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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 Yes4Elkhart stickers sit on a table outside a public meeting  about Elkhart's referendum held by the Yes4Elkhart campaign group at Pierre Moran Middle School in Elkhart on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Both groups pulling for 'yes' votes on May 6 – Yes4Elkhart and Yes for Concord Kids – have cash available for the election's closing days. Read the story to find out who's contributed what.

Trevor Wendzonka
Posted at 4:41 p.m.
 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers makes an address during his April 18-20, 2014, visit to Bunkerville, Nev. The rural area was the site of a showdown between a rancher and federal officials who critics say overstepped their authority. The photo is a screen grab from a YouTube video of the address, at http://bit.ly/1mAHnNF.

The sheriff defends his visit to the site of a simmering conflict with federal officials, saying its his duty to protect against federal overreach.

Tim Vandenack
Posted 1 hour ago
 Curt Nisly, Republican challenger for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki is facing an intense challenge from Curt Nisly for the District 22 seat.

Tim Vandenack
Posted at 4:32 p.m.
 From left to right, the District 48 Indiana House hopefuls at a forum Monday, April 21, 2014: Doug Miller, Jesse Bohannon and Adam Bujalski. The three appeared at the Pitch and Pull, a forum sponsored by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and The Elkhart Truth.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

Jesse Bohannon, Adam Bujalski and Doug Miller are competing for the Elkhart County-based seat.

 Jesse Bohannon
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas cited Bohannon's support for gun rights.

 Elkhart County Recorder Jerry Weaver, right, speaks at a candidate forum Monday, April 21, as one of his challengers, Jennifer Doriot, left, looks on. The forum, co-sponsored by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and The Elkhart Truth, drew candidates for several positions and was held at Iechyd Da in Elkhart.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.

Candidates running for election in the May 6 primaries gathered at Iechyd Da Monday night for a Dyngus Day event that gave voters a chance to get to know who is running. Here's what the candidates said.

 Dump trucks full of gravel line up as an Elkhart County highway crew puts new chip and seal on C.R. 37 south of S.R. 4 in August 2013. The highway department's next project is to berm roads across the county for eight weeks starting May 5.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

An eight-week berming project will level roads across the county. Find out if your residence or business will be affected.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

The sheriff is a foe of federal government overreach and pressed for the local Nevada sheriff to get involved in the issue.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

A forum that brings citizens and candidates in the upcoming election together starts at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21. Check out the story to see what our reporters are saying about the event and the candidates in real time.

 Elkhart County residents can now look up county ordinances on the web instead of calling or making a trip to a government office. The updated and digitized code can be accessed through www.elkhartcountyindiana.com
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

The Elkhart County Code of Ordinances has been updated and put on the web, making local laws more accessible than ever. 

 Jackie Walorski (left) shares a laugh with Paul Thomas during the Knights of Columbus Dyngus Day lunch Monday April 21, 2014.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

Jackie Walorski was the headliner among candidates to appear for the lunchtime crowd at Elkhart's Knights of Columbus hall.

 There will be lots of Polish sausage, like these, eaten today at the Knights of Columbus hall Monday April 21, 2014. Polish sausage, and lots of other foods are available to celebrate Dyngus Day.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

Dyngus Day is all about the Polish food and politics, and the Knights of Columbus is getting ready for your helpings of each today. Plus, an update on Monday night's Pitch & Pull event at Iechyd Da Brewing Company.

 Candidates from left to right: Teresa Cataldo, David Francisco, Fay Schwartz and Andrew Hicks.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.

Four candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for judge of Superior Court 3 in Elkhart.

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