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 On January 19, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted by Joe Stutzman of CR 1150W in Middlebury to report a hit and run crash.

by Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau Chief

Lakeland fell to both NECC foe Hamilton and non-conference opponent Goshen in varsity boys basketball over the weekend.

A blistering, 26-6 burst from the opening tip propelled Westview to a 59-44 NECC girls basketball victory over arch-rival Fairfield last Friday night in Emma.

Prairie Heights completed its domination of the 2014-15 NECC wrestling season Saturday afternoon in Albion by easily winning the league’s annual tournament title.

Shuffle on down to downtown LaGrange this Saturday to try out a variety of tasty chili.

The annual Chili Shuffle takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Since the first of the year, the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been searching for a new president/CEO as Keith Gillenwater left at the end of the year.

The main subject of discussion at the Prairie Heights School Board meeting on January 19 was the possible configuration of the calendar for the upcoming school year.

Emergency personnel were dispatched shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the Millersburg area for a subject who had been pinned under his vehicle.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on January 23 by Cassandra Noble, who reported that she had received a fraudulent check from a business opportunity.

On January 19, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted by the owners of a residence in the 2000 block of CR 1150W to investigate gunshots.

Alvin Jay Beechy, 81, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his residence.

Dear friends,

Charles D. Kilgore, 52, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence.

George Quetot, 55, Howe, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born September 4, 1959, in Kittanning, Penn.

Kristine Joyce Porter, 64, Shipshewana, formerly of Michigan, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her residence.

Lawrence "Larrie" Kirby, 84, LaGrange, formerly of Elkhart and Shipshewana, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Marcus O. Hochstetler, 24, Millersburg, Ind., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 as the result of an accident while working on his truck at his parents’ residence in Millersburg.