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The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) heard two variance requests for dog kennels in the county, approving one and declining the other.

Moo Moo and Carly were once residents of Ark Animal Sanctuary in LaGrange but are now residing in Michigan under a program called Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM).

A second mural was installed in Howe earlier this week, depicting the theme “Welcome to Lima Township” on the west side of the Lima Township Community Center.

June Rose Bellows, 87, Constantine, Mich., died Friday, April 17, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center.

Bargain shoppers will find great deals at the upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Topeka Branch Library.

Jodie Anderson



To the Editor:

Melvin K. Swihartage 87 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

A new lighting project for the gym was approved at the Prairie Heights School Board meeting on Monday.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted in the overnight hours on April 20 regarding an altercation taking place at a residence on CR 705N.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 20, officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence on CR 325N regarding a disturbance.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was called on April 20 regarding a hit-and-run.

Sara Church, 74, Sturgis, Mich., died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

Dr. Larry W. Phillips



To the Editor:

by Kelly Sickafoose

CDFLC Coordinator

Dear friends,

Jeffery W. Johnson, 35, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly with his son by his side, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his residence.