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Lester L. Mishler, 89, Middlebury, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Elkhart General Hospital.

Alva Bontrager, 82, Centreville, Mich., died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his residence.

Alberta M. Hartzler Rensberger, 93, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Maples at Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

LaGrange County Commissioners awarded two separate contracts for bridge engineering work at Monday’s meeting.

Community Corrections in LaGrange County has received more money from the Indiana Department of Corrections for the 2016-2017 grant cycle, according to Brett Hays, program coordinator.

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) held its May meeting Tuesday evening, hearing a total of 10 requests.

Developmental variance requests included:

David and Sarah DeAngelis of Mississippi stopped through Shipshewana last year on a whim. They were heading to Michigan and stopped to spend the night and look around the next morning.

For the Class of 2016, Westview High School has named four students as co-valedictorians, all within 0.009 GPA points of one another.

Students named were:

50 Years Ago in the Standard

May 19, 1966


Michal Charity Webb, 20, Sturgis, Mich., died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., due to injuries sustained in a pedestrian-automobile accident.

The deadline has changed for selecting and announcing LaGrange County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar for 2017.

Trine University recognized more than 250 students at its annual Honors Program April 29 in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

On April 28, Farmers State Bank donated a little piece of history to the town of Topeka.

Wanda R. Wenzel, 89, LaGrange, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

LaGrange County Auditor Kay Myers was elected president of the Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) Northeast District during the annual meeting in Whitley County last month.

The Westview School Board approved the purchase of a one-ton truck at their Thursday meeting.