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LaGrange County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly 2.5 percent in the past year.

In January 2013, the rate was at 7.7 percent, the best it had been in a while.

The Shipshewana Police Department submitted a request for a new car with all-wheel drive at Thursday’s council meeting.

The Town of Shipshewana thought it had an agreement worked out with the three townships that its fire department services.

On March 15, officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department went to a residence on CR 250N to execute three arrest warrants.

Local, state and national organizations are encouraging Hoosiers to prepare now for thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Bob Jones

Program Assistant

Supervisors and staff of

Donald V. Coffman, 92, Shipshewana, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his residence.

Karma Star Osbun, 3 months, Wolcottville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her residence.

Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning on CR 800S.

The sap started flowing earlier this week at Maple Wood Nature Center, and just in time, too.

Two men started serving the Howe community as fire fighters a month apart, forty years ago.

Tom Reid became a fire fighter in February, 1974.

Barbara A. Hauck, age 89, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away on March 12, 2014.

Barb was born in Iowa on August 4, 1924, to the late George and Barbara Pettigrew.

Bernita E. Charles, 95, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana where she resided since 2011.