Opinion

OPINION: Individual Liberty is a Public Health Need

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Written by Andy Rutten It’s been a year and a half since the ‘novel’ Covid-19 came out of nowhere and bedeviled our nation and the world. The subsequent social response has been unprecedented, reminiscent of...

Local GOP – Lincoln Day Dinner – A YUGE Success !

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Author: Jamie O’Brien Taxpaying patriots of all ages came together to celebrate the myriad of successes of the St. Joseph County Republican Party on Saturday evening.  Those in attendance were blessed to start the evening...

SJC Health Department Stretched Data to Justify Closing Churches

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Last October, the St. Joseph County Health Department told churches they should "pivot" to virtual services for the next five and a half months, citing a so-called cluster study...

Commissioners Unite to Say Vax Passports Will Kill Freedom in St. Joe County

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This week, in an amazing move for a local entity, the St. Joseph County Commissioners voted 3-0 to pass a resolution against vaccine passports. The document is a win for health freedom in Indiana,...

DRAKE: Mask Law on Hold in St. Joe County. More Legislative Steps Still Required

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For the first time since early May, St. Joseph County is free of mandatory mask requirements. As it says in Section 1 of Ordinance 85-20 -- aka the expired mask ordinance -- "The ordinance shall be...

Opinion: Notre Dame at the Forefront of Vax Passport Initiative. No Enrollment Without Vaccine...

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Story written by: Frieda M. Rings NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that the University of Notre Dame issued a vaccine mandate to its students Wednesday. After all, the trial balloon they...

Penn HS Republican Club Collects 418 Teddy Bears for First Responders

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Written by Molly Knight, Freshman, Penn High School ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The Penn High School Republican Club presented their collection of stuffed animals from their Teddy Bear Drive to both the St Joseph...

My Down Syndrome Miracle: How my son turned a day of death and terror...

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MOSUL, Iraq, March 21st, 2006 -- "Pop, pop, pop, ting!" As my Humvee filled with smoke from a fire extinguisher that had just been pieced by a round from an enemy AK47, I dropped...

Op-ed: St. Joseph County on the Brink of Herd Immunity

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Written by Amy Drake St. Joseph County, Ind. -- The St. Joseph County Health Department issued its mask order months and months ago. Probably the first county in the state to do so. It came...