ELKHART — A city council proposal expressing support for the Elkhart Community Schools tax hike on the ballot in May is inappropriate, says Councilman David Henke, R-3.
ELKHART — The revitalization of the River District is far from finished, but city leaders already have their sights on an even bigger project to increase housing opportunities and diversify Elkhart’s economy.
ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson, who became eligible Tuesday to be vaccinated for COVID-19, received his first of two doses at Elkhart General Hospital on Wednesday morning, shortly before Elkhart County’s weekly coronavirus risk assessment was downgraded to blue.
ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson has suspended his cemetery director, Dannell Brown, after the Agape Missionary Baptist Church pastor allegedly damaged a car in a parking lot and left.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed ban on Indiana cities and counties adopting local housing design standards is being pushed by a state lawmaker from Elkhart who owns a homebuilding company.
ELKHART — Residents of the neighborhood between East Jackson Boulevard and Goshen Avenue have been frustrated with semi-trucks going down their residential streets, shaking houses, knocking over street signs and scaring parents.
ELKHART — The Police Department is seeking approval of a 10-year contract worth $7.3 million to let one company provide the department with much of its equipment.
ELKHART — South Main Street between Hively and Lusher avenues may soon be reconstructed, as the City Council is set to vote on a $3.65 million project that, among other things, would change the number of lanes from four to three.
ELKHART — New kayak launches and playgrounds are the headline items in a $550,000 investment intended to make Elkhart parks more interesting. And that’s just the beginning.
INDIANANPOLIS — Indiana could increase its cigarette tax for the first time in more than a decade and impose a new state tax on vaping liquids under a proposal taken up Monday by state lawmakers.
ELKHART — Central Park has not become a dog park. But a handful of fake dogs, or dog silhouettes, were placed around the recently upgraded park this week to deter geese – and their droppings.
ELKHART — A $1.2 million Sutphen aerial fire truck designed with the help of Elkhart firefighters pulled into the Fire Station 1 garage for the first time this week.
ELKHART — The City of Elkhart on Tuesday launched a new version of its 311 app in an effort to make it easier for residents to get in touch with the city.
ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson spent much of the first year in office putting out coronavirus fires and building a foundation for what is to come in the next three years. Now, he wants to turn his focus to making his vision a reality.
ELKHART — The Indiana chapter of Common Cause, a non-partisan organization for fair and open elections, on Friday called for the resignation of multiple lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.
ELKHART — The City of Elkhart may grow in size in the coming months, as the City Council is considering an annexation request by Concord Community Schools and Flavor Freeze.
ELKHART — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind, said in a statement Thursday that there must be a peaceful transition of power when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20.
ELKHART — Less than two weeks before Christmas, the City of Elkhart began handing out 25,000 bags with COVID-19 mitigation advice, a bottle of hand sanitizer and a mask saying “Happy ElkHEART Holidays.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say Tuesday whether he supported efforts by some fellow Republicans in Congress to challenge Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., released a statement Monday indicating she would “formally object to certain electors from contested states” when Congress meets in joint session to consider certification of Electoral College votes.
INDIANAPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic will loom large over the Indiana Legislature's new session that starts Monday as lawmakers face the fallout from the disease that led to more than 7,000 deaths and economic distress across the state since the last session ended in March.
HAMMOND — U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II has resigned from the Department of Justice and on Friday assumed the duties of a judge for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court.
GOSHEN — Business owner Joanna King was selected Tuesday by Republican precinct committeemen to replace former state Rep. Christy Stutzman, R-Middlebury, to represent District 49 in the Indiana House.
ELKHART — An ordinance to let City of Elkhart staff help with the enforcement of countywide COVID-19 restrictions was approved by the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening.
ELKHART — An effort to enlist city government in the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions was getting a hearing Monday night at only two council meetings after the mayor of Nappanee pulled the proposed ordinance.
GOSHEN — Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer on Monday announced plans for a caucus of eligible precinct committee members to fill the upcoming vacancy in the office of House District 49.
ELKHART — The mayors of Elkhart, Goshen and Nappanee will each bring a city ordinance to their councils that will support the countywide restrictions and penalties related to COVID-19.
MIDDLEBURY — Indiana state Rep. Christy Stutzman, R-Middlebury, announced Tuesday she is stepping down, blaming the governor’s coronavirus-related business restrictions.
ELKHART — Two Elkhart County public health orders that took effect Thursday come with promises of enforcement, but even as the new mask order requires that people wear a mask when in public and unable to social distance, individuals who do not comply will not be fined.
ELKHART — New coronavirus-related restrictions specific to Elkhart County will soon be issued, the Elkhart County Health Department announced Friday.
GOSHEN — Officials completed this year’s vote count Friday, in an election that broke the record for most ballots casts in Elkhart County history.
ELKHART — A group of atheists is criticizing Elkhart County for using churches as voting centers, in what the atheists see as a “Christian sponsored Election Day.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb withstood criticism over his use of state emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic, cruising to a resounding reelection victory.
ELKHART — The last time downtown Elkhart did not have a county courthouse, some in the city sought to form a county of their own.
GOSHEN — Republicans maintained their dominance over local government in Elkhart County on Tuesday, electing county officials and state lawmakers by wide margins.
MISHAWAKA — Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski declared victory at 10 p.m. Tuesday, claiming a fifth consecutive term in the House of Representatives at the expense of her Democratic challenger, Pat Hackett.
ELKHART — An economic impact study commissioned by the city will be completed by Nov. 14 to show how losing a county courthouse downtown would affect the area.
ELKHART — Donald Rainwater, the Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor, finished his tour of the state in Elkhart on Sunday afternoon with a crowd of about 40 supporters.
ELKHART — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday said the Elkhart County Health Department should not base decisions about COVID-19 restrictions on the potential political implications, including the governor’s own reelection chances.
ELKHART — State Rep. Timothy Wesco is being challenged for his District 21 seat in this election, as Democrat Ryan Liedtky believes he has a chance at winning in the heavily Republican district.
ELKHART — City officials, neighbors and family members gathered Thursday to honor a loyal supporter of the city and its residents by naming a street in his honor.