2022-04-08 E-Edition

Retired vet shares barnyard memories

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“Through all this turbulent time we learned that good times are to be enjoyed and bad times endured, because neither last forever.” So ends a poignant chapter of “Memories of a Barnyard Veterinarian” by Dr. Richard G. Benne, who practiced in LaGrange County for 35 years. The biography reveals a hard-working, community minded, caring family man. He put his heart […]

Solar plan revised, approved

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The LaGrange County Plan Commission unanimously approved updated amendments to the county agricultural use ordinance pertaining to solar energy production during a special meeting Tuesday evening in the LaGrange County Office Building. The plan commission made a couple of changes to the amendments, which have been on the drawing board for six months, after hearing comments in a public hearing […]


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Blue pinwheels were planted at the LaGrange County courthouse by Shannon Bleakney, left, and Destiny Erhardt of SCAN and Tammy Downs, director of the LaGrange County Department of Child Services, on Tuesday morning. The pinwheels represent the playfulness and joy of childhood during Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Standard-News Photo)

Edward Baczynski

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Edward Michael Baczynski, age 92, of LaGrange, passed away at 4:20 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 7, 1929, the son of Michael Edward and Marie (Weslowski) Baczynski in Chicago. On July 7, 1951 he married Elaine McQueary; she preceded him in death on April 6, 2019. He is […]

Mary Brindley

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Mary Floetta Brindley, 95, of Bristol, died at 3:24 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Florida springs are ‘bowls of liquid light’

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Nature’s Best —

After our week of biking in Florida, we took off for a different adventure: kayaking the rivers and springs around Gainesville. This was another Road Scholar program, so we didn’t have to take our own kayaks, and as well as being fun, it was very educational. After arriving at our accommodations for the week we saw a documentary on the […]

Birth Announcement

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April 5 Ferman and Rachel (Miller) Wingard, Topeka, a boy, Gabriel Jake.

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer temperatures and sunny skies going into the new week. On Friday, there is a chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then rain showers. High near 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Sunday will be […]

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Schwartz joins LaGrange PD Matthew Schwartz was hired Monday to serve on LaGrange Police Department. Schwartz was among two applicants for the job, and has been a member of the LaGrange PD reserves. Schwartz has 6 ½ years of law enforcement experience, hired as a LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputy in 2015 after completing the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He previously […]