Monday, March 2, 2015

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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.

Ann Elise Taylor

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

J. C. Lee

Posted on Feb. 28, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.
Rumored mafia activity debunked by Italian-Americans 1

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.

J. C. Lee

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

Posted on Feb. 16, 2015 at 11:42 a.m.

In this week’s voting round for Ask the Truth, choose between reader-submitted questions about fallout shelters, our area’s manufacturing heritage and the fate of Mt. Wawasee.

Posted on Feb. 14, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lexington Avenue in Elkhart, there’s a concrete block with dozens of teeth encased in it. It all began as a local dentist’s pet project.

Posted on Feb. 8, 2015 at 2:27 p.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like to see us answer next. This week’s questions are about a tunnel beneath downtown Goshen, a cement block in Elkhart that appears to have teeth mixed into its mortar and strange local laws.

Posted on Feb. 7, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

This week readers voted for Ask the Truth to look into long-standing rumors that there was once mafia activity in Elkhart. Read on to find out if the legends are true.

Posted on Feb. 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you’d like to see Ask the Truth dig into next.

Posted on Jan. 31, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.

In many of these cases, police have a suspect but haven’t been able to prove that person committed the crime.

Posted on Jan. 26, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.

Our readers have submitted their questions, and now it’s time to vote for the one you think our reporters should dig into next.

Posted on Jan. 24, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

The hotel has remained vacant ever since its owner, Kiran “Ken” Patel, was murdered in the building in October 2011. His family is trying to retain ownership of the property, leaving any future development up in the air.

Posted on Jan. 18, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.

It’s time to vote for the reader-submitted question you want us to answer next — and while you’re at it, submit a question of your own.

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