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GOSHEN — Spurred by surging COVID-19 numbers, the Elkhart County Health Department has released a Best Prevention Practices guide aimed at helping curb the county’s increase in positive virus cases and prevent state restrictions being placed on the county.

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For months, as families could no longer keep a watchful eye on loved ones in nursing homes, they had to depend on the state public health agency to ensure that the facilities provided proper protection to the frail, elderly patients in their care. But the agency had fallen behind in inspections even before the pandemic hit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 1 million Indiana voters requested early ballots this fall amid worries about the coronavirus, a record number but still lower than officials initially projected.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlight…

NAPPANEE — Sophomore running back Ethan Evers took the handoff and raced toward the right sideline. With defenders closing in, the 6-foot, 187-pounder cut back, split a trio of defenders in the middle of the field and bounced his run back outside again, racing 63 yards to the end zone.

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SOUTH BEND — In the original 2020 Notre Dame football schedule, the team’s first road game was going to be Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ireland, against Navy. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, that game was moved from Ireland to Annapolis, Maryland, and scheduled for Sept. 5.

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Will new apartments solve Goshen's housing shortage?

A 90-unit apartment complex is planned for Indiana Avenue in Goshen while another 40-unit upscale apartment complex has been approved for Third Street. In addition, 19 boutique apartments are being constructed in the Hawks Building. Do you believe the new apartments will solve the housing shortage in the city or are single-family subdivisions needed?

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Elkhart County

  • Positive cases — 8,890, up 136
  • Deaths — 135, 0 new
  • Unique individuals tested — 59,175
  • Total tests — 92,886, up 779
  • 7-day positivity rate, all — 10.9%
  • 7-day unique individual positivity rate — 21.5%
  • Overall positivity rate — 15%

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Podcasts

Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.

  • 47:49

Elkhart County Republican Chairman Dan Holtz and Democratic Chairman Chad Crabtree join us this week for a talk about the General Election, their roles and a call for people to stop stealing campaign signs.

  • 1:10:45

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, the intercultural competence and undoing racism coordinator at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, talks with host Sheila Selman about facing and understanding racism and how healing can begin.

Sports Podcasts

Listen to the latest Goshen News Sports podcast.

  • 49:01

On this week's episode, Austin Hough is joined by correspondent Steve Krah to talk about week six of the high school football season (00:58) and the girls golf regional from the weekend (20:55). Austin then has interviews with Lakeland's Madison Keil (25:27), NorthWood coach Adam Yoder (29:1…

  • 41:31

The Goshen News Sports team of Greg Keim and Austin Hough talk about week five of prep football, along with a roundup of girls golf sectionals. Plus, Austin accurately predicts Notre Dame info changing after recording the podcast, as their discussion about the Irish became moot when their ga…

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ISU junior Caleb Needham narrowly missed injury when a pumpkin — thrown from an overpass west of the I-70 Plainfield exit — smashed through the windshield of his car early Sunday morning.

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