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Parks Superintendent Mike Metz was granted permission to upgrade the security systems on four county parks facilities at a Monday meeting of county commissioners.

Tom Marks officially resigned as director of the LaGrange County Building Department at Monday’s county commissioners meeting. The resignation will be effective March 31.

LaGrange County Commissioners appointed three people to county boards at Monday morning’s meeting.

Laurie Trost



To the Editor:

Prairie Heights climbed to 5-2 in the NECC boys basketball standings with victories this past weekend over Fremont and Angola.

Eastside scored the last eight points to rescue 57-49 victory over Westview in NECC boys basketball action last Friday night in Emma.

Justin McCoy drilled 29 points in sparking Garrett to an 84-53 NECC boys basketball victory over the visiting Lakeland Lakers last Friday evening.

Big efforts in the first and third quarters helped lift Wawasee past Lakeland, 62-40 in varsity boys basketball Saturday night in LaGrange.


Westview clinched its second straight NECC girls basketball regular-season championship Saturday night in Butler with a 57-44 triumph over Eastside.

Garrett trimmed Lakeland, 59-34 in NECC girls basketball last Friday night.

Amos LaVern Bontrager, 49, Goshen, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Owen David Boggs, 72, LaGrange, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

John H. Schwartz, 78, Ligonier, Ind., died Friday, January 30, 2015 at his residence.

Officials from Parkview LaGrange Hospital and Lakeland School Corporation have announced a new partnership that will focus on the health of middle school and high school athletes.

One person was flown to a hospital in Ft. Wayne after a one-car accident in the morning hours on January 29.

Susan H. Yoder, 93, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her residence.