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Top stories of 2020 (that aren't the coronavirus)

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Signs in English and Spanish warn people who may be at risk of coronavirus infection not to enter the Elkhart County Administration Building in this March 20 photo.

ELKHART — Believe it or not, there were big local stories other than the COVID-19 pandemic this year.

Without a doubt, the virus impacted nearly every area of life in Elkhart County in 2020. The effects were seen even before the first local case of COVID-19 was confirmed in mid-March, as the threat had already prompted cancellations, lockdowns and a migration to working and studying online.

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Volunteers and medical professionals with Beacon Health work at a mobile testing site in Elkhart in the spring was Elkhart County’s coronavirus infections and hospitalizations reached new highs and prompted the local health department to issue a mask order.


This is the 3rd Street side of the old juvenile jail in Goshen during demolition.


This is the mascot design for Elkhart Community Schools’ unified Elkhart High School.

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Nearly 250 vehicles went up for sale, a collection amassed by former payroll company owner Najeeb Khan.

Rod Roberson county courts rally at Old Style Deli 10-23-2020

Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson and more than 30 supporters rallied at Old Style Deli, saying they want to keep county courts downtown.

RV, Keystone RV Cougar, 8-29-19

Demand is high for RVs, and 2020 is on track to have more wholesale shipments than 2019, while 2021 could break the all-time record.

election 2020

Polling place workers said voters were in line by 5 a.m. Nov. 3 to vote at Jimtown High School.

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