EDITOR’S NOTE: The 2020 presidential election is critical to the nation’s future, especially now, as America finds itself in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll need strong leadership from the president, whether it be Republican Donald Trump or the eventual Democratic nominee; Joe Biden appears to be on track to win that nomination.

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People who try to do business at the Daviess County Courthouse are now being met by deputies at the door. The officers are serving as gatekeepers to the building, the courts and offices. In the time of the coronavirus, the job is one about health and safety, but figuring out how to handle that was an initial challenge.

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced that all 2019-2020 basic hunting, basic fishing, hunt/fish combo, youth licenses and stamps set to expire March 31, 2020, will be valid for use until Friday, May 22, 2020.

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Economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting decisions for production at the former Kellogg's bakery near the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 40 in Seelyville. Recent buyer Hearthside Food Solutions LLC said today there are no plans to bring that facility online soon.

A lot happened in 1918. World War I was declared four years earlier. More than 70 million military troops were called into active service. Boys from far-flung farms went overseas to strange lands and lived in conditions of misery under constant threat of death.

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INDIANA — According to information released Friday by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. now has more than 85,000 conformed cases of COVID-19. 

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Indiana, like the nation, has seen a surge in unemployment claims as the coronavirus pandemic begins to take its toll on the economy.

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A look inside the incident command center at Union Hospital on Thursday revealed six people sharing data, tracking illnesses and directing hospital operations as part of the coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Wabash Valley.

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GOSHEN [mdash] Esther Nisley, 85, Goshen, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Courtyard of Goshen. She was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Goshen, to Cephas and Millie (Hostetler) Nisley. Surviving are sister-in-law, Laura Nisley, Sarasota, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. She was …

SHIPSHEWANA [mdash] William Henry J. Yoder, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his residence, following a battle with cancer. He was born May 13, 1936, in Kokomo, to Joseph and Lydia (Yoder) Yoder. On Feb. 20, 1958, he married Esther P. Miller and she died Dec.…