2023-06-23 E-Edition

25 years of Shipshewana

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Group has visited the Indiana town annuallly for the past quarter-century

This year was the 25th year that a group of women family members had visited Ship­shewana. They come from all over Indiana and also from Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, and even as far as Florida. Martha Freeman of Greentown, Ind., ex­plained that the yearly trips began with the group’s mothers. Her aunt, Martha Sweitzer, would come to visit her husband’s gravesite. […]

Plans set for Topeka’s Independence Day

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Fourth of July is just around the corner. The town of Topeka has an­nounced activities planned for its Independence Day 2023 celebra­tion. They are as follows: July 3 Softball tourney, 4:30 p.m., beginning on the East Park Dia­monds. Home run derby, 7:30 p.m. July 4 Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Topeka Fire Station. Road Race & Fun Walk, 8 a.m., register […]

Person posed as police officer; help sought

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The LaGrange Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office is re­questing the public’s as­sistance in identifying a police impersonator. On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible police impersonator in the area of 8835 E 600 S in Wolcottville, Ind. On Saturday, June 17, 2023, according to a La­Grange County resident, he […]

Nearly 400 Hoosiers receive teaching scholarships

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The Indiana Com­mission for Higher Edu­cation has awarded near­ly 400 scholarships to the seventh class of Next Generation Hoosier Edu­cators, including some in LaGrange County. The number of schol­arships expanded sig­nificantly this year due to recent legislation au­thored by Representative Robert “Bob” Behning with bipartisan support from the 2023 Indiana General Assembly. “What I have learned is that being a […]

Weather Watch

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The National Weather Service is predicting mostly cloudy skies Friday with a high around 80 degrees. Saturday is predicted to be hot, with a high around 90 degrees. Sunday is calling for a slight chance of showers ear­ly, then showers likely.


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The LaGrange Co Retired Teachers Association held their June meeting at the LaGrange American Legion. Pictured are retirees which served public education for 419 and a half years. Kathy Dunedin along with Jamelle Godlewski were the featured speakers explaining the local Elijah Haven Crisis organization. Elected officers for the 2023-2025 term includes Galen Peters, president; Sue Keenan, vice president; Sharon […]

Nancy Sipe

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Nan­cy Lynn Sipe, 76, Chester­ton, Ind., passed away Thursday evening, June 15, 2023, at her home. She was born Thurs­day, Oct. 31, 1946, in Muncie, the daughter of John L. and Mar­tha (Carter) Sipe. Nan­cy was a fiercely loving grandma and enjoyed spending time with her family, above all, any of her grandkids’ activities. She was an avid sports fan, […]

Mary Krugh

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Mary A. Krugh, 82, of Ship­shewana, IN, passed away at her home Sat­urday eve­ning, June 17, 2023. Mrs. Krugh was born on July 10, 1940, in Co­lon, MI to Paul and Ma­bel (Warkentine) Stewart. Living in LaGrange County since 1963, she had worked at Howe Military School, Howe Medical Center, and was a deputy at the LaGrange County Auditor’s office. […]

Carter Lehman

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Carter Daniel Leh­man, 6, of Shipshewana, passed away with his family surrounding him at 2:50 p.m., on Satur­day, June 17, 2023, after battling a two-year fight with cancer. Miller-Stewart Funer­al Home is handling ar­rangements.