Sunday, January 25, 2015



Third House Meeting 9

State legislators were present Saturday, Jan. 24, for Elkhart’s first Third House meeting of 2015. Lawmakers addressed the issue of forced annexation in Indiana and provided updates on numerous bills yet to be passed. 




Geoff Lesar

Posted at 6:20 p.m.
Kelly Smith Bristol Indiana mugshot Elkhart Police Department

Kelly Smith, 20, was arrested on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of a crash, resisting law enforcement by fleeing in a vehicle and robbery on Friday, Jan. 23.

Krystal Vivian

Posted on Jan. 24, 2015 at 10:06 a.m.
Shakey's fundraiser 132

Knights of Columbus fundraiser served up Shakey’s chicken and mojos in Elkhart.

Posted at 10:56 p.m.
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The number of guests flocking to the Lerner Theatre’s free performances has grown from dozens to hundreds since its launch in January 2014.

Posted on Jan. 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

The Democrat incumbent is seeking his third term as the leader of the city of Elkhart.

Posted on Jan. 23, 2015 at 8:32 a.m.

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, a man forced his way into a building on West Franklin Street and stole clothing and cash, police say.

Posted on Jan. 23, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Eight legislators will take questions and give updates about what is happening in the state legislature. 

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 7:26 p.m.

This Sunday, four local lawmakers — two Democrats and two Republicans — will give an update on the 2015 Indiana legislative session so far.

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 4:55 p.m.

The seven Elkhart officers will remain on paid leave while the department’s internal affairs officer and the firearm review board examine details related to the case. The officers are also required to meet with a psychologist before they return to duty.

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 2:39 p.m.

House lawmakers were going to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, but those plans were scrapped. Instead, they voted on an alternative measure.

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 5:30 a.m.

Many of the trees were damaged after the fungi swept through and will be replaced by younger trees. 

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 5:30 a.m.

Landlords who don’t provide adequate heat to their renters are violating the law and could face daily fines of $2,500.

Posted on Jan. 21, 2015 at 8:20 p.m.

The Democrat incumbent pledged to continue representing the city’s 1st District with a bipartisan approach.

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