2022-12-16 E-Edition

Parkview LaGrange to get new president

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Parkview LaGrange President Jordi Disler has announced she is leaving the LaGrange hospital at the end of the month. Disler has been in the Parkview system for the past 20 years, serving as president of Parkview LaGrange Hospital since 2016. “I’m leaving it in very good hands,” said Disler as she introduced Gary Adkins to the large group assembled for […]

Topeka awards WWTP contract

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The Topeka Redevelopment Commission awarded a $3 million contract to remodel the wastewater treatment plant at Monday afternoon’s meeting in town hall. The project received a positive recommendation from the Topeka Town Council, which met prior to the RDC. It will upgrade equipment, tanks, screen and the dewatering press. FCI Construction is project manager. FCI’s Tyler Wolfe presented the bid […]

Maxey developing multifaceted Laker Leadership Center

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Opportunities flourish at the Laker Leadership Center, housed in the former Wolcott Mills Elementary building in Wolcottville. A group of Lakeland High School juniors and seniors attend an entrepreneurship academy every morning, and an Education Professions Academy meets twice a week – overseen by Tami Maxey, assistant principal of career and technical education. Another portion of the building is dedicated […]

Opioid settlement money being sent throughout state

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Millions of dollars are being distributed to local governments as part of a settlement from lawsuits against major drug companies for their roles in the opioid crisis. Attorney General Todd Rokita finalized tentative agreements with CVS and Walgreens that will bring $219 million to Indiana to settle allegations against the two pharmacies that they contributed to the opioid crisis through […]

Julia Kerr

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Julia Ann Kerr, 60, of Wolcott- ville, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at her residence. S h e was born June 12, 1962, in Fort Wayne to Roland and Patricia (McBride) Kerr. They survive in Fort Wayne. Julia was an in-home caretaker. She loved to talk, take care of her dog, garden, and volunteer. She was a wonderful cook. She […]

Linda Utley

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Linda Lee Utley, 78, of Middlebury, died at 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Goshen Hospital. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Roger VanDam

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Roger Gene VanDam, 65, of Shipshewana, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 at his residence. Arrangements by Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange.

Pollyanna Bowman

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Pollyanna Bowman, born April 23, 1941, age 81, of Middlebury, died at 6:50 am, on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Find the holiday spirit in giving the gift of nature

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Nature’s Best —

Christmas is Coming. It’s been a very damp and gray week, not one to put a person in the mood for Christmas, but all the lights in parks, on homes, on street lights, and on businesses help to make up for the lack of snow. I find it hard to write Christmas cards when there’s no snow coming down or […]