Area News

Third Elwood Junior-Senior High student tests positive

By STEVEN MURREY Elwood Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Joe Brown notified EJSHS families Thursday that a third student had tested positive for COVID-19. “We were notified today that a student at EJSHS tested positive for COVID-19. This student was a close contact of the student that tested positive earlier this week,” Brown wrote in an…

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Two local men killed in crash following police pursuit

By STEVEN MURREY The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 8:32 p.m. on Friday, a press release from the department states. The Elwood Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop in the 2000 block of South A Street on a black 2002 Monte Carlo after it passed…

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BREAKING: Second staff member tests positive at Elwood Schools

By STEVEN MURREY Elwood Schools superintendent Dr. Joe Brown informed parents Friday morning of a second staff member testing positive for COVID-19. In an email to families, Brown said he was notified of the positive test result late Thursday. Brown said the staff member works at Hinds Career Center and was asymptomatic. Brown said the…

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County health administrator provides COVID update

By STEVEN MURREY On Wednesday, the state reported 630 new cases of COVID-19, with eight additional deaths. Madison County reported 11 new cases for July 28, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 785. A week ago, Madison County reported 18 new cases, the largest single-day total since mid-April. County Health Administrator Stephanie Grimes…

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Elwood parents grapple with decisions on schools reopening

By STEVEN MURREY With school set to start Thursday, parents have taken to social media to express their opinions on Elwood’s reopening. What normally would be a non-issue has become the subject of controversy amid a global pandemic. A poll conducted online over the weekend asked Elwood parents which method of schooling they were planning…

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ECSC staff member tests positive for COVID-19, superintendent confirms

By STEVEN MURREY On Monday, Elwood Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Joe Brown sent an email to families informing of a staff member who tested positive with COVID-19 over the weekend. “We were notified over the weekend of a staff member testing positive for COVID-19,” Brown wrote in an email to the Call-Leader. “We worked…

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Area police chiefs will not enforce mask mandate

By STEVEN MURREY In response to rising COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued a face mask mandate to go into effect July 27. Holcomb’s order requires face coverings for anyone who is 8-years and older in indoor public places, businesses, transportation services, or in outside space where social distancing is not possible. Initially, Holcomb’s…

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Media statement from Miller’s Merry Manor

Like many healthcare facilities in our State, Miller’s in Tipton is caring for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.   On July 16th, we were notified that a patient tested positive for the virus.  Since that time, through our contact tracing and testing, we have received additional positive test results for some of our patients.…

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52nd Tipton County Pork Festival cancelled

The decision to cancel the 52nd Tipton County Pork Festival was made late Tuesday evening after many meetings with Tipton City and County officials. Below is the official release from the Tipton County Pork Festival Committee: To all of our loyal festival-goers: The Tipton County Pork Festival Committee. along with public and elected officials, have…

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