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 Around midnight on July 20, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding a suspicious vehicle in a ditch.

On July 19, LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding a burglary that took place at a residence on SR 5 north of Shipshewana.

The employees of LaGrange County REMC reached a milestone in January of this year and celebrated 500,000 employee-hours without a lost-time accident since Jan. 7, 2000.

Sallie G. Soboslay, 80, Kendallville, Ind., died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.

An additional American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at E&S Sales, located at 1265 North SR 5 in Shipshewana. 

Bobby R. Stephens, 73, Elmira, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his residence.

Dear Friends,

Frederick J. “Fred” Clay, 82, LaGrange, formerly of Orland, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Harold R. “Red” Barkdull III, 32, Wolcottville, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at I.U. Goshen Health in Goshen, Ind.

Janet A. Slabaugh, 96, LaGrange, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Joyce Elaine Curtis, age 71, of rural Wolcottville, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at home. 

The LaGrange County unemployment rate rose by seven-tenths of a percent in June, up to 7.6 percent. The June 2012 unemployment rate was 7.8 percent.

Kathleen Gibson, 82, Stroh, Ind., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

    She was born April 4, 1931, in Wayland, Ky., to Levi and Elzena (Tuttle) Tuttle.

Michael Lavern Parker, 38, Little Turkey Lake, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence.

Miriam Arlene Dallas, 90, Wolcottville, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    She was born August 15, 1922, in Ligonier, Ind.