1. Juvenile male arrested after police respond to reports of shots fired in Elkhart
A juvenile male was arrested Saturday, Feb. 15, after the Elkhart Police Department responded to a report of shots fired near Lexington Avenue and Fifth Street.
The call came in around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Police have said little about the incident, but two neighbors who didn't want to be identified said they heard around five shots fired. No injuries have been reported.
2. The NRA is hosting its annual meeting in Indy this April
Nearly 70,000 people are expected to visit Indianapolis this April for the annual National Rifle Association convention.
This is the first time Indy has hosted the convention, which will be the second-largest non-sports trade show the city has ever held. Officials are still trying to determine where attendees will spend their money while in town.
3. Elkhart Memorial was the site of a silent auction and fundraiser for the Sarah Strong Foundation
Mishawaka-based Diamond Air sponsored a silent auction and bake sale at Memorial High School on Saturday. The money raised will go towards the Sarah Strong Foundation.
The foundation was formed in Sarah's memory to help the community and, more particularly, those being treated for cancer and their families.
One of the coming big foundation events is a 5-kilometer run set for March 8.
4. Have A Heart gala raises an estimated $700,000 for EGH Foundation
The large heart statues that were on display along Main Street for a couple months were sold during the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation's Have a Heart gala and fundraiser on Valentine's Day.
Tim Portolese, who co-chaired the fundraiser committee with Suzie Weirick, said the evening as a whole, with underwriting and sponsors, raised an estimated $700,000. Of that, $250,000 to $300,000 was from a "paddle raise" appeal that was split between the hospital foundation and Martin's Foundation.
5. History in Headlines: An unemployed RV worker introduced the President in 2009
In October of 2008 Wakarusa resident Ed Neufeldt found himself among the thousands of workers in Elkhart County who had lost their jobs during the recession. Unemployed, Neufeldt found himself four months later in a crowded Concord High School gymnasium standing next to President Barack Obama.
In this second installment of eight for our monthly online series "History in Headlines," The Elkhart Truth takes a look back at President Barack Obama's visit to Elkhart on Feb. 9, 2009.