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This year, with increasing numbers of Hoosiers being fully vaccinated and a growing sense that the worst of the pandemic has passed, Indiana State Parks officials expect business to boom again.

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FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin Rhoades, bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese, ordained seven men to the priesthood Saturday — the largest ordination class in one year since the 1960s, according to Rhoades.

Local briefs include:

  • 'Move for the moment' this weekend in Goshen
  • Goshen Historical Museum set to reopen
  • Elkhart Park & Recreation Board to host virtual meeting Tuesday

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Should state health department end its COVID-19 testing program?

The Indiana Department of Health will close all of its coronavirus testing sites at the end of the month. Free testing will continue at pharmacies, community clinics and through local health departments. Now that the COVID-19 virus infection rate is declining, is this the time for the state to halt its portion of the testing service?

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June 11

Elkhart County

Level: Yellow

Positive cases — 29,332, up 16

Deaths — 457, up 0

Unique individuals tested — 113,101, up 123

Total tests — 301,612, up 891

7-day positivity rate, all — 3.8%

Fully vaccinated — 61,358

For more stats, click here.


Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.

  • 36:53

Eric Kurtz, executive director of MCC Great Lakes, Goshen, talks with host Sheila Selman about the refugee relief work MCC is doing across the world, their work at the Mexican-U.S. border and the announcement that the Mennonite Relief Sale is a go for this year, Sept. 24-25. For those interested in taking a borderlands tour, contact Kurtz at EricKurtz@mcc.org. MCC's website is mcc.org.

  • 39:27

State Sen. Blake Doriot joins host Sheila Selman to talk about the 2021 legislative session, including his take on bills involving emergency powers of the governor and local health officers. Contact information for Sen. Doriot: email, S12@iga.in.gov; phone, 317-232-9808. Note: The pregnancy accommodation law will go into effect July 1, 2021. This law applies to companies with 15 or more employees.

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Listen to the latest Goshen News Sports podcast.

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Austin Hough and Evan Lepak recap the busiest week of the spring preps season, featuring Fairfield softball winning a regional title and Wawasee baseball a sectional crown.

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Shakamak's baseball team defeated Borden 11-1 in six innings to win the Class A Mooresville Semistate.

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