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Here we go, one last time;

Or how to live outside of the books

One Guy’s Opinion

By Guy Thompson


As a result of the drought, more public boat ramps are becoming unsafe for launching trailered boats, especially on rivers.


Jayden LaWayne Schlabach, 8 months, Shipshewana, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at the scene of a semi-buggy accident at the intersection of CR 675W and SR 120 in Shipshewana.


Two Topeka men were among four people injured in a two-vehicle crash on SR 1 at the intersection with Metz Road in Steuben County.


Jacob P. Miller, 71, Randolph, Wisc., died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence.


Melvin J. Mast, 86, Shipshewana, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.


Durma L Butcher, 58, Howe, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her residence.  


Virginia M. “Peg” King,86, Cedar Lake in Howe, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.


    Josephine (Draper) Schrock, 84, of Howe, IN died Monday July 9, 2012 at her daughter’s home. 




A joint meeting of county council and commissioners held Monday morning resulted in approval of two major projects from Major Moves funds.




A break-in during the day on July 3 at a residence in the 11000 block of CR 750N was reported to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.


Dylan Smallwood contacted the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department on July 6 to report that someone had broken into his truck during the evening hours or July 5.


The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Dawn Manns of CR 50E in Howe regarding stolen bicycles.


A string of thefts from vehicles in Ontario were reported to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department Friday.


On July 8, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received information that a stolen 4-wheeler was believed to be in LaGrange County.



Julie Meek



To the Editor:


The winners of the Topeka Fourth of July Buggy Race have been announced.