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INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in the Indiana House approved updated maps for congressional and state House and Senate districts for the next 10 years with no Democratic votes Thursday. The chamber's final approval was 67-31 with one Republican voting against the maps.

The Indiana House added a proposed Senate redistricting map to the bill that already included propos d House and congressional maps on a mostly partisan vote Wednesday. The Senate map was introduced just a day before being placed in HB 1581 without public testimony.


INDIANAPOLIS — Despite a slight dip in statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19, more Indiana counties are labeled high risk for virus spread, and intensive care units are still stressed by a surge in cases.

It is time to register for Wa-Nee’s 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball intramural league. Basic information about the league is listed below. The first practice is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11. A formal game and practice schedule will be sent out after registration is finished. If you have …

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Did the Elkhart County Council make the right decision on health educator grant?

The Elkhart County Council recently turned down a grant that would have helped pay the salaries of six new health educators. The new positions would have worked with the Latino, Black and Amish communities to educate those who were interested in chronic diseases, including mental health, diabetes and cancer. The council members were unanimous in their dismissal of the grant, which would have required the county health department to participate in future tracking and quarantining of COVID-19 victims. Did the council make the right decision?

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Sept. 22

Elkhart County

Level: Orange

Positive cases — 33,545, up 95

Deaths — 490, up 1

Unique individuals tested — 128,235, up 259

Total tests — 367,303, up 1,604

7-day positivity rate, all — 14.3%

Fully vaccinated — 77,052

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Listen to the latest Goshen News podcast.
  • 38:32

Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait talks with host Sheila Selman about how Elkhart County residents can slow down the Delta variant of COVID now, RSV and children's hospitals, monoclonal antibody treatment, and information on booster shots in this week's episode.

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Elkhart County Historical Museum Curator of Education Patrick McGuire talks about the history of the St. Joseph River and it significance to the Miami and Potawatomi nations, plus its role in transportation. The river will be the focus of a documentary produced by WNIT, the local PBS channel. It will air at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 on WNIT and will premiere at the museum at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. However, it will first show at the Bristol Public Library at 2 p.m. Aug. 28.

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Austin Hough and Evan Lepak are joined this week by The Journal Gazette reporter Dylan Sinn for a chat about the Notre Dame season, plus he and Evan go head to head in some Notre Dame-Purdue trivia. Austin and Evan also discuss the local sports scene and name this week's Athlete of the Week,…

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