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 U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left, and Dan Coats, R-Ind.

Sen. Donnelly, a Democrat, voted for the measure and Sen. Coats, a Republican, voted against it.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.
 The three hopefuls for the District 48 seat in the Indiana House (and their campaign signs), from top to bottom: Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski, Jesse Bohannon.

The Indiana House race between Bohannon, Bujalski and Miller will be one of the most intense in Elkhart County. 

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.
 Sen. Dan Coats speaks with a reporter from The Elkhart Truth on Friday, March 14, 2014.

The Indiana Republican asked a question of a witness. Problem is, he should have been at a meeting down the hall.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.
 A few ducks stand in a shallow area of Cobus Creek near Dave Gunn's house Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Gunn is concerned that a proposed sewer plant in Ontwa Township, Mich., which will discharge into the creek will alter the balance of the creek for fish and wildlife.
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.

Environmentalists worry about the impact of the plant on Cobus Creek.

 From left to right, the three hopefuls for the District 48 seat in the Indiana House, all of them Republicans: Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski, Jesse Bohannon. Rep. Tim Neese now holds the post but isn't seeking re-election.
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski and Jesse Bohannon are the hopefuls for the Elkhart County-based post. Read more about them here:

 The city of Elkhart plans to install an underground sewage holding tank beneath the Gause parking lot off Waterfall Drive in the city center.
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

The underground sewer tank isn't the only project that'll impact the area's traffic flow this summer.

 Northern Indiana immigration reform advocates and reps from Fast for Families visited U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski's Mishawaka office March 24, 2014, to push the call for change.
Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

Local advocates and reps from Fast for Families seek support from lawmaker in the call for comprehensive reform.

 Pastor Dwight Gosser of the New Life Christian Center, east of Bristol, left; and Pastor Amy DeBeck of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart. They offer divergent views on the lessons to be learned from the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

The biblical roots of the debate have emerged among Elkhart County pastors and the views offer stark contrasts.

 Armando Paez checks on a food order at the Vine Restaurant in Elkhart  in this archive photo from Jan. 12, 2012.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

"We don't know anything. Wait, wait," Armando Paez said after a meeting with federal immigration officials.

 A van drives through water that overran C.R. 38 west of C.R. 9 Friday, April 19, 2013. The U.S. Senate approved a measure meant to protect homeowners reliant on federal flood insurance from sharp spikes in the cost of coverage.
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.

The flood measure would temper spikes in insurance coverage, sought by some in Elkhart.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, middle; U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, right.
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.

Here's what the federal lawmakers have had to say on a range of matters so far this week.

 Some of the worst potholes I've found are on S.R. 19, where it transitions from Bristol Street to Nappanee Street in northwest Elkhart.
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

They're plentiful where Bristol Street transitions into Nappanee Street in northwest Elkhart. These are probably the worst in the area, if you ask me and I have video to show it.

 Dave Gunn, who lives along Cobus Creek in northwest Elkhart County, worries about the potential impact of a proposed wastewater treatment plan in nearby Michigan
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

A proposed sewer treatment plant in the neighboring state would discharge into the Elkhart County creek.

Tim Vandenack
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