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    Shortly after 3 a.m. on August 10, an officer from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a passenger car on US 20 at CR 400W for a headlight violation.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted shortly after midnight on August 13 regarding a domestic disturbance at Pioneer Trailer Park on SR 9 between Howe and LaGrange.

Jamelle Godlewski

Director, Reason 4 Hope


To the Editor:

Debra Ann “Debbie” Frey, 59, LaGrange County, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence.

Buddy August 15, 2016

Dear Friends,

A Bloomington man was found guilty this week of the murder of Hannah Wilson, an Indiana University student, in April of last year.

Timothy E. Mullins Jr., 37, of LaGrange was sentenced August 8 to 10 years in prison, with two years suspended, on one count of incest.

LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity (LCHFH) held its annual auction last Friday, raising over $55,000.

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.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

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.