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Children help Katie Jantzen, center, plant hanging baskets as Keshia Woods, right, sweeps up grass and soil after edging a stretch of sidewalk on Cleveland Avenue during the Rock The Block event on the south side of Elkhart Saturday, June 7, 2014. Volunteers spread out up and down Cleveland Avenue to help with general lawn care and light maintenance on houses in the neighborhood. WoodsÕ daughter Kyra worked with her mother is at left. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)
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Posted on June 7, 2014 at 11:29 p.m.

Movie database gives fair warning to those with phobias

Phobias at the Movies is an online database where people are able to search for their phobias to see if a movie is safe for them to watch. Elkhart couple Erin and Tony Seger were inspired to start the website because of Erin’s struggle with emetophobia, the fear of vomit. They screened more than 1,000 movies before the launch of the movie in order to identity common phobias, including blood, needles and clowns.

Four injured in two-car collision at U.S. 33, Sunnyside Avenue

Four people had to be sent to the hospital Saturday, June 7, after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Sunnyside Avenue in Elkhart. A Mini Cooper disregarded a red light and drove into the intersection, where it was hit by a truck. The driver of the Mini Cooper and her two passengers had to be taken to the hospital. The driver of the truck had to be taken to the hospital as well. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Volunteers 'rock the block' in Elkhart neighborhood cleanup effort

LaCasa Inc. and more than 40 volunteers gathered to clean up yards and alleys on the south side of Elkhart on Saturday, June 7. Volunteers were divided into six crews to help clean up Cleveland Avenue between Prairie Street and Benham Avenue. This is LaCasa’s third Rock the Block event in the past two years.

Arts on the Millrace festival features sculptors, painters

The first Arts on the Millrace festival was held on Saturday, June 7, in Goshen. The event featured a variety of artists. Artist Darlene Smithers painted faces at the event, and painter Jean Carter from The Gift of G.A.B. Goshen’s alternative boutique had a display of shows and other clothing with intricate designs.

Indiana Department of Child Services report shows neglect-related deaths in Elkhart County

Thirty-four children died of either abuse or neglect in fiscal 2012 in Indiana, according to a report released by the Indiana Department of Child Services. Elkhart County saw two children die due to neglect, but none died of abuse.