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Bennie A. Johnson, 64, LaGrange, died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his residence.

John A. Fry, 68, LaGrange, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Ernest P. Eash, 68, LaGrange, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his residence.

Dear friends,

This is one for the books. Squirrels belong in trees, right? And, dogs chase squirrels right? And squirrels tease dogs in the trees, right? Right.

Billy Fred Slone, 71, LaGrange, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at his residence.

Elroy Nisley, 57, Ligonier, Ind., formerly of Goshen, Ind., died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his residence.

The King’s Heralds will be in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Townline Mennonite Church. The church is located at 2165S 1000W. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Jack Pierce, 77, Sherman, Texas, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman, Texas.

The LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket is planning to open at its new facility on Railroad Street in LaGrange on Monday, Oct. 3.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a possible impaired driver traveling north on SR 9 around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on September 27 regarding a burglary at the Howe United Methodist Church.

Terry Lee Saddison, 68, Sturgis, Mich., died Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Centreville, Mich.

Amber Lee Hicks, 33, Rome City, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at her residence.

Larry Wayne Rheinheimer, 72, LaGrange, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital in Anderson, Ind.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

September 29, 1966


Westview placed fourth in the powerful AAA Division at the New Haven Invitational boys cross country meet held Saturday at the IPFW course in Fort Wayne.


Conner Dove passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns in sparking Eastside to a 50-20 NECC Small School Division football victory over visiting Prairie Heights last Friday.