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Christina “Tina” Keesler, 61, Howe, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her daughter’s residence in Sturgis, Mich.

Paul H. Koors, 92 of Indianapolis and formerly of Tipton died at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at home.


LaGrange County offices are closed Monday, Janaury 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Brian Alan Yoder died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Ray Wooster, 77, White Pigeon, Mich., died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his residence.

Numbers of different boards and commissions of LaGrange County have seen members appointed for 2017. Most will serve for a number of years.

John Milton “Johnny Milt” “Milt” Garlets, 77, Harrietta, Mich., died Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at his residence.

Norma M. Abel, 80, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her residence.

Matthew Ryan Lehman, 33, Shipshewana, died Monday, January 2, 2016 at Goshen Health Hospital.

Toni L. Raber, 62, Angola, Ind., died Wednesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence.

Charles Johnson, 71, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

The 16th Annual Northern Indiana Grazing Conference (NIGC) will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, 2017.

Lakeland High School has revealed the members of the first class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame later this month.


Westview beat DeKalb and lost to host Plymouth last Tuesday in the four-team Plymouth Shootout varsity boys basketball event.

The Lakeland and Westview gymnastics teams began their seasons last week at the Elkhart Central Invitational.

Strong play in the first and third quarters carried Westview to a 57-41 victory over host Sturgis in varsity girls basketball last Friday night.

Lakeland lost to host Plymouth and DeKalb in a four-team varsity boys basketball event held last Tuesday.

Riley Rasler, Jed Levitz and Joey Blakeley wrestled their way to runner-up honors in their weight divisions last Friday in the Al Smith Invitational held at Mishawaka High School.

Jarrod Curtis of Lakeland claimed the 106-pound division championship at the Whitko Invitational wrestling tournament last Friday.

Lakeland edged Concord, 47-45 in the third-place game in its own varsity girls basketball tournament this past Friday.

The Shipshewana Town Council began their last meeting of 2016 by honoring two of its police officers who responded to an incident during the annual light parade in November.