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Elkhart Community Schools construction 043

Nine months after taxpayers approved a $19 million capital projects referendum, Elkhart Community Schools is putting the money to use on major building renovations and security upgrades.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on Jan. 31, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Discussion about body cams heightened last summer after a police crackdown on Garfield Avenue generated complaints about treatment by police.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Jan. 31, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
Youth Mental Health First Aid training

Elkhart Community Schools was recently awarded a $100,000 Project AWARE grant to train school staff and community members to recognize mental health concerns.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
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He’s the only incumbent council member to opt against seeking re-election and says he’ll put more focus on his family.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.

A boost in patrols could include questioning people who seem “strange to the area” or are at the apartment complex after normally accepted visiting hours, according to a release from Mayor Dick Moore.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 6:07 p.m.

The state gave Elkhart County $2.7 million last year to demolish blighted homes. So far 49 of 111 properties have been approved by the state, and LaCasa is looking for more.


Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 5:13 p.m.

Many local leaders have long pushed for economic diversification, and the new U.S. Census Bureau figures underscore the concentration here in manufacturing.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:56 a.m.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help locating a wanted man. 

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:41 a.m.

Detective Scott Weaver has applied to retire from the Elkhart Police Department with a disability pension. He has been on paid administrative leave since November.

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:03 p.m.

State lawmakers pressured the mayor to annex to resolve a sewer dispute, he says, but are now criticizing the state law tapped to complete the process.

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015 at 8:34 p.m.

The city is asking for input on how to spend a grant that’s meant to improve living for the city’s low- and middle-income residents and neighborhoods.

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015 at 3:37 p.m.

During the incident, 20-year-old Kelly Rae Smith crashed a car twice, stole a 17 year old’s car, led police on a chase and crashed a third time, officials say.

Posted on Jan. 27, 2015 at 7:04 p.m.

Bujalski is vice chairman of the Elkhart County Republican Party. In 2014, he ran for the Indiana House District 48 seat.

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