Monday, March 30, 2015

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It’s time to vote for the Ask the Truth question you’d like us to answer next. And submit a question of your own, while you’re at it.

Ann Elise Taylor

Posted at 2:48 p.m.
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The three elementary schools in Elkhart were named after educators who dedicated decades of their lives to the city’s youth.

J. C. Lee

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 6:16 a.m.
Elkhart County Home

The Elkhart County Home was demolished in the 1980s, but it once provided opportunities for the poor or mentally ill to work the land for a place to live.

J. C. Lee

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.
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It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like Ask the Truth to answer next. 

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:44 a.m.

This week’s voting round features questions about the Elkhart County Home, the origins of local towns’ names and memorials for local fallen soldiers. Let us know which one you think sounds the most interesting.

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.


For this week’s edition of Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know why gas prices around the area follow a volatile, up-and-down, up-and-down pattern that’s not seen in other areas of the country. Here’s the answer.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Two of the shelters were built beneath downtown Elkhart buildings that were once banks. The third was built beneath an existing bank, which used to be the former Elkhart post office.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:32 p.m.

This week’s reader-submitted questions are about gas prices around the area, the heritage of the local Amish community and a New Paris landmark.

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 3:35 p.m.

Most Elkhart County schools were named after the city, township or village they were located in, while some had names that fit the area’s geography

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 2:06 p.m.

This week’s Ask the Truth questions are about the origin of local high schools’ names, the burial place of a Potawatomi chief and The Elkhart Truth’s rumored connection to Alka-Seltzer’s invention.

Posted on Feb. 28, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Over the past few weeks, readers have expressed quite a bit of confusion about winter weather advisories, travel advisories, travel bans and what they all mean. Ask the Truth breaks them all down for you so that next time a snowstorm strikes, you’ll be prepared. 

Posted on Feb. 23, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Readers wanted to know more about connection between Elkhart’s rumored mafia activity and the town’s Italian-American community, but several former residents say the rumors are unfounded.

Posted on Feb. 21, 2015 at 8:37 a.m.

Concerns surrounding nuclear attacks on American soil reached a fever pitch during the Cold War. But despite President John F. Kennedy’s advice to build fallout shelters, just a few were put together in the Elkhart area.

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