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Dear Friends,

John L. Grossman, 71, Hillsboro, Ohio, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Mercy Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Annettie Jean McNamara, 79, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

High Honor Roll – 3rd Trimester




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I saw a new orange sign on my way to the office this morning. It said “Road Work Ahead.” I thought, You got that right.

Members of the LaGrange County Public Defender Board have established a budget for 2018. The budget must be approved by the LaGrange County Council later this summer/fall.

Representatives for the Michiana Event Center (MEC) received a positive recommendation from members of the LaGrange County Plat Committee for a revised site plan Thursday morning.

Looking to improve the efficiency and even out the rates paid to bus drivers, Lakeland Transportation Director Chris Blaize presented a proposal to the Lakeland School Board Monday evening.

On June 15 around 3:30 a.m., a deputy with the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department stopped a vehicle in the area of 4500S SR 5 for exceeding the speed limit.

At approximately 11:34 p.m. on June 14, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department conducted a warrant search at 3595N 200E, in search of Christopher Beebe, 22, of LaGrange.

Gerald Arthur “Gus” Shull, 83, Kendallville, Ind., died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence.

Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, 91, Goshen, Ind., died Friday, June 9, 2017 at his residence.

Westview High School has announced its academic awards for the 2016–2017 school year:

Albara Abad – High Honors.

Christopher Anderson – High Honors.

Harry Curtis Wetzel, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Kenner, LA, surrounded by his loving family.

Darrian Combs was awarded the 2017 Karen Denney Nursing Scholarship at the annual Health Occupations Education (HOE) breakfast at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.