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It’s a sure sign of summer when the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds is being readied for the county fair.

The Franke family of five has grown to a robust family of 16. All 16 recently took a trip to Germany, the original five visiting for the first time in 40 years.

Glenn L. Rowe, 86, died Friday July 3, 2015 at Presence Sacred Heart in Avilla, Ind.

Larry Allen Leonard, 66, Middlebury, died Sunday, July 5, 2015.

    He was born June 27, 1949, in Sturgis, Mich., to Marion C. and Thelma (Balk) Leonard.

Ralph H. Pelfrey, 85, Howe, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his residence.

Officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched shortly before 11 p.m. on July 2 to an accident on US 20 near CR 500W.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on a hit and run that occurred on July 2.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on July 1 regarding a burglary on SR 120 east of Howe.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

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Angela Lynn “Angie” Hamilton-Tuttle, 36, Waterloo, Ind., died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman on Tuesday, June 30, at Gordon’s Campground near Wolcottville.

LaGrange County Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6. The meeting will be held in the county office building on Michigan Street in LaGrange.

Grayson Wayne Goelz, 6 months, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

SR 5 just south of US 20 in Shipshewana was closed for several hours Wednesday morning after a multiple-vehicle accident.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on June 29 regarding a hit-and-run accident on CR 1000W in the area of CR 800N.

Jacob D. Fry, 72, Topeka, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Holiday closings…

    All LaGrange County offices will be closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day.

Forty-seven cars registered for the 2015 Open Doors Cruise In last Sunday afternoon at the LaGrange First United Methodist Church.