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Focus LaGrange is putting on a Summerfest and wants to invite the community to join in the fun.


Jerry Hobson called the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department on May 5 regarding the theft of several items from his storage shed.


The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on May 3 by John Mansfield and Gerald Curbanich regarding stolen gas cans.


by Jean Fremion-McKibben


A Wolcottville man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash early Saturday morning.


WestviewJr.-Sr. High Schoolhas released the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

High Honor Roll


May Closing- Maple Wood Nature Center and Interpretive Services are closed for Memorial Day, May 26-28

Pavilion Reservations-


Robert Fiedler

A landowner on

Shipshewana Lake


Amy Miller



To the Editor:


350 South Van Buren Street is the new home for LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and it also is the location of an Open House to celebrate its relocation.


Kenneth I. Warner, 86, Howe, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at his residence.


Derek R. Trittipo, 34, Wolcottville, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


Jeanette Fry, 84, Topeka, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.


Loren Dean Yoder, 1 day, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne. 


La Von E. Smith, 81, Crete, Ill., formerly of Frankfort, Ind., died April 18, 2012 at his residence. 



Lakeland swept an NECC boys track triangular meet held Tuesday in Emma.



Jimmy Maas’ sweep of the two hurdle races was the Prairie Heights highlight in an NECC boys track triangular meet held in Bushy Prairie Tuesday.


Aspen Dirr was the lone event winner for Prairie Heights in an NECC girls track triangular with West Noble and Fairfield held Tuesday night in Brushy Prairie.


Fort Wane Canterbury lined 14 hits and took advantage of 10 Prairie Heights errors to garner a 15-11 varsity baseball win over the visiting Panthers Tuesday.


Angola moved to 4-1 in the NECC and to 12-5 overall with a 4-1 victory at Prairie Heights Tuesday in varsity softball action.



Korey Kendall’s two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning gave West Noble a 7-5 NECC baseball triumph over visiting Lakeland Tuesday night.