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Dear friends,

It was announced that the U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against PBI Bank, Inc., to recover losses to the Miller’s Health System Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

A single-vehicle crash left the driver injured, with a child passenger unhurt.

On December 18, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the 6000 block of CR 700N in reference to a male that refused to leave.

On Monday, December 23, a deputy with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a Dodge Ram pickup truck on US 20 at CR 400 E for having no working taillights.

Virginia W. (Wakefield) Yates, died Sunday December 29.

She was born June 16, 1930.

Alexis Vieyra Reyes, age 19, of Angola, Ind. died Friday December 20, in Fremont, Ind.

Patricia Ann Harding (Miller) of Three Rivers, Mich., formerly of Muncie, Ind., and Clearwater, FL, passed away at Rose Harbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, Mich., on Wednesday December 25, 2013.

Gene H. Thomason, 85, of LaGrange, died Friday December 27, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor.

LeRoy Miller, 81, of LaGrange, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his home.

Miller was born on July 13, 1932 in Plain City, OH to Pete V. and Mary (Borntrager) Miller.

Freeman M. Lehman, 75, of Shipshewana, died on Wednesday, December 25, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the day at his home.

Betty Eash, 81, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Florence A. Notestine, 96, LaGrange, died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at her residence.

    Carolyn Sue Taylor, 74, Howe, died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

 By Joe Klock, Sr.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department recently held their end of year awards ceremony and the following department members received awards.