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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.

LaGrange County’s unemployment rate continues to fluctuate slightly from month to month as the employment situation normalizes.

Deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence at Lakeside Manor on CR 1150W Saturday, December 21, just after noon for a domestic fight.

LaGrange County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a residence on CR 200S near 700E on a report that the female was “not acting like herself” on Sunday, December 22.

On December 22, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department received a report that a catalytic converter had been cut off a vehicle while the owner was at work.

An attempt to help a stranded motorist ended up with an arrest for possession of synthetic drugs.

Danny C. Newman, 61, of LaGrange, died Sunday December 22, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange.

The LaGrange County Regional Utility District is set for 2014 after passing a budget for the upcoming year at last Thursday’s meeting.

Lukas Long of Lakeland and Kevin Miller of Westview each took home individual championships from Saturday’s Westview Invitational wrestling meet.