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Orva S. Bontrager, 72, Shipshewana, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Janet K. Myers, 71, LaGrange, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her residence.

Paul G. Palmer, 78, LaGrange, formerly of Manitou Beach, Mich., died Friday, December 11, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Rosie M. Sadler, 87, died Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville, Ind.

Major Wayne E. Myers, retired, of Sturgis, Michigan, passed on December 8, 2015 while under the care of William Beaumont Hospice in Royal Oak, Michigan.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

December 16, 1965

 

Emma E. Miller, 68, LaGrange, died Monday, December 14, 2015 at the scene of an auto accident at 9905W 500S in Millersburg.

Central Noble traveled to Westview last Friday night with an unblemished record in the NECC girls basketball standings.

NorthWood invaded Emma last Thursday night and took home a 70-45 varsity boys basketball victory over the host Westview Warriors.

A torrid start to the second quarter propelled Eastside to a 58-37 NECC girls basketball victory over host Prairie Heights last Friday night.

Jalisa Schwartz tossed in 16 points to lead Fairfield past Lakeland, 54-32 in NECC girls basketball play last Friday evening in LaGrange.

After coming close a couple of times, the Lakeland boys basketball team finally posted its initial victory of the 2015-16 campaign Saturday night in LaGrange.

Central Noble held off Westview, 42-40 in NECC boys basketball action Saturday night in Albion.

Prairie Heights dug itself a hole it could not quite get out of Saturday night in Butler.

Members of the LaGrange County Council agreed on the re-appointment of several community members to county boards at their Monday morning meeting.

Indiana is gearing up to celebrate its statehood bicentennial in 2016.

A special bicentennial flag will be raised at noon on Friday, Dec. 11, at the LaGrange County Courthouse.

On December 8, Harley Lambright of JC Appliance contacted the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department to report that his business on CR 200N had been burglarized.