Wednesday, October 22, 2014

5 things to know for your Wednesday in Indiana

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers faces a new challenger in November, Elkhart Municipal Airport is being redone and three other stories to start your day.

(Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)
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Democrat Norman Anderson cites Rogers' Nevada visit in bid for Elkhart County sheriff's post

Bristol Elementary School custodian Norman Anderson will represent the Elkhart County Democratic Party in the November election against Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers. The sheriff’s controversial visit to the Cliven Bundy ranch in April spurred Anderson to challenge the incumbent for his post. Anderson said he also supports increasing the wages of sheriff’s department deputies and making the department more ethnically diverse.

Elkhart Municipal Airport getting redo on south side as growth continues

The south side of the Elkhart Municipal Airport is currently being redone as part of a beautification project. Airport Road will be paved, new grass and trees will be planted, and an irrigation system will be installed at the entrance of the airport. A sign at the entrance also will be fixed and lit up at night. The façade of the old passenger terminal and its neighboring park will also be restored.

Elkhart Schools' referendum money allowed for shorter elementary day

Elementary students in Elkhart Community Schools will have shorter days in the next school year, thanks to referendum money. School will start at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m., except for Wednesdays when students will be dismissed 40 minutes early to allow teachers collaboration time. The school day schedule for middle school and high school students has not been decided yet, but they will be also dismissed 40 minutes early on Wednesdays.

Elkhart mayor Dick Moore agrees WWII vet's name deserves to be on city hall memorial

Theresa Lewis has lobbied for years to get her father’s name, Leon Anglemyer, on a memorial at Elkhart City Hall that names local people who served in the war. Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore confirmed the details of Anglemyer’s service in World War II and agreed that his name should be on the memorial.

Counterfeit bills passing through Elkhart

Elkhart police have received several reports of fake money in the last week. Businesses and the public should beware of counterfeit $20 and $50 bills circulating the Elkhart area and should call the police tipline at 389-4777 if they have any further information.

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