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GOSHEN — A murder charge has been filed against an Elkhart man following a violent abuse case which led to the death of a child last week.

GOSHEN — The broad strokes are set, and detail work is nearly ready to begin on the project to move Elkhart County’s courts under one roof.

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The American Red Cross announced Tuesday it is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise — and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.


NAPPANEE — Two families have been synonymous with the NorthWood boys soccer program for nearly its entire existence: Duerksen and Dijkstra. So, when one Duerksen stepped down as head coach after 24 seasons, it was only natural to look toward a Dijkstra to take over.

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INDIANAPOLIS — One of the top accomplishments a basketball player or coach can receive in Indiana is being selected for the Indiana All-Stars team. Two representatives from Elkhart County — Goshen senior Brynn Shoup-Hill and Northridge girls basketball coach Doug Springer — had that honor th…

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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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Elkhart County

Level: Yellow

Positive cases — 29,373, up 10

Deaths — 459, up 0

Unique individuals tested — 113,420, up 77

Total tests — 302,955, up 324

7-day positivity rate, all — 3.0%

Fully vaccinated — 62,621

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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 MCC's website is

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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,; 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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This contributed video clip shows an aerial view of the site where Elkhart County plans to build a new consolidated courthouse between Goshen and Elkhart. Graphics provide markers of the main roads around the site.

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