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5 things to know for your Tuesday in Indiana

The name of three brothers will be added to Elkhart’s World War II memorial wall, Trevor Wendzonka accepts a marketing position for SoMa and three more stories to start your day.

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 5:55 a.m.

Elkhart will remember three brothers on memorial wall

The names of three brothers will be added to Elkhart’s World War II memorial wall at a 10 a.m. ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 12, at City Hall.

Leon, Everett and Wilbur Anglemeyer were World War II veterans. Leon’s daughter, Theresa Lewis, lobbied earlier this year for their names to be added to the memorial.

Mayor Dick Moore and the brothers’ family members will speak at the ceremony.

Wendzonka takes marketing job for SoMa at Lerner Theatre

Trevor Wendzoka has accepted a marketing position for SoMa, an Elkhart planning initiative focused on downtown revitalization. In a mass e-mail sent out Friday, Aug. 8, Wendzoka wrote that he will advance “the cause for SoMa and downtown Elkhart” as part of his new position.

Wedzonka leaves his job as the director of communications and government relations at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.

The new hire comes weeks after SoMa and city officials announced a major marketing plan to rebrand downtown Elkhart as the Gateway Mile to promote destination points along Main Street.

Elkhart County now has great Thai options

There are even more places to get Thai food in Elkhart County, and that makes managing editor and food writer Marshall King very happy.

He can’t make Asian curry and Pad Thai as well as Bangkok Garden, Asia Market and Lucky’s Donut in Elkhart or Sawadee in Goshen. That’s why King says ethnic restaurants are important, because we struggle to recreate those foods even if we have a good recipe and the right ingredients.

Here’s King’s look at these restaurants.

Robin Williams, comedy star, dead at 63

Academy Award winner and comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home Monday, Aug. 12, in an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be suicide due to asphyxia, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider.

Tony Stewart will not race at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday

Following a crash Saturday night that killed Kevin Ward Jr., NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not be participating in Saturday’s race at Plymouth Speedway. In a statement, Stewart said “there aren’t words” to describe his sadness following the accident

A memorial service for Ward is slated for Wednesday in Boonville, N.Y.

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