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The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department began in investigation on April 15 involving allegations of sexual battery and child seduction involving a 17-year-old female victim.

Donald Charles Sabelhaus, 65, LaGrange, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Westview cruised to the Black Division team championship at the Turtle Town Relays girls track meet held Saturday morning in Churubusco.

    This coming weekend join the gloomy Addams family in Central Park, N.Y., for a dinner you will not soon forget.

The position of LaGrange County Treasurer is one of three contested races on the May 3 Primary Ballot.

Jamesi Lemon and Kay Myers are seeking the Republican nomination.

A new business is looking to build on the Morton St. extension, and sought a positive recommendation from the Shipshewana Town Council Thursday evening.

Dear friends,

Spring time – ah yes that brings out the best and the mischievous in my furry friends.

    Officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a property damage accident in the 6000S area of CR 900W on April 14.

Rebecca Elma Wert,69, Avilla, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born August 22, 1946, in Garrett, Ind., to the late Godfrey and Leah Lavern (Harrigar) Schlotter.

    She was a 1964 graduate of Avilla High School and worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, Ind., for 30 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind.

    Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Autumn Sprong) Wert, Marion, Ind., Romona (Phillip) Hay, Topeka; one son, Ian (Sherry) Wert, Marysville, Ohio; one granddaughter, Hannah, Marysville, Ohio; one grandson Isaah (Erica Warren) Carper, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a great-grandson to come; one sister, Sharon (Chuck) Laws, Avilla, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Cheryl Miller, three brothers, Robert Schlotter, Richard Schlotter and Jed Schlotter, and one nephew, Richard Schlotter Jr.

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind., with Fr. Daniel Chukwuleta officiating.

    Burialis in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome. com.

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.Rebecca Elma Wert,69, Avilla, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born August 22, 1946, in Garrett, Ind., to the late Godfrey and Leah Lavern (Harrigar) Schlotter.

    She was a 1964 graduate of Avilla High School and worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, Ind., for 30 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind.

    Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Autumn Sprong) Wert, Marion, Ind., Romona (Phillip) Hay, Topeka; one son, Ian (Sherry) Wert, Marysville, Ohio; one granddaughter, Hannah, Marysville, Ohio; one grandson Isaah (Erica Warren) Carper, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a great-grandson to come; one sister, Sharon (Chuck) Laws, Avilla, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Cheryl Miller, three brothers, Robert Schlotter, Richard Schlotter and Jed Schlotter, and one nephew, Richard Schlotter Jr.

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind., with Fr. Daniel Chukwuleta officiating.

    Burialis in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome. com.

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday April 13th, an officer with the LaGrange Marshals Office stopped a vehicle in the 700 North Block of Detroit Street for suspicious activity.

The LaGrange County Plan Commission is set to hear a rezone request from the Michiana Event Center (MEC) at a proposed new location near Shipshewana.

Kenneth Dale Fulk,84, Kendallville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    Judy Kay Burgi, 66, Kendallville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at her residence.