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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill advises Hoosiers to beware of scams via social media through direct or private messages, most commonly on Facebook.

Dear friends,

Melvin J. Schlabach, 80, LaGrange, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his residence.

Monroe Gage, 93, LaGrange, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born November 4, 1923, in LaGrange, to Fred and Retha (Marks) Gage.

Victor Sutton, 76, Little Turkey Lake, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

John Michael “Mike” Reade, 61, Wolcottville, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at his residence.

Edward A. “Eddie” Rhinesmith, 87, Howe, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his residence.

John Herbert Workman, 83, LaGrange, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his residence.

Byron K. "Barney" Prough, 79, Shipshewana, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Elkhart General Hospital.

Jack Lynn Swihart, 60, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at South Bend Hospice House.

Joseph Gingerich, 95, West, Texas, formerly of Ligonier, died Monday, February 27, 2017, in Waco, Texas.

Arthur Wells, 79, LaGrange, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Evelyn Mae Crawford, 90, Columbia City, Ind., died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Miller’s at Oak Point.

Kenneth L. Christner, 89, Mongo, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his residence.

Lakeland High School released its 2nd Trimester Honor Roll.

12th Grade High Honor Roll:

Lakeland senior Darien Freeman delivered a personal-best score in the vault at the Huntington North gymnastics regional meet last Friday.

Veteran Westview boys basketball coach Rob Yoder has often said that strange things happen in the sectional.

Bids for two different road projects were received at the Monday morning LaGrange County Commissioners meeting.