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Students and teachers prepare to return to the classroom, players gear up for the start of high school football and three other stories to start your day. 

Posted on Aug. 3, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

Elkhart County students prepare to hit the books with the start of the 2014-15 school year

Summer is just about over as students throughout Elkhart County prepare for the new school year. Classes begin this month, with Goshen Community Schools starting the earliest on Aug. 7.

It isn’t too early to start planning ahead for vacations throughout the year, either. Schools already have posted vacation and holiday break schedules.

High school football returns to Elkhart County as players take to the practice fields

The wait is over for high schoolers throughout Elkhart County as football players lace up their cleats to hit to the practice field for drills and preseason conditioning starting Monday, Aug. 4.

Don’t look for hitting or padding right away, though. Players will settle in for workouts before scrimmages Friday, Aug. 15. The real action commences under the Friday night lights Aug. 22.

General Motors accepts claims from drivers, passengers and pedestrians injured from faulty ignition switches

In February, GM recalled 2.6 million of its small vehicles with faulty ignition switches. GM set up a fund for any drivers, passengers or pedestrians hurt or killed by its faulty part. The company will accept claims through Dec. 31.

The company has assumed a $400 million charge for the fund, which will cover deaths and injuries from the defective switch.

Ask the Truth: What’s the history of Harrison Street’s Italian influence in the 1990s?

Back in the 1900s, Harrison Street looked different from it does today, with Italian eateries on the corner and the language filling the air. In fact, Harrison Street was likened to its own Little Italy.

Families moved from Italy to Elkhart for work and settled down to cultivate business, raise a family and build a neighborhood community.

Family and friends remember the Rev. Theodis Hadley after his passing

As a leader of Canaan Baptist Church for more than 30 years, the Rev. Theodis Hadley made a name for himself as not only a pastor, but a civil rights advocate as well.

Hadley died Friday, Aug. 1, at the age of 93. His family and friends remember his service and friendship and his daughter, Clara Hadley, recalled him as “the greatest example of God that we could ever see.”


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