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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 Jesse Williams, right, is introduced to his daughter, center, for the first time in this Elkhart Truth file photo published on May 14, 2008. (Truth file photo by Tom Lange)

The family of Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams, who was killed in Afghanistan in December, will be presented with the Purple Heart award this Thursday.

Emily Pfund
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.
 A panoramic image showing the Calendar Garden at DeFries Gardens Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

View a gallery of images by Truth photographers taken Tuesday April 22, Earth Day 2014. 

Jennifer Shephard
Posted at 6:47 p.m.
 Elkhart County Recorder Jerry Weaver, right, speaks at a candidate forum Monday, April 21, as one of his challengers, Jennifer Doriot, left, looks on. The forum, co-sponsored by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and The Elkhart Truth, drew candidates for several positions and was held at Iechyd Da in Elkhart.

Candidates running for election in the May 6 primaries gathered at Iechyd Da Monday night for a Dyngus Day event that gave voters a chance to get to know who is running. Here's what the candidates said.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.
 The Elkhart Fire Department responded to a fire that destroyed a trailer on Jon Drive early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014.
Posted at 6:57 p.m.

Lt. Aaron Gerber is filling in the position left vacant after chief investigator Rob Smith retired. 

 A large crowd gathered to voice concern to some of the four annexation areas during hearings Monday night, April 21.
Posted at 6:38 p.m.

City council heard plenty from property owners living in four areas targeted for annexation during a public hearing Monday night, April 21. Final decision is set for June 2.

 Police say a woman abducted her 5 year old daughter in Kosciusko County on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and led police on a chase into Michigan.
Posted at 6:32 p.m.

A man was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend following the crash.

 From left to right, the District 48 Indiana House hopefuls at a forum Monday, April 21, 2014: Doug Miller, Jesse Bohannon and Adam Bujalski. The three appeared at the Pitch and Pull, a forum sponsored by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and The Elkhart Truth.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

Jesse Bohannon, Adam Bujalski and Doug Miller are competing for the Elkhart County-based seat.

 Athreya Sundaram of Discovery Middle School (from left), Jonathan Harley of Discovery Middle School and Garrett Rodino of Northridge Middle School won awards on April 16, 2014, at Huntington University's regional math competition for middle school students.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

The goal of the annual contest at Huntington University is to support kids who are good at math, according to the school.

 John Kampen, former manager at Partly Dave's Coffee House in Elkhart, will talk coffee and community at an upcoming event hosted by the Elkhart County Historical Museum.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

The Elkhart County Historical Museum will host John Kampen, a former manager for a now-closed Elkhart Coffee House. He'll talk about the cafe's impact on the community then and now.

 Jesse Bohannon
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas cited Bohannon's support for gun rights.

 Construction continues on a preliminary phase of Shoppes on Six on Elkhart's north side. Land to the west was rezoned Monday and will be part of the overall project.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.

The Elkhart City Council approved a rezoning request that is key to the second phase of the retail development on C.R. 6 near Cassopolis Street last night. But what does that mean for Goodyear, which is leasing property there?

 A photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, shows a wall painting of soldiers holding a flag that was recently discovered on the third floor of the former Hawks Furniture building in Goshen.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

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 Dump trucks full of gravel line up as an Elkhart County highway crew puts new chip and seal on C.R. 37 south of S.R. 4 in August 2013. The highway department's next project is to berm roads across the county for eight weeks starting May 5.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

An eight-week berming project will level roads across the county. Find out if your residence or business will be affected.

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