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Susan H. Yoder, 93, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her residence.

David Edwin “Bal” Ballinger, 67, Angola, Ind., died Monday, January 26, 2015 at his residence.

Diane Mary Fortman, 61, Kendallville, Ind., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her residence.  

Elsie L. Miller, 89, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Mishawaka, Ind., died Friday, January 23, 2015.

Patricia J. Rectanus, 84, Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 17, 2015 at Englewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne.

Prairie Heights Middle School has released its second quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year. A * denotes all A’s.

8th Grade

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on January 28.

An argument between two men led to a drug arrest on January 27.

 On January 19, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted by Joe Stutzman of CR 1150W in Middlebury to report a hit and run crash.

by Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau Chief

Lakeland fell to both NECC foe Hamilton and non-conference opponent Goshen in varsity boys basketball over the weekend.

A blistering, 26-6 burst from the opening tip propelled Westview to a 59-44 NECC girls basketball victory over arch-rival Fairfield last Friday night in Emma.

Prairie Heights completed its domination of the 2014-15 NECC wrestling season Saturday afternoon in Albion by easily winning the league’s annual tournament title.

Shuffle on down to downtown LaGrange this Saturday to try out a variety of tasty chili.

The annual Chili Shuffle takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Since the first of the year, the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been searching for a new president/CEO as Keith Gillenwater left at the end of the year.

The main subject of discussion at the Prairie Heights School Board meeting on January 19 was the possible configuration of the calendar for the upcoming school year.