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GOSHEN — As with much of the rest of the year thanks to COVID-19, the 2020 Black Friday holiday shopping event was more spread out, literally and figuratively, than in years past.

INDIANAPOLIS — Five Indiana State Police troopers from the Toll Road Post and two from the Bremen Post were honored during an awards and recognition ceremony Nov. 20 in Indianapolis.

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GOSHEN — Grandma Petie, reclining in a medical bed, watching the sun shine through nearby windows, sucks on an oral swab while her daughter and grandson tend to her wishes Friday. The oral swabs are to keep her mouth, which had been covered in sores just a few days before, moist with water, …

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Each year, Americans spend the fourth Thursday of November feasting with their families and reflecting on everything they are thankful for.

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GOSHEN — Thanksgiving during a pandemic means free meals won’t be shared inside a local church this year. Instead, food will be to-go, and less of it will be available. At the same time, another organization is stepping up to also serve people for the holiday.

GOSHEN — Goshen school board members Monday learned that repairs to the extensive hail damage experienced by the school corporation in June 2019 are nearing completion, with total cost for the work topping $4 million.

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GOSHEN — Dr. Steven Hope, interim superintendent for Goshen Community Schools, was officially named as the district’s new superintendent during a meeting of the Goshen school board Monday evening.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety members Monday voted to delay reopening of the East Lincoln Avenue closure for at least another two weeks due to delays related to the city’s East Goshen Water Main Replacement project.

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The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered state Attorney General Curtis Hill to pay more than $19,000 in expenses in a disciplinary case stemming from allegations he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.

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GOSHEN — The new steps taken may be somewhat slow, but they are progressing in a journey by three Goshen men to erect a visible reminder of the city’s history with institutionalized racism. That history, they argue, must be acknowledged in order to forge a more welcoming and inclusive commun…

ELKHART — Officers from the Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership will be increasing seat belt enforcement patrols now through the end of November as part of the national Click It or Ticket mobilization.

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GOSHEN — An Elkhart man is set to stand trial for murder again next year after a federal judge tossed his original conviction earlier this year.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With thousands of students across Indiana transitioning back to their homes to finish the academic semester online, health officials are pleading for them to to do so cautiously as the state continues to see record increases in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

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GOSHEN — Plans for the construction of a new 122-unit apartment complex along Wilden Avenue on the city’s northwest side suffered a setback Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Plan Commission.

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GOSHEN — Plans for the construction of a new 90-unit apartment complex near Goshen Middle School on the city’s south side got the green light from Goshen City Council members during their meeting Tuesday evening.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled its legislative priorities for the 2021 session, holding fast to old priorities and pushing new protections for businesses in the wake of COVID-19 infections.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners are looking to strengthen rules about wearing facemasks in county-owned buildings as county officials work to crack down on a jump in COVID-19 activity.

NAPPANEE — Board of Public Works members dealt with a couple of drainage issues at the Nov. 2 meeting. Zoning Administrator Don Lehman explained to the board that the problem was found on the Derksen Farm drainage project, which cut the city’s cost considerably.

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GOSHEN — A jury Thursday evening found Winston Corbett guilty of murder and attempted murder.

NAPPANEE — A three-phase water rate increase received initial approval from the Nappanee City Council recently. The first rate increase is scheduled to be enacted July 2021 and residents who use an average of 4,000 gallons of water each month will see an increase of approximately $2.50 per month.

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ELKHART COUNTY — All public meetings at the Elkhart County Administrative offices, 117 N. Second St. in Goshen, will be held virtually until further notice due to current trends in COVID-19 infections.

GOSHEN — The two sides in the Winston Corbett murder trial clashed over the DNA evidence at the heart of the case Tuesday as experts for both the prosecution and defense reported their findings.

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GOSHEN — A few major items approved Monday by the Elkhart County Commissioners will appear before the County Council on Saturday morning, including action concerning the new county courts building.

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GOSHEN — With Elkhart County’s COVID-19 positivity rate soaring in recent weeks, Goshen Community Schools officials are pleading with the public to take the virus seriously and follow recommended safety protocols.

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HAMMOND — A former Elkhart woman who pleaded guilty to providing financial support to the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, the Justice Department said Monday.

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