2023-02-17 E-Edition

Chamber hosting women’s conference

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The LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce strives to foster hometown culture, while driving exponential success in its members, and the communities of LaGrange County. Unfolding within that mission is the first-ever ConnectHER Conference: a one-day, local opportunity for women of all backgrounds, positions, and seasons of life to gather together for encouragement, development, and community. “Now is the time for […]

Hawpatch Road work moves ahead

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is expected to contract with HRP Construction, South Bend, on the $6 million Hawpatch Road project in LaGrange. The work will occur over the next two years, with a state grant covering $5.2 million and the town paying 20%, around $1.5 million. The town will also cover the costs of 10-inch water mains, larger than […]

Second Saturdays return to LaGrange park

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Second Saturdays return this year with entertainment and food at LaGrange Town Park. The free family friendly events will be held May through September on the second Saturday of each month, 6-8 p.m., hosted by the LaGrange’s parks department and local supporters. The parks program is spearheaded by LaGrange Town Council member Carolyn Glick. Amenities include a splash pad and […]

Tiny homes proposed at the edge of Shipshewana

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A Shipshewana man is proposing LaGrange County’s first tiny homes. The LaGrange County Plan Commission looked at site plans and talked to Joas Schlabach, who lives on 7 acres just outside of Shipshewana’s municipal territory. He wants to build seven tiny dwellings on a half acre of his farm and rent them to visitors. The LaGrange County Board of Zoning […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is calling for colder temperatures with a high of only 27 degrees today. Highs over the weekend in the 40s are expected along with sunshine. Next week, there is a chance of rain and snow.

Meal delivery comes with choices

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, meal delivery services became more and more popular solely due to convenience and lack of supplies in everyday grocery stores. Meal delivery services can range from getting ingredients to cook a meal delivered to your door to an already cooked meal delivered from surrounding restaurants. For meal delivery kits, individuals can go through their options each […]

Berton Smith

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Berton E. Smith, 86, of LaGrange, formerly of Topeka, died at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 at The Waters of LaGrange. He was born on Dec. 26, 1936, in Kendallville, to Guy and Phyllis (McDaniels) Smith. On Dec. 21, 1956, in San Diego, California, he married Barbara Kay Swihart; she died Sept. 10, 2020. Surviving are two daughters, […]

Terry Smith

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Terry A. Smith, 70, of Middlebury, died at 7:15 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 at Elkhart General Hospital. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury is handling arrangements.

Anna Schlabach

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Anna Schlabach, 80, of LaGrange, (district: 9), died at 4:33 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 at her residence. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.