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Most Hoosiers value education beyond high school, according to an annual survey, but almost three-quarters believe financial strains from the COVID-19 pandemic pushed higher education further out of reach.

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The Benton Harbor Area School Board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss a plan to keep the city’s high school open.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration says Benton Harbor schools are $18-million in debt and could run out of money next year. She says the high school needs to shut down to save money. 

The district’s school board says it has an alternate plan, which it will formally submit to the governor on Wednesday. 

Roosevelt Bell is a resident who spoke. He says the parts of the plan that have been made public are not specific enough. 

Debt Could Cast Cloud On Long-Term Health Of Farmers

Mar 12, 2019

  The United States Department of Agriculture’s latest report predicts farm incomes will increase this year, but it’s not enough to offset the debt many farmers have. 

The report projects corn price increases, which may sound like good news for Indiana farmers.