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ELKHART — An Elkhart boy battling brain cancer received an adaptive tricycle that’s expected to help his mobility while bringing a smile to his face.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson, who became eligible Tuesday to be vaccinated for COVID-19, received his first of two doses at Elkhart General Hospital on Wednesday morning, shortly before Elkhart County’s weekly coronavirus risk assessment was downgraded to blue.

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ELKHART — Police dogs Big Mike and Maja are getting new bullet and stab-protective vests through the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s.

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ELKHART — A musical instrument maker named in a pair of environmental cleanup lawsuits has succeeded in getting the law firm involved in both cases disqualified.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be celebrating its annual Martin Luther King Jr. /Black History Month program virtually.

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ELKHART — A woman who is three weeks away from celebrating her 106th birthday received her second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, along with her fellow residents and the staff at the Eastlake Terrace senior home.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum next week will present “Virtual Stories of Elkhart: Herbert and Ruth Tolson.”

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GOSHEN — A judge will decide whether to vacate an Elkhart man’s 2009 murder conviction as attorneys continue to disagree on whether it should be done before his new trial.

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ELKHART — The Lerner Theatre – which closed in March, reopened in October and closed again in November – is planning to bring back shows in May.

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ELKHART — Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit Monday after trying to stop a man suspected in two drug investigations. During the chase, the suspect hit one other vehicle, but no one was injured.

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GOSHEN — Two railroad crossings will be closed when an overpass is built in Dunlap in about two years following an action by county officials this week.

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ELKHART — South Main Street between Hively and Lusher avenues may soon be reconstructed, as the City Council is set to vote on a $3.65 million project that, among other things, would change the number of lanes from four to three.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Public Library is slowly opening its doors again to the public by making all locations available for browsing beginning Monday.

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ELKHART — Seeking to make the most of beautiful days in city neighborhoods, the Parks and Recreation Department is asking the neighbors of several parks to engage with the city on how to best use those green spaces.

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ELKHART — Sue Beadle, who served as Elkhart city clerk for 32 years, died early Tuesday after a short cancer illness, according to several friends. She was 76.

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ELKHART — New kayak launches and playgrounds are the headline items in a $550,000 investment intended to make Elkhart parks more interesting. And that’s just the beginning.

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ELKHART — An Edwardsburg, Michigan, man faces charges after he allegedly drove into the doors of the Elkhart Fire Department then crashed into another vehicle, sending two people to the hospital.

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ELKHART — Central Park has not become a dog park. But a handful of fake dogs, or dog silhouettes, were placed around the recently upgraded park this week to deter geese – and their droppings.

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ELKHART — A $1.2 million Sutphen aerial fire truck designed with the help of Elkhart firefighters pulled into the Fire Station 1 garage for the first time this week.

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GOSHEN — An Elkhart man who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a young girl was given seven years of prison time as part of a 13-year sentence.

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ELKHART — Authorities say the $42,000 in fines levied against an auto salvage yard for safety violations followed the death of an employee in August.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center will host the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in 2021 and 2022, the conference announced Tuesday.

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ELKHART — The City of Elkhart has been dismissed from a defamation lawsuit brought by a former airport employee.

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ELKHART — An auto salvage yard at the northwest edge of Elkhart is facing proposed penalties of more than $40,000 following state inspections.