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Gaythel L. White, 69, LaGrange, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Alexis Williams’ three-point play in the waning seconds lifted Concord past Lakeland, 55-51 in a varsity girls basketball contest played Tuesday night in LaGrange.

Prairie Heights defeated its third straight Elkhart County foe Tuesday night in dramatic fashion, shading the Braves of Elkhart Christian in overtime by a count of 86-79.

Fairfield dealt the Lakeland varsity boys basketball team its first loss in the Scott LaPlace Era, 83-49 Tuesday evening in Benton.

Sparked by a 20-point, 14-rebound effort from Maria McCoy, the Westview varsity girls basketball team coasted to a 71-26 victory at Elkhart Christian Tuesday evening.

The Topeka Town Council approved a three year contract with Borden’s Waste Away after the company submitted the lowest bid.

Topeka Fire Chief Stewart Bender was retained for a further two years Monday.

All branches of the LaGrange County Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday January 1st.

Monroe Starrett, 68, LaGrange, formerly of Lejunior, Ky., died Sunday, December 8, 2013.

I am a big fan of shrubs with red berries for brightening the winter landscape.  They also provide a food source for wildlife and come in quite handy for using in holiday décor.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on December 9, a 2005 Chevrolet pickup was stopped by the LaGrange Police Department on US 20 at CR 400E.

At approximately 5 a.m. on December 10, a traffic stop on a semi tractor-trailer was made by the LaGrange Police Department on Central Ave. at Townline Rd.

The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple burglaries that occurred in the Royer Lake area.

Brant Betts fired in 21 points and Marco Olivares canned 17 as Lakeland handled Fremont, 73-49 in the NECC boys basketball opener for both teams last Friday night in LaGrange.