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Angola downed Lakeland, 45-24 in NECC wrestling action last Thursday.

A valiant comeback by the Lakeland varsity boys basketball team fell just short last Friday night in Ligonier, as the Lakers dropped a 72-68 overtime decision to the West Noble Chargers.

Angola scored 18 of the first 22 points against Prairie Heights last Friday night and cruised to a 57-40 NECC girls basketball triumph over the visiting Lady Panthers.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department reported that a man was accidentally shot on January 5 at his residence on CR 325N.

Shortly after midnight on January 7, a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on CR 700S near 00EW.

Robert H. “Dige” DiGirolamo, 81, LaGrange, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence.

Martha E. “Mickey” Kohlheim, 92, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Ft. Myers, Fla.

    James L. Coy, 95, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of Syracuse, Ind.

Christina “Tina” Keesler, 61, Howe, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her daughter’s residence in Sturgis, Mich.

Paul H. Koors, 92 of Indianapolis and formerly of Tipton died at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at home.

Closings…

LaGrange County offices are closed Monday, Janaury 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Brian Alan Yoder died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Ray Wooster, 77, White Pigeon, Mich., died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his residence.

Numbers of different boards and commissions of LaGrange County have seen members appointed for 2017. Most will serve for a number of years.

John Milton “Johnny Milt” “Milt” Garlets, 77, Harrietta, Mich., died Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at his residence.

Norma M. Abel, 80, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her residence.

Matthew Ryan Lehman, 33, Shipshewana, died Monday, January 2, 2016 at Goshen Health Hospital.

Toni L. Raber, 62, Angola, Ind., died Wednesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence.

Charles Johnson, 71, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

The 16th Annual Northern Indiana Grazing Conference (NIGC) will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, 2017.