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50 Years Ago in the Standard

November 4, 1965


Shortly after 7 p.m. on Halloween, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department sent deputies to a reported overturned vehicle at CR 1100E and CR 750N with downed power lines.

Shortly after midnight on Halloween, a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1991 Jeep Wrangler on CR 1100E, north of CR 550S.

Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.

Get ready for Thanksgiving by running in the Turkey Trot, a 5K run/walk set for Saturday, Nov. 21, at Heron Creek Golf Course in LaGrange.

Dear friends,

Rachel Weaver Kreider, 106, Goshen, died Friday, October 30, 2015.

    She was born May 28, 1909, in Goshen, to Samuel E. and Laura Johns Weaver.

Mary E. Bontrager, 84, LaGrange, formerly of Topeka, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Linda R. Kreider, 58, Wolcottville, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at her residence.

Helen M. Dyer, 83, Angola, Ind., died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Dorothy M. Lewis, 99, LaGrange, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Dear Friends,

LaVon D. “Mose” Shrock, 50, Topeka, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Marcus Lynn Bontrager was stillborn Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Did you know that South Milford is home to two WWI monuments? One of which is a decommissioned 1895 Colt automatic machine gun.

Take a trip back to the late 1950s this weekend as the Westview High School Drama Department presents the musical comedy “Bye, Bye Birdie.”