Friday, October 24, 2014

 In this file photo, Joe Duthie and Laci Kraus perform on the Lerner Theatre dance floor at the 2013 Still Dancing competition. This year's competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart.

This year’s Still Dancing in Elkhart competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart. 

Sarah Duis

Posted 41 minutes ago
 Fire crews investigate a fire that burned for hours at Better Way Products Plant 2 in New Paris on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Eleven fire departments helped extinguish a blaze at Better Way Products in New Paris. The fire burned for hours and the building is considered a total loss.

Krystal Vivian

Updated on Oct. 23, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
 Andy Manoloff lights up his pumpkin carving of comic book villain The Joker Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Elkhart. Many of Manoloff carvings are of comic book characters, such as Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man.

These aren’t your typical Jack-O-Lanterns. Elkhart veternarian Andy Manoloff takes pumpkin carving to the extreme with designs of the Joker, Optimus Prime and Spider-Man.

Krystal Vivian

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.
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 Customers drive into the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 1401 College Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The store will close on Oct. 25, but a Martin's Super Markets store will open in its place in spring 2015.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

The Save-A-Lot on College Avenue in Goshen will close Oct. 25 to make way for a new kind of Martin’s Super Markets store. Here’s what readers are saying about the change.

 (Left to right) Joseph Kenawell, Kesha Jastrzembski and Matthew Milton were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges at an Elkhart motel.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

Elkhart police were called to Travelodge for a report of a suspicious person in its parking lot Tuesday night, Oct. 21. Meth labs were found in the hotel’s parking lot and in one of its rooms.

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County’s annual Woof-O-Ween party on Oct. 25 will feature pet costume contests, treats and adoption specials.

 Jodi Buoscio is shown here Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in downtown Elkhart. Buoscio is the Democratic candidate for the District 21 Indiana House seat.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:15 a.m.

The group, a PAC of the Indiana State Teachers Association, was the biggest single donor in the contest for the District 21 post. 

 Tony Coleman smiles for a photo with wife, Barbara, and grandaughters Shelly Moore, 13, center, and Angel Moore, 10, on Oct. 2, 2014, outside their home in Elkhart. Coleman suffers from end-stage renal disease and is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Through kidney failure, countless rounds of dialysis and an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, Tony Coleman has waited for an organ donor to save him. Find out how you can help at an upcoming event.

 Bristol Town Hall
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 9:19 p.m.

The loan will be worth $625,000 and will be repaid in 42 months. The town owes $1,240,000 on the bonds and will pay the remainder owed from saved funds.

 Goshen Mayor Alan Kauffman (left) has endorsed Democrat David Kolbe in his bid for the District 22 House seat. District 22 covers much of northern Kosciusko County and part of southern Elkhart County.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.

Democrat and Warsaw resident David Kolbe is running for the District 22 House seat. 

 Smoke billows out of a barn on C.R. 117 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Goshen. Concord and Jefferson fire departments responded.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

The fire was reported at 58203 C.R. 117 in Goshen. No injuries have been reported at this time.

 An underground retaining wall is going in at the site where a new sewage tank is to be installed, in a lot south of Jackson Boulevard and west of Waterfall Drive. City officials warn installation of the retaining wall, seen here on Oct. 22, 2014, could cause noticeable vibrating downtown.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

An underground retaining wall has to be installed before dirt can be removed to make way for the tank, causing the disruption.

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Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.

The life-size, fiberglass statues are part of fundraising efforts for CAPS, a local nonprofit child abuse prevention agency.

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