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June 5, 2014

Info on cemetery flower thief sought

Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol has experienced several thefts of flowers according to Bristol police.

The sexton, Dave Love, is requesting anyone who has experienced the loss of flowers, baskets or other items to call his office at 320-8500 or the police department at 848-4464. There is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in the thefts.

Motorcyclist is OK after wreck

A motorcyclist refused medical treatment after a single collision at C.R. 24, west of C.R. 41 in Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, Wesley Bontrager, 19, Middlebury, was driving a 2004 Honda CBR600 when he lost control while traveling through an “S” curve and unable to maintain his lane. He fell off the motorcycle and refused treatment for complaint of abrasion to the left hip and laceration to the left knee. No citations were issued.

Car hits barrier on U.S. 20 at low speed

A white Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound on U.S. 20, east of C.R. 7 in Elkhart, when the driver failed to maintain its lane position and collided at low speed with the center barrier wall Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:26 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, the driver, Steven Lacluyse, 45, was unconscious and not breathing. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital and pronounced deceased. The collision is not believed to be the cause of death, police said.

Scooter strikes utility pole on Hackett Road

A driver was injured in a single-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Hackett Road in Goshen Tuesday. The collision occurred at 11:51 p.m. According to Goshen police, Matthew Ganger, 33, Goshen, was driving a scooter and hit a utility pole. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment of a dislocated left shoulder and broken right femur.

One person hurt in two-vehicle wreck

One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at U.S. 33, near Rieth Boulevard in Goshen at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday. According to Goshen police, a 2003 Chevrolet Venture driven by Rafael Bautista, 19, Warsaw, rear ended into the 2010 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Boyd, 33, London, Ontario. A passenger, Julie Coven, 35, Cambellville, Ontario, complained of neck pain. Bautista was cited for never receiving a valid driver’s license and having false and fictitious registration. His vehicle was impounded by police.

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  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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