Saturday, November 22, 2014



 Members of the public listened to a lengthy debate on Monday, Nov. 17, on expanding the downtown TIF district. The discussion included a few verbal volleys.

Side issues prompted some comments that probably rubbed a few people wrong at the Elkhart City Council meeting.

Dan Spalding

Posted on Nov. 18, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.
 Numerous yard signs opposing annexation can be seen along part of Old U.S. 20 west of Elkhart city limits. The reference to Brownsburg, Ind., is part of a unified effort local supporters have for annexation in other parts of Indiana.

Elkhart’s city council will consider a request for $250,000 from the city to fight annexation lawsuits. TIF district expansion is also on agenda.

Dan Spalding

Posted on Nov. 17, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.
 Mayor Dick Moore (left) met with two people who are in the midst of a cross-country trek, gathering stories of positive change along the way. Adam Meyer and Ashley Donovan are runners. To learn more, check out their website at

They are attempting to run from Oregon to Washington D.C. and are blogging about some of the ideas they’ve gleaned along the way.


Dan Spalding

Posted on Nov. 7, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
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 Don Savoie & Trio will perform Saturday night, Oct. 18, at Arts on Main, 205 S. Main St., in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.

The art gallery hosts Blues Night on the third Saturday of each month. Don Savoie & Trio will perform at the Oct. 18 event, where beer, wine and soda will be available.

Posted on Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:58 p.m.

Numerous events at Roosevelt Center, City Hall and elsewhere cover a wide variety of subjects.

 Council members David Henke and Tonda Hines are silhouetted Thursday night against the harsh early evening sunlight that streams in through four large windows in the council chambers. Each window has a blind, but it's not very effective.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

Bright sunshine among numerous other tidbits recapped from city budget sessions.

Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.

Each department in the City of Elkhart will discuss their 2015 budget plans at a series of meetings. Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore has proposed a $56 million budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for city employees.

 Here's the Truth umbrella that was found at a North Carolina estate sale and returned
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

A local reader found it at an estate sale and thought an Elkhart Truth reporter could use it.

 The smell of barbecue and the sound of music will fill Elkhart's Roosevelt Park Sunday for the Southside Family Fun Fest.
Posted on Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.

The Southside Family Fun Fest will run from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Roosevelt Park.

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