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With the 2016-2017 school year starting next week, the Lakeland School Board approved several teacher and staff positions Monday evening.

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their school supply lists are now posted on

Beginning October 1, 2016 Shipshewana Trading Place will expand the event offerings and venue by changing the use of the building that currently houses the Shipshewana Antique Mall.

Director Mont Arnold received a check for $10,000 from Wells-Fargo Bank to be used in LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity’s next home building project. 

Goshen - Alvin J. Keim, 85, passed away Monday night, August 8, at Courtyard Healthcare surrounded by his children.

Lloyd “Louie” Lambright, 65, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier, Ind.

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August 11, 1966


Saturday evening, an Akron railroad train, followed by six passenger cars, chugged out of the South Milford Grain Station.

Brandon Michael Weaver, 21, Shipshewana, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the scene of an automobile accident on CR 1150W near Stone Lake.

Kendon James Wingard, 6, Shipshewana, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital from injuries in an accident earlier that day.

Marion R. Kauffman, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 5, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was with his family at his Middlebury home.

The application for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 8, at the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s website,

Special closings…

Maple Wood Nature Center is closed for David Rogers Country Fair, August 27. Trails are open.

A Wolcottville teen was injured after losing control of her vehicle on August 4.

A Bristol man died from his injuries after an accident involving his motorcycle and a truck in Shipshewana August 4.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on August 4, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding property damage at South Milford Landing on SR 3.

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