2023-03-17 E-Edition


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Topeka Elementary School fourth grader Landon Nissley, accompanied by his teacher Cory Re­inhardt, right, was presented with the American Legion of Indiana District Award for his patriotic essay entered into the LaGrange competition. After being selected as a local winner, Nissley’s essay was entered into the district contest, where it again won. The award was presented by Larry Schlabach, past […]

Farmers celebrated at SWCD annual meeting

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The LaGrange County Soil and Water Conser­vation District celebrated farmers during its annual meeting last Thursday. More than 100 people attended the meeting, held at Eden Worship Center in Honeyville. This year’s River Friendly Farmer is Pine Crest Farms, owned by Stan Miller. The statewide River Friendly Farmer initiative recognizes farmers who through good production management practices helps keep Indiana’s […]

Parkview says leadership change has been smooth

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Market President of Parkview North heads local hospital

Parkview Health lead­ers have announced that Gary Adkins has tak­en on a new role within the health system. Ad­kins will not only lead Parkview Noble Hospital, but also Parkview La­Grange Hospital. The change comes in the wake of the departure of Jordi Disler, the former president of Parkview La­Grange, who transitioned to another leadership po­sition within Parkview Health at the […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting a damp, breezy Friday with a chance of snow in the evening, high 45, low 22. The chance of snow continues on Saturday, when the high is expected to rise to only a freez­ing 27. Saturday night, chance of snow showers and breezy; low, 22. The sun will return on Sunday with a high […]

Funky fen 5K will follow recent Sap Run

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Nature’s Best —

Running. The Friends of LaGrange County Parks held the Sap Run and Syr­up Stroll on Friday, March 11. The snow roller coast­er cooperated somewhat by giving us low tempera­tures the night before so that the slush on the trail solidified, giving the run­ners more traction. The day was sunny with clear blue skies and little to no wind. About 30 […]

Robert Logan

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Robert “Bob” Francis Logan, 92, of Howe, died on March 14, 2023, at Parkview Regional Med­ical Cen­ter in Fort Wayne. Mr. Logan was born on Feb. 13, 1931, in Misha­waka to Francis and Oph­elia (Hauck) Logan; they preceded him in death. A United States Navy veteran, he was a member of the Team 3 UDT and helped map the Vietnam […]

Lynn Gerardot

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Lynn J. Gerardot, 85, of Wolcottville, died March 15, 2023, at Or­chard Pointe Health in Kendallville. Mr. Gerardot was born July 22, 1937, in Fort Wayne, to Ervin and Margaret (Pape) Gerar­dot. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a gradu­ate of Central Catholic High School. Lynn worked for many years as a brick layer with the Brick Layers Union […]


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Sara and Leonard Bon­trager, LaGrange, a girl, Sadie Alyse, on March 14, 2023 at New Eden Care Center.


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This past January and February, members of the Westview Junior-Senior High School Music Department participated in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISS­MA) Solo and Ensemble event. Westview’s 37 entries included 48 choir and band students, with some students participating in both the choir and band events. In all, Westview’s entries earned 30 gold medals and seven silver medals at […]