Thursday, July 24, 2014

 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.

Concord and Harrison Township Fire Departments are responding to a fire on Garver Avenue.

Posted at 8:31 p.m.
 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.
 Two residents concerned about annexation of area 10 lean in toward  revised map Monday night after council agreed to consider revisions. Ultimately, the proposal died.

One proposal was defeated after strong opposition from residents and concerns about transparency.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 Two adjacent houses on South Second Street were reviewed by a hearing officer Wednesday, July 23. The house on the left, 1032 S. Second St., is being repaired, according to the owner. The owner of  the other house, 1034 S. Second St., did not attend the meeting, and a demolition order was issued.
Posted at 4:54 p.m.

Hearing officer reviewed 10 cases referred from building commissioner Wednesday.

 Gary Gardner will be principal at Osolo Elementary, starting in the 2014-15 school year.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

Both Mary Beck and Osolo Elementary schools in Elkhart will have new leaders in the coming school year.

 In this archive photo, Krystal Anderson of Heart City Health Center, center, talks with Menessah Nelson, also of Heart City, while helping Kim Berkel of Elkhart navigate the Obamacare online exchange. The Heart City employees and others offered exchange assistance to the public on Feb. 24, 2014, at an informational session at Harrison College in Elkhart.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Two courts offered contradictory rulings on whether enrollees may tap federal subsidies to help cover health insurance costs.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

Want to compete on the show for a chance to win up to $1 million? Here’s what you need to know.

 Cars drive by a noise ordinance sign Wednesday on Bristol Street in Elkhart. Starting Sept. 1, 2014, repeat violators of the county noise ordinance will pay increased fines for multiple offenses.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Starting Sept. 1, repeat violators can expect to shell out more in fines.

 Elkhart County commissioners Mike Yoder (from left), Terry Rodino and Frank Lucchese talk to local leaders and fire officials at a meeting June 29 about extending the county’s burn ban and banning fireworks.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

And we answer five other questions about the increased income tax Elkhart County authorities are considering to make up for losses from declining property tax collections.

 Public utilities employee Tim Reecer talks with members of the public Monday, July 21, after a revised map for annexation area 10 was unveiled. Council rejected the revised plan.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Alternative plan proposed on night of final vote, but opposition was still strong.

 In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

Nearly 60,000 Central American minors have crossed the border this fiscal year without a guardian. This is the story of young man’s journey from Honduras to Elkhart County. 

 Some of the people opposed to annexation of area 10 east of the city gathered after the public hearing Monday, June 16 at city hall.
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Strong opposition expected from area east of the city when the city council meets.

 Meg Beardsley Gustafson, left, smiles as she and her brother Bill Beardsley talk with staff from the Havilah Beardsley House as they tour their family home in Elkhart Thursday, July 17, 2014. A portrait of Havilah is seen over the fireplace. The home was built in 1848.
Posted on July 19, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.

Earlier this week, several members of the Beardsley family visited the Havilah Beardsley House, which will soon undergo its final round of renovations.

 Pat Johnson, local cemetery historian, looks through some of her research Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart. The head stone she's resting her book on was originally part of Elkhart's oldest cemetery, the now-defunct Middlebury Street Cemetery.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.
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