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LAGRANGE — Making good on a promise to enforce the county’s COVID-19 rules more strictly, LaGrange County’s health department will be investigating complaints made against businesses where workers have claimed companies are telling employees to not get tested or report to work even if they’re ill.

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AUBURN — The DeKalb County Health Department on Friday reported four deaths of county residents who were positive for the coronavirus and 48 new cases of COVID-19 in county residents.

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INDIANAPOLIS — No new deaths were reported in the four-county area in Friday’s statewide COVID-19 report, a rarity recently as the region has seen numerous deaths over the last month and a half.

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INDIANAPOLIS — There’s been little change in Indiana’s flu activity so far this year, with spread of seasonal flu remaining “minimal” so far.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Two DeKalb County nursing homes continue to have a handful of new cases being reported, but outbreaks at long-term care facilities across the four-county region appear to have calmed.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Good news for people going stir-crazy on quarantine — new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines will allow some people to get back to their normal life quicker if they’re not symptomatic.

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Santa Claus is making a visit to Jimmy John’s in Country Fair Shopping Center for drive-through visits with children on Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. People are asked to keep all inside their vehicles in order to ensure safety from the coronavirus. “We will have our elves help with traffic and p…

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INDIANAPOLIS — One county is a little better, one county is a little worse and two are unchanged in this week’s COVID-19 county metrics ratings from the Indiana State Department of Health.

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ANGOLA — Steuben County hit a new weekly high for COVID-19 case counts on Wednesday but more importantly, the county dropped out of the Red category and back into an Orange rating, showing an improvement with the spread of the coronavirus.

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ALBION — In an effort to protect county government employees and ensure that they can deliver the essential services necessary for the community to function, the Noble County Commissioners have decided to limit public access to county buildings.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The four-county area recorded three more COVID-19 deaths as of Saturday’s statewide report, with new deaths occuring in Noble, DeKalb and Steuben counties.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus get ready to disembark his sleigh at the Steuben Community Center to visit little boys and girls from across the region Friday night. After taking a spin around the mound and the Steuben County Monument on the Public Square and lighting the community Christmas tree, Sant…

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The annual 101 Lakes Kiwanis Club Christmas tree sale is underway in the parking lot of Country Fair Shopping Center in the 1800 block of North Wayne Street, Angola. Trees of various sizes and types are available on weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The normal crowds at the big box stores in Angola and the crush of people at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont weren’t there this Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean the shoppers weren’t out in force.

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SHIPSHEWANA — Say the word “Black Friday” and most people automatically think of the after-Thanksgiving sales created to draw large crowds to big box retail stores.

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This week the darkness of December descends upon as we pass through the November full moon. This year the full moon joins our pre-winter skies on November 29 and 30. The November moon is known as the Beaver Moon as the beavers are now working on building up their dams getting ready for winter.

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FREMONT — Starting Monday, students at Fremont Middle School and Fremont High School will convert to a blended learning schedule with students doing both e-learning days and in-person instructional days each week leading up to the Christmas holiday break to help stem the spread and exposure …

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FREMONT — The Fremont Youth and Community Outreach Food Pantry received more than 1,500 pounds of frozen whole chickens Wednesday from Miller Poultry in the first of many holiday drops that will be done by the Orland poultry plant in the coming weeks.

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AUBURN — The DeKalb County Health Department on Wednesday reported two deaths of people positive for COVID-19 and 53 new cases of COVID-19 in county residents.

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ALBION — Noble County Health Officer Dr. Terry Gaff has issued new local health restrictions in concert with other northeast Indiana counties as COVID-19 activity has spiked across the region.

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ANGOLA — Over the course of the past two weeks Steuben County has seen its number of COVID-19 cases all time climb by some 45%, statistics from the Steuben County Health Department said.

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AUBURN — The DeKalb County Health Department on Tuesday reported two new deaths of people positive for COVID-19 and 26 new cases of COVID-19 in county residents.

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ANGOLA — In a press conference government, health care and school officials, all urged the community to be safe over the holidays and not let up in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.