50 Years Ago in the Standard
May 12, 1966
On May 5 at approximately 7 p.m., an officer with the LaGrange Police Department stopped a GMC Yukon for exceeding the speed limit on US 20 near CR 1775E.
Howe Military Academy Superintendent Col. George Douglass (Ret.) was honored Saturday with Indiana’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, presented by State Senator Sue Glick.
On May 8, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop on a 1994 Jeep on US 20 just west of 018W.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on May 7, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding a burglary in progress at the Lassus gas station in Wolcottville.
Lester S. Miller, 89, Shipshewana, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
Monroe Hochstetler Jr., 80, Middlebury, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at his residence.
Rex G. Fisher died in Fairbanks, Alaska, on August 3, 2015, at age 83.
Leora Swihart, 93, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Golden Years Homestead in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department welcomed two new deputies recently, Chris VanGompel and Chris Smith.
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the removal and installation of raised pavement markers is scheduled to begin on SR 5 and SR 120 next week, weather permitting.
Lakeland claimed its second varsity girls tennis victory of the season Monday night at the expense of Bethany Christian, 4-1.
Central Noble sent Westview to its second straight NECC girls tennis defeat by a count of 3-2 this past Monday evening in Albion.
Fairfield forged a 95-37 NECC girls track victory over visiting Westview Tuesday evening.
Kaylie Warble’s two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted West Noble to a dramatic, 3-2 victory over Lakeland in NECC softball play Monday night.
Prairie Heights scored four runs in its final two at bats to rally past Angola, 4-3 in a thrilling NECC baseball tilt played Tuesday night in Brushy Prairie.
Lakeland won its second straight varsity baseball game and first in the NECC this season Tuesday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne.
Howe resident and current District 3 U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman lost in his attempt to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator for Indiana.
LaGrange County native Shelli Yoder won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 9 in Bloomington.
The race for the LaGrange County Treasurer’s position was the closest one in Tuesday’s Primary Election, with the candidates separated by 5 percent.