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Craig A. Pieratt, 49, LaGrange, died Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Orlando, Fla., area.


Israel Eugene “Izzy” Yoder, 21, Ligonier, died April 5, 2012 as the result of a swimming accident in Haiti while serving on a mission trip.


Rodney L. Sawyer,50, rural LaGrange County, died on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at his residence.


A group of 20 eighth grade students and seven parent and teacher chaperones from Lakeland Middle School traveled to Washington, D.C. during spring break.


Twenty-four Lakeland High School students participated in Hispanic Day on Campus March 23 at Ancilla College.



The Lakeland and Prairie Heights softball squads braved the cold and wind Tuesday afternoon in a hotly contested battle for their NECC opener.


The Prairie Heights girls track squad nipped visiting Lakeland, 63-61, and lost to the Angola squad, 95-32. Angola’s girls also topped Lakeland, 99-33.


The Lakeland boys track squad defeated both the host Prairie Heights squad and Angola teams in a three-way track meet Tuesday afternoon.



A caucus to appoint the replacement for the position of LaGrange County Clerk is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the LaGrange County Library.


Debbie Bontrager

President, Animal Welfare Association, Inc.



As Indiana’s spring turkey season approaches, DNR Wildlife Research Biologist Steve Backs said hunters should plan to work a little harder this year.


Cassidy Sabelhouse

Women of the Moose





Library Closings…

All branches of the library will be closed on May 28 due to Memorial Day.


Troy Sutton



To the Editor:


Melvin Lee Mullett, 75, Topeka, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at his residence.  


Max Sherck, 82, Middlebury, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. 


Patricia C. Stiles, 82, LaGrange, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.


Mary Louise Miller, 77, Wakarusa, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Greencroft Healthcare.