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3 local preschool programs approved for On My Way Pre-K initiative

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More families have been able to take advantage of On My Way Pre-K in the current school year than ever before. For the 2022-23 school year, On My Way Pre-K Manager Emily Syslo reports that six families qualified in LaGrange County. On My Way Pre-K is a statewide initiative that awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they […]

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Health board plans long meeting The LaGrange County Board of Health will meet starting at 3 p.m. on April 11 at the health department office. The meeting will include several hours of board member orientation and training. Photo contest launched by DNR The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology’s has launched its annual preservation photo […]

Arrest Record

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The following arrests were reported on Wednesday by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office: Tyler Troxell, 46, LaGrange, arrested by LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of operating while intoxicated. Elias Perez, 22, Angola, arrested by LaGrange Police Department on a charge of operating without receiving a license. Tomy Tullos, 43, Howe, arrested by LaGrange Police Department on a charge […]

Youth creations sought for Art Rocks!

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From underwater scenes to still-lifes, portraits, and abstract art, student artists interested in entering their artwork in Arts Alive’s annual Kids’ Art Rocks! art contest and exhibit should submit their artwork to the Tibbits Administrative Offices, 93 W. Chicago St., Coldwater, Michigan by March 21. This spring contest offers prizes including art supply giveaways plus the opportunity for young artists […]

Support small businesses in your community

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Small businesses continue to be the backbone of the North American business community. According to the career resource Zippia, there are 33.2 million small businesses in the United States. Those organizations employ around 62 million people. The financial wellness company Fortunly says that small businesses account for nearly half of all private sector jobs in Canada. In fact, small employer […]

Shopping locally is now more crucial than ever

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The importance of shopping locally has been emphasized with increasing urgency in recent years. Events like Small Business Saturday and Plaid Friday have brought some much-needed attention to the importance of shopping local, which is even more crucial now as so many small businesses try to survive the pandemic. According to NBC News, small businesses employ 60 million people in […]

ACRES accepting summer interns from the four-county area

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ACRES Land Trust is seeking applications for four full-time stewardship internships for the summer season. The member-supported nonprofit organization protects over 7,400 acres of land in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio. Summer interns help ACRES care for these protected lands by assisting with non-native invasive species management and preserve visitor amenities, including maintaining trails, signs and parking areas. […]

PH FFA team to compete at state

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The Prairie Heights FFA chapter competed in the Section 1 Chapter Meeting career development event on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Triton High School in Bourbon. This section contest invites the first- and second-place teams from Indiana’s FFA districts 1-3 to compete. Section 1 covers northern Indiana. This contest allows members the opportunity to demonstrate the proper way to conduct business […]

Restaurants hosting Chili Shuffle

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Three downtown LaGrange restaurants will welcome guests on Saturday, Feb. 11 for the 11th annual Super Bowl Chili Shuffle, sponsored by Focus LaGrange. Registration has started. An individual, business, church or organization can supply chili for tasting for a $20 registration fee. Registration information is available at Linder’s Tavern on Main, 211 S. Detroit St., LaGrange. Participants can choose to […]

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Youth event planned An event connecting local youth with those who serve in LaGrange County will be held on June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delt Church Park. Around 400 children from the county’s three public schools as well as Amish schools are expected to attend, said Jennifer Martin, executive director of LaGrange Communities Youth Centers, which is […]


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