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Indiana is gearing up to celebrate its statehood bicentennial in 2016.

A special bicentennial flag will be raised at noon on Friday, Dec. 11, at the LaGrange County Courthouse.

On December 8, Harley Lambright of JC Appliance contacted the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department to report that his business on CR 200N had been burglarized.

On December 8, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted by Falisha Wiedman of Wolcottville, who told officers that her 2000 Dodge Dakota had been stolen from her residence.

On December 7, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted regarding a burglary at a home under construction on CR 800S in Topeka.

The Lakeland Lakers were just a few seconds from scoring their first victory of the young boys basketball season Tuesday night at Fairfield.

Prairie Heights rode the superb efforts of seniors Austin Penick and Cody Bachelor to a 57-41 varsity boys basketball victory over Elkhart Christian Tuesday night in Brushy Prairie.

The Prairie Heights wrestling team stayed unbeaten Wednesday night with a 65-7 drubbing of host Homestead.

Grace Hales pumped in 22 points and dished out five assists as Westview pounded Elkhart Christian, 76-35 in varsity girls basketball action Tuesday night in Elkhart.

The Westview High School Band Department is putting together an alumni band to perform at the Westview vs. Lakeland basketball game on Dec. 22.

Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of year. Great gatherings. Carols (as long as I don’t sing.) Food. Gifts.

Marcia Lynne Perdriau, 81, Oliver Lake, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at her residence.

Fannie Kauffman, 96, Syracuse, Ind., formerly of Topeka, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Emily's House of Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

Robert Wayne "Bob" Weaver, 84, Goshen, died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his residence.

Guy E. Alfrey, 82, Goshen, died Friday, December 4, 2015, at Elkhart Hospice House.

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