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The unemployment rate for LaGrange County dropped to an even 3.0 percent for December, down two-tenths from November. A year ago, the rate stood at 3.5 percent.

A search warrant was executed by the LaGrange Police Department on January 22 after an investigation stemming from May 2016 at the Culp (Billman) Apartments on CR 50N near the golf course.

Orpha Amelia Palmer, 89, Burr Oak, Mich., died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence.

Theodore R. “Ted” Spidel,87, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Ind.

Brenda L. Webster, 70, Topeka, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Wilma M. Perry, 93, Kendallville, Ind., formerly of Sebring, Fla., died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her residence.

Through the double glass doors come four small scruffy feet belonging to Gracie and four large fluffy feet belonging to Smokey, followed by their owners.

Stephanie Jean Muday, 54, Elkhart, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence.

    Nancy J. Rinehart, 58, Shipshewana, died Saturday, December 24, 2016.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department reported that on January 22, a deputy recovered a Yamaha jet ski and trailer on CR 725S near CR 00EW.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on January 20 concerning the theft of three firearms.

Love is in the air and it’s time for the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s (LCCF) “Circle of Love” program to get underway.