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Dear friends,

John Albert Wappes, 74, Rome City died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Ella Jane Miller, 89, Topeka, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at her daughter’s residence in Middlebury.

The Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment with a survey every month. In January 2016 the BLS estimated that 150.5 million people had jobs.

Marjorie Mae Schrock, 91, LaGrange, formerly of Shipshewana, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Times and places for Newbury Township residents to renew non-motor vehicle license plates have been posted by Trustee Brandie Fitch.

The LaGrange County Regional Utility District passed a resolution Wednesday evening to update the board’s policy on board meeting recordings and minutes.

The LaGrange County Regional Utility District Board tabled action on the rate ordinance for the Fish and Stone lakes service area at Wednesday’s meeting.

The Lakeland School Corporation is conducting its annual search for next year’s Kindergarten students.

Albert Knute Germanson, 82, Oliver Lake, LaGrange, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at his residence.

Omar R. Hochstetler, 85, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at his residence.