1. Bristol man taken to South Bend Memorial for life-threatening injuries after motorcycle crash
A Bristol man was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital by MedFlight Sunday afternoon after he was ejected from his motorcycle in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on C.R. 2 north of the Indiana Toll Road on Sunday afternoon, April 20.
Dale Greensides, 32, suffered life-threatening head injuries in the crash.
Greensides was riding his motorcycle traveling east on C.R. 2 west of S.R. 13. Sasha Lindwedel, 23, of Elkhart, was driving a car west on C.R. 2 when she turned left into a private driveway around 12:34 p.m., the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department said in a press release.
Greensides' motorcycle collided with Lindwedel's vehicle and he was ejected from the motorcycle, the press release said. Lindwedel's car then spun and struck a third vehicle, which was parked and unoccupied.
Greensides was not wearing a helmet, according to the press release.
2. Yesterday was Easter, which means today is Dyngus Day
It may not be a big deal everywhere, but Dyngus Day is very important in northern Indiana.
It's a chance to enjoy Polish sausage and other Polish food while interacting with politicians you may or may not vote for in the May primary elections.
Marshall King has five reasons why Dyngus Day is especially important this year that are sure to convince you.
3. Speaking of politics, three people are vying for the Elkhart County recorder spot
Incumbent Jerry Weaver, Jessica Sanders and Jennifer Doriot will face off in the May 6 primary for the county recorder seat. Each has a unique vision of improving the office's service to the public.
Not sure what the recorder does? The county recorder maintains permanent public records. The recorder handles document transactions that include real estate, mining, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges and personal bonds, according to Elkhart County Human Resources.
4. Here's another helping of politics - the auditor's race also has three candidates
Incumbent Pauline Graff, local business owner Jim Erb and former Cleveland Township assessor John Loos are vying for the county auditor position, which will pay a salary of $75,110 in 2014.
The county auditor has a wide range of responsibilities. He must coordinate tax collection and distribution, develop financial analysis and cash flow projects, assist with budget preparations, and serve as secretary to the board of commissioners and as clerk to the county council, according to the county's department of human resources.
5. 77 people were reported arrested in Elkhart County last week
The Elkhart Police Department, Goshen Police Department and Elkhart County Sheriff's Department reported that 77 people were arrested last week in the county for various preliminary charges, ranging from possession of marijuana to battery on a police officer.