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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health leaders say the wearing of face masks will be as important as ever to stem the coronavirus spread, even as most of the statewide restrictions imposed by the governor are lifted as of Saturday.

ELKHART — Mennonite World Conference (MWC) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) have forged a new agreement to provide Anabaptist-based theological and church leadership education to Anabaptists around the globe in both for-credit and noncredit formats.

GOSHEN — Giving to Goshen College continued to increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year, school officials reported recently, with an overall growth of nearly 32% from last year and a 9.2% increase in gifts to the Goshen College Fund.

Online Poll

Will it be safe to vote in person at polling locations?

Local election boards are preparing for the Nov. 3 election. Do you believe it will be safe to vote in person at polling locations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?

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Sept. 25

Elkhart County

  • Positive cases — 6,528, up 52
  • Deaths — 110, up 1
  • Unique individuals tested — 50,077, up 326
  • 7-day positivity rate, all — 5.4%
  • 7-day unique individual positivity rate — 11.1%
  • Overall positivity rate — 13.04%

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Podcasts

Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.

  • 1:23:00

Dan Shenk and Lee Roy Berry Jr. talk with podcast host Patrick McGuire, Elkhart County Historical Museum curator of education, about Goshen's history as a sundown town and the resolution Goshen city officials passed recognizing that. The two men were instrumental in collecting historical evidence and initiating the resolution.

  • 49:47

Leslie Weirich's son, Austin, killed himself in 2016. Since 2018, she has been speaking about suicide and telling Austin's story to youth throughout northern Indiana. In May, she founded ClearlyHope.org and recently added a website of the same name. She chats with host Sheila Selman about her initiative, Austin, daughter Hannah and why it's necessary to speak with youth about suicide. Also, at the end, we've included a song by Hannah dedicated to her brother, "Fight For You."

Sports Podcasts

Listen to the latest Goshen News Sports podcast.

  • 38:46

The Goshen News sports team of Greg Keim and Austin Hough discover 2020 isn't done with sports yet with the lights going out during a Friday night football game. They also talk about some of the other high school games they covered and how the playing field is lining up. Plus, the duo give t…

  • 35:00

Fairfield's volleyball team was cleared to play Tuesday after canceling some upcoming games Monday night because of a COVID-19 concern. The TGN sports team of Greg Keim and Austin Hough talk about what happened, along with prep football, Notre Dame and more in this week's podcast.

  • 40:59

Our TGN sports team of Greg Keim and Austin Hough have been busy covering football games. They talk about their impressions of those games and athletes in this week's podcast. Plus, a memorable tribute to West Noble soccer player Anthony Reyes.

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The Goshen High School band practices Thursday evening at Goshen High School.

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