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ELKHART — The daily increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Elkhart County has flattened after a months-long spike that began in September and led to a recent daily average of more than 300 new cases.

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ELKHART — RV manufacturers had their best month of the year in October, with an increase in shipments of 21.4 percent compared to the same month in 2019.

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ELKHART — The unemployment rate in Elkhart County fell to 4.2 percent in October, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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ELKHART — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in October, moving closer to figures that could be considered normal.

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ELKHART — Two Elkhart County public health orders that took effect Thursday come with promises of enforcement, but even as the new mask order requires that people wear a mask when in public and unable to social distance, individuals who do not comply will not be fined.

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ELKHART — The risk of coronavirus in Elkhart County reached the highest possible level Wednesday, moving from orange to red and prompting the county health department to issue a new order requiring residents to wear masks when leaving their homes.

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ELKHART — Seven more Elkhart County residents were reported dead from COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the virus’ death tally for November to 42, surpassing October’s 36, which had been the worst so far.

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GOSHEN — County officials chose to move ahead with site selection for a consolidated court project after hearing last-second pleas from residents and Elkhart city leaders.

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ELKHART — New coronavirus-related restrictions specific to Elkhart County will soon be issued, the Elkhart County Health Department announced Friday.

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GOSHEN — Officials completed this year’s vote count Friday, in an election that broke the record for most ballots casts in Elkhart County history.

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ELKHART — A group of atheists is criticizing Elkhart County for using churches as voting centers, in what the atheists see as a “Christian sponsored Election Day.”

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ELKHART — With COVID-19 deaths on a record pace and hospitals past capacity, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions Wednesday, even as Elkhart County officials also talked about new restrictions.

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GOSHEN — County commissioners have two land purchase options to present this weekend for the construction of a consolidated courts building.

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ELKHART — County officials have approved a budget for an overhaul of the kayak launch on the southeast shore of the Six Span Bridge.

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MISHAWAKA — Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski declared victory at 10 p.m. Tuesday, claiming a fifth consecutive term in the House of Representatives at the expense of her Democratic challenger, Pat Hackett. 

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ELKHART — A record number of new COVID-19 cases, 243, were reported in Elkhart County on Tuesday. The state also reported four new COVID-19 deaths among county residents.

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ELKHART — More Elkhart County residents died from COVID-19 in October than in any previous month.

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ELKHART — State Rep. Timothy Wesco is being challenged for his District 21 seat in this election, as Democrat Ryan Liedtky believes he has a chance at winning in the heavily Republican district.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Health Department will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions at least until after Election Day. Not because the outbreak is not serious enough but because of the potential political consequences.

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GOSHEN — Republican state Sen. Blake Doriot is being challenged for his District 12 seat in this election, as retired businessman Charles Mumaw, a Democrat, runs for the Senate for the third time.

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ELKHART — The number of COVID-19 inpatients at Elkhart County hospitals keeps climbing. As of Monday, there were 52 patients at Elkhart General and 26 at Goshen Hospital, almost four times as many as two months ago.

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ELKHART — A rare and exceptionally large collection of luxury and antique automobiles went on the auction block Friday in a liquidation of assets ordered by a bankruptcy judge.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson and more than 30 downtown Elkhart stakeholders held a rally Friday afternoon to keep Elkhart County courts downtown.

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ELKHART — Two of Elkhart’s most prominent doctors joined Mayor Rod Roberson on Wednesday evening to get across to the public that Elkhart County is experiencing a serious public health crisis.

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ELKHART — Months later than expected, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the COVID-19 outbreak in Elkhart County was released Wednesday.

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ELKHART — The county Health Department expects Elkhart County’s COVID-19 alert level to move to red next week.

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ELKHART — Call it an October surprise; local Republicans and Democrats agree on one message this election season: Stop stealing yard signs.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Board of Commissioners reversed a decision by county planners with a vote that allows a proposed Dollar General near Middlebury to move ahead.

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ELKHART — There are now 62 COVID-19 patients in Elkhart County Hospitals, showing a clear uptick not just in infections but in the number of residents who are hospitalized by the coronavirus and prompting a call from health officials for renewed cooperation.

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ELKHART — Though two candidates are running for the State Senate District 9 seat, one of them being the incumbent, the campaign is one of the quieter ones. None of the candidates responded to interview requests.

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ELKHART — For the second time in eight days, Elkhart County has broken its record for new COVID-19 cases, leading health officials to issue a warning to the public about taking the virus more seriously.

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