2022-04-29 E-Edition

Candidates share platforms at annual county forum

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Republican and Democratic candidates on ballots next week presented their platforms Monday during the annual Meet the Candidate event at Lakeland High School. Hosted by the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce, the event afforded candidates an opportunity to share information about themselves and their reasons for running for office. Each had five minutes to speak. No questions were taken from […]

Lakeland Academic Superbowl teams competing at state

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Lakeland Science and Social Studies Academic Teams have qualified for the State Academic Super Bowl at Purdue University on Saturday, May 7. To qualify for the state meet, the Lakeland teams finished in the top five in Class 3 at the All-Area meet April 19 at Fremont High School. Lakeland Science won the All-Area meet with a score of 20 […]

Westview Theatre presenting ‘Vintage Hitchcock’ this weekend

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Westview Theatre will present “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play, written by Joe Landry, is set in a 1940s radio station. It features three tales from classic Alfred Hitchcock films, “The Lodger,” first shown in 1927; “Saboteur,” a spy thriller released in 1942; and “The 39 Steps,” […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting temps averaging in the 60s. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 61.

LaGrange County parks provide array of opportunities

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Nature’s Best —

It may be safe to think about spring. I think I saw my last junco of the season on Saturday, April 23. No juncos visible today, Sunday, but I did see some migraters passing through — a northern waterthrush and a hermit thrush. There was a map circulating on Facebook from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology showing where migration was […]

Judith Perkins

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Judith Cramer Perkins died on April 25, 2022. She was born in Sturgis, Michigan on April 29, 1939, to James Schaeffer and Marian Davidson Merritt. As a child she was raised at Howe Military School in Howe where her father was Commandant of Cadets. She was baptized at St. James Chapel on the school campus. She attended school at Lima […]

Marshall Doig

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Marshall J. Doig, 77, of LaGrange died Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Life Care Center of LaGrange. M r . Doig was born on December 13, 1944, in Queensland, Australia to John Doig and Winifred Alice Richardson. Living most of his life in Australia, he moved to LaGrange in September of 2005. While living in Australia he operated a bakery […]


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Lakeland National Honor Society members, including Gabby Hartman, Brooklynn Olinger, Lilly Schackow, Carly Rasbaugh and Peyton Hartsough, made 50 blankets for Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption, Millers Merry Manor and Life Care. “It was a fun experience creating these blankets. It is nice to know they are going to people that will appreciate them,” NHS Vice President Amelia Trump said.

Birth Announcements

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April 25 Steven & Vera (Otto) Yoder, Topeka, a boy, Maciah Jon. April 26 Alvin & Christina Schrock, LaGrange, a girl, LeAnn.