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ELKHART — Unemployment in Elkhart County improved to 6.1 percent in August, slightly lower than the state average of 6.5 percent; the newest rate compares with 8.1 percent estimated in July. 

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ELKHART — A new forecast for RV wholesale shipments projects that 2020 will surpass 2019 despite the coronavirus shutdown, while 2021 is projected to become the best year on record.

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ELKHART — A robbery suspect was subdued and later admitted to a hospital Sunday after attempting to pump gas without paying for it, vandalizing the gas station with a pry bar and confronting police with a knife.

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ELKHART — Pontoons, power boats, bass boats, even a Jet Ski, were among more than 80 watercraft in a parade Sunday on the upper St. Joseph River in support of President Donald Trump.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart girl has a new set of wheels to keep her active and smiling in between her physical therapy sessions.

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GOSHEN — Charges including burglary with a deadly weapon have been filed against a Goshen man who was arrested Tuesday after allegedly firing a handgun at another man.

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GOSHEN — Health officials in portions of northern Indiana plan to spray for mosquitoes next week in a bid to control the spread of the Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in August as the labor market continued to recover from a spring plunge caused by the coronavirus shutdown.

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ELKHART — Organizers of a free concert in October hope to bring music back to the City of Elkhart for at least one evening.

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ELKHART — Social justice, racial equality and police relations were in the spotlight Thursday as municipal and law enforcement leaders came together for a wide-ranging discussion with the community.

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GOSHEN — As flu season approaches, the Center for Healing & Hope is joining Americares and Walgreens to host free on-site flu vaccinations for people who are uninsured, underinsured, or who are at or below the federal poverty line.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart man, a member of the Greatest Generation, will celebrate a birthday milestone next month, but the celebration will look different than his family originally planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Council voted to add three positions to the payroll to help manage grants, stormwater permits and diversity initiatives.

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GOSHEN — County election officials have stocked up on personal protective equipment for the general election, but face mask requirements are still an open question.

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NEW PARIS — An Elkhart man was injured Wednesday when his pickup truck slammed into a semi that police said turned in front of him.

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GOSHEN — A $132.5 million spending plan approved for Elkhart County government in 2021 is about 12.5 percent higher than the 2020 budget, a bump of about $14.8 million.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools is hoping to cut down on the frequency of cars illegally passing school buses by attaching more stop-arm cameras to its buses.

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ELKHART — State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites following reports of a probable case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a LaPorte County resident and the detection of the virus in horses in areas adjacent to Elkhart County.

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GOSHEN — The Goshen Board of Works approved the language for two types of agreements with downtown property owners who have underground vaults.

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ELKHART — As the flu season emerges, local health officials are urging people to get vaccinated to avoid the threat of a possible “twindemic,” a large outbreak of flu cases coinciding with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board of Directors has voted to re-elect the 2020 executive officers and extend their year of service for an additional year due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Fair, the organization announced Monday.

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ELKHART — Detectives with the Elkhart Police Department are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a forgery suspect.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Council followed up on a nearly $1.5 million contribution to Ivy Tech’s new technology lab with a $150,000 investment in workforce development.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart man and his girlfriend are accused of dining and dashing at a string of local restaurants in recent weeks.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will present the “Virtual Stories of Elkhart: The County Home” program on two occasions this week, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

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MIDDLEBURY — A 77-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident in Middlebury, authorities said.

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ELKHART — The city government has a puzzle to solve. Should it allow an eager business owner to invest in his River District store now or stay true to the vision for a revitalized River District?

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ELKHART — The upper St. Joseph River in Elkhart will be the scene for a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump later this month.

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GOSHEN — Three men who face charges related to the killing of a Columbia City woman in October cannot agree on going to trial one year later.

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SOUTH BEND — Five people from Elkhart were charged in a two-count indictment with robbery affecting interstate commerce and using a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said Thursday.