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Temperatures only pushed 90 degrees twice this summer, a missing Dowagiac woman calls police to tell them she doesn’t want to be found and more.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.

Cool weather in July almost set a record

It’s been a chilly July in Elkhart County so far, with temperatures barely reaching 70 degrees Wednesday, July 30.

Elkhart park employees normally see about 150 people around this time of the year at Ideal Beach north of the city, but Wednesday saw fewer than 40 people.

Temperatures have only pushed 90 degrees twice this summer.

Missing Dowagiac woman contacts police, says she doesn’t want to be found

Twenty-five-year-old Rose Marie Morris was reported missing by her family Sunday, July 27, but she has since contacted her relations and the police.

Morris contacted her family Tuesday, July 29, to tell them she’s safe and had been in jail. But a press release from the Dowagiac Police Department states that police did not find any records indicating that she was in a hospital or jail in the area during the time of her supposed disappearance.

She told police Wednesday, July 30, that she did not know she was reported missing.

Goshen streets to be blocked during First Fridays event

Several streets will be closed for Goshen’s First Fridays event Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2.

The street closures include:

  •  Lincoln Avenue between Main and Third streets from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.
  •  West Washington Street between Main Street to the alley towards Third Street from 8 a.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday.
  •  The parking lot on Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue will be closed 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.


Elkhart records 91 accidents involving bicycles in four years, prompting proposed three foot buffer

There were 91 accidents involving vehicles and bicyclists in Elkhart since 2010, with one in five motorists driving away without waiting for police. A review of the accidents suggests that motorists were at fault in more than a third of the incidents, and bicyclists were at fault for just as many accidents.

The statistics have prompted city officials to consider an ordinance which requires drivers to give a three-foot buffer when passing bicyclists on city streets.

U.S. Rep Walorski touts push against military sexual assaults, bipartisanship in new political ad

U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski has released a second advertisement for the political season, highlighting the theme of bipartisanship and her stance against military sexual assaults.


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