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The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on July 26 regarding a physical altercation.



To the Editor:

First State Bank swept a doubleheader against Michiana Equipment, 15-10 and 11-8.

Wildcard split their doubleheader with Challenger Door, 17-7 and 8-18.

Tobias C. “Toby” Hochstetler, 41, rural Manton, Mich., drowned Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Meauwataka Lake in Wexford County, Mich.

Phillip R. Thompson, 85, LaGrange, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his residence.

    He was born April 2, 1928, in Topeka, to Irmin L. and Lettie (Neff) Thompson.

Dear Friends,

I received a note last week from Cinder. Thanks!! I will share it with you.

Hi Buddy,

Bob M. VanWinkle, 65, Howe, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    On July 25, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by David Doenges of CR 030W regarding stolen gasoline.

John V. Ellis, 85, Goshen, Ind., formerly of LaGrange, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.

Jerry L. Randall,74, Sturgis, Mich., died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, Mich.

First practice sessions for all Lakeland High School fall sports will begin on Monday, Aug. 5.  Practice times will be as follows:

Pam Jennings, Aggie Mettler, Amy Peters

Westler Lake Poker Run Committee


The second time’s a charm for the Lakeland School District as it looks to build a new administration center.