Power could be out for days in Goshen, North Indiana after July 1 storms
After a severe storm tore through Elkhart County on Monday night, June 30, a representative from NIPSCO said that repairs to storm damage may take several days. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, Indiana Michigan Power reported 32 poles, 18 cross-arms and an unknown number of transformers would need to be replaced. 1,400 Indiana Michigan Power customers in Elkhart County were without power as of 4:30 p.m. with 17,770 more in St. Joseph County. NIPSCO reported that 5,900 customers in Goshen and 100 in Elkhart were without power as of 4:40 p.m.
Shooting suspect sought after Saturday incident in Elkhart
The Elkhart Police Department is looking for several suspects in connection with a shooting that was reported Saturday night, June 28, in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Elkhart. A 23-year-old Elkhart man was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a gunshot wound to the thigh. He said he was approached by five or six black men who shot him once in the leg.
Indiana attorney general invites court to grant lesbian couple exception to gay marriage stay
Despite the stay on a ruling that struck down Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, the state’s Attorney General’s office has invited the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals to grant an exception for a lesbian couple. In a four-page filing Tuesday, July 1, the attorney general’s office repeated its argument that Indiana law allows a no hardship exception for Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler. Quasney is dying of ovarian cancer.
US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium
The U.S. men’s national soccer team were kicked out of the 2014 World Cup in the round of 16 after the Belgians beat the Americans, 2 - 1, in extra time. Julian Green, the youngest member on the American team, scored the only U.S. goal in the game in the 107th minute, two minutes after entering the game.
Humans of Goshen showcases ordinary people with extraordinary stories
Goshen College graduate Sara Klassen created Humans of Goshen in 2013 to tell the Maple City’s stories through its people. Klassen said the goal of the project is to “inspire respect and reverence for the complexity of people around us”. She interviews individuals from around Goshen, specifically those who may not necessarily be the spokespeople of their community. Local photographer Alex Pletcher takes portraits of the individuals, and their stories are shared on the Humans of Goshen’s website.