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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Alaskan Brewing Company coming to Michiana

Alaskan Brewing Company will add Michigan and South Dakota to its distribution area and will also add a canning line to its facility.

Eric Strader
Posted at 10:33 a.m.
 Talyn Schmucker (left) and her mother, Ashley Stemm, are the 2013 Elkhart Truth Mother-Child Look-Alike Contest winners. The two are pictured Saturday, May 11, 2013.

We have received scores of submissions in the Mother and Child Look-a-like contest already but this is the last weekend to submit your entry. Voting begins April 29.

Shawn Pinnyei
Posted at 11:45 a.m.
 Jake Webster (left) reads poetry at the ArtWalk in downtown Elkhart on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012. People around the country are celebrating Poem in your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24. (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)

What's your favorite poem? Share it with us today for #PocketPoem.

J. C. Lee
Posted at 8:37 a.m.
 Here, I'm interviewing Jim Buller about the giant earth and moon paintings he created. The artwork hangs at The Electric Brew in Goshen.
Posted 34 minutes ago

Reporter Lydia Sheaks reflects on her first year of working for The Elkhart Truth.

 Retired physician Glen Miller is the author of
Posted 2 hours ago

The retired physician talks about preparing for death and about his own life-threatening medical emergency.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.

Beacon Health System is partnering with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization and Indiana Lions Eye Bank to facilitate organ, eye and tissue donation. Activities at Memorial Hospital take place Wednesday; activities at Elkhart General Hospital take place through April 27.

 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 on April 23, 2014 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.

 Charlotte and Sophia Duarte recently moved to Nappanee from California, and on Saturday, April 20, 2013 they enjoyed their first taste of 'elephant ears' at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival with their close friend Courtney Schmucker (left) also of Nappanee.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:02 p.m.

The weekend event is packed with family-friendly events, including a circus and historical museum tours.

 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.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

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

 Yes4Elkhart stickers sit on a table outside a public meeting  about Elkhart's referendum held by the Yes4Elkhart campaign group at Pierre Moran Middle School in Elkhart on Monday, March 10, 2014.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

Both groups pulling for 'yes' votes on May 6 – Yes4Elkhart and Yes for Concord Kids – have cash available for the election's closing days. Read the story to find out who's contributed what.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

The luncheon honors individuals who give significant time and talents to support older adults and the disabled. It is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend.

 Engineers at the University of Notre Dame have formed a group called Engineering to Empower. Their goal is to teach Haitians how to build safe, secure homes that are affordable.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

Years after an earthquake rocked Haiti, a group of Notre Dame engineers are working to help Haitians become self-reliant and build stronger, more affordable homes.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

Michiana Gerontology Institute will present a free Senior Fair in South Bend in May. Find out what kind of free services you can get here.

 A swan swims in the river, enjoying the water and the wonderful spring weather.
Michelle E. Sigerich
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
 Do you have a cool picture from the past? We're celebrating our 125th anniversary and we need your help.
Shawn Pinnyei
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.
 The Dogwood Fine Arts Festival brings family friendly activities to downtown Dowagiac May 9 to 18.
Amelia Hooper
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:36 a.m.
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