Thursday, September 18, 2014

 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.

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 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.

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

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.
 NorthWood golfer Summer Stillson, the team's sophomore captain, puts.

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.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.
 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. 

 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.

 From left Allan Dueck, principal of Bethany Christian Schools, presents awards to salutatorian Hanna Hochstetler and valedictorian Adam Krahn. Bethany Christian High School graduated 35 students in a commencement ceremony in the gym at the school on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Goshen. The school is hosting an alumni reunion for certain classes at the end of September 2014.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

Former students of the private school in Goshen are welcome to attend a boys soccer game. A class reunion is also being planned for certain graduating classes.

 Jim Garrett led Penn High School to three girls golf state titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He will be inducted into the Indiana Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in October.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 7:35 a.m.

Jim Garrett coached the Kingsmen to three girls state titles (2002, 2004, 2005) with two state runners-up finishes, one third and three fourths plus 10 regional crowns, 11 sectional titles and 13 Northern Indiana Conference championships.

 San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix.
Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.

Eric Stults has a 7-16 with a 4.49 earned-run average, but his manager on the San Diego Padres acknowledged that run support has been a problem.

 Wakarusa Elementary kindergarten student Trenton Newcomer holds a flag as he and other students assemble for the school's National Anthem Day activities Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

Here’s some photos and video from Wakarusa Elementary’s annual celebration of The Star Spangled Banner and local veterans. 

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