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Rodney Harrison Ripley, 53, Howe, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence.

Smoke. Steam. Threshing and plowing demonstrations. Square dancing tractors. And loud whistles.

On Saturday, Aug. 5, softball players from the area will take on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) in Topeka, starting at 6 p.m.

Dear Friends,

The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin chip and seal work on several state routes in the area starting on Monday:

The Shipshewana Police Department will be expanding to a fifth officer this year after the request was approved by the Shipshewana Town Council last Thursday.

On June 17, 136 people attended the Topeka High School Alumni Association’s annual gathering, with 98 of those graduates of the local high school.

A group looking to organize as the “Friends of the Hudson Museum” has received an extension to work on their plans to save the Shipshewana-based classic car collection.

Bobby Bentley,50, Wolcottville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence.

Lorena May Karst, 82, Goshen, Ind., died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Goshen, Ind.

First practice sessions for all Lakeland High School fall sports will begin on Monday, July 31, with the exception of girls golf, which will begin July 28.

The LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) has announced the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship opportunity for graduating 2018 LaGrange County seniors.

The LaGrange County Plan Commission met on July 24 and approved the following site plans:

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals met on July 18. Several requests were heard.

A Sturgis man was injured after losing control of his motorcycle on SR 9 near the Michigan state line.

A Wolcottville man was injured after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle.