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Marion R. Kauffman, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 5, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was with his family at his Middlebury home.

The application for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 8, at the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s website,

Special closings…

Maple Wood Nature Center is closed for David Rogers Country Fair, August 27. Trails are open.

A Wolcottville teen was injured after losing control of her vehicle on August 4.

A Bristol man died from his injuries after an accident involving his motorcycle and a truck in Shipshewana August 4.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on August 4, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding property damage at South Milford Landing on SR 3.

Dear friends,

Lum Murphy, 77, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born May 22, 1939, in Asheville, N.C., to Pink and Nellie (Howington) Murphy.

John McAdoo “Jack” Evans, 86, Rome City, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind.

Fred W. Dodge, 75, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born April 12, 1941, in Angola, Ind., to Wade and Lois (Hughes) Dodge.

LaGrange County Commissioners ordered a county road that leads to Buck Lake reopened. The action took place at the August 1 county commissioner meeting.

A Howe area man was levied a $300 a week fine in absentia at Monday’s county commissioners meeting. Subject of the fine is Justin McCann of 645E 600N.

New grants totaling $1,296,000 for the care of Indiana's water bodies have been awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Reverend Father George Minnix, 77, Elkhart, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at Elkhart General Hospital.