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Newly elected Prairie Heights School Board members Bill McClanahan and Kirk Perkins were sworn into office at the school board meeting Tuesday night.

Debby Pontecorvo

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LaGrange County


LaGrange County community members will unite at a rally to officially launch the 2015 Relay For Life season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the LaGrange County Public Library.

A detailed study of tourism in LaGrange County for 2013 has shown that one of the county’s primary industries is on the rebound.

Dear New Year friends,

Donald E. "Gene" Miller, 77, Big Turkey Lake, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Jeannette Mae Shull,94, Rome City, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

Judy Ann Lefevra, 66, Angola, Ind., died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Joe Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Richard W. Likens, 94, Hudson, Ind., died Sunday, December 28, 2014.

    He was born June 29, 1920, in Waterloo, Ind., to Clyde and Flora (Fenstimaker) Likens.

Terry Jo Godfrey,53, South Milford, Ind., died Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

Five Prairie Heights wrestlers placed in their weight class at the Al Smith Invitational held last week in Mishawaka.

DeKalb and Plymouth each dealt the Lakeland varsity boys basketball team a defeat last Tuesday in the Westview Shootout.

Chandler Aspy’s 15-point explosion in the fourth quarter helped the Westview Warriors secure a 57-39 victory over Plymouth in their opening game of the Westview Shootout last Tuesday.

Lakeland fell to Tippecanoe Valley and Concord in its own girls basketball “four-way” tournament played this past Saturday afternoon in LaGrange.

The Lakeland gymnastics team and Westview individual Karyssa Davis competed at the Elkhart Central Invitational this past Saturday.

A driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, driving her car off the road and into a tree last Monday.

Earl L. Yoakam Jr., 76, LaGrange, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Evelyn V. Rowe, 84, Avilla, Ind., died Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

Winter Twig Identification…

An old telephone scam is making a resurgence in Indiana communities: the jury duty scam.