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Dear Friends,

    Natalie J. Taylor, 40, Howe, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at her residence.

Donna Maxine “Maxi” Halderman, 89, died April 28, 2014.

The Walldogs are coming to Shipshewana next week. And in their wake will be left a series of wall murals around the town depicting historic scenes from the town’s past.

Jay Edwin Reidenbach, 92, Topeka, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

The community is full of helpers and Kindergarteners at Lima-Brighton Elementary School recently built their own version of a town to learn more about them.

The big top will be up in Topeka next Wednesday, June 18, as the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be stopping in Topeka for two shows.

LaGrange County Relay for Life will host a special breakfast for cancer survivors prior to the start of the 2014 Relay being held at Lakeland High School on June 21.


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As Hoosiers continue to take advantage of the warm weather by spending more time outdoors, state health officials urge Hoosiers to be aware and protect themselves from ticks.

Peonies are a perennial favorite in my flower garden and the official flower for the State of Indiana. They are easy to grow and reward me every year with beautiful, fragrant flowers.

The Howe Lions Club met at the LaGrange American Legion on June 7 for the club’s 70th anniversary celebration. 

Micah Hunsberger has been awarded one of two full-tuition Presidential Scholarships valued at more than $110,000 for four years at Bluffton University.

Margaret E. “Maggie” Baldwin, 87, Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    Edward D. Meyers, 78, LaGrange, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at his residence.

    He was born June 25, 1935, in Beaver Falls, Penn.