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Saturday, April 19, 2014

 Come to the candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and The Elkhart Truth, set for April 21.

The event will feature the hopefuls for the District 48 Indiana House seat, the Elkhart Superior Court 3 judgeship and other county posts. 

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.
 Larry Calvert (left), director of elections for Governmental Business Systems; Rickey Schrag, clerk election worker; and Chad Clingerman, office manager for voter registration and Elkhart County election board, test a voting machine at the Elkhart County Administration building Thursday, April 17, 2014. The county ran its usual pre-election test Thursday of voting machines.

See what Elkhart County clerk Wendy Hudson says voters can expect at the polls on May 6.

Angelle Barbazon
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.
 Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, District 22, Friday, March 7, 2014.  Photographed at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Third House meeting.

Incumbent Rebecca Kubacki, challenged in the GOP primary by Curt Nisly, blasts the "despicable" tone of the race.

Tim Vandenack
Posted at 10:07 a.m.
 Frank Lucchese is the incumbent in the upcoming Elkhart County Commissioner race. If elected, he will enter his third four-year term.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Frank Lucchese is up for re-election this year. He'll be challenged by Rick Easton, a political newcomer and engineer for the Elkhart County Highway Department.

 A few of the political signs sprouting around Elkhart ahead of the May 6, 2014, primary.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Morrison leads the way in sign count in the Democratic race for the U.S. House, Cataldo and Hicks have the edge in the Superior Court 3 contest.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers talks about staffing and pay structure issues during an interview in his office Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Sheriff's Department is facing a potential staffing shortage due to uncompetitive wages with other employers in the county. Rogers brought his concerns before the county council during a meeting last week.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:04 p.m.

Wages for county corrections and patrol officers are among the lowest in the area, and many employees are leaving to find better paying jobs. 

 Adam Bujalski is running for Tim Neese's old seat in the Indiana House. Bujalski is a Republican. On Thursday March 27, 2014 he was interviewed by an Elkhart Truth reporter.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

The Indiana Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association handed out recent evaluations and endorsements.

 Yes for Concord Kids is a group of parents trying to spread the word about Concord Community Schools' referendum.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

Members of Yes for Concord Kids are handing out information and yard signs at Concord Mall this Saturday, April 19. 

 In this file photo, Elkhart County commissioners Mike Yoder (from left), Terry Rodino and Frank Lucchese talk to local leaders and fire officials at a meeting June 29. At their meeting Monday, April 14, road safety was a recurring topic of discussion.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.

At Monday's meeting, a local business impeding traffic was a topic of conversation, along with the issue of trash accumulating on C.R. 20.

 Members of Stringfever sell merchandise and mingle with fans following Saturday night's show on April 12.
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.

Group wrapped up 24-date U.S. tour with a show in Elkhart Saturday night.

 Former Elkhart County Highway Department worker Joseph Wodtkey addresses the Elkhart County Council during its meeting in Goshen on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Several former Highway Department workers spoke before the council showing frustration over being released and the workings of the department.
Posted on April 12, 2014 at 2:56 p.m.

A group of former drivers, some who were laid off in March, raised concerns repeatedly about the highway department's use of time, money and resources.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican. Some groups are planning to host a vigil outside her office on April 15 to speak out about federal economic policies.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

The focus is partially to "point out bad priorities" in the federal budget, according to a press release.

 Political signs outside an Election Day polling place in Elkhart on Nov. 6, 2012.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

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