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Mary Hershberger, 81, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at her son’s residence in Middlebury.

Norma E. Rice,81, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, February 9, 2015 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.

I spent the day last Friday at Lakeland High School talking to four senior English classes about Letters to the Editor.

Prairie Heights Elementary School has released its academic pride lists for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. A * denotes superior academic pride.

The LaGrange County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual public meeting on Thursday, March 5.

Winifred B. “Winnie” Bassett, 100, Nevada Mills (Angola), Ind., died Monday, February 9, 2015, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center in Angola, Ind.

    Arlene M. Sherer, 89, Topeka, died January 29, 2015 in LaGrange.

Douglas Eugene Yoder, 71, Middlebury, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Janet M. Miller, 69, Goshen, Ind., died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at I.U. Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Katie S. Eash, 100, Goshen, formerly of Shipshewana, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Courtyard of Goshen.

Margaret Ellen McDonald, 81, LaGrange, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her residence.

Richard L. Carls, 87, Sturgis, Mich., died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Vivian L. Wood, 61, Huntington, Ind., died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Throughout this session, noteworthy education legislation is being discussed by the Indiana General Assembly. Below are three bills that were considered by the Senate this week:

The Westview varsity girls basketball team stretched its winning streak to 16 Tuesday night with a 71-24 spanking of host Jimtown.

Twenty-two wrestlers from LaGrange County will be vying for regional championships and semi-state berths this Saturday at Goshen High School starting at 9:30 a.m..

Rose Ann Inman, 81, Goshen, Ind., died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

The LaGrange Town Council is considering annexation of outlying areas of the Town. An informational meeting is planned for Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.

David Bricker, 68, Howe, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his residence. 

The Focus LaGrange Planning Team