Coming close to the latest wire, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Parkview Health have reached an agreement that will give Anthem members continued in-network access to all Parkview Health providers and facilities.

Only essential personnel will be allowed at Summit Athletic Conference dual sporting events through the month of August, Carroll High School Athletic Director Dan Ginder said in an email on behalf of SAC athletic directors Aug. 6.

Happy birthday today to Sean Barcus; to Connie Teghtmeyer, Jeanine Childs, Lynn Gross, Harold Weaver, Zachary Fensler, and Paul, Von and Caleb Walker (three generations born on the same day) on the 8th; Dave Taylor, Craig Campbell, Kirsten Allman and Barbara Jones on the 9th; Mary Ann Hazen …

The following lawn, landscape and garden suggestions for the month of August are from “Summer Garden Calendar,” Purdue Extension publication HO-92, authored by B. Rosie Lerner. Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The followin…

COLUMBIA CITY — Janelle Smith hosted Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority and National Vice President Myrna Neff, Zeta, at her home for dinner and the June meeting.

COLUMBIA CITY — A scholarship has been created in honor of a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty last year.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County voters made one thing clear in Tuesday’s Primary Election — it’s time for a change in county leadership.

WASHINGTON — Northeast Indiana Rep. Jim Banks launched his bid May 28 to become the next chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest GOP caucus on Capitol Hill.

WATERLOO — Amy Buchs’ neighbors had talked with her about painting a quilt on their barn for quite a while, she said.