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Dear Friends,

Westview Jr.-Sr. High School has released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.

High Honor Roll

Johnnie R. Taylor, 68, Avilla, Ind., formerly of Rome City, died Friday, October 14, 2016, at his residence.

The holiday season in Shipshewana will get off to a bright start next weekend as the town hosts the 2016 Lighting of Shipshewana and light parade.

The Westview Music Department will present the classic musical “Annie” this weekend, with shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Wayne Pratt, 82, Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Centreville, Mich.

On October 29 around 8:39 p.m., a deputy with the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department stopped a 1993 GMC SUV on CR 100E north of CR 600N for a traffic violation.

On October 30 around 6:45 p.m., deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department were sent to a residence in the 7000W block of CR 750N regarding a fight between a father and son.

LaGrange County Historian Bryan McCoy will be the featured speaker for the Topeka Area Historical Society’s annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The Indiana General Assembly revised the farmland assessment formula during its 2016 session. Let's figure out what that might do to farmland assessments and property taxes.

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

LaGrange County Horizon Branch personnel presented a check for $1,000 on October 28 to Mont Arnold, executive director of LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity. 

Ronald Lynn Freeman, 60, Wolcottville, died Sunday October 30, 2016.

Betty Jean Wright, 72, Wolcottville died Friday, October 28, 2016, at her daughter’s residence in Garrett, Ind.