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  • Area conservation officer wins award
  • 2022 theater scholarships announced
  • Walorski files for re-election

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A Goshen native, his girlfriend and their dog were killed in an avalanche January 8 in Colorado.

GOSHEN — The women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader between Goshen College and Taylor University at Gunden Gymnasium Wednesday featured high stakes in terms of the Crossroads League standings, as all four teams taking the court were jockeying for position to earn conference tournament bids.

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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. 25

Elkhart County

Level: Red

Positive cases — 51,366, up 342

Deaths — 637, up 3

Unique individuals tested — 153,392, up 261

Total tests — 501,135, up 987

7-day positivity rate, all — 35.2%

Fully vaccinated — 87,200 (45.7%)

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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.

Austin Hough and Evan Lepak recap an eventful weekend that saw NLC champions crowned and the NorthWood boys basketball team moved to No. 1 in the 3A rankings. They also give their thoughts on the NFL playoffs so far.

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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Liliana Quintero, Executive Director of Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition speaks during Saturday's COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinic at the Concord Event Center in Elkhart.

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