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ELKHART — Representatives from Crossroads United Way, serving Elkhart, LaGrange and Noble Counties, delivered three grand prizes and five smaller awards totaling nearly $10,000 to lucky United Way donors over the past week.

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ELKHART — Last month was the best January on record for RV manufacturers, according to new data from the RV Industry Association.

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OSCEOLA — State Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, is seeking to replace Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who announced last week that she is stepping down.

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GOSHEN — County officials awarded a $550,000 paving project with an agreement that sets a firm June deadline.

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ELKHART — Residents have sent the county Health Department hundreds of complaints about businesses and organizations not abiding by local COVID-19 restrictions, and while some entities are the source of repeated complaints, the county has yet to issue any fines.

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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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GOSHEN — Local coronavirus-related restrictions could be lifted earlier than expected, although health officials said Friday they will continue to take a step-by-step approach to stemming the spread of COVID-19.

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ELKHART — Several community organizations have launched an eight-week campaign to encourage residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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ELKHART — Gov. Eric Holcomb’s coronavirus-related restrictions were loosened for Elkhart County on Wednesday as a result of the county’s COVID-19 advisory level being downgraded from orange to yellow.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County’s coronavirus-related restrictions will likely remain in place until 70 percent of residents have been vaccinated, according to County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait.

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ELKHART — Nearly 96,000 Hoosiers ages 65 to 69 had scheduled appointments to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of 5 p.m. Monday, the first day of their eligibility, state health officials said.

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ELKHART — Coronavirus-related state restrictions for Elkhart County were loosened Wednesday, as the county’s outbreak is now considered one of the least severe in Indiana.

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GOSHEN — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County (CFEC) has awarded $322,594 in a grant to Goshen College to support a new college-wide strategic initiative to strengthen engagement with and for Elkhart County over the next two years.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County’s weekly COVID-19 score is back to orange after a week of being red, according to state health officials. An advisory level that guides coronavirus restrictions remains red for at least another week.

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ELKHART — While many industries suffered in 2020, the RV industry was about as busy as ever, taking advantage of the number of people wanting to travel without the risks associated with planes and hotels amid the pandemic.

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ELKHART — Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be marked at several local events over the weekend and Monday, which is the holiday, though the celebrations will take a different form this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

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ELKHART — Members of the general public who are 80 or older began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in Elkhart County this week, and the process is going smoothly, county Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait said Tuesday.

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GOSHEN — Three design companies were scored and proposals were opened ahead of a decision next Tuesday for the $80 million consolidated courts project.

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GOSHEN — Newly hired Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait comes to the position with a unique perspective on the pandemic that’s gripped the county for months, having survived an especially serious case of the virus herself.

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ELKHART — The Indiana chapter of Common Cause, a non-partisan organization for fair and open elections, on Friday called for the resignation of multiple lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.

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ELKHART — The COVID-19 outbreak continues to improve in Elkhart County, but the rate of new infections means the risk of community spread will remain in the red category, or most severe, as defined by state health officials.

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