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Dear friends,

William Earl Hites, Sr., 71, Shipshewana, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at his residence.

Howard E. Roth, 89, Mission, Texas, formerly of Goshen, Ind., died Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Joseph J. Schrock, 89, Middlebury, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Susy Beiswanger Weimer, 87, Kendallville, Ind., died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

Lilyana Grace Shrock was stillborn Friday, January 22, 2016 at New Eden Care Center in Topeka.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted shortly after 6 p.m. on January 17 regarding an erratic driver traveling north on SR 9 from CR 800S.

Lizzie Ann Miller, 93, Shipshewana, died Sunday, January 17, 2015 in Topeka.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

January 20, 1966


Around 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, the LaGrange and Howe fire departments were called to a home at 2500E 400N for a house fire.

The Shipshewana Auction RV Park along CR 200N is looking to expand, the Shipshewana Town Council was told Thursday.

Alumni invited to Feb. 4 event

The Class of 2016 marks the 50th class to graduate from Westview Jr-Sr High School.

Kemper Dotts recently joined the LaGrange County Sheriff's Merit Board, replacing outgoing member Tim Cain.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on January 16, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop on a 1998 Nissan passenger car on CR 700N just west of CR 125E.

traffic stop

Marilyn Newman, 86, Wolcottville, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at her residence.

Dear friends,

Laura Mae Cunningham, 43, Wawaka, Ind., died Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

    She was born June 10, 1972, in Goshen, Ind., to Jerry and Linda (Reasoner) Conner.

Sometime between 4 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on January 14, an unknown person or persons used a pry tool to break the lock on a bedroom door at a residence in the 2000S block of CR 455E.