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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) awarded nearly $600,000 to 18 recipients for their plans to implement the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate (WEC) program.

Norman Miller, a senior at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Sharen S. Sturgis, 75, Wolcottville, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at her residence.

Delbert “Max” Woodworth, 74, Howe, died Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence.

Omer Bender, 88, Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen, Ind.

Ervin Jay Hershberger, 69, Elkhart, Ind., died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Kalkaska Memorial Health in Kalkaska, Mich.

A hot shooting effort by Camron Bontrager propelled the Lakeland varsity boys basketball team to its first win of the season Saturday night at Bethany Christian.


In a battle of northern Indiana boys basketball heavyweights, NorthWood held off Westview, 60-57 last Thursday night in Nappanee.

Sydney Freeman fired in 21 points to lead Central Noble past Westview, 49-32 in NECC girls basketball action last Friday night in Albion.


The Prairie Heights varsity boys basketball team remains in search of its first win of the season after dropping a 55-42 result to NECC foe Eastside Saturday evening in Brushy Prairie.

Eastside out scored Prairie Heights, 36-14 in the middle two quarters en route to a 57-31 NECC girls basketball victory over the visiting Lady Panthers last Friday night.

    Two people were arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop recently.

Susie Ellen "Sue" Kurtz, 68, LaGrange, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her residence.

Maxine L. Soblotne, 94, Kokomo, Ind., died Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at The Legacy at Waterford Place.

Mary "Lynne" Christenson, 74, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Pollie N. Beechy, 87, Topeka, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at her residence.

Beverly June Skeels, 84, Mongo, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.