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Due to the number of students in isolation/quarantine from COVID-19, Concord Community Schools officials announced they have made the decision to shift students at three buildings to virtual-only learning for the remainder of the month.

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GOSHEN — Plans for the construction of a new 90-unit apartment complex near Goshen Middle School on the city’s south side took an initial step forward Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Plan Commission.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Lydia Mertz promises to release a COVID-19-related study led by federal researchers in Elkhart County as soon as it’s available. But the report is apparently still held up within the halls of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be.

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Should the governor move the state back to Stage 4 to slow COVID-19 infection rates?

With Indiana and Elkhart County experiencing record numbers of new COVID-19 cases this past week, should Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb roll back the state’s reopening stage from the present Stage 5 to Stage 4 in an attempt to lower the rate of infection?

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Oct. 19

Elkhart County

  • Positive cases — 8,371, up 90
  • Deaths — 132, two new
  • Unique individuals tested — 57,630, up 771
  • Total tests — 89,795, up 696
  • 7-day positivity rate, all — 10.1%
  • 7-day unique individual positivity rate — 19.4%
  • Overall positivity rate — 14.5%

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Podcasts

Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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George Bremer and Bill Burt discuss COVID-19 and rookie quarterbacks in the NFL, Kevin Brockway updates us on college basketball and Clay Horning gives his take on the great debate: Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

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