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Should the Elkhart County Council accept a health educator grant?

The Elkhart County Council recently turned down a grant that would have helped pay the salaries of six new health educators. The new positions would have worked with the Latino, Black and Amish communities to educate those who were interested in chronic diseases, including mental health, diabetes and cancer. The council members were unanimous in their dismissal of the grant, which would have required the county health department to participate in future tracking and quarantining of COVID-19 victims. Did the council make the right decision?

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Sept. 17

Elkhart County

Level: Orange

Positive cases — 33,129, up 124

Deaths — 488, up 1

Unique individuals tested — 127,123, up 396

Total tests — 361,531, up 1,475

7-day positivity rate, all — 13.8%

Fully vaccinated — 76,293

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  • 38:32

Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait talks with host Sheila Selman about how Elkhart County residents can slow down the Delta variant of COVID now, RSV and children's hospitals, monoclonal antibody treatment, and information on booster shots in this week's episode.

  • 32:24

Elkhart County Historical Museum Curator of Education Patrick McGuire talks about the history of the St. Joseph River and it significance to the Miami and Potawatomi nations, plus its role in transportation. The river will be the focus of a documentary produced by WNIT, the local PBS channel. It will air at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 on WNIT and will premiere at the museum at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. However, it will first show at the Bristol Public Library at 2 p.m. Aug. 28.

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  • 36:21

Austin Hough and Evan Lepak break down week one of the football season and preview week two. The guys also give recognition to some of the standout teams in the area this fall, as well as introduce the new Athlete of the Week contest at The Goshen News. *Note: this podcast was taped before t…

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