5 things to know for your Thursday in Indiana

Readers are concerned about dangerous amounts of snow on streetlights, a film shot in Goshen will premiere at a South Bend film festival and three other stories you should know for your Thursday.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:54 a.m.

1. Have you noticed dangerous amounts of snow on area streetlights?

There was so much snow during Wednesday's winter storm that it collected on area streetlights and obscured the colors they were flashing, according to some readers.

Doug Mulvaney said in a Facebook post yesterday that there were a number of cars that ran through red lights, and that he was almost broadsided at an intersection. Some readers, such as Michelle Sanderson-Miller, informed the police of the obscured street lights yesterday and was told that it was being addressed.

2.  75-year-old man dead after a crash on Nappanee Street and California Road

A 75-year-old man is dead after a crash on Nappanee Street and California Road in Elkhart, according to Elkhart County Coroner John White. He was one of three people taken to the hospital, according to Lt. Mike Sigsbee of the Elkhart Police Department.

The two other people involved in the crash are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. An officer at the scene said that at least two vehicles were involved in the crash. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

3. ‘Sand Castles’ shot in Goshen premiering at film festival in South Bend

"Sand Castles", a movie that was filmed in Goshen, will premiere at the River Bend Film Festival on April 3 in South Bend. Jordan Hodges, who's originally from Goshen, wrote and produced the film.

The film tells the story of Noah, played by Hodges, and his family struggling to grasp the mysterious return of his younger sister who was kidnapped and held captive for more than 10 years.

4. Comcast says worker in Goshen is legit

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department received reports of a suspicious person dressed as a Comcast employee on Wednesday morning, but it turns out that the person was really a Comcast employee after all.

Area residents contacted the department with concerns of a man believed to be acting suspiciously in the Amber Meadows subdivision north of Goshen. Police said that Comcast initially said that they did not have any employees working in the area at that time but later confirmed that the person was indeed an employee.

5. Senior dance group 'The Rockerettes' get health and happiness from performing

The Rockerettes is a senior dance group made up of 25 members between the ages of 60 and 89.

The Elkhart Youth and Community Center performance group started as an exercise group but was soon performing at a YMCA function. They liked performing so much that they hired a tap dance instructor, and The Rockerettes were born.

The Rockerettes will be performing at Kindred Valley View nursing home Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m. in Elkhart and March 20 at the Tolson Center in Elkhart at 11 a.m. 

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