2022-08-01 E-Edition

Bicycle tour winds through Amishland

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The 800 bicyclists who toured LaGrange County this weekend came not just for the sunshine and scenery – many come back each year for the county’s unique brand of hospitality, according to event organizers. Based at Lakeland High School and the fairgrounds, and sponsored by the Michiana Bicycle Association of South Bend, the Amishland and Lakes bicycle tours’ routes ranged […]

Commissioners recommend 10% raise for county workers

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The LaGrange County Commissioners recommended a 10% pay increase for county employees during Monday morning’s meeting. The 10% increase was proposed by Commissioner Kevin Myers, who noted it is a tough call as each percentage costs the county $150,000. “The cost of living just keeps going up,” said Commission President Terry Martin. The recommendation will be considered during the 2023 […]

Butterfly bounty brings hope for the future

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– One World

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne After two doom and gloom columns about butterflies, I am happy to report that this past weekend’s butterfly monitoring walk was joyful. My scribe Bill Schmidt and I were dazzled by spicebush swallowtails, […]

Lake area living discussed during county plan meeting

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Several comments were registered about lake area living in LaGrange County during a comprehensive plan meeting last week at Lakeland High School. The meeting highlighted “emerging themes” and “key topics” revealed by community input into the plan process during meetings last September and the Summit on the Future in February, said Logan Stang of planning Next, which assisted county administrators […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting rain this week. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 82. Wednesday will bring showers and thunderstorms throughout the day and will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Thursday will have showers in the early morning and afternoon. High near 82.


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Bob Hill of LaGrange received the Lions’ Melvin Jones award after 32 years of service to the Howe Lions Club. Presenting the award was secretary Jeff Schrader before the Howe Lions members, friends and family on July 20 at the Howe Community Center. Lions Clubs world-wide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named after founder […]

Romayne Bender

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Romayne J. Bender, age 75, of Topeka passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on September 20, 1946, the son of Alvin Eugene and Clara (Miller) Bender in Bristol. At age 4, his parents moved to Topeka and he graduated in the Topeka High School Class of 1965. On […]

Janice Randol

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Janice L. Randol, 78, of LaGrange died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Chandler Place in Kendallville. Miss Randol was born on July 7, 1944, in Angola to Richard G. and Della A. (Varner) Randol. Living her lifetime in LaGrange County, she worked for the Farm Bureau Co-Op in LaGrange, South Milford Feed and Grain in South Milford, and for more […]

Fannie Hochstetler

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Fannie M. Hochstetler, born December 24, 1926, age 95, of Goshen, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:55 p.m., on Friday, July 29, 2022. Miller Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebruy is in charge of arrangements.