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The Daviess County Health Department announced on Monday morning the third and fourth confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Daviess County.

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A Saturday fire has damaged a mobile home at 411 N.W. 20th St. Washington Fire Chief Steve Walden said the electrical fire started on an inside wall of the home around 7:20 p.m. The fire department was on the scene for 40 minutes and no injuries were reported.

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ELNORA — The North Daviess School Board approved three resolutions Wednesday morning dealing with the plans to renovate the media center and cafeteria and transform what was once the swimming pool into a multipurpose facility that will include a stage for performing arts. That was after a sh…

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March may have been mild-mannered when it started. It’s ended in chaos though thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected nearly 1,000 confirmed Hoosiers and left the families of 49 others learning how to grieve in a whole new way due in part to social distancing.

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Washington Community School’s Sodexo Food Service Department will be distributing free school meals on Tuesday in an effort to support our community during the school closure. All children 18 years old and under are eligible. Per state and federal guidelines, children must be present to rece…

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A one-vehicle traffic accident left a Daviess County man badly injured. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports the accident happened around 12:32 Saturday morning on CR 550 E., just south of the intersection with CR 750 N.

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During Monday night’s Washington Council and Board of Public Works and Safety meetings, an ordinance was put in place that would allow Mayor Dave Rhoads to declare a local emergency in the city, modify salary ordinances pertaining to COVID-19 hazard pay and emergency stay-at-home pay.

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One might not think 12-year-old Ayden Wagler and 63-year-old Ron Bratton have much in common but they do. They love to smile, tell jokes and make people laugh. They are also both amputees.

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With Easter just a few weeks off this is normally a busy time for area churches. But this Sunday when the bells toll to come to worship very few will be going to church. With officials directing the public to meet in groups of 10 or less churches are facing a challenge they have never faced before.

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Derrick and Valerie Clarke’s little girls always seem to enter the world at just the right times. Daughter number five, Mariella Louise, is no different. She was born Saturday, the day before her daddy’s birthday, at Daviess Community Hospital, just as most people were really started to take…

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Renee and Sean Keller’s Italian vacation had been planned months in advance. The Washington couple was looking forward to spending time together by themselves while exploring Italy for two weeks. They never imagined the trip of their dreams would end quite like it — quarantined in their home…

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ELNORA — The North Daviess school board took the next steps in the process to get the corporation’s building project started.

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Normally when schools close, for holidays and weather-related issues, parents have the option of dropping their children off at a daycare to be looked after when they go to work.

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There’s that saying “It takes a village,” and right now, there may be no statement that is more true.

Good Samaritan is taking extra precaution to protect patients, employees, visitors and the general public following the Indiana State Department of Health announcing confirmed cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Indiana. This is the lastest update on procedures being put into place at Good Sa…

Editor’s Note: Due to restrictions in place to help keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading, restrictions have been put in place to limit the number of individuals gathering. The Times Herald will not be publishing a community calendar until these restrictions are lifted.

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

The Daviess County Health Department met today with our partners from public safety, healthcare, private industry, emergency management, schools, elected officials and other stakeholders to discuss the current status of COVID-19 in our County. We discussed the operational and response protoc…

As of Monday afternoon, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Daviess or Martin counties; however, there are at least 24 confirmed cases in the state, and local hospitals and clinics are taking the necessary precautions to prepare for a potential local outbreak.

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What is traditionally one of the best weekends for the service industry in Daviess County fell apart with the cancellation of the high school basketball regional by the Indiana State High School Athletic Association.

Practicing social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic may sound scary or impossible to do, but there are ways to appropriately handle the process, says Jagdish Khubchandani, a health science professor at Ball State University.

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To closely monitor and proactively plan for COVID-19, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed an Alternative Screening Site, located at 695 W. Second St., Jasper (entrance on the west side of the building-follow the yellow signs) for those patients who do not require emergency…

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Editor's Note: Monday evening, the Daviess County Health Department closed all libraries as well as fitness centers, the bowling center and all movie theaters. 

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The members of Washington High School’s percussion team perform their winter show for local elementary schools every year. It’s a way to rehearse while also introducing the young students to band and all playing an instrument has to offer.

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Most schools in southern Indiana including all of those in Daviess County are shutting down for the next three weeks. School officials in Daviess County, including Barr-Reeve, North Daviess and Washington has issued statements that they will be shutting down at the end of school today.

After coordinating with the Daviess County Health Department and local officials, the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation will be postponing our job fair scheduled for tonight, March 12, at the Eastside Community Park Building in Washington due to the health concerns regarding th…

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Curtis A. Branam passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 6, 2020, at home in Bloomington in his sleep. Curt was born to Richard (Dick) and Anna Mae (Bingham) Branam, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Washington High School and Indiana State University. He retired from G.E. an…

Donna Saravia, 50, passed away at 12:49 p.m. April 6, 2020, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. Donna was born Aug. 25, 1969, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Q.T. and Wanda (Koker) Franklin. Donna enjoyed scrapbooking and loved her flowers. She also enjoyed her time doing arts and craf…

Freeda (Cox) Smith, 84, passed from this life at her home in Indianapolis on April 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Alfordsville. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.