying its his duty to protect against federal overreach.

 The city of Elkhart is moving forward with plans to demolish this house at 219 State St.
Posted at 7:12 p.m.

Building commissioner given permission to tear down houses on Aspenwald Avenue and State Street.

 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem.
Posted at 6:19 p.m.

The Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to collect unwanted prescription drugs in Elkhart and Cass counties on April 26. 

 The Elkhart Fire Department responded to a fire that destroyed a trailer on Jon Drive early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

Lt. Aaron Gerber is filling in the position left vacant after chief investigator Rob Smith retired. 

 A panoramic image showing the Calendar Garden at DeFries Gardens Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

View a gallery of images by Truth photographers taken Tuesday April 22, Earth Day 2014. 

 A large crowd gathered to voice concern to some of the four annexation areas during hearings Monday night, April 21.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:38 p.m.

City council heard plenty from property owners living in four areas targeted for annexation during a public hearing Monday night, April 21. Final decision is set for June 2.

 Police say a woman abducted her 5 year old daughter in Kosciusko County on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and led police on a chase into Michigan.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.

A man was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend following the crash.

 Jesse Williams, right, is introduced to his daughter, center, for the first time in this Elkhart Truth file photo published on May 14, 2008. (Truth file photo by Tom Lange)
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.

The family of Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams, who was killed in Afghanistan in December, will be presented with the Purple Heart award this Thursday.

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