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Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered that restaurants cease dine-in service to slow the spread of COVID-19, but he left the door open to carryout orders and drive-thru and delivery services.


To no one’s surprise, the Boone County Commissioners extended the declaration of a state of emergency for the third week. State law only allows the declaration to stand for seven days. It allows the president of the Commissioners, Donnie Lawson, the ability to reposition assets, restrict public access and limit contact in regards to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Pet owners needing assistance received free dog and cat food from Humane Society for Boone County volunteers and Boone County Sheriff’s Animal Control Division deputies Friday during a drive-through pantry at the Whitestown shelter.

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We are officially under a “stay at home” order as of Monday morning’s signing of the declaration by Governor Eric Holcomb.

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Governor Eric Holcomb issued an executive order March 23 commonly known as “stay at home.” The directive is an order for all citizens of Indiana, with exceptions for “essential” workers. However, confusion over “essential” and “non-essential” businesses and concerns has created a lot of anxiety and confusion.

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Allergy season is coming. How do you tell the difference between hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and symptoms of the coronavirus?


A lot happened in 1918. World War I was declared four years earlier. More than 70 million military troops were called into active service. Boys from far-flung farms went overseas to strange lands and lived in conditions of misery under constant threat of death.

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Norma Smith, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Norma was born November 16, 1937, a daughter of the late William and Bessie Harrison. She graduated from Newport High School in 1955. She was club manager of Zionsville American Legion, retiring after 37 years of servic…

Luanne Renée McGhee, age 83, died February 29, 2020 in Carmel, Indiana. Born July 1, 1936 in New York City to her late parents, Fred & Lucille Cooper, Luanne grew up in New Jersey and Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She met an…