Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 This undated photo shows Cobus Creek, viewed from Elkhart Road, opposite the outlet to Garver Lake in Ontwa Township, Mich. A proposed sewage treatment plant nearby that would discharge into the creek, which flows into Elkhart County, has generated the opposition of Elkhart officials.

The Elkhart Board of Public Works cites misleading information in the proposal in a formal letter to Michigan officials.

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Two people spoke about police issues at Monday’s meeting.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.
 Elkhart Street Department's Dustin Stone works as a crank operator on a paving machine earlier this year.

While part of that is an annual event, city needs to replenish overtime fund depleted by harsh winter.

Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.
 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski will celebrate the grand opening of her Elkhart campaign office on Tuesday.

Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

He did not agree with proposals released last week involving police relations, but said he quit for ’personal and professional’ reasons.

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, listens to speakers during Tuesday's roundtable discussion on violence in Elkhart at Historic Roosevelt Center.
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

After one member balked at list of ideas, Dick Moore questioned level of support, says plans to improve police relations need to be more rounded.

 The Elkhart police response following the July 3, 2014, attack on a police officer in the 100 block of West Garfield Avenue prompted criticism from some and a defense from authorities. On Thursday, a community group released a list of suggestions aimed at improving police relations with the community.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.

The Elkhart Community Roundtable proposes use of vest cams, community policing polices and improved minority hiring efforts.

 Elkhart County Council members David Foutz (left), Randy Yohn (middle) and David Ashe (left) during a council meeting in Goshen Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 8:06 a.m.

Elkhart County leaders are looking at balancing a 2015 budget with a projected $4.6 million shortfall.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, right, talks with Christy Dozier, regional director for Humana Government Business, the contractor that manages the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic in Goshen. Walorski visited the clinic Aug.; 11, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 7:08 a.m.

The lawmaker visited the VA clinic in Goshen and planned to visit other veterans advocates as part of the effort.

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