Saturday, August 23, 2014

 Construction crews are nearing completion of a new 180,000-square-foot building on Century Drive in Goshen that will house Dave Carter & Associates, an RV and manufactured housing parts distributor.

An Elkhart RV company is moving into a larger Goshen facility.  

Posted at 1:46 a.m.
 The Elkhart County Agricultural Society has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. The award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

This year’s Farm Family Award was given to Michael and Sue Martin of Wakarusa. Award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet.

Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

Farmers shouldn’t judge the quality of their crop from end rows, but rather take a walk in the field now before harvesting starts in a few weeks.

Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
 Church Community Services Seed to Feed co-cordinator Katie Jantzen arranges large quantities of vegetables that were made available as part of the CCS’ first Free Farmers Market for area food agencies in July.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

A group of Elkhart County leaders hope extra space in the jail kitchen can be used to help provide more fresh, local food for the county.

 A U.S. magistrate has agreed with prosecutors' motion to jail James LeDonne until his July 14 trial because of the risk that he'll find new victims or flee the area.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

James LeDonne has pleaded for his freedom, saying he misses his children and needs to prepare his defense but a judge denied that appeal. A trial is set for January.

 A NIPSCO spokeswoman says it's too early to tell whether proposed federal regulations to reduce carbon emissions will drive up electricity bills in Elkhart County.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:47 p.m.

How regulations to reduce carbon emissions will affect prices unclear to industry experts.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

Families approved for Comcast’s Internet Essential program now through Sept. 20 will receive six months of free broadband internet service.

 Middlebury-based Jayco Corp. will build a new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for this Entegra Coach, a luxury RV, the company announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

The company is expanding to help meet the demand for its luxury motorhome.

 This undated photo shows Nell Ward (right).
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.

Nell Ward managed the fair’s baby animal barn for 40 years, but has been slowed by health concerns.

 Job applicants fill a room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart on July 31, 2014 at a hiring event hosted by KIK Custom Products, which was looking to hire 100 people.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.

The jobless rate in Elkhart County fell in July, signaling the local economy’s best performance since before the recession.

 Keystone RV Company was set to request site plan approval from the Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday, Aug. 19 for a new manufacturing facility north of C.R. 40 and south of the company's current plant on Hackberry Drive.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.

The new facility would employ 400 workers but it’s unclear if those would be new jobs or transfers from other facilities. The commission approved the plans Tuesday, Aug. 19.

 This photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, shows Duncan Systems, 29391 Old U.S. 33, Elkhart, Ind., which Lippert Components recently acquired.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.

Lippert Components said the acquisition will not threaten anyone already employed at Duncan Systems Inc. 

 This photo from WNDU shows a stretch of U.S. 31 that is part of an upgrade. The Bike Michiana Coalition planned a bike ride on the new stretch on June 14, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 2:02 p.m.

Drivers will be able to use the new highway to bypass La Paz and Lakeville on their way to central Indiana.

 Michelle Singletary

Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.
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