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The past year wasn’t too bad for small businesses. Although more than 200,000 SMBs closed doors between March 2020 and February 2021, according to the Federal Reserve, at least 4.3 million new small business applications have been filed since then. This shows the resilience of the average sm…

Local briefs include:

  • Goshen, area schools to receive donation kits
  • Meeting location changed
  • Elkhart to host Community Summit
  • School board sessions set for next, following week

SOUTH BEND — For the first time since Notre Dame’s disheartening loss in the Fiesta Bowl a few weeks ago, Fighting Irish players met with the media Friday to discuss both the end of last season and what the future will hold in what will be head coach Marcus Freeman’s first full season leadin…

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Should Indiana's teachers be required to post their curriculum online?

Although the Indiana Senate withdrew its curriculum transparency bill, House Bill 1134 is still in play. Among the wording is this: "[This bill] Requires each qualified school to post certain educational activities and curricular materials on the school's Internet web site." The Indiana State Teachers Association, which opposes the bill, said people may not know the context in which the material is being taught. Republican state Rep. Tony Cook, a former school administrator, said people need to be aware of what is being taught and parents should have the chance to vet material. Should Indiana's teachers be required to post their curriculum online?

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Jan. 20

Elkhart County

Level: Red

Positive cases — 49,383, up 487

Deaths — 628, up 3

Unique individuals tested — 151,795, up 361

Total tests — 493,471, up 1,761

7-day positivity rate, all — 32.3%

Fully vaccinated — 86,857 (45.5%)

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Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.

Host Sheila Selman talks with 2009 Goshen High School grad Tell Williams IV on his one-year rise in TikTok fame and how he's using that fame to discuss tolerance, acceptance and diversity. He's also partnered with another Goshen native, James Jerlecki, on a new nail polish line.

Kyle Hufford and Eric Miller of Goshen College's FiveCore Media talk with host Patrick McGuire about their movie "Vital Passage: A Holocaust Rescue Story." The story focuses on a Goshen family, the Plauts, who were business owners. They rescued 28 Jewish refugees from Germany prior to the outbreak of World War II. For more on the movie and the Plauts go to

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Listen to the latest Goshen News Sports podcast.

It's another busy episode of the podcast as Austin Hough and Evan Lepak recap all of the milestones set by athletes and teams this week, as well as taking a look at the upcoming week of conference championship tournaments.

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Children danced to music and shook their home-made noisemakers as they eagerly waited for the big event at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum New Year’s Noon event Friday.

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