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Prairie Heights cruised to its third straight IHSAA wrestling sectional championship Saturday at Westview.

At their meeting Thursday evening, the Shipshewana Town Council approved the final closing documents to complete the sale of the Shipshewana Event Center.

Dear friends,

Last week I heard from my new friend, Angel. She had so much to share that I needed to put it in two weeks. Here is the remaining part of Angel’s letter.

Lowell M. Buckner,80, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.

Polly Collins, 82, Milford, Ind., formerly of Ligonier, Ind., died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her residence.

Mahlon Cross Jr., 79, Topeka, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at his residence.

Ella N.  Knepp, 83, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at her residence.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on January 24 regarding a theft.

Walter Lee Buss, 86, Ligonier, Ind., died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Lakeland defeated New Prairie (90.85-34.95) and lost to Elkhart Central (104.65-90.85) in varsity gymnastics Monday night in LaGrange.

Since this past fall, Westview’s elementary schools have been sending backpacks with food home with students over the weekends.

The unemployment rate for LaGrange County dropped to an even 3.0 percent for December, down two-tenths from November. A year ago, the rate stood at 3.5 percent.

A search warrant was executed by the LaGrange Police Department on January 22 after an investigation stemming from May 2016 at the Culp (Billman) Apartments on CR 50N near the golf course.

Orpha Amelia Palmer, 89, Burr Oak, Mich., died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence.