Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 Clarinda Coleman stands behind her daughter Odessa, 4, as she votes at the Tolson Center in Elkhart on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Plan on voting absentee, either by mail or in person? Here’s everything you need to know first.

Posted at 6:46 a.m.
 Poll worker Susie Broderick, right, works with a voter at Trinity United Methodist Church as she prepares an electronic vote card to be used in the primary election Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Individuals who offer to work the polls on Election Day in November must go through a training session and could make up to $150 for their time.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Truth Photo By Larry Tebo  Elkhart mayor Dick Moore spent an hour giving his State of the city address for the third time in his first term of office to a full house in the council chambers Monday evening.  The city seal that hangs in the council chambers.|108360

Once again, some Republicans tout need for bigger pay hikes for police as 3 percent raises for all city workers moves forward.

Posted at 11:41 p.m.
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Posted on Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

The Elkhart County Council will vote on an income tax increase Tuesday, Sept. 30. Here’s what you need to know.

 In this May 30, 2007 file photo, vehicles pay tolls as they enter the Indiana Toll Road near Angola, Ind.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.

The toll road operators recently filed for bankruptcy protection, due in part to impacts of the recession.

 Governor Mike Pence awards State Representative Tim Neese (R-Elkhart) with the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the governor can bestow.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

Representative Timothy Neese (R-Elkhart) received the Sagamore of the Wabash for his service to the Indiana House of Representatives.

 One of three upcoming city meetings this month  will involve approval of city salaries.
Posted on Sept. 24, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

The meeting’s topics involve city employees’ salaries, code enforcement and rental registration.

 Cars and semis use the Indiana Toll Road by Cassopolis Street in Elkhart on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

A court document in the recent bankruptcy filing sheds additional light on toll road operations and the bankruptcy filing.

 There are more ads and more barbs in the U.S. House race between Rep. Jackie Walorski and challenger Joe Bock. This is a screen shot from Bock's latest ad, which alludes to Walorski's role in the federal government shutdown last year. Walorski and other House GOPers pushed to defund or pare back Obamacare as part of a continuing spending resolution and Democrats rebuffed the moves, leading to the Oct. 1-16 shutdown.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

Walorski criticizes apparent tax hikes Bock backed as a Missouri lawmaker, Bock blasts Walorski’s role in shutdown.

 Airport Manager Andy Jones answers questions during a committee meeting Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 9:47 p.m.

Airport manager Andy Jones calls allegations he used mowers for personal use ’ridiculous’ during an Elkhart City Council meeting. 

 Council members David Henke and Tonda Hines are silhouetted Thursday night against the harsh early evening sunlight that streams in through four large windows in the council chambers. Each window has a blind, but it's not very effective.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

Bright sunshine among numerous other tidbits recapped from city budget sessions.

 This busy stretch of S.R. 19, south of Mishawaka Road, is one of three areas where residents are challenging the city of Elkhart's plan to annex by filing lawsuits. This property is part of area 7.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Homeowners hope to stop city annexation plans in areas to the north, west and south of the city.

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for the 2nd District U.S. House seat is shown here Thursday, Sept. 11 in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

Rochester High School students asked the two to take part in a debate at the school. Bock’s said yes, Walorski has yet to respond.

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