Friday, September 19, 2014
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 Phyllis Herczeg laughs as she tells a story about her students during an interview in her Elkhart home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Herczeg retired from Elkhart Community Schools this year after nearly 40 years teaching.

Phyllis Herczeg didn't choose teaching — it chose her. She spent almost 40 years at several different Elkhart elementary schools. 


Posted at 6:14 p.m.
 Miguel and Christy Reyes pose for a portrait surrounded by a few of MiguelÕs favorite Bears memorabilia at their home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Miguel was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June and has been under going treatment. Miguel will be honored at the Concord football game Friday.

Miguel Reyes, 13, and his family were thrown for a loop when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor in June. He’ll begin chemotherapy on Oct. 16 and will be honored at Goshen-Concord football game on Sept. 19.


Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.
 Goshen visits Concord for a NLC football game on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The Minutemen come into the game 4-0 and ranked No.1 in Class 5A. The Redskins are 0-4.

The Minutemen (4-0) and Redskins (0-4) meet Friday, Sept. 19, at Jake Field.


Posted at 4:35 p.m.
 Goshen senior Seth Kurtz (15), right, tackles Northwood junior Brayton Taylor (5) as junior Daniel Rosales Rosas (5) trails the play on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Goshen.  Goshen beat NorthWest 4-0.
Posted 2 hours ago

Elkhart Christian cruises to victory; Memorial suffers second loss; Westview advances to NECC Tourney final.

 Nathan Munet is an Elkhart Central standout — as a cross country and track runner and as a student. The senior is the son of Elkhart County Sports Hall of Famer Albert Munet, a state champion 800-meter runner at Elkhart Memorial.
Posted at 5:45 p.m.

Central’s No. 1 runner is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who studies each running course as much as he studies his school books. 

 Individuals who have helped key Elkhart Memorial's 8-1-3 start this boys soccer season include (from left) top goal scorer Daniel Brummet, co-captain Juan Cardoza, injured-but-engaged Cam Brooks and co-captain Felix Mayorga.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

With “no messing around,” Elkhart Memorial’s 8-1-3 start is wiping away the disappointment of previous seasons.

 Concord High School junior Sierra Frantz plays her flute after band practice at the school Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Sierra has a few physical limitations, but hasn't let that keep her from competing with the Marching Minutemen.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

Sierra Frantz says her passion for music keeps her involved in high school’s marching band.

 Samantha Shank, 16, of Elkhart, holds one of her reusable towel designs that she makes and sells. Shank started The Parsi Company earlier this year after she won start-up support through the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The chamber is accepting applications now for this year's Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

Samantha Shank and Karen Lopez are two local teens who've started their own businesses through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a nine-month program offered by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. 

 NorthWood golfer Summer Stillson, the team's sophomore captain, puts.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.

After losing two of its top players, NorthWood girls golf started the season with questions of whether the team could match its success in recent years. But the Panthers were determined to prove they could succeed after their star players graduated.

 Goshen High School will be getting a new music and fitness facility by the end of next year.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.

Construction on the project, which was funded by the school system’s referendum, is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

 Goshen Middle School will have a new swimming facility, fitness and band rooms, and a remodeled cafeteria by the end of 2015.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:52 a.m.

Goshen Middle School will be getting a new swimming pool, band and fitness rooms, and a remodeled cafeteria by the end of next year.

 Students and faculty from Goshen College walk from the courthouse to Goshen College with a group of participants from the Great March for Climate Action on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The college greeted the group by singing hymns and offering them a place to spend the night.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11:52 p.m.

Students and faculty from Goshen College, as well as some community members marched with activists from downtown Goshen to the college Monday, Sept. 15.

 Mike Machlan, left, head of the Elkhart Board of Public Works, confers with Lynn Brabec, right, after the Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, meeting of the group while board member Andy Carter looks on. Brabec is the city's environmental compliance officer. The board fined Ontwa Township, Mich., $30,000 because of continued high readings of hydrogen sulfide, which damages the sewer network the locales share.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

The new fine stems from testing in June and July, and testing in August and September shows the problematic material remains.


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