Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 things to know for your Saturday in Indiana

Where to get free school supplies in Elkhart County, Indiana senators split on a $2.7 billion proposal and more.

Posted on Aug. 2, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Local groups giving out free school supplies

Free school supplies will be handed out from 8 to 11 a.m. today by Back 2 School Goshen at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church at 61115 S.R. 15 N. in Goshen. An Elkhart group will give out supplies Saturday, August 9, at Concord Mall’s Mishawaka Road entrance. The Goshen event is open to any Elkhart County child from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Elkhart entrepreneur carves out a name for himself in the business world

John Webber, 28, launched his first company at age 15 and now runs four companies worth millions of dollars per year. 

Sens. Donnelly, Coats split on immigration measure

U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly (D) and Dan Coats (R) split on legislation that would provide more money to address the surge of unaccompanied minors immigrating to the U.S. from Central America. Donnelly voted in favor of a vote on the proposal, while Coats voted against it.

The $2.7 billion proposal would put money towards stricter border enforcement and the care of unaccompanied children once they’ve crossed.

Indiana State Fair started Aug. 1, continues until Aug. 17

Country singer Hunter Hayes returns to Indiana after his Elkhart County 4-H Fair performance last year, performing at the state fair August 9. Lynyrd Skynyrd, rapper Pitbull and 90s alternative band The Barenaked Ladies are also set to perform. On an unrelated note, this is the first year alcohol will be served on the fairgrounds since 1946.

Goshen, Nappanee named in Indiana’s 50 safest cities

Nappanee and Goshen are in Indiana’s top 50 safest cities, according to a home security and safety consultant. 

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