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Shooting at Kokomo Walmart

KOKOMO – Kokomo Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday (April 25, 2020) afternoon inside Walmart in Kokomo. Kokomo Police and other emergency personnel were called to the store around 2:45 Saturday. Reports indicate that an altercation inside towards the inside front of the store turned into a physical confrontation. At least one…

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TCHD confirms first COVID-19 death

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. – Tipton County Health Department announced today the first death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an adult female residing in Tipton County. “We are saddened to announce the first death in Tipton County directly related to the COVID-19 virus. We continue to work diligently with our local and state…

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Council approves COVID-19 ordinance amendment, extension

By STEVEN MURREY The Elwood City Council met Monday evening for a regular meeting; due to restrictions in place, the meeting was open to the public via a teleconference call. Following roll call, the council approved compliance forms for the Red Gold tax abatement. Mayor Jones announced these compliance forms are for the existing abatement.…

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Board of Works approves new EFD hire

By STEVEN MURREY The Elwood Board of Works and Public Safety held a regular meeting Monday at the Municipal Building. Due to state restrictions limiting the number allowed to gather publicly, the meeting was limited to 10 attendees and others could phone in. Following roll call, the board approved claims in the amount of $1,296,066.95.…

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Tipton County deputy tests positive for coronavirus

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Monday that one of its staff members tested positive to the coronavirus after being alerted of a possible exposure to the virus. The member is a merit road deputy who has been on limited duty following surgery several weeks ago. The deputy is at…

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Tipton County now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19

It has been announced that Tipton County now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19. The first case was announced on Friday. The second case was determined on Sunday. Both cases involve residents of Tipton County and both are individuals over the age of 65, which is the high-risk population identified by the CDC. “In conjunction…

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TIPTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS 1st CASE OF COVID-19

TIPTON – Tipton County Health Department announced today the first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tipton County. “In conjunction with our local and state partners, we are fully engaged and are actively working to protect the health of the Tipton County public.” – Dr. Mary Compton, Tipton County Health Officer Tipton County…

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TIPTON COUNTY CONFIRMS FIRST COVID-19 CASE

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, department heads and the Tipton County Incident Management Team met again to discuss Tipton County’s response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Tipton County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Tipton County Health Department, Tipton County Emergency Management, and City of Tipton, passed the…

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TIPTON COUNTY RELEASES COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

On Friday, March 20, 2020, department heads and local government officials met to discuss Tipton County’s response and precautions in reference to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus and hopefully limit local impact, the Tipton County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Tipton County Health Department,…

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Tipton County Local Disaster Restrictions

Tipton County has taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of each citizen in our community. Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, at the end of the business day, The Tipton County Courthouse and all other county government facilities shall have limited access and shall be restricted to the public effective until further notices. Citizens…

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