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ELKHART — If you wish you knew your neighbors a bit better, Vibrant Communities may be able to help; your neighborhood could even end up looking better in the process.

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ELKHART — Oscar H. Sheets died in November, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, a scourge that has now claimed its 500th victim in Elkhart County, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

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GOSHEN — County officials have rejected plans for a 100-megawatt solar facility in Benton Township.

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An array of outdoor programs are being offered this month through the Elkhart County Parks. A morning bird walk along Pumpkinvine Nature Trail was Wednesday, and other events included in October’s lineup include a group dog walk and hiking club.

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ELKHART — The departure of Elkhart County's top health official follows a trend of resignations across the country by leaders who cite toxic conditions hampering their ability to fight the pandemic. 

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ELKHART — Before voting to proceed with the joint courts project Tuesday, county leaders questioned how they’ll sell voters on a $31 million increase to a plan originally pitched at $63 million.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Landfill’s Leaf Collection Competition is returning for a fourth consecutive year, giving individuals and organizations residing in the county a chance to win a portion of a $50,000 prize.

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ELKHART — From Hillsdale in Michigan, through northern Indiana and eventually into Lake Michigan, the 206-mile-long St. Joseph River has had a major impact on life for thousands of years.

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GOSHEN — A crowd of outspoken residents broke into roaring applause Saturday after they convinced county officials to reject a $3 million grant for health literacy for underserved communities.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution recognizing Constitution Week.

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GOSHEN — A $3 million grant for health literacy was rejected by county officials following an outpouring of vitriol from anti-vaxxers and other science skeptics.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved several agreements related to a major distribution warehouse project, with many now assuming the company behind it is Amazon.

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GOSHEN — The county hopes to get a bridge replacement finished in time to handle the detours that are sure to come with the Dunlap railroad overpass project.

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MIDDLEBURY — Two more school districts have decided to require masks inside their buildings following state rules encouraging local officials to adopt such requirements.

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ELKHART — Keeping an eye on the well-being of Elkhart County children is becoming easier, as several community organizations have collaborated to create a shared Child Dashboard, which they say is the first of its kind in Indiana.

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ELKHART — The least vaccinated age groups in Indiana are seeing a larger uptick in COVID-19 infections than others, data from the Indiana State Department of Health show.

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GOSHEN — An annual motorcycle ride through Elkhart County in memory of soldiers and first responders returns Sept. 12.

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ELKHART — The Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, in partnership with Heart City Health, ran its third drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday at NIHHC’s Elkhart office location, 444 N. Nappanee St.

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GOSHEN — The county will direct federal funds toward a water main extension project, though construction has been delayed to next year.

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GOSHEN — County officials have postponed until October a decision on rezoning 850 acres of Benton Township farmland for a solar power installation.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Health Department on Monday issued a strong recommendation that even individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks in public indoor settings.

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ELKHART — Following what appeared as unanimous demands at a public hearing of about 100 people, state Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, promised redistricting transparency but said it’s too late to have a non-partisan committee lead the effort to draw the state’s new districts for congressional…

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GOSHEN — Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) in Elkhart County on Friday announced it has received a $500,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to support the expansion of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school students through CareerWise Elkhart County.

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