Nipsco gas line update

I called the engineer at NIPSCO, no return call. So I did a drive by to CR# 200 south and 400 where the project was to start. They have completed their line down to CR# 400 and started east toward Royer Lake road, then they went south to 400 to CR# 275 east, then east all the way too CR# 500 south, then north on CR# 500 as of last weekend, toward Danny Young’s farm with his high capacity corn dryers. I’m assuming that they will go west off of CR toward Royer Lake picking up all of the east side of Royer Lake, then continuing north on CR# 500 and picking up all of the east side of Fish Lake up to CR# 200 then west picking up all of Fish Lake including the west side of Royer. This is a laymen’s assessment taking into consideration the report that the NIPSCO engineer gave us at our annual meeting and the flagging of under ground utility lines in their route.
In another estimation on my part which I think is a good sign is NIPSCO will have to have completed their service to Danny Young’s farm with high capacity corn dryers before this fall so he will be able dry his crops before selling them or storing them, and Dave said that he has talked with one of the contractors with the company doing the work and he said that the installation should be completed before winter if things go well. LETS KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED IF THAT SHOULD HAPPEN . If I here anything back from the NIPSCO engineer we will forward on too the association. Enjoy the weird summer we are having and get ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this winter.

“Doug the project progress coordinator” !!!!!

LaGrange Farmers Market

Tues: 2PM-6PM     Sat: 8AM-1PM


New items every week with the growing season upon us. Market items are locally grown from our farmers. Nothing from the produce auction!

  • Organic eggs, $2 per dozen
  • Fresh organic frozen chickens, $8 each
  • Fresh Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Beautiful Heads of Assorted Lettuces.
  • Lots of vegetables, jams, jellies, cookies and homemade items.

Please come support your local farmers!

Contact: Nancy Block,

Pier Installation

Should you know of anyone who needs their pier put in this year we know a wonderful young man. He has the time now as his business will pick up in June and does a great job. He has already put in several here on our side. Would appreciate it if you pass the info around.

Jennifer Walker

Chad Olds


Applications for the 2014 Fish/Royer Lake Scholarship are now available from TJ Hemlinger, 2270 South 460 East Lagrange IN 46761 (

The $250 scholarship is given annually to a Lake Association member current in his or her dues or a family member who is pursuing an education beyond high school. Included are college studies or trade schools, such as Ivy Tech or cosmetology, for example. The application form is simple and requires a short, one-paragraph answer to the question, “What should the purpose of a lake association be?”
The deadline for applications to be received is May 1, 2014. The Association has budgeted $250 for the scholarship, but last year’s winner received $446.67 due to individual donations by Association members.

Water Quality

In the fall newsletter I discussed the extensive water quality testing and watershed management plan development for the Pigeon River Watershed, which includes our lakes.  We continue to design and install best management practices for our agricultural neighbors.  These practices will continue to reduce the excessive nutrient and bacterial loading that occurs at our inlets on both lakes.  At this point we have identified all the sites that need remediation and the landowners are cooperating with our efforts.  Nearly all of the intended best management practices, designed to reduce runoff, will be installed by next fall.  If you have any questions concerning the project, please give me a call at 260-350-1943, or drop me an email at

New Flood Plane Maps

If you have a mortgage on your lake property you most likely have received a notification that you are in a flood plane.

There is a meeting to discuss this.

If you DO have a Mortgage you need to come to:
Learn how to determine if any of your insured structures are in the flood plane and if they are NOT then how to obtain the documentation from FEMA to satisfy the mortgage company that their collateral is not at risk (relatively).

If you do NOT have a mortgage the topic being discussed will be of assistance to you in making an informed decision on your need for flood insurance.

The Meeting:

Town Hall Meeting
28 Jan 2014
LaGrange County Annex Building
114 West Michigan St