2023-03-13 E-Edition

Burbrink replaces Engleking at Extension

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LaGrange County gained a seasoned agriculture and natural resources educa­tor at the Purdue Extension Office. Jeff Burbrink of Elkhart replaces Steve Engleking, who retired last year after 28 years with LaGrange County Extension. The oldest tenured ag edu­cator in the state, Burbrink brings a rich background with Purdue University and the Cooperative Extension Service. “I really like the ag side […]

Council to meet with commissioners on LCT director

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The LaGrange County Commissioners and La­Grange County Council will meet in joint session to discuss a project direc­tor position for LaGrange County Together. LaGrange County Together is a commu­nity driven process that created a comprehensive plan notably being used to guide a unified devel­opment ordinance for the county planning and zon­ing department. A full-time contract employee is proposed to oversee […]


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Mary Woodworth of LaGrange County Arts holds a drawing of a kinetic statue approved by the LaGrange County Commissioners for the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn. The commissioners appropriated $10,000 for the project, which will feature three-dimensional imagery of the natural resources of the county.

REMC grants given

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LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up program allows members to round up their electric bills each month. This money is then put into a fund and giv­en back to local nonprofits through community grants each quarter. The first quarter distribution of Operation Round Up funding included: • LaGrange County Parks ¬– $1,800 to help provide children’s games, horse-drawn wagon rides […]

Board OK’s beer, wine license for Shipshewana restaurant

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The LaGrange County Alcoholic Beverage Board voted unanimously to grant a license to sell beer and wine at a Shipshewana restaurant. The positive recom­mendation will be con­sidered by the Indiana Alcoholic Beverages Commission, which will make the final decision on whether to grant Shawna Rae’s restaurant a liquor license. Due to remon­strances, it will be flagged as a “problem permit,” […]

The Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption

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Four legs, a lick, and a wag

Dear Buddy, My mom told me to write you. She said we’re related somehow? I’m not sure how a cat and a dog can be related? I believe my mom said something about, “cousins.” I was writing you to ask, “Have you thanked your veterinarian today?” I hear a lot of people com­plain about how expensive it is to go […]

Birth Announcements

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Martha and Michael Miller, LaGrange, a girl, Melanie Jean, born March 7, 2023 at New Eden Care Center. Joanna and Lavon Fry, Topeka, a boy, Adrian, born March 8, 2023 at New Eden Care Center. Lorene and Wayne Yo­der, LaGrange, a girl, Car­ol Renae, born on March 8, 2023, at New Eden Care Center. Jason and Brenda Oberholtzer, LaGrange, a […]

Jonathan Schlabach

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Jonathan R. Schla­bach, 19, of Shipshewa­na, (district: 49-1), died at 5:37 p.m., on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at his res­idence. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.


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Prairie Heights High School seniors Sammy Updike, Caylee James and Conner Keeslar were recognized as part of the 2022-23 NECC All Academic Team. The team consists of 25 students representing all conference schools. Team membership is determined by a combination of a student’s grade point average and a standardized test score (SAT or ACT).