2022-07-18 E-Edition

Martin repeats 4-H large animal success

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It was a “pretty unbelievable” feeling, incoming Westview Junior Senior High School freshman Audri Martin said of her repeat of last year’s win at the LaGrange County 4-H Fair Large Animal All-Around Showman competition Friday evening. The daughter of Ken and Tina Martin of rural LaGrange, Audri first won the sheep competition earlier in the week, showing her lamb, Tito. […]

Shipshewana resists liquor store

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The Shipshewana Town Council directed town attorney Kurt Bachman to file a petition with the state of Indiana to intervene with plans for a liquor store in town. The specific location of the proposed business is pending at this time, said Suzanne Kenny, District 1 Processor for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. She said the application for the liquor […]

Commissioners deny vacate

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The room was full Monday morning for the LaGrange County Commissioners’ meeting, mainly due to concerns about the requested vacation of a parcel of land on Pretty Lake. Norman and Teresa Strater are asking that Columbia Park Drive between their house and the lake be vacated. A public hearing was conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, with several people speaking against […]

Topeka Historical Society launches YouTube series

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The Topeka Area Historical Society released the first episode of a new documentary series on July 1 entitled “Memorable Moments in Topeka History.” Episode 1 features Byron Price, who graduated from Topeka High School in 1908 and Wabash College in 1912. After starting his career in journalism with the Associated Press, Price went on to become the director of the […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting more rain and thunderstorms periodically throughout the coming week. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 86. Wednesday will have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Storms may bring wind gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday will be sunny, with a […]

The Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption

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Four legs, a lick, and a wag

Dear Friends, OK, this young man came into the Ark last week and said his dog was lost. I could tell he was upset. He told the gal at Ark the name of the dog, what he looked like and asked if they could help him find the dog.They took down all the information and told him if someone called […]

IDOC says learning is recovering after the pandemic

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Last week, the Indiana Department of Education presented updated findings from a study on COVID- 19’s academic impact on student learning. The results show that while learning is stabilizing or recovering for many Indiana students, innovative and collaborative accelerated learning activities must be implemented to increase academic momentum for all Hoosier students. “Today we’re seeing the positive collective impact we […]

Todd Bontrager

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Todd Bontrager, 57, of Shipshewana, went home to see Jesus after a diagnosis 4 ½ years ago with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.

Grace Bock

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Grace Patricia Bock, 14, of LaGrange, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 2:45 p.m. while in route by EMS to the hospital in Fort Wayne. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.