Elkhart County children set up shop for Lemonade Day
Students throughout Elkhart County participated in Lemonade Day on Saturday, May 3, a program which teaches kids about how to run their own business. They put those lessons into practice by managing their own lemonade stands, which could be found all the way from Elkhart to Goshen. The students sold lemonade and snacks, donating the proceeds to a good cause of their choice. Some donated to the animal shelter, others to their schools so they would be able to pay for camp the following year.
Elkhart man killed in police shootout at Long John Silver's in Niles, Mich.
An Elkhart man died after a police shootout after an alleged attempt to rob a Long John Silver’s restaurant on Friday night, May 2, in Niles, Mich. The Niles Police Department identified the man as 39-year-old Eddie Macon Jr. He was injured in the gunfight and was sent to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. The four people in the restaurant and police officers were not injured.
Mayor Dick Moore to honor officers, dispatcher who responded to Martin's Super Market shooting
Mayor Dick Moore will honor the dispatcher who handled communications and the two police officers who responded to the Martin’s Super Market shooting on Jan. 15 on the northeast side of Elkhart. Moore will hand plaques to Elkhart police officers Cody Skipper and Jason Tripp as well as dispatcher Justin Yoder on Sunday, May 4, at the Lerner Theatre to thank them for their service to the community.
Nearly 600 people participate in Compassion Walk to benefit United Cancer Services of Elkhart County
United Cancer Services hosted its annual Compassion Walk on Sunday, May 3, at Elkhart Central High School. Nearly 600 people participated in the fundraiser, including cancer survivors and their supporters. United Cancer Services is a local non-profit that helps cancer patients in Elkhart County with their first year of treatment. The organization had already raised $47,000 towards its $50,000 goal before the walk started.
A tale of two trains
The Elkhart Truth lead photographer Jen Shephard reflected on the two big train stories this week. The arrival of the historic, refurbished Nickel Plate steam locomotive on Thursday, May 1, in Elkhart excited many residents. However, the car and train crash on Friday, May 2, was met with sadness on social media. Over the span of two days, there were two different trains and two different stories and emotions. Shephard shared her thoughts on covering those stories.