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ELKHART — Elkhart County saw a 0.4 percent increase in population between 2018 and 2019, twice the growth rate for the five counties that make up the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership.

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GOSHEN — With infections beginning to appear in Elkhart County that have no clear source, officials are stressing the importance of staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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ELKHART — A $720,000 settlement has been reached with the family of a woman who died in the custody of Elkhart County Community Corrections.

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ELKHART — Nobody seems to know how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in Elkhart County, but getting test results can take up to 12 days.

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ELKHART — The RV industry in Indiana has been deemed an essential industry and can keep rolling, according to the RV Industry Association, although another round of temporary plant closings was announced Wednesday.

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GOSHEN — County officials have accepted bids for several home demolitions, but the house of a Goshen woman  damaged in a fire will not be among them.

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GOSHEN — As Elkhart County grapples with the confirmed presence of COVID-19, officials say there are ways the public can help besides staying home to reduce the spread.

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GOSHEN — County officials have chosen a contractor for the next phase of water line installations in Prairie Creek Run on Elkhart’s north side.

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ELKHART — Two of the industry’s largest manufacturers, Winnebago Industries and Thor Industries, announced plans Monday to temporarily suspend RV production to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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GOSHEN — It’s a waiting game until the first confirmed case of COVID-19 appears in Elkhart County, so health and emergency management officials are trying to be ready, the county health board learned Friday.

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ELKHART — No positive cases of coronavirus have been announced in Elkhart County, but county officials Thursday said they would not report how many people have been tested.

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ELKHART — Among the many cancellations and postponements came announcements Thursday that some local services still are available, including bus service and online library services.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved a plan for an RV distribution center despite concerns with the first impression it could give drivers entering Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — Officials say they are still unsure how local authorities will enforce new regulations designed to stem the spread of coronavirus.

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ELKHART — Unemployment for the Elkhart-Goshen metropolitan statistical area fell from 3.9 percent in January 2019 to 3.0 percent in January this year, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday.

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ELKHART — To prevent the spread of coronavirus among the at-risk senior population, local organizations are limiting opportunities for seniors to come together or be affected by others.

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GOSHEN — All seven school districts in Elkhart County on Saturday announced they would be closed in the weeks ahead, falling in line with a flurry of other cancellations and closings aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. 

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ELKHART — Though no cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Elkhart County by Thursday afternoon, events were canceled, venues were shut down and local officials encourage caution.

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ELKHART — Ivy Tech Community College is postponing current courses and the start of new eight-week courses until March 23, when learning will be moved online due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, the college announced Thursday.

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ELKHART — An 18-year-old who led police on a car chase in northern Elkhart County early Sunday was arrested on preliminary charges of drunk driving.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved design changes at the criminal justice complex to add a second courtroom and other features.

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ELKHART — Even as the first cases of coronavirus are being confirmed in Indiana, health officials in Elkhart County are providing information about what residents should do to protect themselves and their community.

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GOSHEN — A few bodies of water in Elkhart County show E. coli levels tens of thousands of times higher than the recommended limit, according to sampling done last year.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be offering “Stories of Elkhart County: Exploring Hoosiers and the Places They Reside” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Elkhart County Historical Museum, 304 W. Vistula, Bristol.

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Every so often, a new plant disease comes to town. Some of them promise to be plant killers and end up fairly benign. Others, like tar spot on corn, can knock crop yields for a big loop.

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SOUTH BEND — The alleged driver in a fatal Feb. 7 crash has been arrested and charged with several felonies.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County’s soil conservation efforts are reaching smaller farms that federal programs tend to miss, the storm water board learned Monday.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County courts should remain in both Goshen and Elkhart, Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman says.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson is concerned that the potential move of the Elkhart County courts could hurt city residents and downtown businesses.

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ELKHART — Mike Keen of South Bend, who describes himself as “the accidental developer,” will be the featured speaker at the next Community Champions roundtable discussion focusing on neighborhoods.

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GOSHEN — Charles D. Mumaw has announced his candidacy for the state Senate seat for District 12. He is the only Democratic candidate who filed in the race before the deadline.

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ELKHART — As Elkhart County officials consider combining two courthouses into one, a measure at the Statehouse that would allow it is nearing final approval.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Central High School teachers criticized a Third House session on Friday for being held at a time that most teachers cannot participate.