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Special closing…

Maple Wood Nature Center will be closed August 26 for the David Rogers Country Fair. Trails will be open.

Daniel Louis Walsh, 53, LaGrange, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence.

Douglas Loren “Ox” Norment Jr., 59, Wolcottville, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence.

Steven Ray Penner, 69, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Mary Elizabeth Beechy Miller, 91, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Donna Jean Collins, 88, Avilla, Ind., formerly of Stroh, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind.

Rick A. Marks, 63, Big Long Lake in Wolcottville, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence.

Ruth L. Mead, 96, Elkhart, Ind., formerly of LaGrange, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at East Lake Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Elkhart, Ind.

Dear friends,

Catherine Ann Abrams, age 77, of Shipshewana, Indiana joined her heavenly family Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana.

    Homer S. Brandenberger, 51, Shipshewana, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The unemployment rate for LaGrange County was up slightly for June, but remains one of the lowest in the state at 2.4 percent.

Mervin Glen Lehman, 76, Goshen, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Goshen Health Hospital.

Phyllis J. Adams, 92, Auburn, Ind., died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

On July 31, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding an out-of-control adult male in the area of North Main Street in Wolcottville.

A Bristol man was injured after an automobile accident.

On July 30 at 1:22 a.m., a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a 2010 Ford truck at the intersection of CR 700S and CR 300W for a traffic violation.

On July 29 at 9:01 p.m., a LaGrange County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a Dodge Charger for a traffic infraction on US 20 east of SR 3.

On July 29 at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of a loud party in the 3000N block of CR 200E.