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LaGrange RDC moves ahead with land deal

Members of the Town of LaGrange Redevelopment Commission moved ahead with a plan to acquire property at the junction of SR 9 and US 20 at their Monday meeting.

Roger Diehm, a principal in Schrader Auction and a Kendallville area resident, has made overtures to the town regarding the land immediately south of the US Post Office.

Two Lakeland High School seniors, Beka Stroop and Tanner Metcalf, have adopted a senior project of building a small park on the corner. This will not be a one-year project, but a longer-term project that could possibly involve efforts for two or more years.

A part of the lot, which originally was the site of the LaGrange Dairy Queen, is the host site for a monument containing the Ten Commandments. This part of the lot will not be deeded to the town but will remain in the hands of Diehm.

RDC Attorney Bill Eberhard was instructed to move ahead with preparing paperwork for the project.