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February 19, 2015

LaGrange County Commissioners approved the purchase of a new heat pump for the county courthouse at Monday’s meeting. The unit will replace one first installed in 1994.

January 15, 2015

Members of the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Merit Board met Wednesday evening to seat new members, reorganize and elect officers.

August 18, 2014

The Town of Shipshewana is working with the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association (SRMA) to get welcome signs installed.

June 19, 2014

The LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denied a request for a land use variance to allow a barn to be built at a Shipshewana-area residence.

April 24, 2014

Tim R. Troyer

Steuben County Sheriff


To the Editor:

April 24, 2014

Sheriff Terry Martin



To the Editor:

March 31, 2014

All four parties have now signed the agreements for fire protection service from the Shipshewana Fire Department.

November 18, 2013

The Shipshewana Town Council approved a recommendation to call the last four years of the 2006 bonds that financed the Shipshewana Event Center.

September 30, 2013

Randy Mellinger made it official Thursday afternoon as he announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for LaGrange County Sheriff.

September 19, 2013

The LaGrange County BZA denied an application for a land use variance from the Michiana Baptist Camp at Tuesday’s meeting.

September 3, 2013

LaGrange County Chief Deputy Jeff Campos announced Tuesday morning that he is officially entering the race to be elected the next LaGrange County Sheriff.

August 12, 2013

Members of the LaGrange County Council took a first look at budgets presented for 2014 Monday morning. Total of all budgets is $21,346,918.

July 18, 2013

A report by the special prosecutor appointed to review the State Board of Accounts (SBoA) 2010 audit of LaGrange County has been returned.

April 18, 2013


At Tuesday’s LaGrange County BZA meeting, a developmental standard variance for a deck was turned down.

January 17, 2013


An RV manufacturer will be allowed to continue to work at an offsite location following action by the LaGrange County BZA Tuesday.

December 20, 2012


An auto sales site is being split in two, with a new business moving into the facility on SR 9 after receiving land use variances Tuesday evening.

November 26, 2012


November 15, 2012


Appointments to the LaGrange County Redevelopment Commission (RDC) must be made prior to the first of the year. This board is required to reorganize the first of the year.

October 18, 2012


An Oliver Lake lot’s width was a point of contention for the LaGrange County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Tuesday evening.