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Members of the LaGrange County Council got a first look at budget requests from elected officials and department heads Monday morning. Total of all budget requests for 2018 is $30,342,632.

The Shipshewana Town Council approved requests from the fire department to purchase an upgrade for the air packs and emergency lights on one of the fire trucks.

Dear friends,

Charles E. Chapman, 61, Coldwater, Mich., died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Jack Clay Pugh, 65, Skinner Lake near Albion, Ind., died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his residence.

Joan E. Bortner, 71, Wolcottville, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her residence.

One person was injured in a rollover accident shortly after 11 p.m. on August 2.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on August 4 regarding vandalism to a sign.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on August 9 regarding the removal of a well from property without permission.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on August 5 regarding a stolen vehicle that had been located.

The Lakeland School Board discussed its options for a possible bond issue that will help fund upgrades and repairs around the district.

A national animal rights group is urging supporters to contact local officials and to attend an upcoming BZA meeting to oppose the approval of dog breeding facilities.

The LaGrange County Council will meet in regular session at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 14, in the Council Meeting Room of the LaGrange County Office Building on Michigan Street in LaGrange.

Emma Swartzentruber, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Greencroft Health Care Center.

In late June, 15 members of the Prairie Heights FFA and chaperones made the 50th trip to Skookum Lake in Ontario, Canada, for a week of camping, fishing, and relaxation.

Cook’s Bison Ranch invites the public to their Farm to Family Open House from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. The ranch is located at 5645E 600S in Wolcottville.

Charles F. “Chuck” Lantz, 71, Turkey Lake in Hudson, Ind., died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his residence.