2022-12-12 E-Edition


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Sparkle and Shine Dance Studio, above, entertains during the premiere Shine the Light at the LaGrange First Church of God on Saturday. At right, cousins Bella Henegar, Sturgis, Michigan, and Tucker Scalzo, Mongo, meet Santa. Guests enjoyed entertainment, decorated trees and treats with the proceeds from the event benefiting three area families through Elijah Haven Crisis Intervention Center, Lakeland School […]

Engleking proud of ag successes

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Steve Engleking is retiring after 28 years at the head of LaGrange County Purdue Extension. He served a tandem 28 years on the LaGrange County Plan Commission, and will also cease his service on the plan commission when he retires at the end of the year. A Hancock County native, Engleking always wanted a career in agriculture. He was a […]

Ashcraft served 20 years on county council

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Charles Ashcraft attended his last meeting on the LaGrange County Council Monday. Ashcraft, a retired banker who grew up in Jay County, said during his 20 years on the council, he has been encouraged to see the economy get better. “We used the Major Moves money well, and continue to do so,” said Ashcraft. “We improved some roads that were […]

Veterans Headstone Project installs 11 new memorials in county

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The Veterans’ Headstone Project (VHP) concluded 2022 projects with the installation of 11 headstone/ memorials on Dec. 1. “Since our founding in 2011 we have completed 260 headstone/memorial projects as well as historic headstone resets,” said Jean Litke. In addition, the volunteers finished another group of 67 American flag holder installations in an ongoing effort to provide the most accurate […]

Karen Fry

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Karen Lou Fry, 81, of LaGrange died Thursday, December 8, 2022, with her family at her side. She was born on November 16, 1941, in LaGrange to Arla “P-nut” and LaDonna (Eckart) Heston. Karen married Lee R. “Vern” Fry on October 22, 1966, in Rome City. Mrs. Fry held several jobs in the food service industry and greatly enjoyed being […]

The Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption

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Four legs, a lick, and a wag

It happens every year at this time, the “count down.” The countdown to the big day. The hurry, scurry, buying, surfing, the many questions as to what to buy. Oh my. Let me share how it is to be a dog at this time of the year. It is awesome! I love it. I love the smiles, laughter, family, food, […]

Community Calendar – December 12-24, 2022

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Tuesday, December 20 Mid-week Advent service, 4 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 2955 E 700 S, Wolcottville Wednesday, December 21 LaGrange County Commissioners Staff Meeting, County Office Building, 114 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, 8 a.m. Winter Solstice trail art, 10-11:30 a.m., Maple Wood Nature Center, 4550 E. 100S, LaGrange. Thursday, December 22 Shipshewana Town Council, Shipshewana Town Hall, 345 N. Morton […]

Did you know?

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The common cold is synonymous with times of year when temperatures dip. When people spend more time indoors, they’re more vulnerable to contagious cold viruses. But the common cold is not the only health issue that presents itself most often when the mercury drops. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as “SAD,” affects millions of people every year. The National Institute […]

Birth Announcement

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December 11 Lloyd and Jolene (Yoder) Yutzy, Shipshewana, a girl, Abigail Faith.