Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 This screenshot of a Google Map shows the approximate boundaries of the Orchard Subdivision. Residents have asked the city to extend water and sewer services to their home.

Failing septic systems in the area just outside of Goshen have plagued residents for decades.

Posted at 6:40 p.m.
 Demonstrators march in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 7, 2014, following a news conference of immigrant families and children's advocates responding to the President Barack Obama's response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the US.


The Elkhart County community responds to an influx of unaccompanied minors around the area and across the country.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 CTS Corp. Plant Manager Tim Masters talks to city council members on July 7 about a proposed tax abatement for a new production line involving accelerator pedals. Council put the brakes on tax abatement plans earlier this week after learning the company was cutting staff.

Job cuts came just 11 days after council took first step toward granting tax breaks for the company.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.
 Several supports of the bike ordinance wore shirts supporting their cause at Thursday's council committee hearing.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:28 p.m.

Proposal would require motorists to leave three-foot gap when passing cyclists.

 Political commentator Bill Maher has his eyes on U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski as part of his Flip a District campaign. She's one of 16, all Republicans, on the list for possible targeting ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the June 25, 2014,
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

The liberal commentator’s Flip a District campaign aims to unseat a Republican incumbent in November elections.

 State Rep. Wes Culver
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

The new code has been criticized by Sheriff Brad Rogers and Prosecutor Curtis Hill.

 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

 Two residents concerned about annexation of area 10 lean in toward  revised map Monday night after council agreed to consider revisions. Ultimately, the proposal died.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

One proposal was defeated after strong opposition from residents and concerns about transparency.

 In this archive photo, Krystal Anderson of Heart City Health Center, center, talks with Menessah Nelson, also of Heart City, while helping Kim Berkel of Elkhart navigate the Obamacare online exchange. The Heart City employees and others offered exchange assistance to the public on Feb. 24, 2014, at an informational session at Harrison College in Elkhart.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Two courts offered contradictory rulings on whether enrollees may tap federal subsidies to help cover health insurance costs.

 Patricia Wyant announced Saturday, July 19, that she plans to run for the Mayor of Nappanee. The new term starts in 2016.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

Patricia Wyant is running to replace Larry Thompson in 2016. 

 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.

 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.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

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.

 Public utilities employee Tim Reecer talks with members of the public Monday, July 21, after a revised map for annexation area 10 was unveiled. Council rejected the revised plan.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Alternative plan proposed on night of final vote, but opposition was still strong.

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