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Hazel Jean Starrett, 96, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 3:50 P.M. Saturday January 28, 2017 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING APPROPRIATION
OF PROCEEDS OF THE LAGRANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS OF 2017

Westview tuned up for a fourth defense of its IHSAA 2A girls basketball sectional championship Saturday night in Butler by shading Eastside, 38-33.

Lakeland recorded its second NECC boys basketball victory of the season last Friday night by a 71-50 count over the host Garrett Railroaders.

Wawasee won a varsity gymnastics meet over Lakeland, 102.525-93.675 held last Thursday in Syracuse.

On a night when Lakeland inducted the first class into its Athletic Hall of Fame, the Laker basketball team capped it off by defeating the Wawasee Warriors, 35-32 Saturday in LaGrange.

Prairie Heights cruised to its third straight IHSAA wrestling sectional championship Saturday at Westview.

At their meeting Thursday evening, the Shipshewana Town Council approved the final closing documents to complete the sale of the Shipshewana Event Center.

Dear friends,

Last week I heard from my new friend, Angel. She had so much to share that I needed to put it in two weeks. Here is the remaining part of Angel’s letter.

Lowell M. Buckner,80, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.

Polly Collins, 82, Milford, Ind., formerly of Ligonier, Ind., died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her residence.

Mahlon Cross Jr., 79, Topeka, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at his residence.

Ella N.  Knepp, 83, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at her residence.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on January 24 regarding a theft.

Walter Lee Buss, 86, Ligonier, Ind., died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Lakeland defeated New Prairie (90.85-34.95) and lost to Elkhart Central (104.65-90.85) in varsity gymnastics Monday night in LaGrange.