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Monday, April 21, 2014

5 things to know for Friday in Indiana

Elkhart mourners will gather for the funeral of fallen soldier Jesse Williams, we have information on flu season in Michiana and three other stories to start your Friday in Indiana.

Posted on Jan. 2, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

1. Funeral for fallen Elkhart soldier is today

The funeral for Army Ssgt. Jesse Williams, the soldier killed in a Dec. 17 helicopter crash in Afghanistan, is today.

We have information on the funeral route and services here.

2. Elkhart hospitals see uptick in flu patients

An increase in the number of flu patients at area hospitals could indicate that the peak of flu season is near.

Symptoms include a high fever, chills, sore throat or body aches. The sickness, health professionals say, should be taken seriously.

St. Joseph County Health Officer, Thomas Felger, said Thursday a St. Joseph County woman died of the flu, also know as H1N1 or Swine Flu. She was 25 years old.

3. Enter to win a McCarthy's on the Riverwalk or Vesuvio Pizza gift card

The Elkhart Truth has two sweepstakes open until Jan. 31 for entries.

Submit an email address and complete a brief survey about what your interests are on ElkhartTruth.com to enter to win a $50 McCarthy's on the Riverwalk gift card. or to win a $25 gift certificate for Vesuvio Pizza.

4. Windchill could push temperatures well below zero next week

The high expected today will likely only reach 19 degrees.

But that will seem warm compared to Monday, when a frigid wind chill could push temperatures as low as negative 25 to 35 degrees.

Between now and then, folks in Michiana should expect a little bit more in snow accumulation and gusty winds.

5. Fire and Ice Festival in Goshen is today

Marshmallow roasting, ice sculpture carving and other activities will be held in downtown Goshen Friday for the 7th annual Fire and Ice Festival.

We have details on this year's events and a full schedule here.

 Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo waves to the crowd as he walks onto the field at Fenway Park during ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the bombing before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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