Sunday, September 21, 2014

 This busy stretch of S.R. 19, south of Mishawaka Road, is one of three areas where residents are challenging the city of Elkhart's plan to annex by filing lawsuits. This property is part of area 7.

Homeowners hope to stop city annexation plans in areas to the north, west and south of the city.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.
 Workers from Midland Engineering, South Bend, apply a waterproofing sealant to the new sculpture at the Civic Plaza in this file photograph from Sept. 23, 1990. The sealant was needed before the fountain could be put into operation.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know why the fountain in downtown Elkhart isn’t operating. Read on to find out why.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.
 Concord Junior High student Miguel Reyes, 13, and the Concord High Minutemen head toward the sideline after a pre-game huddle Friday, Sept. 19.

The only team color that mattered at Jake Field Friday night was “Mighty Miguel” blue as 13-year-old Miguel Reyes took the field

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.
 Council members David Henke and Tonda Hines are silhouetted Thursday night against the harsh early evening sunlight that streams in through four large windows in the council chambers. Each window has a blind, but it's not very effective.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

Bright sunshine among numerous other tidbits recapped from city budget sessions.

 Newly appointed Elkhart Police Chief Laura Koch reacts during a city council review of her 2015 police budget Thursday night, Sept. 18, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 12:17 a.m.

Some suggested pay for top employees should have been frozen so that more could be used to help lower paid city workers.

 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.
Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

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.

 Freddie Rhodes, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder on Sept. 11, 2014, in connection with the Sept. 10 shooting death of 18-year-old Dre Tarrius Rodgers in the Wildwood Estates subdivision in Elkhart County.
Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.

Freddie Rhodes, 18, and Deante Dalton, 16, both face up to 65 years in prison if a jury convicts them of felony murder.

 This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, photo shows construction work which recently started on a stretch of S.R. 19 in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 18, 2014 at 6:58 a.m.

Sections of the roadway, also known as Nappanee Street, will be replaced from Beardsley to Magnolia avenues.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

Manager urged Elkhart County leaders to grant a 3 percent wage increase for highway workers.

 Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.

Curt Nisly’s company developed the Elkhart County Election Board website. David Kolbe, his opponent in the District 22 Indiana House race, filed a complaint over concerns that the website might give Nisly an edge in the race.

 This undated file photo shows attendees at a previous Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

The committees who make the changes say the updates could save time and money on routine requests.

 An officer with the Elkhart Police Department investigates the side of a van Wednesday, Sept. 17 after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Lexington and Third Street in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

One person — the driver of a minivan — was taken to the hospital. Two people in the other vehicle were not injured.

 Chuck Hamilton, seen in the black shirt, talks during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to promote the upcoming remote control model airplane show. The three-day event begins Thursday at Elkhart Municipal Airport. In the foreground is one of the planes that will participate in the show.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.

This weekend’s model airplane show is the first of two big airplane events planned on back-to-back weekends at the Elkhart Municipal Airport

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