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Goshen Hospital Reports ICU Is Full

GOSHEN – Health officials are warning of the strain an influx of COVID-19 patients is having at Goshen Hospital. The number of COVID-19 patients at Goshen Hospital is currently at 47 with the total number of admitted patients spiking to over 50 positive patients twice in recent days. On...
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New Manufacturing Facility Coming To Cassopolis Industrial Park

Hydro, an industrial manufacturing company, has announced plans to expand into Cass County. Congressman Fred Upton tells us the company is planning to bring a new state-of-the-art aluminum recycling plant producing 120,000 tons of aluminum extrusion ingot per year to the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology Park in Cassopolis.
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Indiana begins roll-out of Narcan vending machines

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana reported a 32 percent increase in fatal overdoes from April 2020 to April 2021. To help fight the increasing problem, the state will use grant money to fund Naloxone vending machines. On Tuesday, Governor Holcomb unveiled the first one at the St. Joseph County...
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Indiana gets 1st naloxone vending machine

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Indiana was getting its first naloxone vending machine. The device went in at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend. Ultimately, 19 will be placed across the state. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication that can be used...

Food Bank of Northern Indiana building permanent drive-thru

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - There’s a new way for people in need to get food. Thanks to help from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana will be building a new, permanent drive-thru for food distribution. It will be constructed for the Community Food...

Naloxone vending machine unveiled in Indiana

SOUTH BEND — Indiana's first naloxone vending machine is now open at the St. Joseph County Jail. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication approved to reverse an overdose from opioids and is given when a person is showing signs of opioid overdose. The machine dispenses free kits that...

Dermody charts LaPorte's progress in State of City

LAPORTE — Success in key areas this year and an ambitious agenda for 2022 have put LaPorte well on the path to becoming the place to be. That was the primary message from LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody during his State of the City address Dec. 2 at the Civic Auditorium.
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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

South Bend Tribune. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Two South Bend area residents, two meaningful legacies. Last week’s Tribune included stories of two area residents who earned national attention and left meaningful legacies. She wasn’t born in South Bend, but award-winning children’s book author and photo illustrator April Pulley Sayre wove...
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Elkhart Co. manufacturer creating new facility in Cassopolis

An Elkhart-based manufacturer is setting up new operations in Cass County, Michigan. EQ United, previously known as Days Corporation, will consolidate their manufacturing operations in Cassopolis. The company makes components for RVs and trailers. In a statement, the company says the new facility will increase their ability to produce components...

Plymouth Park Board Members Open Bids for Hoosier Old Wheels Playground Project

The Plymouth Park Board members opened bids Monday night for the proposed new equipment at the Hoosier Old Wheels Playground area. Five bids were opened from The Robert Henry Corp with a base bid of about $484,000, Michiana Contracting, Inc. with a base bid of about $552,000, R. Yoder Construction Co. Inc. with a base bid of $590,500, Thomas Excavating & Welding, Inc. with a base bid of about $662,000, and La Porte Construction with a base bid of $797,400.

Milford Post Office To Move Across Main Street

MILFORD — In a press release from the United States Postal Service last Friday, it was announced it has proposed to relocate the Milford Post Office from the current location at 126 S. Main St. across the street to 127 S. Main St., in the space most recently occupied by PNC Bank.

Milford Resident William Leon Tucker Honored As Veteran Of The Month

MILFORD — William Leon Tucker, 92, of Milford was honored as Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7. He was born March 23, 1929, near Silver Lake, to William Lowell and Ruby Tucker. He was one of seven children, consisting of one brother and five sisters.

Gov. Whitmer – Indiana-based EQ United establishing new operations in Cassopolis

LANSING, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – UPDATE: State Senator Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, has released a statement regarding this announcement. “This is an exciting development for the village of Cassopolis,” LaSata, said. “I applaud local leaders for their hard work to attract new investments and opportunities and thank the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for enabling projects that make such a difference in communities across the state.”

New Buffalo caps vacation home rentals

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. — The New Buffalo City Council is limiting the number of short-term rental properties allowed, capping two years of debate in this lakefront community. Residents argued their cases one last time before the vote was taken recently. Ron Watson said familiar faces in his once-quiet neighborhood have...

Gov. Holcomb Announces State’s First-Ever Naloxone Vending Machine

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the placement of Indiana’s first-ever naloxone vending machine at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend. The machine is one of 19 to be placed statewide and will be available for use by the public. “There is no single solution...