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This week’s Ask the Truth follows the journey of recycled goods, Mary Daly Elementary staff and teachers accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, and three other stories to start your day. 

Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.

In this week’s Ask the Truth, we found out what happens to recycled materials after they leave a home or business 

This week, readers voted for us to find out what happens to recyclables and whether or not they are dumped into one truck

Whether or not residents sort recycled materials, all of the paper, plastic, glass, metals and aluminums are collected in one truck to await processing at a facility. 

At Borden Waste-Away Services, Inc. in Elkhart, all of the materials are dumped, sorted and processed in batches by the ton — usually more than 450 tons every day. 

Staff at teachers at Mary Daly Elementary School in Elkhart accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for especially personal reasons

About 35 teachers and staff at the school were the latest to douse themselves in ice cold water in acceptance of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

This particular challenge, however, had special meaning to Dorisanne Nielsen, Elkhart Community Schools board president, who lost her husband to ALS in 1993. Nielsen was present when the staffers made a splash. The school raised $380 for the ALS association before Nielsen said she would add $70, for a grand total of $450. 

Dave Carter & Associates, Inc. — an RV company — is moving from Elkhart to Goshen 

The recreational vehicle and manufacturing housing supply company is moving to a new Goshen facility after 17 years at its Elkhart facility. The new unit will have 180,000 square feet and will be move in ready by the end of next month. 

There are currently 48 employees at the Elkhart facility and the company plans to add 25 new jobs during the next three years. 

State police say the use of drones might be beneficial with crowd control and crash investigations 

Indiana police are proceeding with care in regards to using drones for SWAT teams, crowd control and crash investigations. 

Some police agencies like Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are holding off on using drones until clearer rules are established. 

Approximately 5,000 people came out for this year’s Taste of the Gardens 

Heat and humidity didn’t stop crowds coming out by the thousands to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this sixth annual event at Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Event chairman Brian Housand said Saturday’s event raised between $50,000 and $60,000.

18 regional restaurants were prepared with small plates of dishes, including curry chicken and chickpeas from Iechyd Da Brewing Co., smoked bacon corn dogs by Chubby Trout, a special Taste of the Gardens Taco by Mod Mex and more. 

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