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At Tuesday morning’s meeting, LaGrange County Commissioners assured that there will be water extended from the Fawn River Crossing Industrial Park to the Multi-Plex facility very soon.

James J. "Jim" McKown, 85, Sauk Rapids, Minn., formerly of Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at his residence.

Lower insect populations have led to minor crop damage this summer, but a Purdue Extension entomologist says farmers should still watch for anomalies when scouting.

Last year's drought did little to slow the pace of rising farmland values and cash rents. They are up this year in a big way again, according to a Purdue University study.

Leon Jay Yoder, 27, Shipshewana, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 while on a weekend vacation with his siblings at Waubee Lake in Milford.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accident on August 29 involving a vehicle and Amish buggy.

 Deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched shortly before 5 a.m. on August 30 regarding a burglary.

September activities

Late Summer prairie walk…

The tallgrass prairie planting at Pine Knob Park is in glorious bloom.

LaGrange County Chief Deputy Jeff Campos announced Tuesday morning that he is officially entering the race to be elected the next LaGrange County Sheriff.

The Topeka Town Council approved signing the contract to order a new fire truck at its Monday meeting.

Bryan Iddings was recently hired as the assistant principal for Parkside Elementary School.

The fourth-ranked Northridge boys cross country team cruised to wins over host Lakeland (19-40) and Westview (16-47) Tuesday afternoon.

Wawasee bested Lakeland, 25-13, 25-21, 25-19 in varsity volleyball Monday evening.

Westview improved its varsity boys tennis record to 3-1 Wednesday evening with a 4-1 triumph over visiting Whitko.

A pair of three-set victories helped seal a 4-1 Westview boys tennis defeat of Northridge Tuesday night in Middlebury.