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Harold R. “Red” Barkdull III, 32, Wolcottville, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at I.U. Goshen Health in Goshen, Ind.

Janet A. Slabaugh, 96, LaGrange, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Joyce Elaine Curtis, age 71, of rural Wolcottville, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at home. 

The LaGrange County unemployment rate rose by seven-tenths of a percent in June, up to 7.6 percent. The June 2012 unemployment rate was 7.8 percent.

Kathleen Gibson, 82, Stroh, Ind., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

    She was born April 4, 1931, in Wayland, Ky., to Levi and Elzena (Tuttle) Tuttle.

Michael Lavern Parker, 38, Little Turkey Lake, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence.

Miriam Arlene Dallas, 90, Wolcottville, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    She was born August 15, 1922, in Ligonier, Ind.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of incorrigible teens in the area of CR 280N and SR 3 shortly after noon on July 11.

Prairie Heights Superintendent Alan Middleton will be retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

The Wolcottville Police Department has been busy with several methamphetamine arrests since last week.

LaGrange County Parks will host Cowboy Day from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at David Rogers Memorial Park to celebrate the 9th Annual National Day of the Cowboy.

A report by the special prosecutor appointed to review the State Board of Accounts (SBoA) 2010 audit of LaGrange County has been returned.

NIPSCO held a public open house Monday at the Shipshewana Event Center as it begins to narrow down potential routes for a 100-mile electric transmission line that will end near Topeka.

The Prairie Heights School Board approved a $109,000 technology advancement loan at Monday’s meeting.

    A child was airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne after an accident shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday on US 20 at CR 400E.

Around 9:14 p.m. on July 16, the Wolcottville Police Department investigated a theft that occurred in the area of 502 W. County Line Rd.

Farmers State Bank has announced the promotion of several employees recently.