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Dr. Jack Pierce, 77, Sherman, Texas, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman, Texas.

The LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket is planning to open at its new facility on Railroad Street in LaGrange on Monday, Oct. 3.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a possible impaired driver traveling north on SR 9 around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on September 27 regarding a burglary at the Howe United Methodist Church.

Terry Lee Saddison, 68, Sturgis, Mich., died Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Centreville, Mich.

Amber Lee Hicks, 33, Rome City, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at her residence.

Larry Wayne Rheinheimer, 72, LaGrange, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital in Anderson, Ind.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

September 29, 1966


Westview placed fourth in the powerful AAA Division at the New Haven Invitational boys cross country meet held Saturday at the IPFW course in Fort Wayne.


Conner Dove passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns in sparking Eastside to a 50-20 NECC Small School Division football victory over visiting Prairie Heights last Friday.

Lakeland got back into the varsity football win column last Friday night in Albion with a 60-27 thrashing of Central Noble.

Angola won the 2016 NECC boys tennis tournament championship this past Saturday afternoon in LaGrange.

On September 25 at approximately 6:34 p.m., officers with the LaGrange County Sheriff`s Department responded to a residence at 0520S 200E regarding a battery complaint.

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approved the following variance requests at their September 20 meeting:

Developmental variances

Work will begin this week on repaving Main Street in Shipshewana after the town council approved and signed the agreement with Pulver Asphalt.

The Lakeland High School FFA chapter has been recognized in the 2016 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization, being named a Two Star Chapter.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced signal improvements to the US 20 and SR 5 intersection.