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Lewis Junior Shears, 86, Centreville, Mich., died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his residence.

Ellen Conley, 81, Kendallville, Ind., died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Kendallville Manor Nursing and Rehab.

Olive M. Misner, 90, Wolcottville, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.

Even though our gardens are nestled beneath a blanket of snow, enjoying their winter nap, we can still enjoy a little indoor windowsill gardening and the taste of fresh herbs right now.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

December 29, 1966


HOME (Indoor plants and activities)

Keep holiday poinsettias and other plants near a bright window. Water as top of soil becomes dry.

Lakeland won three of its four matches at the Sturgis Invitational wrestling meet held this past Saturday.

Eastside tallied the final 13 points in its battle with NECC rival Lakeland last Friday in Butler, allowing the Blazers to pull out a 56-48 victory over the Lakers.

Summer Konkle, Ashya Klopfenstein and Alex Burr each tossed in 13 points in sparking Westview to a 56-39 NECC girls basketball triumph at Fremont last Thursday night.

Prairie Heights finished second at the Yorktown Super Duals wrestling meet held this past Saturday.

Angola held off Westview, 50-44 in an NECC boys basketball showdown held last Friday night in the Monument City.

Jalen Paul poured in 31 points in leading Churubusco to a 70-47 triumph over Prairie Heights in NECC boys basketball action last Friday night.

Churubusco outscored Prairie Heights, 26-19 in the second half to pull out a 43-33 NECC girls basketball victory over the visiting Lady Panthers last Friday night.

On December 16, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department received a report of a burglary that had occurred at the Patriot Inn on SR 9 in Howe.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on December 15 concerning a four-wheeler that had been stolen from a residence in the 4600N block of CR 900E.

Plans are moving ahead for a new wastewater treatment plant to be built in northern LaGrange County to service the Indiana Toll Road Service Plaza and, eventually, Cedar Lake.

Donald W. DePue, 91, Goshen, died Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born October 17, 1925, in Howe, to Arlis and Elsie (Dague) DePue.

A tip to the LaGrange Town Marshal’s office led to the arrest of a LaGrange man Thursday evening.

Song lyrics cover topics of all kinds. There are songs about emotions, people, events, inanimate objects, plants and animals. Amongst animals immortalized in song are insects.