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Max D. Lowe, 83, Topeka, died June 16, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born May 8, 1933, in Angola, Ind., to Edgar C. and Mary M. (Ryan) Lowe.

Norma Jean Shultz, 74, Howe, died Monday, June 27, 2016 at her residence.

Fabian Wood, 94, Sturgis, Mich., died Saturday, June 25, 2016.

    He was born October 25, 1921, in Bronson, Mich., to Joseph and Mary (Kibiloski) Wood.

John Franklin "Poppi" Pinney, 95, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

June 30, 1966


The town of Wolcottville will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Stroh will kick off the county’s 4th of July celebrations with Stroh Days on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.

Long-time Topeka business owner Marcia Chambers will be the Topeka 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal next Monday.

Stella JoAnn Hughes, 74, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Lydia H. Yoder, 104, Garnett, Kan., formerly of Shipshewana, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at her residence.

Harley T. Lambright, 85, Topeka, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at his residence.

Norman Lee Eash, 26, Elkhart, Ind., died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Elkhart General Hospital.

Richard V. "Dick" Wolf, 93, Colon, Mich., died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at his residence.

Virginia "Ginny" McCaffrey, 85, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Friday, June 17, 2016.

All LaGrange County offices are closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has announced Michael Galbraith as the director of the Road to One Million.

On Saturday, June 25, an Officer with the LaGrange Police Department stopped a 2010 White Acura for exceeding the posted speed limit on US 20 in the area of CR 100 West at 6:18 p.m.

LaGrange County Parks is adding a new program to take advantage of a seasonal treat. The end of June into early July is the peak courtship season for Lightning Beetles.

State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) will be serving as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs.

State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) will serve on the following study committees during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly:

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