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CELEBRATING OUR NATION–

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First place winners in the LaGrange de Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior American Citizens Creative Expression, Art and Community Service Projects are, front, from left, Tyrone Baccol, Riley Lambright, Carter Cranor, Janelle Bontrager and Azhar Fadil; middle, Keera Hochstetler, Andrea Lambright, Aislynn Wanamaker, Faith Stump and Bella Williams; back, Ayden Kloth and Cole Donat. These […]

Shipshewana introduces new utility ordinances

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The Shipshewana Town Council ended a moratorium on sewer connections effective at the end of the month along with introducing three new utility ordinances at Thursday night’s meeting. As of February, those living in town and those outside town wishing to take advantage of municipal sewer and water can apply for a permit to connect. A public hearing on the […]

COVID struck across cultures

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Amish death data shows pandemic peaks LaGrange County Health Department death records mirror a national spike in death rates in 2020, as do numbers gleaned by Mark Dewalt of Winthrop University in his study of Amish mortality rates. Dewalt tabulated death reports from 2014-22 from The Diary of the Old Order Churches, a monthly publication designed to serve the Old […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting cold weather ahead. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 17. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 22. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Friday will be partly sunny and cold, with a high near 17.

SNOW DAY–

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Lea and Grayson Alexander of LaGrange waged a snowball war and built snowmen during a day off school on Wednesday. They said they hoped for another snow day on Thursday and they did get a two-hour delay. With several inches of dense, wet snow on the ground from Wednesday, temperatures were expected to remain in the low 30s on Thursday […]

Topeka seeking clerk

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The Town of Topeka is looking for a new clerk-treasurer. Monday, the Topeka Town Council accepted the resignation of Jess Slattery, chosen by caucus to replace Naomi Miller, who left the elected post to take a job as a city clerk in Ripon, Wisconsin. Because clerk-treasurer is an elected position, Slattery must be replaced by the LaGrange County Republican Party. […]

PH cheer alumni performing Friday

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Former cheerleaders from as far back as 1965 will be entertaining local basketball fans this Friday night. After seeing the recent movie “Poms” starring Diane Keaton, Prairie Heights 1972 graduate Rainelle (Gordon) Silver, was inspired to get some of her former classmates together for a reboot of their high school cheerleading days. “I watched the movie ‘Poms’ one morning. Later, […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting that we will see more snow throughout the weekend. Friday will have snow likely in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with winds gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Saturday will have a 40% chance of snow in […]

ICE FESTIVAL–

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William Passino, Fort Wayne, took first place at the Shipshewana Ice Festival on Saturday with this butterfly carving. When finished, Passino placed a lamp with colorful light display in the base of the sculpture, and the wings picked up the colors. Second place was won by Ryan Frauhiger of Bluffton, below, right, and his owl on a cactus. Third place […]

Local panel at ‘A Night with the Village’

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A free program featuring a panel of local service providers – from church leaders to Sheriff Tracy Harker – will be offered on Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at the LaGrange First Church of God, 777 N. Detroit St., LaGrange. “We are excited about this event in which we will get the chance to learn from The Village – Anderson and how […]


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