Thursday, July 24, 2014

 In this archive photo from April 1, 2014, Goshen College student Ryan Smith looks at the message on his t-shirt, meant as a show of support for the school's employment policy that says sex should only be between married heterosexual couples. Goshen College is a Mennonite institution and debate is growing in the church about same-sex marriage. The issue figured in Clinton Frame Mennonite Church's recent decision to cut ties with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church cited several reasons for leaving the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, including other congregations’ acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Posted at 9:01 a.m.
 Bicyclists ride past the main entrance to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Friday morning, July 18, 2014. A group of about 40 rode to the fair from downtown Goshen along a new section of Goshen bike trails.

The completion of the Monroe Street Trail could bring more bike traffic to the fair.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.
 Elkhart County commissioners Mike Yoder (from left), Terry Rodino and Frank Lucchese talk to local leaders and fire officials at a meeting June 29 about extending the county’s burn ban and banning fireworks.

And we answer five other questions about the increased income tax Elkhart County authorities are considering to make up for losses from declining property tax collections.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.
 Cars drive by a noise ordinance sign Wednesday on Bristol Street in Elkhart. Starting Sept. 1, 2014, repeat violators of the county noise ordinance will pay increased fines for multiple offenses.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Starting Sept. 1, repeat violators can expect to shell out more in fines.

 in this May 10, 2014, file photo Julia Gautsche and Richard Leighton share a moment as they work on a house on 6th St. Volunteers with LaCasa's Help a House. The program works through community development block grants.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

The nearly $49,000 will be distributed to seven local organizations for planning and public services.

 Three year-old Jaiel Huber tries a strawberry and vanilla twist at the Dairy Barn 2 Saturday July 19, 2014.  Huber is from Goshen Ind.
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the fair Sunday, July 20.

 Michael Stinfer, independent candidate for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.
Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

Michael Stinfer is vying along with Republican Curt Nisly and Democrat David Kolbe.

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