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Lakeland High School freshman Kyle Coalson, son of Ben and Amy Coalson of LaGrange, got a surprise Thursday afternoon when he was called into the principal’s office.

George E. Brown



To the Editor:

On March 15, the Howe Military Academy (HMA) Rifle Team traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., for the 2015 Indiana State Junior Rifle Championship.

Leseley Marks, 68, Butler, Ind., formerly of Wolcottville, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at DeKalb Health in Auburn, Ind.

Corina Marlow



To the Editor:

Martha L. West, 94, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at her residence.

Patricia Ann Northup, 74, Orland, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

Officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department made three separate arrests for drunk driving.

Virginia (Ginny) Geneva, 95, formerly of Howe, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, Mich.

At the Prairie Heights School Board meeting Monday night, the graduation date for the Class of 2015 was set for Sunday, June 14.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

Cellphone service should be a little better in LaGrange County after a new tower is installed between LaGrange and Howe following approval Tuesday evening by the LaGrange County BZA.

Charlotte M. Hunter, 91, Kokomo, Ind., died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at her residence.

Eli J. Hochstetler, 85, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his residence.

Lois Eldora Herber, 86, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Saturday, March 14, 2015.

    She was born May 4, 1928, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Shortly before 8 a.m. on March 17, Wolcottville Town Marshal Ryan Kauffman observed a red vehicle traveling south on Main Street through Wolcottville too fast for conditions.

Merlin Ray “Mert” Mockler, 81, Middlebury, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Elkhart Hospice House.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on March 18, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a personal injury accident in the area of CR 600S and 600E.