BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be presenting a virtual guided tour of its “Crossroads of Elkhart County: Claiming the Land” exhibit over Facebook Live.
GOSHEN — The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has announced its 2021 concert lineup, headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ZZ Top and wrapping up with “America’s Got Talent” singer and ventriloquist Darci Lynn.
SOUTH BEND — The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership is preparing to apply for up to $50 million of $500 million that is becoming available in state funding for economic development.
ELKHART — Coronavirus-related restrictions were eliminated in Elkhart County and elsewhere on Monday after state legislators overrode Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill that requires county elected officials to approve any health orders that are more stringent than the state’s.
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant will headline opening events at the 45th annual Nappanee Apple Festival, Sept. 16-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ELKHART — The COVID-19 advisory level for Elkhart County was upgraded from yellow to orange Wednesday as a result of an uptick in new infections and the county’s positive test rate.
MIDDLEBURY — Dozens of people interested in the widening of U.S. 20 through Middlebury showed up to a public hearing to see maps and, in some cases, to learn exactly how the project might affect their property.
ELKHART — The Indiana State Department of Health is boosting the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in Elkhart this week, and health officials hope to better reach minorities and others who may be hesitant to get vaccinated.
BRISTOL — A historical museum presentation about an ongoing event may be a bit unusual. Nevertheless, the Elkhart County Historical Museum will present “Virtual Stories of Elkhart: The COVID-19 Pandemic” next week to chronicle how the county has been impacted.
ELKHART — As the federal government and the state have paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination efforts in Elkhart County will be somewhat affected.
ELKHART — Elkhart County on Tuesday reported its highest number of COVID-19 infections in a single day since mid-January, and the county’s positive test rate has climbed above 10 percent.
GOSHEN — City and county officials are moving toward a $3 million agreement over splitting the cost of roadwork around the consolidated courts site near Goshen.
GOSHEN — County leaders approved a pay increase for the head of the public defender’s office in order to stay eligible for millions of dollars in reimbursements.
GOSHEN — A new documentary tells the story of two Goshen merchants, a father and son, who risked their business and livelihood to provide a vital passage for German Jews to escape the Holocaust and come to America.
GOSHEN — County officials have ended a COVID-19 safety ordinance aimed at businesses, but a mask mandate at the county level continues.
GOSHEN — The county redevelopment board turned down a contract extension before the completion of a report meant to guide the future of Prairie Creek Run.
ELKHART — The local Amish population faces barriers to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 that other groups do not, as Hoosiers generally need to make vaccination appointments online or by phone and clinics are located in towns and cities.
ELKHART — A new coronavirus variant was found in Elkhart County over the weekend, the Elkhart County Health Department announced Wednesday after being notified by the Indiana Department of Health.
ELKHART — While the statewide mask mandate and other coronavirus-related restrictions will vanish come April 6, local residents may still be required to wear a mask when in public.
WESTVILLE — A man who was convicted at age 17 for his role in a violent home invasion has filed a lawsuit alleging mistreatment in the Elkhart County Jail 10 years ago.
ELKHART — County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait has canceled a news conference scheduled for Friday morning, in which she was expected to say what level of coronavirus-related restrictions the county would have come April 6, when the statewide restrictions end.
ELKHART — Local officials on Wednesday were discussing how a statewide lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions by Gov. Eric Holcomb on April 6 might affect limits in Elkhart County.
ELKHART — Seventy percent of Elkhart County’s 16-and-older population should be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of June, Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait said Tuesday.