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Dear Friends,

LaGrange County Deputy Prosecutor Fred Hartz announced that he is leaving the office. Taking his place will be attorney Bill Walz.

The Lakeland School Board filled a number of vacant teacher and staff positions, along with the open Assistant Principal spot at Parkside Elementary, at their Monday evening meeting.

Three people were arrested after a traffic stop in LaGrange County June 20.

Three county tax-supported agencies who receive their funding through line items in the county commissioner budget presented their 2017 requests Monday morning.

Members of the LaGrange County EDIT (economic development income tax) Committee reorganized and set some priorities for the 2017 budget year Monday morning.

Curtis Harold Morrison, 60, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.

Ada Marie Yoder, 65, Pleasant Lake, Ind., died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Jimmy Isbell, 55, Wolcottville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart.

Pamela K. Loeber, 67, Howe, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

June 23, 1966