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Led by Whittney Ray’s blue-ribbon sweep, the Lakeland gymnastics team scored wins over Westview (98.15-89.35) and West Noble (98.15-80.65) Monday night in LaGrange.

A stellar third quarter helped boost the Westview Warriors to a 60-50 varsity boys basketball victory over Fremont in a key NECC contest played Tuesday night in Emma.

A couple who grew up in LaGrange County were killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday evening in Ft. Wayne.

The Indiana State Police (ISP) Post in Ft. Wayne recently welcomed three troopers who have transferred in from two other northern posts.

Sherry Lou Thornton, 63, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence.

Ruth M. Wood, 96, died Sunday, February 19, 2017.

    She was born November 10, 1920, in LaGrange County, to Earl and Myrtle Gerren.

Norma Jean Snook, 87, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her residence.

    She was born May 10, 1929, in Wawaka, Ind., to James and Georgia (Imler) Rink.

Brandy Lynn Cooley, 53, Topeka, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at her residence.

James J. Fry, 82, LaGrange, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

LeAnna Barkman, 56, Millersburg, Ind., died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence.

    David Niles Killian, 54, Shipshewana, died Monday, February 20, 2017.

State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) is urging U.S. Congress to enact legislation that would help veterans receive their GI Bill benefits to become railroad conductors.

Nic Rensberger tallied 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading Westview to a 42-29 non-conference varsity boys basketball victory over Goshen last Friday night in Emma.

I thought I would keep everyone updated as to what is going on with our building project on a monthly basis. I appreciate all the people who have asked me what is going on with the project.

The LaGrange County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its 65th Annual District Meeting on Thursday, March 2.

Charles J. Miller,76, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.