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Edna Bontrager, 84, Shipshewana, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her residence.

James Arthur Grider, 77, rural Pleasant Lake, Ind., died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Parkview Regional Heart Institute.

Ryan Wisler and Arthur Koehler won the State FFA Small Engines Contest held at Central Nine Vocational Center recently.

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Indoor plants will require more frequent watering and fertilization as they increase their summer growth.

Daniel L. Spencer, 71, Topeka, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

One person was injured Friday in an accident involving a mini-van and buggy.

Dear friends,

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:

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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.