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GOSHEN — City Clerk-Treasurer Adam Scharf announced his resignation Friday, a little more than 18 months after winning the position.

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ELKHART — Dollar General’s hopes of building another store in Elkhart, at C.R. 6 and Stryker Street, were crushed at City Hall this week, as a City Council majority voted against a proposed rezoning.

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ELKHART — A planned expansion of the Manor Estates subdivision on Elkhart’s northeast side could add 93 single-family homes. Some neighbors are concerned that the size of the new homes could hurt their property values.

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ELKHART — Former Mayor Dave Miller, who died Sunday at Elkhart General Hospital after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19, was remembered by friends and former colleagues as a warm man who always sought to do what he thought was right for the city, his family and God. He was 62.

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ELKHART — As local coronavirus-related restrictions were undone last week and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendation for who should wear masks and where, fully vaccinated individuals can now leave facial coverings behind in many instances.

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ELKHART — Police now have live access to monitor Elkhart Housing Authority surveillance cameras at Washington Gardens from the police headquarters, according to a new agreement between the Housing Authority and the Elkhart Police Department.

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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.

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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.

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ELKHART — An electric scooter company has launched operations in Elkhart, giving residents and visitors a chance to get around without a bike, bus or car.

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ELKHART — In a bipartisan though not unanimous vote, the City Council approved a resolution encouraging residents of Elkhart and people who work in the city to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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ELKHART — City police are about to get new tasers, virtual reality training equipment, body cameras, dashboard cameras and interview room cameras after the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a $3.4 million five-year deal with Axon late Monday.

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ELKHART — A city councilman is offering a $500 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the conviction of people stealing yard signs encouraging people to vote no in the Elkhart Community Schools referendum on May 4.

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ELKHART — Despite expectations at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that the City of Elkhart’s finances would suffer, the city grew financially stronger in 2020.

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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.

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ELKHART — All of C.R. 17 within Elkhart city limits will be resurfaced this year, following a $1.1 million appropriation by the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening.

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MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to speak at a hearing Wednesday evening for the section of the U.S. 20 widening project that is located in Middlebury.

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ELKHART — A $1 million appropriation for acquisitions related to the Hively Avenue overpass project is on the Elkhart City Council’s agenda Monday.

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ELKHART — The moratorium on late fees and utility shutoffs for Elkhart utility customers will end next month, the city announced.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson has appointed his predecessor’s chief of staff to come back to the role after a 15-month break.

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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.

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ELKHART — Unlike the rest of Elkhart County, the City of Elkhart still backs local coronavirus restrictions with fines. A proposal is now in the works to change that, but the councilman behind it is facing some backlash.

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ELKHART — Alliance RV, a luxury RV manufacturer, announced plans Tuesday to continue growing its Elkhart operations by creating up to 650 jobs by the end of 2023.

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ELKHART — A proposed resolution that would have the City Council support the proposed Elkhart Community Schools tax hike on the ballot in May will be withdrawn because of a concern for the perception of partisan political interference.

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ELKHART — As Dayna Bennett moves from being Mayor Rod Roberson’s chief of staff to being director of development services, she will remain one of the city’s best-paid employees.

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ELKHART — Local members of the Indiana Senate and House touted their accomplishments and faced critical questions about school funding Friday during a Third House session, much as they did during a similar session more than a month ago.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Democratic Party met virtually for its Quadrennial Reorganization meeting to elect officers of the Central Committee.

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ELKHART — A $7.3 million, 10-year deal for police equipment and a records management system has been put on hold.

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ELKHART — The revitalization of the River District is far from finished, but city leaders already have their sights on an even bigger project to increase housing opportunities and diversify Elkhart’s economy.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson, who became eligible Tuesday to be vaccinated for COVID-19, received his first of two doses at Elkhart General Hospital on Wednesday morning, shortly before Elkhart County’s weekly coronavirus risk assessment was downgraded to blue.

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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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ELKHART — South Main Street between Hively and Lusher avenues may soon be reconstructed, as the City Council is set to vote on a $3.65 million project that, among other things, would change the number of lanes from four to three.

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