2021 Village Christmas Parade

This Christmas season the Village of LaGrange will combine efforts with the Township, Keystone athletes, and the Lion’s Club to help those needy residents of our Keystone District. On Sunday, December 12th we will have a parade throughout the village to collect food and toys for the less fortunate. All items will go to the Lion’s Club.

The parade will organize at the Administration Building at 2:30 pm and begin at 3 pm. It will conclude at the Administration Building at approximately 4:30. Following the parade the gymnasium at the Administration Building will host our traditional “Christmas on the Square” from approximately 5-6:30 pm. There will be games and crafts for the children; hot chocolate and other refreshments! The Alumni Band will play and we hope to have participation from the High School band and choir. If you cannot make it to the day’s activities, feel free to donate to the Lion’s Club on Glendale Street or drop off items at the Administration Building.

We are asking residents to not park on the streets during the 3-4:30 parade in the interest of safety for everyone involved! A parade route map to follow. Thank you to everyone in advance.

Remember: Sunday, December 12th!

Covid Update: Other News, October 28, 2021

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange

It has been a couple of weeks since the last update so I feel it is time to give another. Keep in mind that all the info given here is from the Lorain County Health Department itself and as accurate as possible. Our numbers now are given out by zip code so it includes the Township numbers also. The reason for this is because our numbers have come down so low, they are combined with the Township. Total population for the Village and Township combined is sixty-six hundred. In the last week or seven-day period there were seventeen cases reported in this area. That is below three percent which is wonderful but obviously zero percent would be better. Also, the vaccination rate for this zip code is at sixty-two percent and growing. I will continue to monitor this number also. Please continue to do what you are doing and feel comfortable with and these numbers should come down even more.

I also want to give a huge shout out to Montrose Kia. They put together the Montrose KIA Cares Initiative which involves contacting cities and Villages to invite their First Responders out to lunch to thank them for their service. This was done on October nineteenth at Michelle’s Café and all Village and Township employees were invited along with the Lagrange Police Department, The Lagrange Township Fire Department and Lagrange Township EMS Squad. A special thank you to Council President, Gary Kincannon for putting this all together with Montrose KIA and Michelle’s Café because I was out of town at a conference. He handled this project for me and did a great job!! Obviously, all could not be there so those who could not attend were given a gift card for their lunch. Thank you to all the front-line workers and First Responders for all that you do!!!!

On a different note, as you all know Halloween is this Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30. After you are done trick or treating the Lagrange Fire Department will be serving cider and doughnuts at the Fire station for all. Please come and enjoy. The Lagrange Police Department will be out in full force to keep everyone safe and to all the little ones out there when you see a policeman on Halloween make sure you walk up and say “Trick or Treat” and you might just get that treat!!! Also, I would like to give a quick heads up to everyone that we have in the works a Christmas Parade coming on December twelfth in the afternoon. It will follow the same basic route as the senior parade and we will be collecting canned goods and other food items for the Lagrange Lions Second Harvest Food Bank. Afterwards the parade will end at the Village Hall where there will be crafts for the kids, entertainment and refreshments and hopefully a visit from Santa!!! I will be coming out with more information on this as I have it along with the parade route and exact times. That is all for now I will keep you updated as more information comes in and I hope it is all positive!!!

Stay safe!

Mayor Kim Strauss
Village of Lagrange
440-355-5309

Covid Update: August, 2021

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

I have not sent out an update lately because there was nothing to update you on. That has changed somewhat as we now have some cases. In June we had no cases at all then in July we had seven and so far in August we are at six. I have been informed by the Health Department that most of these are un-vaccinated people. This variant seems to be more contagious but the symptoms are so far not as severe. I know two people who have it and one is vaccinated and the other is not. Both have very minor symptoms and only got tested because of lack of taste. The Health Department thinks this could go on for about three weeks and then start to tail off, let’s hope this is true. I will continue to keep you informed of this situation until it calms down again.

 I would like to thank everyone who came out to support our First Responders at the 2021 National Night Out on August 3, 2021. We had a great turn out and I think children and adults alike had a great time meeting our Policeman, Fireman and Paramedics. I would like to give a special shout out to Councilman Rick Honer and his family for organizing another great event and to Patrolman Mark Turner for handling the grilling duties. Also, I would like to thank all the First Responders for coming out to meet the community members and demonstrate the different vehicles used to keep our Village and Township safe. Great job!!!!!

Once again, I hope you all stay safe and that we get through this with limited cases, and it starts to slow down and eventually subside.

          Stay safe:

          Mayor Kim Straus
          Village of Lagrange
          440-355-5309

Covid/Village News, May 2021

To the Residents of the Village of Lagrange:

I have not put out an update lately and it is for a good reason. We have had virtually no cases to report in the last three to four weeks in the Village. The county numbers have also been minimal along with hospitalizations overall and this is great news. I did not want to bore you with non-informational updates but I have been asked to send one out and I hope this makes people feel a little bit more at ease. Governor DeWine has also announced that health mandates will be lifted on June 2nd except for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. What this means is businesses or schools are not required to make you wear a mask or to continue social distancing, but if they choose to do so it is up to them. The same can be said for you, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask then by all means you should do so. The governor has put the responsibility back on us as individuals and on the businesses themselves. Please remember that a business is privately owned and if they choose to continue the mask requirement you should wear a mask in that business or go somewhere else. This does not mean that Covid is gone, but it does mean that more people are now vaccinated, including myself and my family, and the numbers are trending down and that is a good thing.

The Keystone Graduation Parade was such a success last year that the school has requested it again, the parade will start at the Village Municipal Building and end at the high school. The parade is this Sunday May 16 at 6:30 and should be completed around 7:30. Please come out and give these seniors a great send off and congratulate them for all that they have accomplished. We have limited the social distancing so we will not be going through the park this year, you can come up to the square or park at the school and greet them on Opportunity Way at the end. A lot of you will have a bird’s eye view in your front yards so partner up with your friends to watch. There is a parade route on the Village site if you would like to check exactly where it will go.

I hope this update finds everyone well and I want to thank you all again for doing such a great job through this pandemic. Even though we have lost people along the way, I do believe that many were saved by these mandates and by you diligently following them.

Stay safe!
Mayor Kim Strauss
Village of Lagrange
440-355-5309

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2022 Safety Town Information

Keystone Elementary School, Fall 2022, incoming kindergarteners are invited to register for Safety Town.  Safety Town is in School and at home.  Safety Town will run June 21-24, from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the LaGrange Police Department, located at 301 Liberty Street.  Cost per student is $15 and includes a Safety Town tee-shirt. Registration forms are available at the LaGrange Utilities Window in Village Hall, and should be returned by May 27th.  If you have any questions call 440-355-5575.