Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 The chimney of Dante, Mark GoertzenÕs wood fired kiln glows Friday Sept. 19, 2014 during a firing. Temperatures inside the kiln are kept at over 2,000 degrees during the firing. Goertzen and other local potters are getting ready for the 3rd annual Michiana Pottery Tour.

Artists will showcase pieces of all sizes and shapes during the Michiana Pottery Tour this weekend.

Posted at 10:48 a.m.
 This set of pottery made by Eric Strader will be part of The Local's Craft to Table meal Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. A four-piece set of locally made pottery is included in the $100 ticket price for the meal.

Looking for something to do in Goshen? There’s plenty to choose from, including a Craft to Table meal and the annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.
 Cars and semis use the Indiana Toll Road by Cassopolis Street in Elkhart on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

A court document in the recent bankruptcy filing sheds additional light on toll road operations and the bankruptcy filing.

Posted 26 minutes ago
 In this file photo, MCC volunteer Ryun Lawrence loads a pressure cooker with cans in the Mennonite Central Committee mobile canner. The canner is at the Goshen Depot until January 29.  Volunteers will process turkey meat to be canned and shipped overseas. One of the variances that will be updated in the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will turn a temporary permit to a permanent one for MCC to continue canning meat at The Depot.
Posted at 4:53 p.m.

The thrift store, which has been in Goshen for two decades, owns a house on Harrison Street that it wants to tear down for extra parking spaces.

 The Lerner Theatre is at 410 S. Main St. in Elkhart.
Posted at 3:31 p.m.

Standard & Poor looked at the city park board’s use of bonds to partially fund renovations made to the Lerner Theatre.

 Cyclist John Yoder of Goshen signals before turning on an Elkhart street.
Posted at 3:19 p.m.

When cyclists encounter objects blocking bike lanes, both they and the drivers around them could be in danger. Community blogger John D. Yoder shares his thoughts on what cyclists should do when they find their bike paths blocked.

Posted at 11:56 a.m.

Goshen residents who live in the area where fire hydrants are being flushed are asked to not do laundry on those days because of the rust that will be removed from the water mains.

 This Jan. 5, 2012, file photo shows firefighters working to extinguish a hay fire in Millersburg. Extension educator Jeff Burbrink said farmers must monitor their hay for rising temperatures and act before a fire occurs.
Posted at 11:12 a.m.

Crops are growing well enough to make hay, but getting it dried for storage hasn’t been easy. In fact, if wet hay is placed in a barn too soon, it could ignite.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8:23 a.m.

Failing septic systems across Southwest and Foraker are contaminating nearby bodies of water. The fix is expected to cost roughly $1 million.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 7:43 a.m.

Ginny Nichols spent her life caring for other people, including her fellow Elkhart County 4-H Fair board members and the senior queens.

 Airport Manager Andy Jones answers questions during a committee meeting Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 9:47 p.m.

Airport manager Andy Jones calls allegations he used mowers for personal use ’ridiculous’ during an Elkhart City Council meeting. 

 Drivers wait their turn to pass through the toll booth Monday, Sept. 22 near Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.

The private-sector operator of the highway racked up about $6 billion in debt, blaming the poor economy.

 On Tuesday, Sept. 16, ADEC CEO Donna Belusar makes a passionate plea to the Elkhart County Council to continue funding the organization, which assists 1,045 disabled Elkhart County residents. They're requesting $450,500 in 2015, the same amount they received last year.
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

While Elkhart Truth readers debated whether or not government should fund non-profits, most agreed that ADEC’s services to disabled people in Elkhart County are important — and that warmed the heart of the company’s CEO.

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