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All LaGrange County offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 18. Maple Wood Nature Center will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. Trails will be open.

Meteorologists define March, April and May as the months of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Seasonally, spring is a time of birth and renewal.

Robert L. Haston, 69, LaGrange, died Friday, March 28, 2014 near Howe.

Dear friends,

    Daniel S. Foster, 57, Howe, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Betty A. VanDeKeere, 81, LaGrange, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

The Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session recently came to a close.

Shortly before 1 p.m. on March 27, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was called regarding shots fired.

At approximately 8 p.m. on March 25, a 2001 Ford F250 pickup was stolen from the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in Howe.

    Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on March 24, officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 7000 block of CR 300N in Mongo.

The LaGrange County Plan Commission met Monday, March 24 and gave its approval to every request on the agenda.

    Leon L. Burkey, 89, Howe, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Simi Valley, Calif.

On March 26 at 10:27 a.m., LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call about a house fire on the west side of Oliver Lake. 

The Westview Visual Arts department had a very successful year at the Scholastic Arts Competition earning 16 awards in total.

Beginning April 14, the Indiana Department of Transportation will accept applications from cities, towns and counties for an estimated $86 million in federal transportation funding.