Twitter Twitter By Jon Zimney – April 15, 2020 0 369 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Officials set up COVID-19 testing and information locations for Amish community Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Facebook (Ashley Wilkerson/Elkhart Truth) Early on the County formed a response team to help strategize ways to connect to the Amish community and even met with leaders to determine what their needs may be. Now they are operating and setting up buggy drive thru locations where tests can be administered.Elkhart County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Tobey tells WSBT that they already have locations operating in Wakarusa and Middlebury and will soon be set up in Nappanee and Millersburg. At the drive-thru they will be able to get any information they may need and even be tested if they are showing symptoms.Tobey also says the plan is to reach out to LaGrange, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties as well about similar setups. Pinterest Previous articleMichigan now testing those with mild symptoms for COVID-19Next articleSouth Bend leases Motel 6 to house homeless during outbreak Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Lowell CogginsLowell Thomas â€œJuniorâ€ Coggins, 80, died May 31, 2016 at his home in Oxford surrounded by his loving family.Graveside services will be held at the Oxford Cemetery on Friday, June 3Â at 2 p.m. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions for Lowell can be made out to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.Lowell Thomas â€œJuniorâ€ Coggins was born on February 6, 1936 in Cowley County to proud parents Thomas Lowell and Agnes (Dennett) Coggins. Lowell graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1953, after graduating he joined the National Guard and served from 1953-1956. On December 27, 1970 in Miami, Okla. Lowell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marrietta (Whaley). Lowell loved staying busy, he was a hard worker andÂ after spending 15 years in South Texas in the seafood industry, he worked in a variety of trades such as: maintenance for schools in the area, the Shangri La, Okla. golf course, the oilfields, and for Skyline Corporation. When he wasnâ€™t working Lowell like to play Texas Hold â€˜em, he enjoyed being a member of the Arkansas City American Legion Post #18, and he loved to fish. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include: wife, Marrietta Coggins of the home; children: Debbie Davidson and husband Mike, Tammie Pingsterhaus and husband Kevin, Suzie Lauderdale and husband Daniel, Patsy Bowen, Walter Wood and wife Wanetta; sister Barbara Branson; 14 grandchildren and an abundance of great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and daughter Dana Jean.