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Lakeland FFA member Hunter Sams has been selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Equine Science-Placement.

During the Howe Indian Summer Days the LaGrange County 4-H Dog Club had a benefit for Ark Animal Sanctuary, collecting dog and cat food for the sanctuary.

Dear friends,

Merlan Everage,75, LaGrange, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at his residence.

James Edward Clouse Sr., 86, Hudson, Ind., died Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Lakeland Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Angola, Ind.

John R. Roush, 71, Dallas Lake in Wolcottville, died Thursday, October 8, 2015, at his residence.

Rosemary Ringler, 77, died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

We are in the midst of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, and it is a reminder of not only the dangers of fire in homes but also of the danger of wildfires.

Two persons were appointed to the LaGrange County Plan Commission at Monday’s meeting.

Tyler Young was appointed to replace Lester Bond, who had resigned last month.

The LaGrange County Superior Courtroom will be remodeled over the holidays. Superior Court Judge Lisa Bowen-Slaven requested the makeover at Monday’s county commissioners meeting.

When asked if he was surprised to be named the 2015 LaGrange County Citizen of the Year, John “Bud” Hopper replied “You ain’t a kidding!”

William C. “Bill” Noble, 72, died Monday, October 5, 2015 at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Lagrange County Health Department will be holding an evening, walk-in, flu clinic for children and adults.

Gwyneth Ormsby, 85, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Wesley Wayne Manning, 40, Rockport, Texas, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

    He was born May 27, 1975, in Lima, Ohio, to Dennis Roberts and Pamela Manning.

Michael Eugene Baird, age 62, of Wolcottville died on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Town of LaGrange has received a $60,816 grant for the two-year period of September 2015 to September 2017. The grant is to be used for promotion of the LaGrange Farmers Market.