Six years later, Back 2 School Elkhart still provides school supplies for hundreds of local children
Back 2 School Elkhart is giving away free school supplies today starting at 9 a.m. in the Concord Mall parking lot in Elkhart. The group started at the recent recession’s height, and organizers said they hope demand for free supplies shrinks as locals get back on their feet. Until then, families are welcome to pick up free school supplies and have fun at a Back 2 School Elkhart-sponsored carnival when supplies are gone.
Celebrate Elkhart with downtown festivities
The Elkhart Truth will celebrate its 125th birthday and the city of Elkhart with a block party today starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street and Civic Plaza. The South Bend Silver Hawks will sign autographs on Main Street in the afternoon. Zach DuBois will perform starting at 7 p.m., and the Tumbleweed Jumpers take the stage at 9 p.m. The National Weather Service says it should be a warm day, with a high of 82 degrees and low of 60 in the evening.
Open house to honor celebrated barber’s retirement
“Old-school” Elkhart barber Larry Stamper is retiring after cutting hair for 58 years, but his family is throwing an open house today for friends and regulars to say goodbye. The open house will be 2 to 5 p.m. in Stamper’s Seville Barber Shop at 108 W. Lexington Ave. in Elkhart.
Driver in 2012 hit-and-run accident sent back to prison
The driver who hit a Middlebury bicyclist with his car in 2012 and left the scene of the accident is going back to prison after violating probation. Pasquale Rulli was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct and leaving Elkhart County without permission from his probation officer or the court.
Gunman in Elkhart shooting gets 58 years in prison
An Elkhart man convicted of attempted murder and criminal recklessness for shooting through a victim’s front door was sentenced Thursday to 58 years in prison. Nicholas Rushlow, 32, claimed to be a police officer when he knocked on his victims’ door in the middle of the night. He then shot through the door five times, grazing the head of one victim.