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Silas S. Shrock, 89, Shipshewana, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Lakeland competed in the Elkhart Central Turkey Duals varsity wrestling meet this past Saturday.


The Prairie Heights wrestling team successfully defended its War on the Wabash championship at Lafayette Harrison this past weekend.

Garrett held off Prairie Heights, 45-36 in NECC girls basketball action Saturday night in Brushy Prairie.

East Noble rallied to defeat Lakeland, 61-55 in varsity boys basketball action between the long-time rivals Saturday night in Kendallville.

Maggie McCoy made her first start for the Westview varsity girls basketball team a memorable one this past Friday night in Emma.

Elijah Hales poured in 22 points in leading Westview past old rival Northridge, 59-47 in varsity boys basketball action this past Saturday night in Emma.

On November 26, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a traffic accident on SR 3 near CR 300N with unknown injuries.

Five minors were released to their parents on November 27 after they were found to be in possession of alcohol.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department reported that around 1:30 a.m. on November 26, a Jeep with heavy front end damage was located during an unrelated investigation.

“I have the best job in LaGrange County,” Jim Carr said as he worked recently to finish another project at Dallas Lake Park. “I have loved every minute of it.”

The Christmas season is here and many children are making their list of Christmas wishes.

Michael Strawser

LaGrange County Council


To the Editor:

Dear friends,

I have a new friend, his name is Taco. He sent a letter to me this week.

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Christi Elena Ornelas, 18, LaGrange, died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her residence.

Beulah M. Buller, 93, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Goshen Hospital.

    She was born August 21, 1923, near Yoder, Kan., to Noah J. and Jennie (Hooley)

Burrett M. "Buster" Allabach, 82, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, November 21, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Duane Carson Shepherd,55, Kendallville, Ind., died Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Charles William Hawkins, 80, LaGrange, died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Kenneth E. Bellaire, 79, Shipshewana, died Sunday, November 27, 2016.

    He was born July 5, 1937, in Shipshewana, to Melvin J. and Mildred (Johnson) Bellaire.

Gregory E. Ross, 55, LaGrange, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born December 27, 1960, in Sturgis, Mich., to Nancy (Easterday) Penick.