INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans will keep greater control of Indiana’s Legislature than merited by the number of votes they receive, according to a political analyst who on Thursday called the state’s proposed new election districts among most skewed in the country.
ELKHART — As the mayors of Elkhart and Apan, Mexico, signed agreements to become sister cities, family members of the Apan-born Elkhart resident Alvaro Marquez, who died in December, were present on both sides of the border.
MIDDLEBURY — Two more school districts have decided to require masks inside their buildings following state rules encouraging local officials to adopt such requirements.
ELKHART — Two large infrastructure projects could claim about a third of the city’s American Rescue Plan funds if the City Council approves the spending at its next meeting.
ELKHART — All towing companies hired by the city have been charging fees not permitted in their contract, but when the city found out, it changed the contract to allow higher fees.
GOSHEN — County officials renamed a voter district with no voters in it ahead of receiving the demographic data that will help shape new maps.
ELKHART — Following what appeared as unanimous demands at a public hearing of about 100 people, state Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, promised redistricting transparency but said it’s too late to have a non-partisan committee lead the effort to draw the state’s new districts for congressional…
ELKHART — Activity like street racing, burnouts and reckless driving that allegedly takes place at a Nappanee Street parking lot is not as bad as what has been stated at recent City Council meetings, participants say.
Editor's note: This article was first published on Aug. 4. The Redevelopment Commission gave the final approval for the Tolson plan on Aug. 10.
ELKHART — The busiest intersection in town and a “forgotten” section of Main Street will be upgraded next year if the City Council appropriates a combined $2.8 million for the projects.
ELKHART — Converting one-way streets to two-ways, closing part of Waterfall Drive and filling out the “knocked-out teeth” that are the many downtown parking lots are just a few of the ideas – and not the highest reaching – for revitalizing a nine-block section of downtown Elkhart.
ELKHART — A vacant section of the old Miles Laboratories campus will be busy once more, as a local RV industry supplier plans to invest $17.6 million in a new facility at the site.
ELKHART — Two City Council members are challenging the legality of Mayor Rod Roberson’s executive order from last week, which gives city employees who are vaccinated for COVID-19 two additional paid days off.
ELKHART — Police Chief Kris Seymore wants to bring in civilians to handle two jobs that are currently carried out by officers, keeping them from doing regular police work.
GOSHEN — Richard R. Aguirre, a Goshen College administrative faculty member, announced he is seeking to replace Adam Scharf as clerk-treasurer for the City of Goshen.
ELKHART — A City Council majority favors relinquishing city ownership of the Tolson Center, which is to be rebuilt for about $12 million and operated by the non-profit organization Tolson Center for Community Excellence.
ELKHART — City officials plan to conduct a traffic study in the Greenleaf neighborhood in response to complaints from residents about speeding.
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in Elkhart County to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of former Elkhart Mayor David "Dave" Lee Miller.
ELKHART — A company hoping to build new homes at Lexington Landing at first faced opposition but later reworked its plan, winning an endorsement from the homeowners association president.
ELKHART — Dollar General’s hopes of building another store in Elkhart, at C.R. 6 and Stryker Street, were crushed at City Hall this week, as a City Council majority voted against a proposed rezoning.
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will keynote the 2021 Indiana Republican Party spring dinner, party officials announced Tuesday.
ELKHART — A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure that all types of RVs are treated equally in the tax code.
ELKHART — A planned expansion of the Manor Estates subdivision on Elkhart’s northeast side could add 93 single-family homes. Some neighbors are concerned that the size of the new homes could hurt their property values.
ELKHART — Former Mayor Dave Miller, who died Sunday at Elkhart General Hospital after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19, was remembered by friends and former colleagues as a warm man who always sought to do what he thought was right for the city, his family and God. He was 62.
ELKHART — As local coronavirus-related restrictions were undone last week and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendation for who should wear masks and where, fully vaccinated individuals can now leave facial coverings behind in many instances.
ELKHART — Police now have live access to monitor Elkhart Housing Authority surveillance cameras at Washington Gardens from the police headquarters, according to a new agreement between the Housing Authority and the Elkhart Police Department.
SOUTH BEND — The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership is preparing to apply for up to $50 million of $500 million that is becoming available in state funding for economic development.
ELKHART — The Board of Public Safety updated the Elkhart Police Department’s policies on use of force and officer-involved shootings on Tuesday, following the independent review of the department in 2019.
ELKHART — Coronavirus-related restrictions were eliminated in Elkhart County and elsewhere on Monday after state legislators overrode Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill that requires county elected officials to approve any health orders that are more stringent than the state’s.
ELKHART — An electric scooter company has launched operations in Elkhart, giving residents and visitors a chance to get around without a bike, bus or car.
ELKHART — In a bipartisan though not unanimous vote, the City Council approved a resolution encouraging residents of Elkhart and people who work in the city to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
ELKHART — City police are about to get new tasers, virtual reality training equipment, body cameras, dashboard cameras and interview room cameras after the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a $3.4 million five-year deal with Axon late Monday.
ELKHART — A city councilman is offering a $500 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the conviction of people stealing yard signs encouraging people to vote no in the Elkhart Community Schools referendum on May 4.
ELKHART — Despite expectations at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that the City of Elkhart’s finances would suffer, the city grew financially stronger in 2020.
MIDDLEBURY — Dozens of people interested in the widening of U.S. 20 through Middlebury showed up to a public hearing to see maps and, in some cases, to learn exactly how the project might affect their property.
ELKHART — All of C.R. 17 within Elkhart city limits will be resurfaced this year, following a $1.1 million appropriation by the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening.
ELKHART — A $1 million appropriation for acquisitions related to the Hively Avenue overpass project is on the Elkhart City Council’s agenda Monday.