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LaVerne D. Bontrager, 86, Shipshewana, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his residence.

John D. Troyer, 89, Sahuarita, Ariz., formerly of LaGrange, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Family Loving Kare in Sahuarita, Ariz.

On this date, August 1, 2017, Robert Moore Zimmerman left his earthly home to join his parents in their heavenly home.

County commissioners passed a resolution Monday that county council members consider increasing most county wages up to 3 percent for 2018.

“The reception we get is amazing. People really open their hearts up,” noted Wounded Warrior Softball Coach Bucky Weaver.

Special closing…

Maple Wood Nature Center will be closed August 26 for the David Rogers Country Fair. Trails will be open.

Daniel Louis Walsh, 53, LaGrange, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence.

Douglas Loren “Ox” Norment Jr., 59, Wolcottville, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence.

Steven Ray Penner, 69, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Mary Elizabeth Beechy Miller, 91, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Donna Jean Collins, 88, Avilla, Ind., formerly of Stroh, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind.

Rick A. Marks, 63, Big Long Lake in Wolcottville, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence.

Ruth L. Mead, 96, Elkhart, Ind., formerly of LaGrange, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at East Lake Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Elkhart, Ind.

Dear friends,

Catherine Ann Abrams, age 77, of Shipshewana, Indiana joined her heavenly family Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana.