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Patricia Ann Johns, 80, Howe, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at her residence.

Richard Dale "Dick" Null, 72, Goshen, died Saturday, February 13, 2016 at I.U. Health Goshen Hospital.

Gary Cristian Troyer, 67, Topeka, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence.

Harold E. Persing, 93, Howe, died Sunday, February 14, 2016 at his residence.

The Shipshewana Town Council approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the police department, going with a four-wheel-drive truck to replace the department’s older Chevrolet Tahoe.

Robert Shanahan, a representative of the commissioner-appointed county building committee, reported that the planned presentation before the county council March 14 will not take place.

County Commissioner Terry Martin publically announced the firearms policy for the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds at the Monday commissioners meeting.

Many possible reasons for early loss of

white oak leaves

Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert says.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, a LaGrange County Sheriff's Department Deputy stopped a vehicle around 9 p.m. on SR 9 near CR 400N for a traffic violation.

Christina Lee Handshoe,51, Kendallville, Ind., died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Morgantown Health Care Inn in Morgantown, Ind.

Donna Marie Conrad, 77, Kendallville, Ind., died Friday, February 12, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Lakeland High School cafeteria was turned into a very large art studio during the evening.