Friday, October 24, 2014

5 things to know for your Wednesday in Indiana

Here's a recap of the stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:13 p.m.

1. Three stores are coming to Shoppes on Six

Three major stores have announced they'll be opening at Shoppes on Six, constituting the largest retail development Elkhart has seen in some time.

Shoe Carnival, PetSmart and Ross Dress For Less confirmed Tuesday, Feb. 18, they would be housed in the shopping center. Several other stores, including Penn Station, Panda Express and Great Clips, will be there as well.

Shoppes on Six hopes to open for business in summer 2015.

2. Thor Industries buys former Monaco RV plant to meet rising demand

Though Monaco RV's Elkhart operation shut down earlier this month, its former site will continue to serve as one of the area's recreational vehicle hubs.

Thor Industries announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, that it had purchased Monaco's closed factory. The company bought the building, located at 2700 S. Nappanee St., after seeing a 44 percent increase in motorhome sales during the first six months of the fiscal year.

3. Area will see higher temperatures, rain this week

Elkhart County got a little taste of warmth Tuesday, Feb. 18, when the temperature rose to a high of 43 degrees. The weather helped melt away some of the snow accumulation the area received the day before.

The higher temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week, with Wednesday's high predicted to top off at 38 degrees. Rain and thunderstorms are possible on Thursday.

Click here for the rest of the week's forecast.

4. How will local schools' referenda affect you?

There's been a lot of talk lately about referenda coming out of Elkhart Community Schools and Concord Community Schools. These proposed tax increases, which voters will see on their May ballots, propose funding for busses, safety upgrades and building repairs, among other things.

Here's a little information about how the referenda will affect your taxes if they're passed later this year. The tax increases would only affect property owners directly.

5. Elkhart fines Michigan entity for high levels of corrosive substance in sewer

Elkhart officials fined a Michigan sewer district almost $12,000 after tests showed high levels of hydrogen sulfide in its system

Though the fine was only issued to Ontwa Township Sewer District Tuesday, Feb. 18, officials have been aware of the problem since late December. The corrosive material was detected after part of the system connecting the area to Ontwa Township collapsed due to deterioration.

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