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NorthWood High School head girls basketball coach Steve Neff oversees a practice in the NorthWood gym on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Nappanee. This season will be the last for Neff after 37 years behind the bench. (Jon Garcia)
5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana
Posted on Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.

1. Woman wrongly imprisoned for eight years said she never lost faith

Can you imagine spending eight years in prison for a crime you didn't commit?

That's what happened to Lana Canen, an Elkhart woman who recently filed suit against two police officers in connection with the faulty fingerprint analysis that led to her incarceration. We had the chance to sit down and talk to Canen, who never lost faith despite her nightmarish situation

"I sometimes even wondered myself if I was ever going to get out," Canen said. "I didn't want to completely give up."

2. NorthWood girls lose a regional heartbreaker

NorthWood's girls basketball team lost their regional semifinals game today, marking a heartbreaking end to Coach Steve Neff's 37 years leading the team. 

The win was snatched out of NorthWood's grasp with no time left on the clock – a successful free throw by their competition sealed the game's score at 55-54. 

"Fitting end to my career," Neff said. "It gives me something to think about for the next how many years. It won't be 37."

3. Top honor at Elkhart city science fair goes to Madelin Lapp

The 30th annual Elkhart City Science Fair was held today, where 216 local students showed their scientific interests and competed for top prizes.

Madelin Lapp, a seventh-grader at Pierre Moran Middle School, thrived at the competition, taking home the top award for grades six through eight. Her project looked into whether color makes words easier or harder to read.

Click here to read more about the fair's winners and their projects.  

4. Elkhart Truth photos of the week

This week's best photos are dominated by action shots taken at sporting events around town, but also feature a touching photo of Lana Canen, the Elkhart woman who spent eight years in prison for a murder she didn't commit; images of elementary school students trying out new instruments for the first time; and shots of flooding caused by the week's higher temperatures.

Click here to see the whole gallery

5. Trudge for Suds bring Hollywood glam to downtown Elkhart

Pillars of Elkhart held its annual Trudge for Suds event Saturday night, Feb. 22, which aims to bring big business to downtown Elkhart's bars and restaurants.

This year's theme was "black and white and red all over." Locals were encouraged to glitz up in their fanciest clothes for the pub crawl, which Iechyd Da Brewing Company, Crimaldi's Restaurant, McCarthy's on the Riverwalk, 523 Tap and Grill, New Paradigm Brewing Co., Bowly's Crystal Bar and Five Star Dive Bar participated in.