Prairie Heights High School acting troupe received a trophy Saturday after placing third out of seven schools at a regional competition at Bethel University. PH advances to state in January with a one-act play called “Why Do We Laugh.” Directed by Corrine Reed, the cast includes Mackenzie Rood, Mackenzie Blanton, Elizabeth Derbyshire, Olivia Medina, Travis Elliott, Isaac Derbyshire, David Claudy […]
LaGrange County REMC received a $1.63 million grant from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand the current fiber broadband project to include an additional 1,204 unserved homes and businesses in LaGrange County. RDOF is an FCC initiative to help fund broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas in rural America. The FCC’s RDOF program […]
The LaGrange County Regional Utility District Board of Trustees has the opportunity to redesign a water tower on the northern edge of the county. The board has indicated it wishes to change the wording on the tower, located near S.R. 9 at the Michigan border, from “Fawn River Crossing” to “Howe.” Fawn River Crossing refers to an industrial park area […]
The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded $78,439 to seven nonprofit organizations during its 2021 Fall Community Impact Grants cycle. The grants will address community needs in recreation, education and health and human services. “Some of the grants will support the development of the recreational Hawpatch Trail in Topeka, training and technology equipment for the Stroh Fire Department and the development […]
The National Weather Service is predicting snow and rain showers going into next week. Friday will be a high of 34 and chance of snow. Saturday will be a chance of rain/snow mix with a high of 39. Sunday will be a high of 38.
Christopher S. Reid, 41, of Constantine, Michigan died at home on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born on March 18, 1980 in LaGrange and lived most of his life in LaGrange County and St. Joseph County, Michigan. He was a graduate of Lakeland High School and he was employed at Parmatube in Sturgis, Michigan as a department leader. He […]
SaDonna R. Fought, 88, of Ligonier, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021. She was born May 10, 1933 in Waterloo. A funeral service will be held in SaDonna’s honor on Saturday, November 27, at 1 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. Pastor Mike Bird will officiate. Burial will follow at Eden Cemetery in Topeka. Family and […]
Nelson Phillip Hons, 61, of Wolcottville, died Monday, November 22. 2021, at his residence. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nov. 5-7 were the dates of the Indiana Master Naturalists Gathering. It was officially a one-day affair, but with a pre- and post-option. I’ve already written about the Friday pre- with the hike at the Portland Arch and the planetarium show. There was also a hike at the Sugar Creek Conservation Area as part of the pre-festivities. And there was […]