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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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ELKHART — Sue Beadle, who served as Elkhart city clerk for 32 years, died early Tuesday after a short cancer illness, according to several friends. She was 76.

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ELKHART — New kayak launches and playgrounds are the headline items in a $550,000 investment intended to make Elkhart parks more interesting. And that’s just the beginning.

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ELKHART — Central Park has not become a dog park. But a handful of fake dogs, or dog silhouettes, were placed around the recently upgraded park this week to deter geese – and their droppings.

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ELKHART — A $1.2 million Sutphen aerial fire truck designed with the help of Elkhart firefighters pulled into the Fire Station 1 garage for the first time this week.

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ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson spent much of the first year in office putting out coronavirus fires and building a foundation for what is to come in the next three years. Now, he wants to turn his focus to making his vision a reality.

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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 — Less than two weeks before Christmas, the City of Elkhart began handing out 25,000 bags with COVID-19 mitigation advice, a bottle of hand sanitizer and a mask saying “Happy ElkHEART Holidays.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say Tuesday whether he supported efforts by some fellow Republicans in Congress to challenge Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., released a statement Monday indicating she would “formally object to certain electors from contested states” when Congress meets in joint session to consider certification of Electoral College votes.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic will loom large over the Indiana Legislature's new session that starts Monday as lawmakers face the fallout from the disease that led to more than 7,000 deaths and economic distress across the state since the last session ended in March.

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ELKHART — The Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Elkhart River, separating downtown Elkhart from the River District, will be closed for six months.

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GOSHEN — Business owner Joanna King was selected Tuesday by Republican precinct committeemen to replace former state Rep. Christy Stutzman, R-Middlebury, to represent District 49 in the Indiana House.

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ELKHART — An ordinance to let City of Elkhart staff help with the enforcement of countywide COVID-19 restrictions was approved by the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening.

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GOSHEN — Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer on Monday announced plans for a caucus of eligible precinct committee members to fill the upcoming vacancy in the office of House District 49.

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ELKHART — The mayors of Elkhart, Goshen and Nappanee will each bring a city ordinance to their councils that will support the countywide restrictions and penalties related to COVID-19.

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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 $11 million project to improve the Tolson Center is moving forward with meetings of the board and various committees, organizers said.

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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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GOSHEN — Republicans maintained their dominance over local government in Elkhart County on Tuesday, electing county officials and state lawmakers by wide margins.

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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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GOSHEN — Candidates and constituents alike awaited election results Tuesday night but an avalanche of ballots threatened to push the tally late into the night.

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ELKHART — Donald Rainwater, the Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor, finished his tour of the state in Elkhart on Sunday afternoon with a crowd of about 40 supporters.

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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 — City officials, neighbors and family members gathered Thursday to honor a loyal supporter of the city and its residents by naming a street in his honor.

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