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James A. “Jim” Brewer, 59, LaGrange, formerly of Warsaw, Ind., died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) held their August hearings Tuesday evening. The following requests were approved:

Millie Yoder, 94, Goshen, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen, Ind.

Summer is a good time for a walk in the park. Any park will do, but a hike in a state park provides both good exercise and an opportunity to commune with nature.

A year ago, the two families had just met.

The Westview School Board approved a recommendation to allow area emergency response personnel to use the high school’s fitness center.

Aleka Ernsberger, an incoming freshman at Westview High School, recently made her way down to Houston, Texas to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics, where she placed 8th in the 800m run.

The Shipshewana Town Council opened two bids for street improvements at their Thursday evening meeting.

Two people were taken to jail on separate charges after a domestic incident in Wolcottville.

    Shortly after 3 a.m. on August 10, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a passenger car on US 20 at CR 400W for a headlight violation.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted shortly after midnight on August 13 regarding a domestic disturbance at Pioneer Trailer Park on SR 9 between Howe and LaGrange.

Jamelle Godlewski

Director, Reason 4 Hope


To the Editor:

Debra Ann “Debbie” Frey, 59, LaGrange County, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence.

Buddy August 15, 2016

Dear Friends,

A Bloomington man was found guilty this week of the murder of Hannah Wilson, an Indiana University student, in April of last year.

Timothy E. Mullins Jr., 37, of LaGrange was sentenced August 8 to 10 years in prison, with two years suspended, on one count of incest.

LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity (LCHFH) held its annual auction last Friday, raising over $55,000.

With the 2016-2017 school year starting next week, the Lakeland School Board approved several teacher and staff positions Monday evening.