The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced today, April 3, that more than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when April distributions begin Sunday. The additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While living under restricted conditions during the COVID-19 crisis isn’t easy for any of us, it is important that we cooperate with the guidelines our state and local governments have issued for individuals and businesses.

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Students will finish the school year from home, using remote learning, Jennifer McCormick, state superintendent of public instruction, announced during a state update on the COVID-19 crisis.

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The loss of a loved one is always difficult. It is often a time of pain and sadness. Traditionally, family members would receive solace from dozens of friends and other family members as a way to help alleviate the loss.

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Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has directed flags in Madison and Tipton counties to be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of former Elwood Mayor Jerry Werline, who died Monday at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, following an extended illness.

Local school officials are starting to try to build additional adjustments into their school year now that the state has ordered that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the year. State School Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and Governor Eric Holcomb made the announcement during the governor’s daily COVID-19 briefing Thursday.

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