2023-01-13

2023-01-13 E-Edition

LaGrange man makes magic

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The amazing John Gilmore brings a touch of magic to his hometown of LaGrange. A 1989 Lakeland High School graduate, Gilmore, who also attended Indiana State University, worked at Mom’s Restaurant and Big John’s Furniture, both owned by his parents, the late John and Dolores Gilmore. “That’s when I started doing magic,” said Gilmore. “I would make salt shakers levitate.” […]

WIC program rates high

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LaGrange County is number one in the state of Indiana for its WIC redemption rate. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children and is a national nutrition program for at-risk families. In November, 438 people were enrolled in the LaGrange County WIC program, administered through the LaGrange County Health Department. According to health department statistics, 378 of them actually participated […]

Thrive by 5 supports Holcomb agenda

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently released his 2023 Next Level agenda, and it includes several measures to improve the landscape of early childhood education. “This is a great time to be involved in early learning,” said Jenna Anderson, Early Childhood Coalition Coordinator for Thrive by 5 of LaGrange and Noble counties. “The need for support to increase capacity, quality, and […]

Volunteers review LCCF scholarship applications

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The LaGrange County Community Foundation is seeking scholarship application reviewers for 2023. Each year the Community Foundation relies on volunteers to help review more than 500 applications. The evaluation process is online and only requires a personal computer to participate. Volunteers can be professionals from any discipline or sector and must be at least 23 years of age. Volunteers should […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting windy conditions this weekend. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Winds gusts up to 25 mph. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 35. Winds gusts up to 20 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. MLK Day will have an 80% chance of rain […]

Jennings Wirth

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Jennings Bryan Wirth Jr., 89, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at his home. M r . Wirth was born on August 27, 1933, in Princeton to Jennings Bryan and Mary Ann (Jennings) Wirth. A United States Army veteran, he served for three years during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Army, he became an officer at […]

Anna Miller

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Anna A. Miller, 96, of LaGrange, formerly of Shipshewana, died at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at The Waters of LaGrange. Miller Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.

Rhonda O’Brian

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Rhonda J. O’Brian (Pranger), 67, of Wolcottville, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Rhonda was born on December 22, 1955 to Richard and Alice Pranger, who preceded her in death. Rhonda is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard “Doc” O’Brian, her sisters; Rosanne Good, Rita (Doug) Sutton, Reinette Arbogast, Rochelle Pranger, and Randi […]

Shawn Denny

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Shawn Charles Denny, age 40, of LaGrange, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at his residence. Mr. Denny was born on June 23, 1982 in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 2000, he graduated from Lakeland High School in LaGrange. He then continued his education at Tri-State University in Angola. Shawn served his country honorably with the United States Army National Guard […]