2023-03-31 E-Edition

Centennial farm

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Strayers mark 100 years on CR 100S

Larry Strayer started studying his family’s history and followed a trail that led throughout LaGrange County and as far as West Virginia. He also decided to pay homage to his family’s longevity on land south­east of LaGrange by applying for Hoo­sier Homestead recognition. The farm where he and his wife Shirley live in the 5000 block of CR 100S was […]

More than 125 women attend the first ConnectHER conference

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More than 125 wom­en, nine presenters and speakers and 19 vendors equals one incredibly connected conference, just for women. On Wednesday, March 22, the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce hosted its first-ever ConnectHER Conference, a day de­signed to provide local, cost-effective person­al and professional de­velopment for women of LaGrange County to be equipped, empow­ered, and challenged to be the best […]


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Indiana Depart­ment of Trans­portation has begun a major overhaul of SR 5 through Ship­shewana. The project has been anticipated for years. The town opted to add side­walks along SR 5 as part of current construction. The work is ex­pected to contin­ue throughout the year. Town Manager Terry Martin said ev­erything is go­ing according to plans so far.

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service says showers are likely today with possibly a thunder­storm and a high near 60. Windy, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Rain and clouds are in the fore­cast for Sat­urday, too.

Pond preserve promises natural blessings

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Nature’s Best —

This past week offered two interesting opportuni­ties to increase my knowl­edge of nature. On Friday, my friend Monica and I visited the William Lieber Nature Preserve and Pipewort Pond just north of Bristol in Elkhart County. The Nature Conservancy, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Elkhart County Parks have all had a hand in pre­serving this area. There […]

Eat an egg-tastic diet

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Health and Wellness —

Eggs can be benefi­cial for our diet in many different ways. They are loaded with essential vi­tamins and minerals and are high in protein along with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In fact, a single egg contains around 6.3 grams of pro­tein which helps restore muscle and tissue in our bodies. The majority of protein in an egg is con­tained […]

New pastor at LaGrange First Church of God

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The search is over for the LaGrange First Church of God, as the 100-year-old congregation welcomed its new lead pastor into the fold on Sunday, March 19. Pastor Rich Laskowski and his wife Jennifer were commissioned and celebrated in both services held at the church, located at 777 N. Detroit St., LaGrange. The church known for “putting light in dark […]

Our Readers Write

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To the editor: I am writing about the unsafe practice of driving while on your cell phone. I am beg­ging people to put down your cell phone while driving. Your attention needs to be on the road. An accident can be sec­onds away. We have all seen them. People looking down while driving, or at a stop light that has […]

Arrest Record

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The following arrests were reported on Monday by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office: Baile Hepler, 26, Leesburg, arrested by LaGrange Police Department on charges of possession of marijua­na, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. Nathaniel Howell, 32, LaGrange, arrested by La­Grange Police Department on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Michael […]