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Ezra J. Gingerich, 93, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his residence.

Teneka Carper,35, Kendallville, Ind., died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her residence.

James Philip “Phil” Devine, 90, Rome City, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Dora Zook, 66, Wolcottville, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

50 Years Ago

in the Standard

April 6, 1967

County commissioners approved the award of funds from the Drug-Free LaGrange County organization Monday. Chairperson Robin Mitchell presented the request to commissioners.

Commissioners opened bids for Bridge #47, the bridge across the Little Elkhart River on CR 700S, at Monday’s meeting.

At their Monday meeting, LaGrange County Commissioners approved a contract with Great Lakes Chloride to apply chloride to county gravel roads.

A Sturgis woman was injured after falling asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle.

A suspicious vehicle investigation led to the arrest of several people for minor in possession of alcohol.

On March 31, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 7000S block of CR 00EW regarding a single-vehicle accident.

Carol A. Hunley, 47, Brimfield, Ind., died Friday, March 31, 2017 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Barbara Ann Bunnell passed away March 31, 2017.

    Barbara was born in LaGrange, Indiana, on June 4, 1933, to Clarence E. Grate and Ruah Grate.

Closings…

All LaGrange County offices are closed for Good Friday, April 14.

Maple Wood Nature Center is closed April 15-16. Trails are open.

Dear friends,

I have a new friend. Peppy. Guess what – she is a schnauzer – seems like the schnauzers just find me. Wonder why that is?

Some Lima-Brighton Elementary students had a longer wait for the bus Thursday morning as a “perfect storm” found Lakeland School Corporation suddenly short one bus driver.

The LaGrange County Plan Commission is looking to introduce an amendment to the county’s ordinance covering short-term rentals in the county.

Kloee Fitch swept the two weight-throwing events at a varsity girls track quadrangle meet held Tuesday night at Goshen.

Wawasee trimmed Lakeland, 4-1 in varsity girls tennis action Monday night.