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Carl Michael “Mike” Thurston, 69, Hudson, Ind., died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his residence.

Kathryn M. Thompson, 87, Butler, Ind., died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Ind.

Ruth I. Neal, 82, Cromwell, Ind., died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Vicki Jo Vogler, 58, Ontario, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at her residence.

    She was born September 5, 1957, in LaGrange, to Calvin Stevens and Erma Miller.

Patricia J. Griffin, 81, Hudson, Ind., died Sunday, June 12, 2016.

    She was born September 20, 1934, in Stroh, to Harold and Gladys (Harris) Hanes.

Shirley J. Ryan, 76, Howe, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at her residence.

    She was born January 2, 1940, in Sturgis, Mich., to Otha and Dorothy (Parr) Coney.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

June 16, 1966


Former LaGrange County Commissioner Phil Curtis was injured early Monday morning during an armed robbery at his house on CR 100W north of CR 600N.

Mildred Adams, 81, Wawaka, Ind., died Friday, June 10, 2016, at North Ridge Village in Albion, Ind.

Victoria C. Walzer, 94, McClish Lake near Hudson, Ind., died Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Two people were injured after a one-vehicle accident on June 9.

The Wolcottville School Reunion Banquet was held Saturday, June 11, in the school cafeteria, with Christner’s Catering Service, of Topeka serving the 78 present.

Ella Wade Fox, 100, Bloomington, Ind., died Wednesday, June 8, at her residence.

    She was born January 14, 1916, in Howe, to Dr. Frank C. and Ruth (Nelson) Wade.

Perry N. Bontrager, 82, Millersburg, Ind., died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

The beautiful summer weather here in Indiana lures all of us outdoors to take a walk or ride a bike.

Explore the caves at Howe United Methodist Church as they follow Jesus, the light of the world.

Three state agencies are working together this summer to promote water safety and alert citizens to the dangers of recreating near low head dams on Indiana river systems.

Nicholas B. “Nick” Thrasher, 35, Ligonier, Ind., died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion, Ind.

Rebecca Sue Haifley,64, Adams Lake, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her residence.