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Five firms submitted bids for the upgrade to County Bridge #68, located on CR 300N at the west edge of Mongo. There was a difference of over $300,000 in the bids.

Nuisance Officer Don Wisner is becoming pro-active on people who violate the county nuisance ordinance. He has sited the property of Jodie Messer, 11225E 275S, with being a public nuisance.

VaDonna Ellen Winans, 89, LaGrange, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Ind.

Tony L. McIntire, 68, Middlebury, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

50 Years Ago in

the Standard

October 6, 1966

Eight young women from around the county will be competing for the 2016 Corn School Queen title Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The eight Corn School Queen hopefuls are:

Randy W. Freeman, 59, Hudson, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016 at his residence.

Mary (Friskney-Criswell) Baldwin, 92, Kendallville, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Avilla, Ind.

Mary Helmuth, 94, Goshen, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016, at Courtyard Healthcare.

    Elmer E. Troyer, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Carol D. Wagner, 86, Huntertown, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016, at Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Avilla, Ind.

Edith C. Myers, 95, Sturgis, Mich., died Friday, September 30, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    She was born March 19, 1921, in Topeka.

Bennie A. Johnson, 64, LaGrange, died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his residence.

John A. Fry, 68, LaGrange, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Ernest P. Eash, 68, LaGrange, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his residence.

Dear friends,

This is one for the books. Squirrels belong in trees, right? And, dogs chase squirrels right? And squirrels tease dogs in the trees, right? Right.

Billy Fred Slone, 71, LaGrange, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at his residence.

Elroy Nisley, 57, Ligonier, Ind., formerly of Goshen, Ind., died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his residence.