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ANGOLA — Steuben County’s concentration of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in the younger age groups, weekly information produced by the Steuben County Health Department says.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers got a taste of summer over Memorial Day weekend, but state officials are warning that people shouldn’t get complacent and forget about taking safety precautions.

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Students at Churubusco Elementary School didn’t have a traditional “last day of school” celebration, but school teachers and staff made it memorable for Churubusco families, hosting a last-day parade for students, whose parents drove by as staff lined the street to bid them farewell — closur…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is halfway home toward a mostly normal resumption of life amid coronavirus as most of the state enters Stage 3 of its five-step plan, with more recreational activities getting reopened in this phase.

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INDIANAPOLIS — When voters go to the polls on June 2, expect to see some new faces, maybe younger faces — although those faces may be covered with masks or other protective gear.

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FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne city employees will have to wait until at least May 26 to find out if they qualify for hazard pay while working through the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council members voted unanimously May 12 to table a resolution that, if passed, could grant some city employees an addit…

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KENDALLVILLE — Coronavirus strikes again, bringing an end to one of the largest summer attractions in Noble County.

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Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced this week that the annual Memorial Day parade, hosted by the veterans organizations in Whitley County, would be canceled due to the state of Indiana prohibiting parades and festivals because of the pandemic. The event was scheduled for Monday, May 25…

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NEW HAVEN — At a special session of the New Haven Adams Township Parks & Recreation board Monday, the decision was made to not open Jury Pool for the summer of 2020. The decision was based on the fact that it would be virtually impossible to maintain the significant restrictions on opera…

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Whether extracurricular activities will be back to normal at Indiana schools this fall remains to be seen, but students expecting to study abroad in August are already seeing their plans come to a halt.

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Many festival boards in the region remain hopeful their annual festivities will happen without a hitch this summer, while even some that were planning events after the final phase of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Indiana reopening plan have opted to cancel and focus their efforts on next year.

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COLUMBIA CITY — A Community Foundation grant recently went out to Passages to bolster its employee assistance program. The program helps employees through tough times with many types of programs and support. The current health situation has called on Passages employees to go above and beyond…

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COLUMBIA CITY – Earlier this month, Peabody Public Library released plans to reopen over the coming weeks. The reopening strategy moves through five phases over the course of 11 weeks, with each phase gradually granting more access to the library.

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Indiana’s residential real estate industry has had time to test best health safety practices during the last several weeks because it was an essential services provider that remained open during Indiana’s stay-at-home order.

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COLUMBIA CITY — After Governor Eric Holcomb announced Indiana’s re-opening plans last week, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel changed the city’s plans, specifically for the parks.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Last month, Rick Williams was running his 3-D printer at his Qualitex Inc. in Columbia City night and day and produced six plastic face masks to give for free to a nursing home. Now he’s left the 3-D printer alone and is filling orders for large manufacturers who expect to re…

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CHURUBUSCO — With various breaks and changes in the supply chain, local farmers are finding themselves in difficult positions as there is no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic.

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CHURUBUSCO — In a teleconference last week with first responders, a regional official told U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, that some departments in his congressional district were short of personal protective equipment such as masks needed to deal with the coronavirus.

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CHURUBUSCO — The 2020 Turtle Days Festival has been put on hold, officials announced last week.

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COLUMBIA CITY — With the help of a Rapid Response Grants from the Community Foundation of Whitley County, A Hope Center and BABE of Whitley County were able to provide families with infants some very expensive, but necessary items like diapers, wipes and formula.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and now more than ever it is important everyone knows how they are a vital part of child abuse prevention, and take an active role in keeping our children safe. The pandemic has had a major impact on every aspect of our lives with no clear end in sight. …