Thursday, October 23, 2014

 Signs like this one, at Norco Industries on C.R. 6 in Elkhart, have become increasingly common as Elkhart County's jobless rate declines.

At 4.6 percent, September 2014 has the lowest unemployment rate seen in Elkhart County since October 2007.

Jeff Parrott

Posted 2 hours ago
 Customers drive onto the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 1401 College Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The store will close on Oct. 25, but a Martin's Super Market store will open in its place in Spring 2015.

The new Martin’s Express will replace the current Save-A-Lot located on College Avenue in Goshen.

Sharon Hernandez

Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.
 Monika Felton of Serim talks to a group of students at the Elkhart Area Career Center during an afternoon session for Employability Skills Day at the school Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Students listened to a group of professionals that offered advice on preparing resumes, getting cover letters together and presenting oneself well during a job interview.

The students, who were with the Elkhart Area Career Center, learned how to behave during interviews, how to dress professionally, how to write resumes and more.

Jeff Parrott

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.
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 Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus.
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The BBB has received reports of suspicious online fundraising pages and phone calls from charities that don’t exist.

 Al Hesselbart speaking at the 3rd annual Outdoor Lifestyle Show in Hangzhou, China on March 5, 2010. Hesselbart was one of four U.S. representatives who spoke at the event, which he considers the high point of his 20 years with the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Hesselbart is an internationally recognized authority on the history of recreational vehicles and manufactured housing. Fittingly, he plans on becoming an full-time RV-er in his retirement.


 Lilly's Party manager Garry Ferrell stands behind the checkout counter. Lilly's Party will close on Oct. 31, 2014, after 111 years of business in Elkhart, Ind.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

Lilly’s Party carried a line of personalized decorations for 27 schools in the Elkhart County area.

Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

Authorities say businesses should review procedures with employees on how to detect the fake $10, $20 and $100 bills in the past week.

 Chad Barden, Rhino Construction carpenter, cuts wood for a lobby partition wall at 712 Richmond St., Elkhart, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Following the renovation, Premium Concrete Services Inc. will move into the facility in December, after its former home on Pine Creek Road burned down in February.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Premium Concrete was fortunate to salvage its critical software from the fire, and other contractors, even competitors, stepped up to lend tools and equipment. Now they’re moving to a new home in Elkhart.

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