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Friday, April 25, 2014

 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem.

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

Sharon Hernandez
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.
 A photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, shows a wall painting of soldiers holding a flag that was recently discovered on the third floor of the former Hawks Furniture building in Goshen.

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Ann Elise Taylor
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

Find out which students are making top grades at NorthWood High School.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:07 p.m.
 Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, District 22, Friday, March 7, 2014.  Photographed at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Third House meeting.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.

Incumbent Rebecca Kubacki, challenged in the GOP primary by Curt Nisly, blasts the "despicable" tone of the race.

 Graduating senior Madelyn Schwartz receives a rose from Superintendent Joe Sabo at NorthWood's graduation ceremony  June 7, 2013. NorthWood was one of four schools in Elkhart County named a
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

To make the four-star rank, the school has to be in the top 25th percentile of highest test scores. 

 Rachel Shenk, owner of Rachel's Bread in Goshen puts the finishing touches on a croissant dough on a marble topped table Friday, April 11, 2014. After rolling the dough it was refrigerated before forming them into the flaky creations.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.

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 West Goshen School third-grader David Perez reads during class Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Some local schools will be extending their school day starting Monday, April 14. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Students coming back from spring break are starting longer days, at least in some school districts. 

 Kids participate in an Easter egg hunt at Greenleaf Living Center in Elkhart on Saturday, April 11, 2009.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Whether you're willing to shell out some cash or are looking for free activities, you're in for some fun at events around the area this weekend.

 Woodland Elementary School kindergarten student Nevaeh Olsen, right, turns the page of a book she is reading to classmate Lessly Guerrero during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Area schools will soon be enrolling students in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

Several Elkhart County schools are gathering information about incoming kindergarten students. What should you know for your little one?

 NorthWood students are collecting recyclables May 2 and 3.
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

Students are collecting scrap metal, appliances, and more at NorthWood High School on May 2 and 3.

 Curt Nisly, Republican challenger for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Curt Nisly is challenging incumbent Rebecca Kubacki for her District 22 post.

 Zach Troyer (left) and Ryan Doyle work on the fuel system for the Goshen High School Super Mileage project car Monday April 7, 2014.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:37 p.m.

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 Woodland Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Richardson works on reading skills with a group of students during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Indiana has begun releasing school rankings of teacher effectiveness annually.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Goshen, Concord, Wa-nee and Baugo schools reported to the state which teachers were highly effective, effective, in need of improvement and ineffective. See the results.