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LAKE JAMES — Steps have been made to speed up the operations, but safety restrictions regarding COVID-19 combined with high demand has resulted in wait times at Pokagon State Park’s toboggan run averaging three to five hours, said information from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources,…

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WHITLEY COUNTY — While some other counties in Indiana have dropped from “red” designation to “orange,” that is not the case in Whitley County, which has seen a marked increase in cases since the holidays.

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INDIANAPOLIS — On the morning after the U.S. Capitol was breached by protestors turned belligerent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb had plenty of reflection to share on the nation’s current political climate during a small-group interview session Wednesday afternoon.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The pandemic took its toll in 2020.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County residents continue to embrace the long held tradition of giving back to their community. Thanks to this long-held spirit of generosity, the Community Foundation of Whitley County was able to award more than $200,000 in grants this December.

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INDIANAPOLIS — In the 12th week of statewide flu surveillance, Indiana was still seeing minimal impact from flu, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — Woven into the fabric of Whitley County are threads of goodness, selflessness and sacrifice. Since 1994, the Community Foundation’s Annual Heart of Gold Awards has sought to honor the individuals who make our community great through various acts of kindness.

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Some area churches are celebrating Christmas virtually, offering livestreamed services, and others are gathering in person while following COVID-19 health and safety practices.

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MUNCIE — Indiana’s restaurant industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic to such an extent that up to 41% of restaurants in the state could be forced to permanently close before the end of 2020.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — A longtime program that helps families in need during the holidays is in need of help itself this year.

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COLUMBIA CITY — The coronavirus pandemic may have made the atmosphere of the gymnasium different, but the Whitko-Columbia City season-opening boys basketball game did not disappoint.

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CHURUBUSCO — Most Churubusco athletics fans will miss out on live events for the time being, as the school announced its plans for attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Last season was a year of “lasts” as Columbia City closed out its final seasons in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is moving backward on its reopening plan, as Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that the state needs to clamp down on sharply rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — As the coronavirus takes hold of the state of Indiana, especially the northeast district, Whitley County is feeling the effects.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Flu activity returned to minimal levels in the sixth week of statewide influenza surveillance.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb has signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19.

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PIERCETON — A Whitko teacher recently saved a student’s life when she discovered the child was choking in her classroom.

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COLUMBIA CITY — It was another awesome night of spelling for the Columbia City High School Spell Bowl team as it competed in the first ever virtual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Senior Division area competition Monday, Nov. 2, at Columbia City High School. The area competition includes schools…

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WHITLEY COUNTY — After months of weathering the coronavirus pandemic with a relatively small positivity rate, Whitley County has seen — at times — exponential growth in COVID-19 cases in November.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The state’s COVID-19 picture grew worse every week in October, as the state continually broke through and set new all-time highs.