Elkhart Truth Collection Archives

Famous Kelby Love mural defined community response to gun violence

When a 19-year-old man died tragically in September 1993, the community’s heart began to beat with purpose. Rev. Duane Beck and artist Kelby Love were anxious to help.

Library bookmobile: Elkhart invented. And now reinvented.

The library bookmobile was invented right here in Elkhart. A century later, it's now the vehicle for Free Books to Feed Minds.

The best newspaperman Ernie Pyle ever knew called Elkhart home

Ernie Pyle was a legendary writer, but he often told friends the best newsman he knew worked in Elkhart, Ind.

Jazz fest delivered fantastic high notes at ill-fated Midway Motor Lodge

The hotel never quite delivered on its promise, but it gave life to the city's biggest event.

Palm Sunday tornadoes revealed Huffman’s strong will and steady hand

The Palm Sunday tornadoes brought death and destruction to Indiana in 1965. The photographer capturing that history had a story of his own.

Judge Redding wanted reform but failed to beat Cosentino

A brigade of men in light-colored suits moved confidently on the sidewalk leading to the Elkhart County Courthouse. In the middle of this who’s who of local lawyers was the […]
Traffic goes under downtown Elkhart's Arch

Looming over downtown, the costly Arch was toppled by critics

The Arch was memorable, costly and criticized as a short-lived 1960s Main Street attraction.

The Klan wanted influence. One Elkhart leader took a stand.

A KKK grand dragon wielded great political power in 1920s Indiana. But one man made sure he knew he wasn't welcome in Elkhart.

With public health in the balance, Dr. Tomchik declared war on the patient

A struggle for power over public health in Elkhart County eventually came to a messy end and forced a doctor's resignation.