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The Howe Town Park was vandalized twice in the past week.

Five firms submitted bids for the upgrade to County Bridge #68, located on CR 300N at the west edge of Mongo. There was a difference of over $300,000 in the bids.

Nuisance Officer Don Wisner is becoming pro-active on people who violate the county nuisance ordinance. He has sited the property of Jodie Messer, 11225E 275S, with being a public nuisance.

50 Years Ago in

the Standard

October 6, 1966

Eight young women from around the county will be competing for the 2016 Corn School Queen title Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The eight Corn School Queen hopefuls are:

The King’s Heralds will be in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Townline Mennonite Church. The church is located at 2165S 1000W. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket is planning to open at its new facility on Railroad Street in LaGrange on Monday, Oct. 3.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a possible impaired driver traveling north on SR 9 around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on September 27 regarding a burglary at the Howe United Methodist Church.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

September 29, 1966


On September 25 at approximately 6:34 p.m., officers with the LaGrange County Sheriff`s Department responded to a residence at 0520S 200E regarding a battery complaint.

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approved the following variance requests at their September 20 meeting:

Developmental variances

Work will begin this week on repaving Main Street in Shipshewana after the town council approved and signed the agreement with Pulver Asphalt.

The Lakeland High School FFA chapter has been recognized in the 2016 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization, being named a Two Star Chapter.