Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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 Elkhart Memorial graduates make the walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Elkhart Community Schools noticed they had a problem with their graduation rate in 2008. Five years later, several efforts to improve the rate are paying off.

Lydia Sheaks

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:02 a.m.
 Jimtown High quarterback Marquis Schieber aims for a throw Friday, Sept. 26 during second half of the game against Concord High School.

Jimmies and Falcons haven’t meet since a sectional matchup in 2007.

Bill Beck

Posted at 9:06 p.m.
 Monika Felton of Serim talks to a group of students at the Elkhart Area Career Center during an afternoon session for Employability Skills Day at the school Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Students listened to a group of professionals that offered advice on preparing resumes, getting cover letters together and presenting oneself well during a job interview.

The students, who were with the Elkhart Area Career Center, learned how to behave during interviews, how to dress professionally, how to write resumes and more.

Jeff Parrott

Posted at 7:55 p.m.
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 Concord's Holyn Eldridge (14) and teammate Gabby Staggs (13) attempt to block Memorial's Tailor Schultheis (7) during a five set thriller against Memorial at Memorial Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Memorial defeated the Minutemen.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

Minutemen take 22-9 mark into Class 4A Concord Sectional.

 Goshen celebrate junior Jelitza Palomino's (8) goal with about 11 minutes left in the game during a IHSAA regional soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Goshen High School. The Redskins beat the Tigers 1-0.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Redskins (18-1-1) have outscored opponents 64-8 with 14 shutouts. 

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.

The teacher was escorted from school property by the school resource officer last week. The case was forwarded to police, but no arrests have been made.

 Penn won football, boys tennis, girls soccer (tie), girls golf and girls cross country titles during the Northern Indiana Conference fall season.
Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 7:54 p.m.

Marian is third for boys and second for girls. Elkhart Central is fourth for boys and fifth for girls.

 Stanley Kendall, a former substitute teacher for Penn-Harris-Madison and Plymouth schools, is shown in a November 2006 mug shot provided by the Collin County, Texas jail. Kendall was arrested for soliciting sex from a minor after he appeared in a Dateline NBC
Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.

Whitko Community Schools in Pierceton confirmed Stanley Kendall, who was featured on Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” and later a substitute for both Plymouth and P-H-M Schools, also taught Whitko students in 2013. 

 Central sophomore Ian Fahrenkrog, 16, plays his trumpet after a portrait with The Elkhart Truth in his room on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Elkhart. Fahrenkrog started playing trumpet in sixth grade but switch the french horn and plays the mellophone in Central's marching band. In addition to his involvement in the Blazer Brigade, he ran cross country, takes four AP classes and takes part in many other activities.
Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:51 a.m.

Many members of Elkhart Central’s Blazer Brigade spend dozens of hours participating in other extracurricular activities, working part-time jobs and volunteering — even during the busy marching band season.

 Goshen  unior Catherine Loera (7) and Warsaw freshman Alex Koontz (6) compete for the ball during a regional semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Goshen High School. The Redskins beat the Tigers 1-0.
Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.

Redskins mark Penn tight for school’s first girls soccer regional title.


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