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You can expect cooler temperatures beginning next week, an Elkhart City Council member wants a less restrictive policy for fire pits and more.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:04 a.m.

Cooler temperatures expected in Elkhart County next week

A cold front is expected next week in parts of the Midwest. Meteorologist Courtney Obergfell, of the National Weather Service, said cold air will arrive Tuesday, July 15, which will keep temperatures hovering around the low 70s for a few days. That’s around 10 to 15 degrees lower than the normal high during this time of the year. The low will be in the mid-50s.

Elkhart shelving urban chickens, but hopes to fix rule on fire pits

Elkhart residents may not keep chickens in their backyards anytime soon, but the city council is looking to make fire pits less restrictive for residents. City council member Mary Olsen wants to talk to the public about revising the existing policy, which she says is too restrictive. Elkhart residents can get permits for small, controlled fires through the fire department, but those fires can be doused with just one call if anyone complains about it.

Mekayla Diehl will be at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Here's your chance to ask her a question

Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl will stop by The Elkhart Truth’s offices next week, and we want to know what you would like to ask her. Diehl will also be at the Elkhart County 4-H fair from Friday, July 18, to Saturday, July 26. She was crowned Fair Queen in 2007.

Cheers for Charity at Flippin' Cow to benefit Center for Community Justice

The Greater Elkhart Young Professionals will host its Cheers for Charity event at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Flippin’ Cow Burger Joint at 51330 S.R. 19 in Elkhart. It’s an opportunity for “casual networking with a social conscience,” according to their press release. The $10 admission will go towards Center for Community Justice, a local nonprofit.

Campaign challenges Facebook users to abandon the site for 99 days

Non-profit 99 Days of Freedom wants to find out if life is happier without Facebook. The initiative challenges users to not sign on to the social media site for 99 days, which includes apps and messenger services.


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