INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 is making a comeback in Indiana, which is being demonstrated most clearly by sharper rising hospitalizations occurring over the last week. Read more
COLUMBIA CITY — There was plenty of discussion Monday evening but the idea seemed to be shared by all — the teaching of Critical Race Theory is “not appropriate” for K-12 education.
INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana now near 50% of its population 12 and over fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials provided an update about the progress and the continuing challenges in fighting the virus.
KENDALLVILLE — After a pandemic-affected 2020 which saw 4-H activities continue in a modified fashion but without all of the other usual county fair trappings, this year’s week long festivities should look a lot more normal to attendees.
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s first graduation ceremony in the new building was both emotional and historic as members of the community celebrated the Class of 2021 last week.
COLUMBIA CITY — A plea for change. This was the main message behind the community members who spoke out during the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees meeting last week.
COLUMBIA CITY — An explosion at a warehouse that could be felt by residents all over Columbia City killed one person and injured two others Saturday morning, the Indiana State Police report.
INDIANAPOLIS — Vaccine demand both locally and across the state continued to fade this week, but numbers may see a boost next week as adolescents 12-15 years old can start receiving vaccines.
In a COVID-19 twist where Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has been the subject of lawsuits related to his restrictions on businesses, the governor is suing the General Assembly for limiting those powers.
INDIANAPOLIS — All of northeast Indiana has now turned yellow in the state’s latest COVID-19 weekly ratings as the state as a whole has continued to show more virus activity week-to-week.
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola and Parkview Health will continue to require visitors to its facilities to wear face coverings when the state’s mask mandate downgrades to a mask advisory on Tuesday.
Indiana officials took a moment March 24 to recognize that 1 million Hoosiers have now become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
INDIANAPOLIS — On March 23, 2020, the lives of many Hoosiers came to a standstill as Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his stay-at home order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said he wanted Hoosiers to “Hunker Down” for two weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers ages 40 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the policy on Saturday. It took effect Monday.
EMMA — Churubusco’s boys basketball team defied the odds and defended its sectional title at Westview — beating three Northeast Corner Conference opponents on its way to the trophy.
Feb. 18 the Upstate Alliance of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (UPSTAR MLS) released its January 2021 local housing market report. Comparing last month’s figures to the same timeframe in 2020, the leading market indicators are as follows:
As much of the nation wrestles with how to reopen schools safely in a pandemic, northeast Indiana schools have been open since August, with limited interruptions.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 125,000 residents in the 12-county northeast Indiana area have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, including more than 5,400 in Whitley County.
INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not the best ever, but it’s getting closer, as almost all of Indiana’s 92 counties are now sitting in the best two ratings for COVID-19 spread.
INDIANAPOLIS — Recent snowstorms caused some disruptions in vaccine distribution across the state, with tens of thousands of vaccine appointments needing to be rescheduled.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in their 50s and those with serious medical conditions will be the next up for vaccines after people 60 and older.
COLUMBIA CITY — This may be your last chance to say goodbye to the 1958 Columbia City High School, school officials reported during last week’s meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees.
COLUMBIA CITY — The COVID-19 vaccine has been in the forefront of many minds and as more doses are made available, the county health department is trying to provide what it can.
WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County remains on the wrong side of the state’s coronavirus statistics, as the county recorded the highest positivity rate of the 92 counties.
COLUMBIA CITY — “The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation strives to be the single point of contact for those businesses we want to attract and retain,” EDC President Dale Buuck said.
INDIANAPOLIS — Unemployment in northeast Indiana continues to move back toward prepandemic levels, said the final report of estimates for 2020, said monthly data released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
INDIANAPOLIS — After previously stating he would sign a new executive order loosening gathering size restrictions in counties on Sunday, Gov. Eric Holcomb jumped his own deadline and issued that new order late Thursday.
CHURUBUSCO — Faculty and staff at Smith-Green Community Schools can rest assured that their paychecks will not suffer due to school-related COVID-19 quarantining requirements — at least through June.
Blood donors must wait up to a month before giving if they don’t know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they’ve received, according to American Red Cross guidance.
WHITLEY COUNTY — While a majority of Indiana’s counties have returned to the less-restive “orange” designation for COVID-19 activity and restrictions, Whitley County was one of the lone in northeast Indiana to stay in the “red.”
COLUMBIA CITY — The coronavirus pandemic remains a topic of discussion in many aspects of Whitley County life, and was part of discussions during the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees meeting last week.
FORT WAYNE —The Allen County Department of Health has begun administering COVID-19 vaccinations at a temporary clinic at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The clinic opened Jan. 13.
INDIANAPOLIS — As of the weekend, more than 1,155 Whitley County residents have received at least their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to data provided by the Indiana State Department of Health.