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Margaret E. Schultz

Margaret E. Schultz, 83, of LaCrosse, Indiana passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CT at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Visitation is Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. CT at the Wanatah Funeral Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Sacred Heart Church or Salem United Church of Christ.

George E. Becker

George E. Becker, 75, of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14th, 2012at 10:00 a.m. CT at the LaCrosse United Methodist Church. Visitation is Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. CT with a 7:00 p.m. Masonic Service at the Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County or to the Westville Lodge #19 F & A.M.

C. Frank Swanson

C. Frank Swanson, 95, of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 23rd, 2012.   Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. CT at the First United Methodist Church of LaCrosse.  Visitation is Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. CT at the Kosanke Funeral Home in Kouts.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in LaCrosse or to the LaCrosse Lion’s Club.

Marie M. Pick

Marie M. Pick, 90, of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 7th, 2011.  Funeral services will be Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. CT at the Salem United Church of Christ in Wanatah, Indiana.  Visitation is Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. CT at the Wanatah Funeral Chapel.  Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Melvin Lee Bruder

Melvin Lee Bruder, 85, of Valparaiso, Indiana, formerly of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.  Funeral services will be Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. CT at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wanatah, Indiana.  Visitation is Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. CT at the Kosanke Funeral Home in Kouts, Indiana.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church or the to VNA Hospice of Porter County.

Josephine H. Meiss

Josephine H. Meiss, 89, of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2011.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CT at the Apostolic Christian Church in Valparaiso.  Visitation is Tuesday, June 21st, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. CT at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Parkview Haven Home in Francesville, Indiana.  The Kosanke Funeral Home in Kouts, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.

Train Derails during Ride from North Judson to LaCrosse

Crews work to put the cars back on the track after a derailment in LaCrosse

A train excursion from North Judson to LaCrosse almost turned deadly yesterday when five cars of the train derailed. The cars were being pulled by the historic 765 steam engine when the cars suddenly left the track.

Mark Knebel from the Hoosier Valley Railroad Organization talked about the mishap.

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Geneva Emma Adiala Gross

Geneva Emma Adiala Gross, 92, of Arizona, formerly of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.  Funeral services will be Monday May 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. CT at the Wanatah Funeral Chapel.  Visitation is Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. CT at the Wanatah Funeral Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Richard “Dick” D. Knapp

Richard “Dick” D. Knapp, 69, of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Monday, May 2nd, 2011.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. CT at the Kosanke Funeral Home in Kouts.  Visitation is Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. CT at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martha Jane Riehle

Martha Jane Riehle, 88, formerly of LaCrosse, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 25th, 2011.  Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. CT at the St. Martin Catholic Church. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kosanke Funeral Home.

Edna M. Stonecipher

Edna M. Stonecipher, 93, of Lacrosse, Indiana, formerly of Union Mills, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, April 20th, 2011.  Funeral services will be Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. CT at the LaCrosse United Methodist Church.  Visitation is Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Kosanke Funeral Home in Kouts, Indiana.  Memorials may be made to the church or to the VNA Hospice of Porter County.

NISPCO Continues to Investigate Power Outage in LaCrosse/Wanatah Area

NIPSCO has reported that 415 customers are without power in the Wanatah/LaCrosse area.  The power reportedly went out around 10:17 a.m. CT.  NIPSCO crews are investigating why the outage occurred and will restore power as quickly as possible.  LaCrosse Schools will be dismissing at 1:00 p.m CT today (Tuesday, January 4th) and Wanatah schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.