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Dear friends,


Brian Paul Presdorf, 43, Michigan City, Ind., died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his residence.


Jack H. Claussen, 97, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange. 


    Mildred A. Burmingham, 75, Shipshewana, died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. 




On Jan. 1, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the vicinity of US 20 and CR 250W. in LaGrange County.


Holiday closing...

All LaGrange County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



O. Dale Smith, 96, Angola, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.



James “Jim” Lauver, 57, Shipshewana, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 while on his usual morning walk near his home.


Charles R. Troyer, 79, Kendallville, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.


Betty M. Booher, 78, Wolcottville, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at her residence.


The Shipshewana Town Council approved purchasing new street and traffic signs at their Thursday meeting.


County commissioners opened bids from three firms which responded to a request for proposals to perform services for the county assessor at a Friday meeting.




The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on Dec. 23 regarding a hit and run.


Scott Ray Fuller, 56, Orland, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence.


Nelson L. Miller, 74, Shipshewana, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at his residence.


Ezra W. Stutzman, 88, Middlebury, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen.