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  • Kindergarten Countdown Camp Registration Now Open; 4-Way Stop To Be Placed In Etna Green; McAlister’s Deli Opening Monday
  • For the first time, Bath House Records, 123 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, will be participating in the 2018 Record Store Day on Saturday. There will be door prizes, swag bags, live music, food, and sales throughout the day.
  • Mentone Elementary Spring Concerts; Benefit Pork Barbecue Dinner April 28

  • Atwood Lions Make Donation To Salvation Army
    At the recent Atwood Lions fish fry, the Lions Club asked guests to bring paper products, household cleaning items and hygiene products.
  • YMCA Corporate Challenge April 26-29; Benefit Pork Barbecue Dinner Saturday; Lions Fish, Tenderloin Fry Is Saturday
  • Fox News Visit
    John and Jill Sanders, Warsaw, recently visited New York City where they are pictured with Warsaw Community High School graduate Adam Klotz (R) outside the Fox News studios in New York City.
  • A local man was arrested after a domestic dispute with his wife in front of her children.
  • A Leesburg man was arrested Tuesday after stealing $2,100 worth of items from his employer.
  • Local Democrat Supporters See Newfound Optimism
    In one of the redder parts of a very red state, nearly 70 Democrats crowded into a back room at Mad Anthony’s in Warsaw this week with reasons for hope.
  • Looking to get educated on the upcoming Kosciusko County sheriff’s race?

    You might want to head to Warsaw Community High School Tuesday night.
  • Pierceton Public Library Celebrating Its First 100 Years
    The Pierceton Public Library doors first opened on April 26, 1918.

    With a 107-book shower in October 1919, the library’s first director, Marie Booth Shanton, circulated materials from the corner of First and West Catholic streets.
  • INDOT Scheduled To Begin Repaving U.S. 30 On Monday
    Indiana Department of Transportation announced U.S. 30 in Kosciusko and Whitley counties is scheduled to be resurfaced beginning on or after Monday, weather permitting.
  • Titus Funeral Home of Warsaw received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community. The award was presented at the Statehouse Wednesday, according to State Rep. Curt Nisly.
  • Free Admission To YMCA Saturday With Paper Towel Donation; Washington STEM Academy To Host Red Cross Blood Drive May 18
  • ISP To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint In Kosciusko County; YMCA To Host A Disability Awareness Fair Saturday
  • Auditions Thursday For ‘The Victory’; Leprechaun Leap 5K Moved To Saturday; Relay To ‘Paint The Town Purple’ Saturday
  • WCS Holding Online iPad Auction; Lakeview Grave Decorations Must Go; Kids Bingo Saturday At Lions Building; Menards Hosting Food Drive
  • Local Retired Band Director And Former Student Share The Stage at Carnegie Hall
    Retired Grace College and Warsaw Community High School band director Marty Becker will be a guest conductor next week at Carnegie Hall.

    Becker was asked by one of his former students, Leif Hall, to share this experience.  Hall graduated from WCHS in 1994 and started in band on trumpet under Becker’s mentorship in the fifth grade. Hall also came back to Warsaw Schools and taught middle school band for a couple of years.  

    Becker said, “There is no greater honor or reward in teaching than seeing a former student achieve success. I am so proud of Leif and all he is accomplishing with his outstanding band program in Houston. I am thrilled and honored that I get to share this experience with my former student.”
  • The Beaman Home will host its annual Angels of Hope Luncheon on April 18 at Christ’s Covenant Church, 2090 E. Pierceton Road, Winona Lake.

    Beaman Home’s staff and volunteers will prepare a gourmet lunch.

    Winona Lake resident Linda Bowdler will share her personal story about domestic violence and the traumatic impact it has had on her entire family. Bowdler’s daughter, Lisa, was murdered by her abusive husband in their Warsaw home on May 23, 2007.
  • American Legion Post 49 in Warsaw announced Monday its decision to find a new location.

    “As we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2019, our post is excited about the opportunities ahead to serve our Veteran members and to establish the Post as a resource in the Warsaw community,” said  Bruce Knuoff, post commander. “We believe a new location is important to serve our current members, who now represent Veterans who served during eight different decades, and to make our Post more visible in the Warsaw area.”
  • One person is dead and another injured after a single-car rollover accident early Friday evening near Etna Green.

    Police said the vehicle left ruts in a lot, crossed a road and came to rest on its roof at the base of a tree in the 6700 block of North CR 900W, about 5 miles north-northeast of the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 19, or about a half-mile south of West CR 700N.
  • Panel At Manchester University To Discuss Re-Entry Efforts For Ex-Offenders

    Alzheimer’s Support Group Meets Tuesday

    Gardening Series Returns With 3 Sessions

  • Akron, Mentone Elementary Kindergarten Roundup Set For March 19; Psi Iota Xi Cheese Balls To Be Sold At Bazaar
  • Rain, sewers and a change to a busy intersection were topics of discussion at the Syracuse Town Council meeting Tuesday.

    Town Manager Henry DeJulia asked the council to waive a second reading and approve an ordinance to finance $750,000 in 10-year bonds for maintenance and repairs to the town’s water treatment plant. The bonds go toward the estimated $1.3 million needed to pay for the projects, with the rest coming from economic development income tax funds. The council approved both requests.
  • Inaugural ‘Night To Shine’ Held Friday
    On Friday, First Christian Church, with support from the Kosciusko Community YMCA, played host to Warsaw’s first annual Night to Shine event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

    Night to Shine is a prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older, according to a provided news release. This worldwide movement took place at over 550 churches around the world.
  • Nearly 30 people – all Republicans – have filed their candidacy paperwork with the county to run in the 2018 election.
  • WINONA LAKE – The Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, will launch its 75th year on Sunday with a dedication of its new facility for children’s ministries, the Link.
  • LEESBURG – Every year Pie-Eyed Petey’s co-owners, Roy and Barb Hamer, hope their Polar Bear Plunge raises more money and collects more nonperishable food items for the North Webster food pantry than previous years.
  • Bids for additional sewer line rehabilitation were opened Friday at the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, with Insituform Technologies being awarded the project.
  • One of the most famous photos taken at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001, was “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” by photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin.
  • WINONA LAKE – David Fisher, jump roping Guinness World Record holder, will perform at this year’s Northern Indiana Lakes Festival Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, hosted by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams.
    Fisher, also known as the “Rope Warrior,” holds the world record for the most revolutions turned with a jump rope while pushing off and landing only on the backside in one minute – or “rump-jumps” – for completing 56 of these jumps in one minute.  
    Fisher was a Double A volleyball player at Emory University in Atlanta, and trained using a jump rope. Since then, Fisher turned jumping rope into his full-time profession as he promotes wellness and creative physical fitness. He serves as president of The Rope Warrior, Inc.™ and originator of Ropenastics™ which combines jumping rope with gymnastics techniques. 
    Rope Warrior shows are scheduled for May 28 at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at Center Lake Park in downtown Warsaw. 
    Festival admission is free and other activities include Friday and Saturday evening concerts, food, live animal shows, display tanks, kids’ activities, exhibitors, a Memorial Day ceremony and more.
    This year’s top sponsors include Kosciusko County Convention Recreation and Visitors Commission, Maple Leaf Farms, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Silveus Insurance Group, and Zimmer Biomet
  • Warsaw FFA and Tom Farms hosted National FFA Southern Region Vice President DeShawn Blanding Monday, according to a news release from Warsaw Community Schools.

    Blanding visited Warsaw Community High School during student resource time and sixth period to share his knowledge on leadership and values.

    Blanding began his talk with students by explaining the TV show “The Price is Right.” He posted several items on the board and had the students gather the right price for the items. Then he put the word “life” on the board. He had the students gather prices for a life. The students said life was priceless.

    Blanding explained to the students that leadership is like planting a seed. 

    “You plant your values in the soil and watch them grow. As your life grows, so does the seed. When a seed grows, it grows roots. Your roots of the seed are like the values in your life; they keep us stable. Without our values in life, we would not be who we are today,” he said.

    Blanding told students to make sure to live out their values to the potential they deserve because the outcome will be thriving. He noted a person cannot replace their life, but you can replace material items. 

    Blanding concluded by encouraging students to prepare a path for others to follow behind, the release states.
  • Storefront Vacancies Plummet
    Elysian, Rua and Meraki are some of the new names leading an entrepreneurial insurgency of business growth into downtown Warsaw.
  • Willie Robertson Attributes Success To Being Authentic
    WINONA LAKE – For the second time in less than three months, a “Duck Dynasty” star came to the Winona Lake/Warsaw area to speak.
  • Hit-And-Run Under Investigation
    Police responded to hit-and-run on Cook Street, Warsaw, at about 9:35 p.m. Friday.
  • City of Warsaw will use crowdfunding to help raise funds for its downtown alley activation project proposed for this summer.
  • WINONA LAKE – Grace College will host the Area 13 Toastmasters speech contests March 2 at 7 p.m. in McClain Hall, room 107.
  • Kosciusko REMC will sponsor four students at the annual Touchstone Energy Camp.
  • Warsaw Woman Arrested On Drug Charges
    WINONA LAKE – The wife of a Winona Lake cop was arrested Thursday after a federal drug investigation.
  • 3 Arrested In Connection To Cromwell Armed Robbery
    Three people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery in Cromwell last weekend.
  • Kosciusko County is upgrading its 220 voting machines, putting the county in a better position to consider moving from the traditional precinct voting system to the use of voting centers.
  • BOURBON — Triton School Corp. will hold two meetings to look at the future of the corporation and its financial needs.
  • LEESBURG – A woman and her two children are safe after their SUV flipped on a county road near Clunette.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Speaks At Wildman Party
    Jase Robertson, Duck Dynasty’s prankster and one of four sons of patriarch Phil Robertson, told a crowd of several hundred people in Warsaw Friday night that he’s proud of the what his family has accomplished.
  • Blake Begins Writing Career With 3-Book Series
    Originally, E.R. Blake wrote one long debut novel, but after some advice from her publisher, she turned it into a three-book series.
  • SOUTH WHITLEY – A?non–profit search and rescue team began searching for a missing South Whitley man Friday.
  • Representatives of the Bibler Family Charitable Trust announced the awarding of $10,800 in grants for 2016 to 17 recipients.
  • The case of an autistic woman from Warsaw who was  murdered almost two years ago remains unsolved.
  • The Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced a major grant award that will be available to residents who are considered underemployed and seeking to gain training as a machinist.
  • Navy Band Set To Perform In Warsaw
    U.S. Navy Concert Band is coming to Warsaw for a free concert.
  • Two bids were awarded Friday morning by the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety.
  • American Legion Post 49, Warsaw, is planning a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony.
  • Five Native Ind. Trees Planted Around Grace College Campus
    Grace College added some trees to its campus Friday.
  • A missing 14-year-old runaway girl and two male teenagers from Warsaw have been located in Florida, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon.
  • Honeywell Foundation Celebrating 75th Anniversary With Giveaways
    WABASH – The Honeywell Foundation is in the middle of celebrating its 75th anniversary.
  • Supermarket Sweep Gives Back To Community
    WINONA LAKE – Grace College & Seminary partnered with Mission Point Community Church to sponsor the sixth annual Supermarket Sweep Wednesday at Owen’s Market in Warsaw.
  • We Care Warsaw is planned today from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
  • WINONA LAKE – On Thursday morning at Grace College, students flipped through the pages of Bibles twice as old as the United States.
  • ETNA?GREEN – A report of gunshots fired in Etna Green led to the arrest of two people on numerous charges.
  • Beaman Home Benefits From Youth Performance
    WINONA LAKE – Young musicians from Kosciusko County and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra came together to perform a benefit for The Beaman Home last week at The Heritage Room in Winona Lake.
  • It was a short agenda of grants and contracts before the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety Friday.
  • McEntire Returning To Warsaw Dec. 10 To Support Toys For Tots
    For a third consecutive year, Susie McEntire is returning to Warsaw in December to help support Toys For Tots.
  • A Claypool man was charged with child molestation after police say he played sexual games with a 5-year-old girl.
  • The Big Celebration, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters, on Nov. 10 is a chance to have a good time and to give back to the community.
  • Forty men and women were summoned to Kosciusko County Circuit Court Friday to determine whether an impartial jury can be found for Kosciusko?County Sheriff Aaron?Rovenstine.
  • Paul Gingerich, who was originally sentenced to 25 years in prison, will likely serve less than seven years behind bars.
  • PIERCETON – A house near Pierceton was destroyed by a fire Friday night.
  • Rua Brings International Street Food To Warsaw
    Andrew Jones and Andrew Holladay are hoping to attract not only people who are hungry to their new restaurant, Rua, but also inquisitive.
  • SYRACUSE – Chautauqua-Wawasee of Syracuse will present Comedy Improv LIVE! from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – A couple that were married for eight days were killed Sunday when their vehicle hit a tree.
  • Lakeview Middle School announced the hiring of Andrew Wilson as the new assistant principal of Lakeview Middle School, which was effective Monday.
  • SYRACUSE – Michael Schmahl is planning to spend about a third of his day today riding his bicycle from Syracuse to Indianapolis for Riley Hospital for Children.
  • SYRACUSE – A Syracuse boy was killed Monday evening in an ATV accident in Elkhart County.
  • The Wayne Township trustee, a church and a business owner all received approval for their petitions Monday night before the City of Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • WINONA?LAKE ?– A fiber glass bison that highlights Winona Lake’s history will be on display next month at the Indianapolis State Fair.
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The campaign to replace Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as the Republican candidate for governor remained intense Monday a day ahead of the unprecedented selection set in motion by his withdrawal to become Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate.
  • WINONA LAKE – Grace College today announced plans for a new science complex that will be named after Biomet co-founder Dr. Dane Miller.
  • Zimmer Biomet is making inroads on two fronts — robotic surgery and an increasing foothold in one of the fastest growing countries in the word, India.
  • LEESBURG – The body of a Chicago man who drowned in Tippecanoe Lake almost two weeks ago was recovered Wednesday night.
  • It’s now up to Warsaw Common Council on whether or not smoking will be banned in city parks.
  • WINONA LAKE – Court Street, from 12th Street north to Auditorium Boulevard, will be one way north despite opposition from residents.
  • The season’s hottest stretch of summer weather is about to engulf northern Indiana as it moves slowly across the nation’s midsection.
  • With less than one month away from the first day of school, Warsaw schools are on track for a year with two new administrative staff members.
  • Roads in the City of Warsaw are below average, but with the Common Council’s consent Monday night to apply for grant funding, Public Works Superintendent Jeff Beeler wants to begin improving the city streets.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University Director of Athletics Rick Espeset announced today that Andrew Stout has stepped down from his role as head women’s soccer coach and assistant professor in Exercise Science to move into a teaching role at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne.
  • Is the county fair back on track?
    Looks like it.
  • Two people so far have announced they will seek the position of Kosciusko County Republican Party chairman at the upcoming caucus.
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf."

  • LEESBURG – Indiana Helicopter, a charter company out of Goshen, donated an hour’s use of one of its helicopters and a pilot to help find the body of a drowning victim in Tippecanoe Lake.
  • Sheppard tractors had a short and unique impact on farming in the early 1950s, but one that left an imprint on John Camden’s life.
  • A countywide Republican caucus has been scheduled to elect a new Kosciusko County GOP chairman.
  • Riley Children’s Foundation, the fund-raising organization supporting Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, has granted $10,500 to family-focused initiatives in the Warsaw area.
  • LEESBURG – Indiana Conservation Officers and the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department are continuing to search for the possible Tippecanoe Lake drowning victim, who has been identified as John J. Forbes Sr., 70, Chicago.
  • Kosciusko County commissioners honor a veteran every month, but this week was the first time a post-Gulf War era serviceman was spotlighted.