Monday, September 22, 2014

 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.

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

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:49 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.

Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.
 Here's the Truth umbrella that was found at a North Carolina estate sale and returned

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

Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
 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.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.

Two people spoke about police issues at Monday’s meeting.

 Joe Torzewski, service manager at Elkhart Bicycle Shop, displays a set of lights available for free to bicyclists who travel at night and can not afford to pay for it. The lights are available at the store and at Pedal Power on Prairie Street in Elkhart.
Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

Free headlights and taillights are available to those who need to cycle at night and can’t afford them.

 Representatives of Thompson Thrift and the city of Elkhart dig in for the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

Major stores near the corner of C.R. 6 and Cassopolis Street could open in 12 months, developer said.

 A close-up of a shirt that supporters were wearing during a recent Elkhart council committee hearing on a proposal to establish a bike buffer.
Posted on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

Council members meet tonight; Budget hearings announced.

 Store entrances were padlocked with chains at some of the stores after the June raids in Elkhart.
Posted on Aug. 1, 2014 at 6:14 a.m.

Additional blight, inconvenience and added work for the city are all part of the fallout, he said. 

 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

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