2022-05-20 E-Edition

‘Footloose’ brings song, dance to PH

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Prairie Heights Theatre will present “Footloose” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The production, which casts Isaac Derbyshire as the male lead made famous by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 film, features plenty of singing and dancing, with choreography by long-time Prairie Heights High School Dance Team coach Amber King. “Footloose is one of my […]

Schackow Principal of Year

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Lakeland Junior Senior High School Principal Jason Schackow has been named Principal of the Year in District 3 of the Indiana Association of School Principals. The IASP annually recognizes outstanding school leaders in each of the 12 Indiana districts who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. Schackow was nominated for the award by Assistant Principal Chelsea Superczynski, […]

New Westview principal hired

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Tim Wilson will be the principal at Westview Junior Senior High School when school starts again this fall. Wilson was hired by the school board at its May meeting to replace Rich Cory. For the past 13 years, he has been principal at Norwell Middle School in Ossian. For a year prior to becoming principal, he was assistant principal and […]


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Topeka’s annual school picnic was held on Monday, May 16. More than 175 families were able to attend. Picnic lunches were enjoyed on the lawn followed by recess. During recess, a tug-o-war was set up as well as corn hole, softball toss, volleyball and kickball. One student was overheard the next day saying, “I loved the picnic and my family […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting rain showers this weekend . Friday will have slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saraetta Miller

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Saraetta Miller, 87, of Shipshewana, passed away peacefully, while sur rounded by her children, at 9:05 am on Sunday, May 15, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was born on February 4, 1935, in Defiance, Ohio, to Crist and Sarah (Schrock) Miller. On September 17, 1955, in LaGrange, she married Manas D. Miller, he passed away Dec. 5, 2015. Surviving are […]

Wildflowers bloom in perfect spring weather

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Nature’s Best —

A spectacular spring week. The weather forecast was just about perfect and they weren’t exaggerating the high temperatures. I’d prefer to save the upper 80s and humidity for later in the year — or skip them all together — but it was nice to be out without a jacket. Breakfast on my deck listening to the birds singing was so […]


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May 17 Benjamin and Grace (Lambright) Mullett, Shipshewana, a girl, Kate Marie. May 18 Wayne and Darla (Miller) Beechy, Topeka, a girl, Ellen Kathleen. John and LuEtta (Bontrager) Yoder, Shipshewana, a girl, Lori Jo. May 19 Samuel and Marlene (Whetstone) Schrock, Howe, a girl, Julia Sara.


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Judi Clark and Lisa Walb display a few of the many items that will be for sale during the Mount Zion Lutheran Church Rummage and Plant Sale. Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 797 N. Detroit St., LaGrange, will host the sale on May 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale include […]