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The Shipshewana Town Council approved sending a request to the LaGrange County Major Moves committee, seeking funding to assist with the Shipshewana Town Center.


Marvin Willis Phares, 90, Wolcottville, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.


    Joe J. Nisley, 52, New Paris, Ind., died Saturday, May 26, 2012 while on a Lake Michigan fishing expedition.


Ida C. Stutzman, 91, Middlebury, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at her residence. 


Stanley Gayheart, 44, LaGrange, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn, Ind.


Freeda L. Axley Nealis, 91, LaGrange, formerly of Howe, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.


Wilfred G. “Willie” Vaillancourt Jr., 78, LaGrange, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his residence.



By Larry DeBoer

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University



A LaGrange Police Department officer initiated a routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning that ended up being anything but routine.


LaGrange County Relay For Life has announced that there will be two local speakers to share their stories at June’s cancer survivor ceremony.



Shortly after 10 p.m. on May 19, an unknown person or persons broke into the Green Chapel Church at the corner of CR 700S and 00EW.


LaGrange Volunteer

Fire Department


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