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Ok, here is a very warm and fuzzy Christmas story from Ark. Do you remember Boone and Banjo, the two brothers who came to the sanctuary at the same time?

The LaGrange County unemployment rate was up one-tenth for November, rising to 3.2 percent from October’s 3.1 percent.

William I. "Bill" Mast, 90, Howe, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his residence.

Leona Becker, 98, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Ind.

Isaac Whetstone was stillborn Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) was recently selected to serve as chair of the House Committee on Local Government.

Lewis Junior Shears, 86, Centreville, Mich., died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his residence.

Ellen Conley, 81, Kendallville, Ind., died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Kendallville Manor Nursing and Rehab.

Olive M. Misner, 90, Wolcottville, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.

Even though our gardens are nestled beneath a blanket of snow, enjoying their winter nap, we can still enjoy a little indoor windowsill gardening and the taste of fresh herbs right now.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

December 29, 1966


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Keep holiday poinsettias and other plants near a bright window. Water as top of soil becomes dry.

Lakeland won three of its four matches at the Sturgis Invitational wrestling meet held this past Saturday.

Eastside tallied the final 13 points in its battle with NECC rival Lakeland last Friday in Butler, allowing the Blazers to pull out a 56-48 victory over the Lakers.

Summer Konkle, Ashya Klopfenstein and Alex Burr each tossed in 13 points in sparking Westview to a 56-39 NECC girls basketball triumph at Fremont last Thursday night.

Prairie Heights finished second at the Yorktown Super Duals wrestling meet held this past Saturday.

Angola held off Westview, 50-44 in an NECC boys basketball showdown held last Friday night in the Monument City.

Jalen Paul poured in 31 points in leading Churubusco to a 70-47 triumph over Prairie Heights in NECC boys basketball action last Friday night.

Churubusco outscored Prairie Heights, 26-19 in the second half to pull out a 43-33 NECC girls basketball victory over the visiting Lady Panthers last Friday night.