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Darrion Jackson, 8, sports a Denver Broncos logo in his hair at the second annual NaPalm Football Camp at Rice Field on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Campers were taught a variety of football skills and got to work with Nathan Palmer. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)
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Posted on June 29, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Status of Indiana gay marriages up in the air

Same-sex couples who rushed to get married for the three days it was legal in Indiana might have to wait for months before they find out if their unions are valid. A federal appeals court issued a stay Friday, June 27, on a U.S. district judge’s ruling that struck down Indiana’s ban on gay marriages. Jennifer Drobac, a professor at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, believes the appellate court also will eventually find the ban unconstitutional. Unless higher courts completely overrule the ruling, same-sex marriages performed in Indiana since Wednesday will be recognized.

Ask the Truth: Why was the Foster Mansion torn down? Nothing has been built in its place – why?

The residents of the St. Joseph Manor neighborhood in Elkhart were shocked to see the Foster Mansion torn down in September 2002. The building was a three-story home built in 1917, following the Greek revival architectural style. It had 29 rooms and even a third-floor bathroom. It sat on a bluff on the south bank of the St. Joseph River. The Elkhart Truth’s Jeff Parrott attempts to find the reasons behind its demolition.

Colors For Kids 5K helps Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County

Hundreds of runners and walkers participated in the first Color for Kids 5K run Saturday, June 28, near downtown Elkhart. The 5K is called the Color Run because racers were sprayed with colored powders all along the route toward the finish line.

A 'big kid at heart,' Nathan Palmer goes over big with campers

Sixty-eight campers attended the second annual Nathan Palmer and Friends Football Camp on Saturday, June 28, at Elkhart Central, spending time with Denver Bronco wide receiver and Elkhart native Nathan Palmer. Palmer taught kids the fundamentals of the game, such as tackling, and trained the children using a number of drills.

Draw of baseball brings Ron Wargon all the way from Japan

Ron Wargon traveled from Tokyo to Elkhart County to pursue his dream of playing college baseball in the United States. Wargon graduated high school in Japan in March. He now lives with his grandparents and plays baseball for Bristol American Legion Post 143. He likes the New York Yankees because of Japanese players such as Ichiro Suzuki. But his favorite player is Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers slugger.