Saturday, October 25, 2014

 The Sears store on Hively Avenue in Elkhart will remain open despite plans to close numerous other stores.

A recent report said 77 Sears and Kmart stores would close.

Dan Spalding

Posted at 5:24 p.m.
 In this file photo, Terri Rohr serves a sample of chili from McCarthy's on the River Walk during the 2013 Oktoberfest in Central Park. The 2014 Oktoberfest event will also feature another chili cook-off, a cornhole tournament and more.

The family-friendly event will include a chili cook-off, beer garden and cornhole tournament. Funds raised will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

The victim told police that he was punched and robbed by five masked men in their 20s.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.
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Posted at 3:52 p.m.

The fire started at about 11:10 a.m. when fiber was ignited in and around the structure’s ductwork. Only one person was injured. 

 Firefighters direct water toward a corner of a smoldering garage while battling a house fire Friday, Oct. 23 in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.

The fire was first reported at about 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and was extinguished by 1:30 p.m. Nobody was injured.

 A grand opening ceremony for the new Ox Bow Tower will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 1. The public is invited to attend.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 8:32 a.m.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Ox Bow Tower. The original structure was destroyed by arson in 2010.


 In this file photo, Joe Duthie and Laci Kraus perform on the Lerner Theatre dance floor at the 2013 Still Dancing competition. This year's competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

This year’s Still Dancing in Elkhart competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart. 

 (Left to right) Joseph Kenawell, Kesha Jastrzembski and Matthew Milton were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges at an Elkhart motel.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

Elkhart police were called to Travelodge for a report of a suspicious person in its parking lot Tuesday night, Oct. 21. Meth labs were found in the hotel’s parking lot and in one of its rooms.

 Andy Manoloff lights up his pumpkin carving of comic book villain The Joker Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Elkhart. Many of Manoloff carvings are of comic book characters, such as Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

These aren’t your typical Jack-O-Lanterns. Elkhart veternarian Andy Manoloff takes pumpkin carving to the extreme with designs of the Joker, Optimus Prime and Spider-Man.

 Jodi Buoscio is shown here Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in downtown Elkhart. Buoscio is the Democratic candidate for the District 21 Indiana House seat.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:15 a.m.

The group, a PAC of the Indiana State Teachers Association, was the biggest single donor in the contest for the District 21 post. 

 Tony Coleman smiles for a photo with wife, Barbara, and grandaughters Sherri Moore, 13, center, and Angel Moore, 10, on Oct. 2, 2014, outside their home in Elkhart. Coleman suffers from end-stage renal disease and is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Through kidney failure, countless rounds of dialysis and an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, Tony Coleman has waited for an organ donor to save him. Find out how you can help at an upcoming event.

 An underground retaining wall is going in at the site where a new sewage tank is to be installed, in a lot south of Jackson Boulevard and west of Waterfall Drive. City officials warn installation of the retaining wall, seen here on Oct. 22, 2014, could cause noticeable vibrating downtown.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

An underground retaining wall has to be installed before dirt can be removed to make way for the tank, causing the disruption.

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Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.

The life-size, fiberglass statues are part of fundraising efforts for CAPS, a local nonprofit child abuse prevention agency.

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