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The Lakeland Lakers were just a few seconds from scoring their first victory of the young boys basketball season Tuesday night at Fairfield.

Prairie Heights rode the superb efforts of seniors Austin Penick and Cody Bachelor to a 57-41 varsity boys basketball victory over Elkhart Christian Tuesday night in Brushy Prairie.

The Prairie Heights wrestling team stayed unbeaten Wednesday night with a 65-7 drubbing of host Homestead.

Grace Hales pumped in 22 points and dished out five assists as Westview pounded Elkhart Christian, 76-35 in varsity girls basketball action Tuesday night in Elkhart.

The Westview High School Band Department is putting together an alumni band to perform at the Westview vs. Lakeland basketball game on Dec. 22.

Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of year. Great gatherings. Carols (as long as I don’t sing.) Food. Gifts.

Marcia Lynne Perdriau, 81, Oliver Lake, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at her residence.

Fannie Kauffman, 96, Syracuse, Ind., formerly of Topeka, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Emily's House of Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

Robert Wayne "Bob" Weaver, 84, Goshen, died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his residence.

Guy E. Alfrey, 82, Goshen, died Friday, December 4, 2015, at Elkhart Hospice House.

50 Years Ago in the Standard

December 9, 1965

 

Parents tend to purchase STEM-related toys for boys more often than girls, according to a Purdue University expert.

Jury still out on use of rubber mulch

At the end of the year, county commissioners will be making appointments to various boards that serve the county.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted regarding a theft that had occurred between December 1 and 2 in the LaGrange area.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted on December 3 regarding a burglary at a residence in the 8000W block of CR 750N.

On December 5, the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department was contacted regarding a theft at a residence in the 11000W block of CR 300S.