Friday, August 1, 2014

 Store entrances were padlocked with chains at some of the stores after the June raids in Elkhart.

Additional blight, inconvenience and added work for the city are all part of the fallout, he said. 

Posted at 6:14 a.m.
 Carved owner John Webber shows a sample of redwood burl in the company's work area Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Casual in demeanor, yet passionate and focused, 28-year-old John Webber launched his first company at age 15 and now runs four enterprises that pull in millions of dollars a year.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Elkhart Co. native Zach DuBois will perform downtown at the upcoming Celebrate Elkhart block party hosted by The Elkhart Truth.

A week of events celebrating The Elkhart Truth’s 125 year anniversary will culminate in a block party Saturday, Aug. 9.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
 Jeff Petermann has suspended his Libertarian bid for the U.S. House and stepped down as chairman of the Elkhart County Libertarian Party, citing disillusionment with the party.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

The third-party hopeful cited lack of support and disillusionment with the Libertarian Party.

 In this file photo, Adrina Bradshow, 5, tries to catch a ball to get a pencil at the Night Out Against Crime at the Civic Plaza in Elkhart on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The Elkhart Education Foundation is hosting a kick-off to the school year at the Civic Plaza Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

The Elkhart Education Foundation is throwing a party for Elkhart schoolchildren to start off the year — and it’s free. 

 Angel Barsoda holds her daughter Wyllow while pointing at missing ceiling tiles in her daughters' room July 18, 2014. The Barsodas are being told to leave their apartment at 121 W. Washington St. because the property is being foreclosed.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

Other than filing a civil suit, there are few options tenants have to force a landlord to address issues quickly. One Goshen couple faces homelessness as a result.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, right, with Lisa Wilken, who advocates on behalf of military sexual assault victims, in a screen grab from the lawmaker's latest political ad, on YouTube at
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

It’s the second ad of the political season for the GOP lawmaker, seeking her second term.

 Lifeguard Mandolin Belke watches a sparse crowd at Ideal Beach Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014. Recent cool temps have kept attendance down at the city park.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

The coldest July in South Bend records was in 2009. This year’s average temperature is within half a degree.

 A bicyclist travels west past a parked car on Beardsley Avenue as motorists drive around him Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The city of Elkhart is considering an ordinance stating that motorists must give cyclists a three-foot buffer zone as they pass bike riders.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Bike buffer advocates touting statistics in effort to pass city ordinance.

 The Elkhart Civic Theatre at the Bristol Opera Host will host a
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.

Reservations for the 1920s-themed soirée must be made by Friday, Aug. 1. 

 Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main Street, built in 1922 as St. Joseph Valley Bank.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.

Decades of devotion and passion for art have made Elkhart’s Midwest Museum of American Art what it is today – a treasure to our community. 

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:19 p.m.

FBI agents and Elkhart police officers arrested a woman in a parking lot on Middlebury Street Wednesday morning.

 Barbara Wray at her retirement party Monday, July 28. Wray is retiring from the Elkhart County Auditor's Office after more than 40 years of employment.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.

We asked Barbara Wray five questions about her decades of experience in the Elkhart County Auditor’s Office.

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