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Concord head coach Tim Dawson talks with Jarrett Settles before the Sept. 23, 2011, game against Jimtown. Dawson's son, Timothy Jr., died May 9, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen/The Elkhart Truth, File)
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Posted on May 18, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

Concord football family mourning the loss of Dawson's son

Timothy Dawson Jr., the son of Concord High School head football coach Tim Dawson, passed away May 9 at the family’s home. He was 28 years old.

Mythbusters to perform experiments in South Bend as part of national tour

Mythbusters: Behind the Myths is coming to Morris Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7. The show is a live stage adaptation of the Mythbusters television show, which tries to debunk urban legends through science experiments.

Two Elkhart County jail officers facing criminal charges

Two Elkhart County corrections officers had charges filed against them this week for crimes related to their official duties. Former officer Adrian J. Long is charged with sexual misconduct by service provider with detainee. Aaron M. Vandekeere is charged with trafficking with an inmate.

Federal authorities seize property from Elkhart business

Agents with the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspector Police and Indiana State Police seized boxes from Paragon Technology Group LLC on May 9. The owner of the business, James P. LeDonne, of Granger, was imprisoned for bank and wire fraud during the 1990s.

White Pigeon family fighting insurance company for refusing coverage

Connor Watson, 16, sustained head and chest injuries after a kart crash. Now his family has filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services after their insurance company denied coverage based on Watson engaging in a “hazardous hobby.”

Notre Dame supports LGBTQ athletes in two-minute video

The video features students and Jack Swarbrick, athletic director, voicing support for Notre Dame’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning athletes. It was made in conjunction with a national project dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes.

Accused child molester found in Oklahoma City after Elkhart County Sheriff's Department issues warrant

After a nearly two-month search, a woman accused of child molesting was arrested in Oklahoma City recently and will be extradited to Elkhart County.

Ask the Truth: What are the oldest things in Elkhart County?

In a new weekly segment, our readers vote on the questions they’d most like to see answered. Last week, the question that received the most votes was: “What are the oldest things in Elkhart County? What is the oldest building, house, restaurant, bar and person?”

Mother's Day founder protested, threatened lawsuits over commercialization of holiday

Did you know that Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, hated the commercialization of her holiday and was even arrested for protesting it?