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ELKHART — A 120-year-old family quilt has been missing for 10 years after an Elkhart estate sale. Now, a great-granddaughter of the woman who made the quilt has started a search in the hopes of getting it back, or at least knowing its fate.

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GOSHEN — A Goshen man who was stopped after allegedly fleeing police at over 120 mph claimed his girlfriend was going into labor.

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An estimated 12 percent of residents in Elkhart County are considered to be food insecure; that’s 23,510 individuals who don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. One in eight of our neighbors lives every day with hunger as a constant companion.

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ELKHART — An electric scooter company has launched operations in Elkhart, giving residents and visitors a chance to get around without a bike, bus or car.

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GOSHEN — A Middlebury manufacturer of accessible transportation can expand after a vote by the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission Thursday.

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ELKHART — In a bipartisan though not unanimous vote, the City Council approved a resolution encouraging residents of Elkhart and people who work in the city to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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BRISTOL — The Town of Bristol has been working with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) to create its first comprehensive plan known as Bristol 2030 Comprehensive Plan, “A Grand Vision for our Hometown,” and is asking for input from the community.

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ELKHART — City police are about to get new tasers, virtual reality training equipment, body cameras, dashboard cameras and interview room cameras after the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a $3.4 million five-year deal with Axon late Monday.

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ELKHART — Division Street will remain closed for two weeks between South Main Street and East Street for emergency sewer repairs, city officials said.

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ELKHART — Helen Murray Free, who co-created the first dip-and-read diabetes test, received many recognitions for her own accomplishments in chemistry and tirelessly encouraged students to get involved in science, died Saturday at Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart. She was 98.

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GOSHEN — The vaccination rate in Elkhart County is increasing by only 1 percent a week as hospitalizations of non-vaccinated COVID-19 patients remain high.

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GOSHEN — An RV repair company can expand to work on larger vehicles after a vote by the Goshen Board of Works on Monday.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Police Department is on the brink of completing a deal to get new tasers, virtual reality training equipment, body cameras, dashboard cameras and interview room cameras.

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ELKHART — The public is invited to Free Family Sunday at the Havilah Beardsley House to see the 1848 home of Elkhart’s founder, Havilah Beardsley.

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ELKHART — City officials will read a proclamation and plant a tree Saturday in honor of Arbor Day at the Elkhart Environmental Center, the Office of Mayor Rod Roberson announced.

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ELKHART — A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Tolson Center was supposed to administer 2,700 doses last week; the number of people actually getting immunized was 540.

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GOSHEN — Buggy lanes will be added when a two-mile section of C.R. 38 is rebuilt and widened this year.

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ELKHART — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $1,793,999 of new and multiyear grants to nonprofits and programs throughout Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County mask mandate and limitations on event capacities will end if Gov. Eric Holcomb signs S.B. 5, a bill that would move power to implement restrictions from the county health officer to the county Board of Commissioners.

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GOSHEN — County officials are imposing a $71,000 fine on a company that violated storm water rules for site construction, though the bulk of the penalty is suspended.

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ELKHART — A 5-year-old boy was fighting for his life after being shot in the chest at a home on the northwest side Tuesday, the victim of an apparent accident, according to police.

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NEW PARIS — Residents are invited to celebrate spring by trading their spare seeds, bulbs and perennials with fellow gardeners to bring home something new from the Spring Plant Exchange.

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GOSHEN — County parks will benefit from an endowment fund named in honor of a volunteer who passed away.

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ELKHART — The RV Industry Association announced Monday that the first quarter of 2021 was the best-ever first quarter for wholesale RV shipments, as March – with more than 50,000 units shipped – was the best month of the year so far.

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WAKARUSA — After a year’s hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival returned over the weekend, with officials declaring it a success and perhaps showing the way for other public events.

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ELKHART — Firefighters from five local departments rushed to 1510 W. Bristol St. Friday morning to put out a fire at a manufacturing facility immediately next to Franger Gas.