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INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day.

SOUTH BEND — After its initial inaugural season was canceled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Bend Lions Football Club is finally on the pitch this summer. The team competes in the USL League Two, which is the highest level of pre-professional soccer in the United States.

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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 17

Elkhart County

Level: Yellow

Positive cases — 29,390, up 9

Deaths — 459, up 0

Unique individuals tested — 113,582, up 106

Total tests — 303,651, up 443

7-day positivity rate, all — 3.1%

Fully vaccinated — 63,203

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  • 36:12

How are vaccinations going in Elkhart County? Dr. Bethany Wait gives us an update, plus she talks about infection rates. We are joined this week as well by Hassen Hakim, the pharmacist and owner of Seifert Drug in Elkhart and Wakarusa, who has been taking teams to factories and companies to vaccinate employees.

  • 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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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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