Monday, October 20, 2014

 One of the memorial stones for SFC Marvin Trost III in his father's memorial garden in Elkhart.

Trost was the first soldier from Elkhart County to die in the war on terror. 

Dan Spalding

Posted at 7:05 p.m.
 46 people were reported arrested in Elkhart County from Oct. 10 to Oct. 18, 2014.

Preliminary charges include domestic battery, resisting law enforcement and battery on a child under the age of 14 by a person over the age of 18.

J. C. Lee

Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
 Ranee Robinson said she believes the desire to improve conditions on the south side are snowballing.

Numerous groups, agencies and individuals are pulling in the same directions, according to some community leaders.

Dan Spalding

Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
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 Wide-angle aerial view of Dunlap, looking north, with Concord School, U.S. 33 and railroad, farms, woods, houses. From the collections of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol, Indiana.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.

It’s not quite Elkhart, and it’s not quite Goshen. So what is Dunlap exactly, and how did it form? We looked into the question for this week’s Ask the Truth.

 Jermaine Sanders, founder of My Hood Needz Me, stands outside of the group's office at the Historic Roosevelt Center in Elkhart on Oct. 9, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

A family movie night is just one of many projects being organized by Jermaine Sanders and his group in Elkhart’s south side.

Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

The area in Elkhart will be closed starting Monday, Oct., 20.

 Brock S. Malcom
Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Service Notes also reports on Lakeland High School graduate Lincoln A. Spencer.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left, and her challenger for the U.S. House seat, Joe Bock. Walorski is a Republican and Bock is a Democrat.
Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 6:44 a.m.

Walorski, a GOPer, had $544,642 in remaining funds as of Sept. 30, compared to $78,448 for Bock, a Democrat.

 Lilly's Party manager Garry Ferrell stands behind the checkout counter. Lilly's Party will close on Oct. 31, 2014, after 111 years of business in Elkhart, Ind.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

Lilly’s Party carried a line of personalized decorations for 27 schools in the Elkhart County area.

 Anne Reel, executive director of the Humane Society of Elkhart County, is shown here Aug. 27, 2014, inside one of the shelter's cat rooms. The organization, which recently launched a fundraising drive to build a new facility, is to receive $250,000 thanks to a Lilly Endowment grant.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The money will aid the Boys and Girls Club here, the local humane society and the Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

 Chad Barden, Rhino Construction carpenter, cuts wood for a lobby partition wall at 712 Richmond St., Elkhart, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Following the renovation, Premium Concrete Services Inc. will move into the facility in December, after its former home on Pine Creek Road burned down in February.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Premium Concrete was fortunate to salvage its critical software from the fire, and other contractors, even competitors, stepped up to lend tools and equipment. Now they’re moving to a new home in Elkhart.

 Diane Overmyer's
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Though community blogger Diane Overmyer has lived in many cities, she names Elkhart among the perfect places for artists to live. The city is building its reputation as a place that supports and enjoys the arts, she says.

 Former Elkhart High School football coach Don Veller was also the first football coach at Florida State University in 1948.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.

The former Elkhart High School coach laid the foundation for the Florida State Seminoles’ football program in 1948.

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