Monday, September 1, 2014

 Hazel Coleman gets her hands up as Elkhart pastor and My Hood Needz Me founder Jermaine Sanders performs Sunday afternoon at the Southside Family Fun Fest at Roosevelt Park.

Elkhart police joined residents of the city’s south side for a Labor Day weekend celebration that included a barbecue cook-off in Roosevelt Park.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.

Planning for a long holiday weekend? Find out which offices and services will be shut down on Labor Day.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
 The smell of barbecue and the sound of music will fill Elkhart's Roosevelt Park Sunday for the Southside Family Fun Fest.

The Southside Family Fun Fest will run from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Roosevelt Park.

Posted on Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.
Posted on Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

Mayor Moore suggests tight finances won’t leave room for major pay hikes for police in 2015.

 The Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers Band moves along the parade route in the 2012 Labor Day Parade in Elkhart. The 2014 parade was canceled for a lack of entries.
Posted on Aug. 30, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

The annual event was canceled because of the lack of entries.

 Gov. Mike Pence, fourth from the left, and members of the U.S. 31 Coalition at the ceremony Aug. 27, 2014, to open the new section of U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth. Also in the photo are Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President Kyle Hannon, third from left, and Elkhart County Council President John Letherman, third from the right.
Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Around 46 miles of U.S. 31 from South Bend to Indianapolis will be upgraded by 2015, but that leaves 70 miles of road untouched.

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in Elkhart throughout the holiday weekend.

 Jermaine Sanders, a leader of My Hood Needz , speaks at the Back2School event at Concord Mall on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.

Elkhart Roundtable, My Hood Needz Me and Nine Blocks are all focused on improving life in south central neighborhoods.

 Dr. Jamie Gottlieb
Updated on Aug. 29, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

A business controlled by Dr. Jamie Gottlieb received payments from Omni Surgical, or Spine 360.

 Cobus Creek, viewed from Elkhart Road, opposite the outlet to Garver Lake in Ontwa Township, Mich. A proposed sewage treatment plant nearby that would discharge into the creek, which flows into Elkhart County, has generated the opposition of Elkhart officials.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:19 p.m.

Critics in Michigan and Elkhart County worry the proposed sewer plant would harm Cobus Creek.

 Color guards from the Elkhart police and fire departments participate in a previous Labor Day Parade in downtown Elkhart. Plans for a 2014 parade have been canceled.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

Monday would have been the third annual, but it was canceled for lack of entries.

 In this 2010 file photo, an Elkhart Police officer checks for fingerprints on a soda can found in a car on Dorsey Street near Rainbow Bend just east of Nappanee Street. Police agencies in Elkhart County have used a federal military surplus program to acquire about $24,000 worth of guns and an ATV since 2006. Agencies in St. Joseph County have acquired more than $4 million worth of military equipment in the same time frame.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

Law enforcement in St. Joseph County have received $4.1 million worth of military equipment since 2006. Elkhart County has received $23,918.94 worth of equipment from the same program.

 A pedestrian walks through the construction area near Main and Prairie streets as crews work on the Prairie Street overpass project Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

An Elkhart County Health Department rep, meanwhile, says precautionary measures minimize the potential threat.

 City crews were called to the 300 block of Union Street in Elkhart around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, for a gas leak.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.
 Nexus RV in Elkhart built this van, called the Golden Roamer, for Visit South Bend-Mishawaka. It will be debuted on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.
 Christiana Creek flows past Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The creek's small rapids make a great place for kayaking.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
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