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INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 cases and positivity have dropped toward all-time lows again, although Noble County logged one additional COVID-19 death last week.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health will close COVID-19 testing sites run by OptumServe Health Services effective June 30 now that a robust community-led testing network is in place, including pharmacies, providers, clinics and local health departments.

ANGOLA — Steuben County will not be impacted by an Indiana Department of Health decision to shut down OptumServe Health Services COVID-19 testing sites across the state.

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Collectible buttons were on display when the Michigan Button Society sponsored “Button Expo 3: The World of Buttons” Saturday at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn. Joy LeCount of Wawaka serves as the society’s president.

LAOTTO — One driver was injured when two vehicles collided Sunday at 3:14 p.m. on S.R. 3 at C.R. 68 in southwestern DeKalb County, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said.

Northeast Indiana is seeing a surge of interest in solar energy — a sudden spike in plans to build solar farms of 1,000 acres or larger.

The Farmland Jazz Band will present a free concert tonight from 7-9 p.m. at The James Cultural Plaza, 205 W. 6th St., Auburn. The band performs in a manner reminiscent of the 1920s improvisational jazz style while choosing from a repertoire of well-known pop, swing, traditional and original …

LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Community Foundation will host a grant workshop on Thursday, July 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation’s Community Room.

Steve Schrock, left, was sworn in Tuesday evening as the new member of the Topeka Town Board. Schrock, a Republican, won the seat at a Republican Party caucus. He replaces Justin Geigley, who moved outside of his Topeka Town Board district.

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A tall, strong, Black woman — a well-known freed slave — spoke out against slavery and in favor of women’s rights from the front porch of the original Steuben County Courthouse.

A fish made of 170 flip flop sandals adorns the front lawn of The Boathouse Boutique, Clear Lake. Boutique owner Alivia Behnfeldt’s mother, Angie, came up with the fish to adorn the outside of the shop when Alivia said she wanted something colorful on the front lawn. She used 170 flip flops …

Singspiration scheduled for Sunday

COLDWATER, Michigan — Wednesday night, surrounded by warm summer air and warmer theater enthusiasts, I found myself watching a time capsule open as the Tibbits Opera House performed their opening summer show, “The Best of Broadway,” at The Ponds of Coldwater.

Bubbles dancing in the sunlight put a sparkle in the eyes of 2-year-old Ryklan Parks Wednesday afternoon. He was playing in the family's front yard on the east side of Kendallville under the watchful eye of his mother Melina Parks.

University of Findlay names local students to Dean’s List

Humane Shelter holding chicken fundraiser

FORT WAYNE — Science Central’s 22nd annual Egg Drop, presented by Design Collaborative, is set for Sunday, July 11, at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne.