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Matthew Bontrager was stillborn Monday, August 31, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

On August 31 around 11:30 p.m., the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted regarding a battery that had occurred at an apartment near LaGrange.

On August 21, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted regarding a stolen horse.

A program on “Healthy Eating for One or Two” will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in conference rooms A/B at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Arlene R. Vanderhyde, 79, died Saturday August 29, 2015 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Award winning bestselling author Wanda Brunstetter will be in Shipshewana for a “Meet the Author and Book Signing” event from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Thomas E. Kennedy, 70, LaGrange, died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

September 2, 1965


Anna "Ruth" Miller, 75, Topeka, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.

Dear Friends,

Caroline Ann Hart, 71, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

James W. Baldwin, 69, LaGrange, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The final two walks in the Patchwork Trails series are coming up in September.

Lorena Mullins, 82, Stroh, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Laurels of Dekalb in Butler, Ind.

Riley B. Case, a retired United Methodist pastor, will bring the morning message at Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe Sunday, September 6, at 9:30 a.m.


Maple Wood Nature Center will be closed September 1-7 for Fall Break. Trails will be open.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department is looking for information on a possible suspect in the August 21 shooting that left one person wounded.