Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ask the Truth


 Do you have a question you'd like to ask the Truth? Email it to us at

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question that you’d like to see our reporters dig into next week. 

Ann Elise Taylor

Posted on Nov. 23, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
 American Countryside Farmer's Market was one of the most significant development efforts on S.R. 19 south in recent years, but it closed in Sept. 2010 due to slow business. The building remains unused on Nov. 21, 2014.


This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.
 The very first edition of The Elkhart Truth hit the streets on the morning of October 15, 1889, proclaiming its mission: “Truth must manifest itself in every word published.”

The Truth, in its early days, didn’t even have local news on its front page. The other Elkhart newspapers were often targets of C.G. Conn’s ridicule.

Jeff Parrott

Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.
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Take a look at these three questions readers have sent in, and let us know which one you think Ask the Truth should answer next.

Posted on Nov. 10, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

Take a look at these reader-submitted questions, and let us know which one you’d like us to look into for this week’s Ask the Truth article.

Posted on Nov. 9, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.

For this week’s edition of Ask the Truth, we answered three questions submitted by members of the community. Read on for information about where the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has been held over time, what happened to a damaged elk statue and changes in Elkhart recycling locations.

Posted on Oct. 31, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

For years, rumors have circulated around Elkhart County that the intersection of C.R. 11 and C.R. 26 (also called Cable Line Road) is haunted by a monster or ghost. We looked into the story for this week’s Ask the Truth. Here’s what we found out.

Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, our readers wanted to know why a barn and animals were removed from a stretch of property along C.R. 17 that was owned by the Bullard family for decades. Here’s what we found out.

Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

In this week’s round of Ask the Truth voting, we’re revisiting some popular questions that almost won in weeks past. Tell us which one you’d like answered.

Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.

It’s not quite Elkhart, and it’s not quite Goshen. So what is Dunlap exactly, and how did it form? We looked into the question for this week’s Ask the Truth.

Posted on Oct. 12, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

The community has sent in its questions and now it’s time to vote for the one you’d like to see answered.

Posted on Oct. 11, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

Readers wanted to know why some critically-injured patients are sent to Memorial Hospital in South Bend when Elkhart General Hospital might be closer to the scene of an emergency. Here’s the answer.

Posted on Oct. 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

This week’s reader-submitted questions ask about gas prices on the toll road, the way emergencies are handled at our area’s hospitals and where the “original” Elkhart was.

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