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July 6, 2015

The Franke family of five has grown to a robust family of 16. All 16 recently took a trip to Germany, the original five visiting for the first time in 40 years.

May 7, 2015

Francis J. “Duke” Grogg, 92, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in LaGrange.

January 26, 2015

Lawrence "Larrie" Kirby, 84, LaGrange, formerly of Elkhart and Shipshewana, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

September 8, 2014

Lewis Michael “Mike” Arnold, 74, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Elkhart, Ind., died August 29, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

May 22, 2014
February 10, 2014

Alverda R. Troyer, 80, LaGrange, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

June 10, 2013

Our (Not So) Little Scholar

September 10, 2012


Willis G. Fields, age 74, of LaGrange, IN died Sunday September 2, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange.

September 4, 2012


Willis G. Fields, 74, LaGrange, died Sunday September 2, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange. 

July 16, 2012


It was over. And, like everything else during my six months in Germany in 1992, this was both good and bad.

July 12, 2012


Here we go, one last time;

Or how to live outside of the books

One Guy’s Opinion

By Guy Thompson

July 9, 2012


Island living isn’t so hot;

Or how good my German really got

One Guy’s Opinion

July 2, 2012


The bells! The bells! or how do I convince you that I still don’t like beer?

June 28, 2012


Home away from home; Or how it was no problem

There was a man in the barn with his arm in cow, up to his shoulder.

June 25, 2012


Going off the farm; Or how did we get to halftime so fast?

It was time for a change.

June 21, 2012


Making things click into place;

Or how I found the loneliest spot in Germany

It had been easy. Almost too easy.

June 18, 2012


 (Part 3 of my experience as an IFYE to Germany in 1992.)

June 14, 2012


Oh, I was shocked, alright; Or how I learned to drive a tractor, in German

June 11, 2012


Twenty years ago today, I passed out.

Strange that I could recall that, isn’t it?

May 14, 2012


Hildegard Elsa Morr, 104, Wolcottville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her residence.

November 19, 2011

A few pointers to any budding journalists out there:

Know your audience.

Make sure they can understand you.