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While Memorial Day may signal the unofficial start of summer, the holiday’s true meaning is inescapable for those wishing to honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces.


Ira E. Mullet, 84, Topeka, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his residence.


If you were anywhere but in the gym at Lakeland High School on April 27 then you missed an incredible experience!


Peonies are a perennial favorite in my flower garden. They are easy to grow and reward me every year with beautiful fragrant flowers.


Two Shipshewana natives are participating in the Goshen College Study-Service Term (SST) in Nicaragua during this summer, along with 21 other students.



Marion L. Nelson, 83, Shipshewana, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence.


Lois Amburgey, 74, LaGrange, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.


David T. Glanders, 81, Elkhart, Ind., died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Elkhart Hospice House.


Carol Jo Sandy,65, Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago, Ill.


Barbara Louise Campbell, 86, Coldwater, Mich., died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Community Health Center of Branch County.


Edwin Arthur Schrock, 86, LaGrange, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence.


Sharon Lea Hassell, 61, Moraine, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. 


Dale Daniel Hilbert, 88, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Westland, Michigan.  He was born April 30, 1923 in Defiance, Ohio.


On April 27, Parkview LaGrange Hospital opened the first phase of a ½-mile walking track that is open to the LaGrange community.



LaGrangeCountyis finding its name out on the national stage more and more as large events find their way to county venues.


It has been building for over a decade to this point.