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A driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, driving her car off the road and into a tree last Monday.

Earl L. Yoakam Jr., 76, LaGrange, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Evelyn V. Rowe, 84, Avilla, Ind., died Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence.

Winter Twig Identification…

An old telephone scam is making a resurgence in Indiana communities: the jury duty scam.

It’s been talked about for years and is now finally coming to pass. Gospel music legends Mark Lowry and The Martins are on the road together.

Mervin M. Miller, 74, Ligonier, Ind., died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born on July 23, 1940 the son of Mose N. and Emma (Lehman) Miller.

Robert E. "Bob" Cross, 58, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, December 29, 2014.

Westview steamed to its seventh NECC girls basketball win in as many outings last Tuesday night in LaGrange by a 49-37 count over the host Lady Lakers of Lakeland.

In a battle of boys hoop squads seeking their initial NECC victories, the Westview Warriors pulled away from the Lakeland Lakers, 48-30 last Tuesday evening in LaGrange.

George E. Brown

Judge, LaGrange

Superior Court


Dear Friends,

James Richard Garver, 59, Phoenix and Sedona, Ariz., formerly of Middlebury, Lafayette, and LaGrange, Ind., died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his residence in Phoenix, Ariz.