2023-07-31 E-Edition

Celebrating her 30th year

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Town clerk has served LaGrange for three decades

Laurie Miller was cel­ebrated Friday at an open house in her honor. Miller has been serv­ing the LaGrange com­munity for 30 years, working at the Town of LaGrange. Her current roll is as LaGrange Town Clerk. She started work for the town 30 years ago as the clerk’s assistant. She worked in that position for five years before be­coming deputy […]

Miller named Master Municipal Clerk

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The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc., has announced that Laurie D. Miller, MMC of Town of LaGrange, has earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC). IIMC grants the MMC designation only to munic­ipal clerks who complete demanding education re­quirements; and have a record of significant con­tributions to their local government, community and state, officials said. The International […]

Tips to protect trees from storm damage

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A series of recent storms damaged many trees in the area. While most trees were able to withstand the storm, some trees may benefit from some special care to help them main­tain their shape and health, said Jeff Burbrink, Purdue Extension Educator in La­Grange County. Burbrink said that many of the limbs that fell from trees were already severe­ly rotted […]

The James Foundation pledges gift to Easterseals Arc

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The James Foundation has pledged a significant multiyear gift to Easter­seals Arc of Northeast Indiana to support ini­tiatives that help people with disabilities build skills and increase their independence. “We are proud to con­sider The James Founda­tion a partner in building inclusive communities,” said Donna K. Elbrecht, CEO of Easterseals Arc. “The generosity of this gift is awe-inspiring, not just […]

The Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption

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Four legs, a lick, and a wag

Dear Friends, It is almost August, and you know what that means? Crazy schedules again, early morning wake ups, and not much time on my pontoon. School. I wonder how many more years my lake mom will have to go to school. Ha, I finished school long before this. All I had to learn was sit, stay, come, don’t bite, […]

Jerilyn Phillips

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Jerilyn “Jeri” Kay (Fen­nell) Phil­lips, 78, of Howe, IN, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Life Care Cen­ter of LaGrange in La­Grange, Indiana. She was born on June 20, 1945, in Sturgis, MI, the daughter of Earl Jacob Fennell and Marie Minnie (Alleshouse) Fennell. Jeri married Walter L. McCann and from this mar­riage her sons, Kerry, Tim, […]

Floyd Lehman

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Floyd D. Lehman, 78, of LaGrange, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at his residence. Miller-Stewart Funer­al Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Rick Yunker

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Rick B. Yunker passed away on July 11, 2023. He graduated from La­Grange High School and from Trine University with a degree in Me­chanical Engineer­ing. He graduated from De­Paul Uni­versity in Chicago, with an MBA in Finance where he achieved scho­lastic achievement and was selected for membership in Beta Sigma Kappa. During his engineering career, he worked for International Harvester […]

Ervin Raber

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Ervin L. Raber, 63, of Shipshewana, died on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at St. Joseph Regional Med­ical Center, Mishawaka, while surrounded by his family.