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At approximately 9 p.m. on February 4, an officer from the LaGrange Police Department was dispatched to a residence on North Detroit Street regarding a domestic dispute.

An accident Wednesday injured one person.

Brandon Terris Smith, 28, Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Sturgis, Mich.

Jason R. Potts, 37, South Milford, Ind., died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence.

Trisha J. Rees, 48, LaGrange, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Debra Diane Shirar, 55, Howe, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at her residence.

Alma Bontreger, 83, LaGrange, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Esther Sowers, 83, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at her residence. 

    Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Mark Leu

LaGrange County REMC CEO


To the Editor:

By Congressman Marlin Stutzman

The Michigan man who took a female hostage and drove her into Indiana remains at large Monday.

The application period for the second round of Secured School Safety grants is now open and runs through Monday, March 10.

Westview stayed perfect in the NECC boys basketball standings with a 47-34 victory at Eastside last Friday night.

Westview took control of the NECC girls basketball regular-season championship chase last Friday night with a 42-41 defeat of Fairfield in Benton.

Several more candidates have filed with the LaGrange County Clerk’s Office to run in the May primary. Deadline to file is noon on Friday, Feb. 7