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A trio of Indiana State Highway truck clears snow from C.R. 17 Saturday Feb. 1, 2014. The trucks were north of C.R. 4. (J. Tyler Klassen/ The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
5 things to know for Sunday in Indiana
Posted on Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:04 a.m.

1. More snow expected Tuesday; Goshen enacts emergency parking order

It might be Groundhog Day, but Michiana is in for some very un-springlike weather this week  no matter if the animal sees his shadow or not. While very little snow is expected to fall Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service predicts another big helping of snow on Tuesday. 

In light of that prediction, Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman issued an emergency parking order to start Monday, Feb. 3. The order applies to on-street parking.

2. Indiana residents slow to participate in health care exchange

Nearly 17 percent of the Indiana's population lacks health insurance but Hoosiers seem particularly resistant to embracing the federal healthcare exchange, reports the Associated Press.

LaGrange and Elkhart counties, both of which have large Amish populations, have the largest numbers of uninsured people in the state.

3. Simonton Lake turned into 13-hole golf course for Saturday event

For the first time in two years, the weather was cold enough to hold an ice golf tournament on Simonton Lake. 

Event organizer Cam Snyder and his team created the course by drilling holes into the ice and using recycled Christmas trees to landscape the “greens.” The project took about five days to complete, he said.

In addition to having a good time, the golfers helped raise money for the Simonton Lake Sportsman's Club.

4. Therapy dogs brought to Purdue to help grief-stricken students

Purdue University students and staff are reeling from a fatal shooting last week that left one student dead and another in custody, charged with murder. 

But Rain, a therapy dog and other K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team dogs, made rounds Friday to help Purdue's community absorb the shock and loss. 

“It’s an opportunity for students to come together and just have some time to de-stress,” said Sue Wilder, Purdue’s associate dean for assessment and planning.

5. Win free tickets to South Bend Symphony's James Bond-themed performance

Four lucky people can win a pair of tickets to see the South bend Symphony's performance of "Shaken Not Stirred, The Music of James Bond."

All you need to do is enter an email address to register to win.