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Debbie Bontrager, President

Animal Welfare

Association, Inc.

Dear Friends,

Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicate too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.

Ashtin Kaminer poured in 19 points in sparking Lakeland to a 53-49 overtime triumph at Central Noble Tuesday night.

Often times a player’s value to a basketball team can be measured on what it does when he is off the court rather than what it accomplishes when he is on the court.

The LaGrange County Plan Commission approved four site plans Monday evening, all for area businesses.

The LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) has announced that it is in the process of making major staff changes, which will be fully effective December 27.

Many area K-9 officers and their four legged partners were busy this week in LaGrange County.

Melvin F. Schuman, 99, South Milford, Ind., died Monday, November 25, 2013 at his residence.

Hattie E. Schermerhorn, 95, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.

Ruth Geneva Lemmon, 94, Goshen, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Maples at Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

Mable Irene Andrews, 93, Howe, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    Margaret A. Shafer, 74, Mongo, died Sunday, November 25, 2013 at her residence.

Grace Hales knocked down 19 points and Brooke Yoder canned five, three-point shots for 15 markers as Westview rallied to beat Elkhart Memorial, 55-52 last Friday night in Elkhart.

An unlikely heroine lifted Lakeland past Prairie Heights in NECC girls basketball action last Friday night in LaGrange.

The LaGrange County Regional Utility District took action to set up three reserve cash funds at their meeting last Thursday.

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation has announced that per capita income levels are rising in LaGrange County, while the unemployment rate is continuing to go down.