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Three wrestlers from LaGrange County earned trips to the 2017 IHSAA state finals tournament with their efforts at Saturday’s New Haven semi-state meet held in Fort Wayne.

Shipshewana Town Manager Mike Sutter announced Thursday evening that he will be stepping down from the post later this year.

The Shipshewana Town Council took no additional comments at their Thursday evening meeting on the proposed carriage for hire ordinance, approving the first reading.

The Westview School Board was told Thursday that the school corporation is looking at around $1.5 million less in funding than the district received five years ago.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on February 12, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department investigated a suspicious vehicle at the Phillips 66 gas station in Howe.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on February 11, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a 1999 Dodge Durango in the 1000N block of CR 1000W for an equipment violation.

George DeWald is getting a taste of what the “busy season’” for the LaGrange County Parks Department entails.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department arrested Patricia Reffeitt, 42, of Angola, Ind., on February 9 for allegedly receiving stolen property.

Trees Fredrick “Jack” Jackson, 84, Fremont, Ind., died Friday, February 10, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Angola, Ind.

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Lester E. Beachy, 84, LaGrange, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

On February 5, the LaGrange Marshal’s Office served a search warrant at Pioneer Estates after they received tips regarding drug activity.

Received this from my friend Itchy. Thanks Itchy, always good to know what is going on at the Paws and Claws.

    Eugene Leroy Grimm, 83, Claypool, Ind., died Monday, February 6, 2017 at his residence.

Potted tulips sprouting,

but no blooms

Jacob "Jake" Miller, 79, White Pigeon, Mich., died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.

The LaGrange County Council on Aging (COA) held a public hearing during Monday’s commissioners meeting as it seeks a $500,000 grant to help improve the senior center.

The Topeka Post Office will be hosting a special passport fair from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 129 E. Lake St. in Topeka.

The Shipshewana Town Council is expected to have a first reading on a new draft of its contentious Carriage for Hire Ordinance at their Thursday evening meeting.

The Lakeland School Board adopted a calendar for the next school year that will see students out of school prior to Memorial Day.