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The Westview “Red Eyed Vieros” team took second place at a recent envirothon contest held in Columbia City, Ind.


LaGrangeCounty schools sent their best and brightest to the Regional Science Fair on March 17 at Trine University, with many of them returning with special awards.


LakelandMiddle School had several musicians compete in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest in Angola recently, bringing home gold and silver ratings.


Fred Taylor

Greenfield, Ind. and
Shipshewana Lake







All LaGrange County offices will be closed on April 6 in observance of Good Friday.



Wawasee scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to nip Westview, 9-7 in varsity softball action Saturday afternoon in Syracuse.


Sabrina Whitaker won two events in leading the Westview varsity girls track team past West Noble and Wawasee last week.



Julia I. Roth, 76, Shipshewana, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.


    Ruth Ann Hoopingarner, 71, LaGrange, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.



The LaGrange County Plan Commission gave its approval to a request for a rezone in Howe at their Tuesday evening meeting.


Elizabeth Ann Shetler, 68, LaGrange, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at her residence. 


Mary Jane Griffith, 100, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. 


Marcella D. Sweeney, 93, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St.  Anne Home and Retirement Community in Ft. Wayne.