The Elkhart Truth

Lifeline Youth Ministries breaks ground on $7M facility

ELKHART — Work has begun on Lifeline Youth Ministries' $7 million facility, an anticipated "game-changer" for young people on the city's south side. Dump trucks were already moving soil Wednesday as elected officials, project stakeholders and community members joined Lifeline executives to celebrate the groundbreaking.

In about-face, Goshen approves rezoning for apartments

GOSHEN — An apartment complex in the Historic Southside Neighborhood has a second chance after city council members showed a change of heart Monday. Goshen Common Council voted 6-0 in favor of rezoning land at 620 E. Douglas St. to allow construction of a $31 million mixed-use apartment complex. They had voted 4-3 against rezoning the former industrial property earlier in June, but agreed to place it back on the agenda at the request of Councilman Matt Schrock.
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Conviction for 2017 armed robbery upheld

SOUTH BEND — Appellate justices have ruled that a man convicted of robbing a bank while in disguise was sentenced appropriately based on the evidence. The Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the conviction of Tevin Attkisson, who received a 16-year sentence for armed robbery. A jury found him guilty of the Level 3 felony during a trial in September.

Murder victim: 'Wow, you're really going to shoot me'

GOSHEN — Eleven seconds was all the time Aidan Burkins gave two friends before opening fire, killing one, jurors heard Tuesday. The 22-year-old Nappanee man is on trial this week for the murder of Thomas Campion and attempted murder of Greg Clark. He allegedly shot at both of them outside his home on June 6, 2020, at the end of what had been a night of fun among three friends fueled by drugs and alcohol.

ArtWalk this month is all about pride

ELKHART — “Elkhart Proud” is the theme for this month’s ArtWalk, a free, self-guided, public event downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday featuring food, music and, of course, art. “June ArtWalk will make everyone proud to live in Elkhart,” said Ashley Molyneaux with Premier Arts....