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A Mennonite pastor’s credentials are subject to review, Notre Dame unveils its Shamrock Series uniforms and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 5:55 a.m.

Mennonite pastor's church credentials subject to review

Karl Shelly, pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, has come to the conclusion that same-sex unions merit equal standing with heterosexual unions.

He feels so strongly that he performed a same-sex covenant ceremony in May, notwithstanding Mennonite Church USA guidelines that prohibit pastors from officiating such ceremonies. His pastoral license is now up for review by church officials, per church guidelines.

Notre Dame reveals 2014 Shamrock Series uniforms

Notre Dame unveiled its Under Armour-designed Shamrock Series jerseys during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Notre Dame will wear the uniform against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium for its annual off-site home game at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

New Keystone RV facility looks at Goshen location

Keystone RV Company is planning to build a new 120,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Goshen.

The new plant would be built at 3425 Corrie Drive, north of C.R. 40 and south of Keystone’s existing complex at 2642 Hackberry Drive.

The Goshen City Plan Commission approved the zoning request for the project at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Michael Brown's art teacher, a former ECS teacher, says Ferguson's black students don't deserve prejudice

Pam Hellwege first heard through Facebook that one of her former students, Michael Brown, had been shot and killed by a police officer.

Hellwege, who taught at Elkhart Community Schools for nine years before moving to the St. Louis area, had Brown in her art class during Brown’s freshman year at McCluer High School, part of the Ferguson-Florissant school district. 

As a teacher, she saw plenty of prejudiced attitudes toward her black students.

“They were black kids ... and that was the issue,” she said.

State police to hold sobriety checkpoint in Elkhart County this weekend

The Indiana State Police Bremen Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Elkhart County.

The checkpoint will begin in the evening hours of Friday, Aug. 22, followed by saturation patrols targeting intoxicated drivers, according to a state police news release.

Driving delays are expected to be only two to three minutes.

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