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  • The Warsaw-Kosciusko Chamber recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Shear Elegance, celebrating the opening of its new store at 402 N. First St., Pierceton. 
  • The Warsaw-Kosciusko Chamber recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Froggy’s Frozen Yogurt, celebrating the opening of its new store in the Lakeview Shopping Center, 2104 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw.
  • Area businesses will soon be shipping holiday orders, and the owner of a South Bend shipping advisor franchise has some tips for them.
  • Farmers State Bank of Mentone announced in August that Lindy Breeden has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer and Mike Walters has been named Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of the bank.
  • If you were born anywhere from 1982 to 2001, or within a few years of this range, you are considered a “Millennial.”
  • Americans were once called “Pioneers.”  Our pioneering history led to the metaphor Americans can pull themselves up by their bootstraps.  That’s a mental picture of our independence, ingenuity and perseverance.   Who came up with the idea to call us, “American Consumers”?  What mental picture does that create?
  • Sasso Veterinary Hospital announced the addition of Shanna Ewert to the staff.
  • The Bowen Center has experienced significant growth and there have been many modifications of internal practices as well as marketplace changes over recent years.
  • The Bowen Center of Northeast Indiana announced the promotion of Dr. Hani Ahmad to medical director.
  • A ribbon cutting recently was held at Luxe Studio and Diva, two new businesses sharing one location in the Village At Winona at 803 E. Canal St.
  • At Ceruti’s Summit Park in Fort Wayne, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber announced the winners of company awards given to the top REALTORS® out of all 12 of their offices.  National and International awards were also won from Coldwell Banker.
  • SYRACUSEâ– Poly-Wood, Inc. Lumber Division, a leading provider of recycled plastic lumber for the outdoor furnishings and accessories industries, announces the introduction a line of durable and sustainable  utility grade plastic lumber. Incorporating the same moisture-proof properties of its premium line; the new Poly-Wood Utility Grade will utilize maximum recycled content and incorporate features for alternative manufacturing and construction applications.
  • Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation hosted a seminar on “How to do Business with the Department of Defense (DOD)” Feb. 24.
  • D.C. Haircrafters’ co-owner and vice president Chris Dillon (C) recently welcomed Madelene Bradford (L) and Brittany Hastings (R) to the staff at 138 N. Harrison St., Warsaw.
  • Kyle Ritchey (L) recently marked his first year since he became a sales professional at Kerlin Motor Company.
  • Thinking of starting a business? Own a business but need to learn more or rethink your business?   Have a part-time business and wondering whether it can make it full time? Or know someone who has these questions.  Then this course is for you:
  • Conrad Joins Coldwell Banker
    Kim Conrad, Sales Associate, has joined Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber real estate company, Warsaw.
  • Over the years, parents teach their children all sorts of things — how to tie their shoes, throw a ball, and drive a car.
  • Today’s Question: I am getting married this summer. What can I do so my skin looks its best for the wedding photos and the big day?   
    Christina, Warsaw
  • As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into five key categories. And once you’re familiar with these areas, you can start thinking of what they’ll mean to you in terms of your financial and investment strategies.
  • Indiana Antique Company continues to grow having this week moved to 123 S. Buffalo St. in downtown Warsaw.
  • Have you had that awkward talk yet? The one about what to do if you or one of your family members becomes physically or mentally incapacitated? If not, you should. Protect yourself and your family by having this difficult discussion soon.
  • Liberti Joins Goshert Insuracne
    Goshert Insurance LLC recently announced the addition of Tina Liberti to its professional staff at 475 Anchorage Rd, Ste 11 in Warsaw.
  • Today’s Question: I recently had a baby and now my face has these brown patches all over it. What is this and how do I get rid of it?
    Melanie, Warsaw
  • Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  To celebrate, you may want to present your loved ones with chocolates, flowers or any number of other traditional gifts. But if your valentine also happens to be your spouse or your life partner, you also might want to show your love in another way  — by making sure you have adequate insurance.
  • The staff at Owen Family Funeral Homes & Monuments is preparing for their 6th annual Holiday Memorial Service.
  • Premier Capital Corporation of Indianapolis recently named Senior Vice President Tom Mills as their Most Active Banker Award recipient.
  • SYRACUSE – Poly-Wood Inc., developer and manufacturer of eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture, recently announced the recent promotion of Chad Yordy to vice president, sales and marketing.
  • Today’s Question: I just turned 40 and I am still breaking out! How can I fight both acne and wrinkles?
    Kristen, Warsaw
  • Looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone special? Tired of giving sweaters, ties and socks?  This year, why not check out items available on the Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana On-Line Auction with proceeds benefitting JA programs right here in community.
  • As an investor, you’ve pretty much seen it all in 2011 — including slow-but-steady gains early in the year, a market correction during the debt ceiling debate and the U.S. credit downgrade, and huge one-day price movements, both up and down — and there’s still a month to go.
  • The Policy Manager eGovernance tool from 3ci Solutions, Inc. allows businesses to easily manage HIPAA and OSHA laws and policy changes and help to keep companies in compliance when changes take place.
  • Recently the Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services hosted its annual recognition luncheon at the Fort Wayne Marriott. Many awards were distributed to recognize the outstanding achievements and volunteer service of individuals and businesses in our region. The following were recognized from Kosciusko County.
  • SYRACUSE – Poly-Wood, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance, eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture, has recently named Doug Hertel as the company’s marketing manager and Becky Tusing as its director of administration. The expansion of the management team is a result of significant growth being experienced by the Syracuse-based manufacturer.
  • A ribbon cutting was recently held at The Crazy-Day Gourmet.
  • Warsaw Chemical Co. Inc. offers the new Midnight Ice auto interior fragrance as part of its Green Sense® and Blue Sense® Auto Fragrance lines.  Midnight Ice, as well as other Green Sense and Blue Sense fragrances, is sprayed into the carpet under seats to neutralize odors and leave auto interiors with a fresh, clean scent.
  • Some people buy investments here and there, now and then. Others open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), put some money in it, and then forget about it. But this type of haphazard investment behavior can lead to haphazard results. On the other hand, you’ve got five good reasons for creating and following a comprehensive, long-term investment strategy.
  • Roxanne S. Coffelt, of Owens & Company, P.C., has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts to earn her designation of Certified Valuation Analyst.
  • DENVER – Jennifer Kauffman, NP-C and CEO of the Vein Institute & Medical Spa in Warsaw, recently was invited to speak at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in Denver, Colo.
  • Today’s question: I caught my 17 year old daughter smoking.  I’ve told her about the smell and all the damage it will do to her body.  How is it going to affect her teeth?  
    Sandy, Bourbon.
  • Today’s Question: I struggle with both puffy eyes and dark circles and have fine lines as well. What can I do to treat these concerns?
    Marie, Leesburg
  • Today's Question: The wrinkles on my face are starting to bother me. What are the options to treat them?
    Hannah, Warsaw.
  • Steve Rhodes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kosciusko REMC, recently announced that Troy Cozad has joined the cooperative as communications specialist based in the Warsaw office.
  • Mason Health and Rehab recently announced that Linda Winston, DPT, CLT has successfully completed her certification in lymphedema management.  She is currently accepting clients at Mason on either an in-patient or out-patient basis.

    She is a graduate of Indiana University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and received her certification from the Norton School of Lymphatic Studies.  She has been a member of the Mason team since 2010. 

    The therapists on the Mason team have a combined 75+ years of experience.  They specialize in physical, occupational, and speech/language rehabilitation for all ages of patients.  They also are experienced in pain and incontinence management.   Mason has been providing rehabilitation services to the community for more than 10 years. For more information, contact Lynn DesJardins, rehab director at 574-371-2500 ext. 268.
  • ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is pleased to announce Medtronic Spinal Warsaw Operations as a 2011 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award.
  • MILFORD – Steven Minnich has been named a design engineer for Chore-Time, according to Jim Kraft, product manager for Ventilation Products.
  • Timbercrest Senior Living Community will host the second portion of a two-part financial planning series focusing on trusts.  The seminar will be held Nov. 10 in the Timbercrest Assembly Room and will begin at 7 p.m.   The session will be presented by First Financial Bank Vice President and Trust Officer, Steven Hammer, JD, CTFA.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation's population – approximately 70 million people – are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.
  • Late fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, which probably means that you’ll have a lot going on over the next couple of months.
  • Beacon Credit Union recently announced the winners of the charitable giving promotion Project Spotlight. Beacon is donating a total of $1,750 in each of the 11 counties in Northeastern Indiana where Beacon branches are located, bringing the grand total in charitable donations made by the credit union to $19,250.
  • Today's Question:  I'm 21 and some of my wisdom teeth haven't completely come in, and with the weather we have been having, they are starting to hurt.  What can I do about them?  Do I need them out?  
    Steve, Warsaw.
  • The Kosciusko Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Services Boards welcome their new Association Executive, Karen Louthain. Louthain began as the KBOR/MLS Association Executive August 15.
  • Q. My summer tan is starting to fade, but I’ve noticed brown spots popping up all over my face. What are they and how do I get rid of them?  
    Joan, Winona Lake
  • If you’re a woman who owns a business, you’ve got plenty of company.
  • Today’s Question:  My orthopedic surgeon has recommended after my knee replacement surgery that I take an antibiotic before my dental work. Would other people in my age group benefit from the same medicine?  
    Paul, Warsaw.
  • You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month.
  • Today’s Question:  I recently had some work done to my teeth and I received a bill from my dentist.
  • INDIANAPOLIS – Marsh Supermarkets, Inc. has committed $60,000 in support of Project 9/11 Indianapolis.
  • Last week, we started talking about some of the most common skin mistakes including: tanning, smoking, not using sunscreen, not using an antioxidant and not using retinol. Small, and often free, daily changes you make will have a huge impact on the quality of your skin. Here is part two of my list of the 10 most common skin mistakes:
  • Verizon Wireless is offering a free workshop at the company’s Warsaw store, located at 2930 Frontage Road, on Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • The Taste & Trade Expo is a venue designed as a community event to showcase the businesses and restaurants of Kosciusko County.
  • Jeff Thompson was hired Aug. 25, 1985, as a material handler in the bindery and also worked in the pressroom, prompting to a bundler in the bindery in October 1987.
  • INDIANAPOLIS – Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., today announced a number of executive leadership changes designed to strengthen its organization and accelerate sales growth.
  • The Annual Chamber Golf Outing has been a traditional summer activity and fundraiser for the Warsaw/Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce for many years. It’s a time for community leaders to network and have a good time together over a game of golf. This year the outing was held at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club on July 20.
  • A ribbon cutting was held recently for Pie Eyed Petey's North on the corner of Main and Huntington Street (Ind. 13) in downtown Syracuse. 
  • “Better Than Before” is re-releasing its first-of-a-kind rehabilitative fitness program in DVD format that demonstrates how post-surgery exercises should be properly performed.
  • MENTONE – Tara Fuller of Mentone has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
  • Free professional small business advising sessions are now available in Warsaw for persons who currently own a small business or are interested in starting one. Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. will host Alan Steele, business advisor from the South Bend Small Business Development Center.
  • Kosciusko Community Hospital announced the appointment of Finny Mathew as chief operating officer and Kimberly Finch as chief nursing officer.
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Business loans are available for starting or expanding a business in Indiana. The U.S. Small Business Administration is sponsoring a business borrowing workshop in Warsaw for small businesses Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Peabody Retirement Community is celebrating 80 years as a continuing care retirement community, offering a full spectrum of living choices. Peabody is a not-for- profit community, focusing on enriching lives through all phases of retirement.
  • WINONA LAKE – SYM Financial recently announced that Thomas R. Ackmann has joined the firm to focus on leading clients with their 401(k) retirement plan design and tax reduction strategies.
  • Indiana’s newest investment option through the state-sponsored 529 college savings plan is now available at Lake City Bank locations in Warsaw and surrounding areas.  The CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan (College Choice CD) is a certificate of deposit for families and individuals saving for college.
  • MILFORD – Shelley Murphy has been named a customer fulfillment representative for the PigTek® Pig Equipment Group, according to Joe Holland, controller and operations manager for the CTB Inc. business unit.
  • Eric and Kim Waggoner of Etna Green recently achieved the rank of fully qualified directors with the Shaklee Corporation. Shaklee is the top Natural Nutritional Company in the United States.
  • Twenty percent of all new jobs in America come from business start-ups.

    Entrepreneurs with potential for growth, called Gazelles, represent a significant part of those job creation numbers.
  • Petro’s GM Showplace is expected to announce next week that has been purchased by a group led by Doug McKibben, Fort Wayne.
  • Starting in August, the signage at the Warsaw Elder-Beerman will reflect the chain’s move to the Carson Pirie Scott brand.
  • Winona PVD Coatings, LLC, a provider of bright finish coatings to the automotive wheel industry, announced plans recently to expand its operations here, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2012.
  • Larry Helman was originally hired December 2, 1985 at RR Donnelley as a material handler in the bindery and promoted to a bundler in October 1987.


  • Mike Gellbaugh was hired December 1, 1985 at RR Donnelley as a material handler in the bindery and also worked in the pressroom prior to promoting to a bundler in the bindery in October 1987.  In December 1990, he was promoted to an assistant bindery machine operator apprentice, completing the training to a journeyman assistant bindery machine operator in December 1993.  
  • Dr. George Khalil has joined Lake City Animal Clinic as a Part-Time Veterinarian.  Dr. Khalil has more than ten years of experience treating small animals, with special interests in small animal surgery, emergency and critical care, and cardiology.  Dr. Khalil received undergraduate and veterinary program degrees from Cairo University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and his DVM degree from Purdue University in 2005.  He currently lives in Peru.
  • Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber real estate company, 2580 Walton Blvd. (in the Wal-Mart Plaza), Warsaw, recently presented a gift basket to Lakes Festival 2011 drawing winner, Amanda Woods
  • CELINA, OHIO – Celina Insurance Group recently announced that Tripp & Associates Insurance Agency was named one of the company’s Master Agencies.
  • Warsaw Chemical Co., Inc. introduces TriSan E2 Anti-Bacterial Foaming Skin Cleaner, a thick, rich foam to gently clean and kill bacteria that can cause disease.  Suited for many applications, TriSan is specially formulated for the food industry and meets USDA requirements for industries involved with handling food.
  • ARLINGOTN, VA – The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) has named Chris Cotton of Hall & Marose Insurance, to its “Golden Eagle” level of performance at its annual Leading Producers' Round Table meeting in San Antonio.
  • A ribbon cutting took place June 4 at Bayview Estates, 400 S. Harkless Dr., Syracuse.
  • Kim T. Stacey was appointed to the Tower Financial Corporation Board of Directors at this year’s annual meeting.
  • Free professional small business advising sessions are now available in Warsaw for persons who currently own a small business or are interested in starting one. Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. will host Alan Steele, Business Advisor from the South Bend Small Business Development Center. Steele will meet with individuals and guide them through the challenges of a start-up or existing small business.
  • James Underwood has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Senior Risk Manager Officer, for Tower Bank.
  • Alderfer Bergen & Co. recently announced that Austin Donovan has joined their staff as a summer intern. Donovan will be a senior this fall at Purdue University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

    Alan Alderfer, CFP, states “I am excited to have Austin join the Alderfer Bergen & Co. team for the summer. I believe there is great value in learning by doing. Our staff at Alderfer Bergen & Co. is pleased anytime we can assist a young person in their professional development.”

    For additional information about Alderfer Bergen & Co., or to schedule an appointment with one of our financial planning advisors. Alderfer Bergen & Co. is located at 116 West Market St., Warsaw or call 574-267-6766.
  • GOSHEN – JC Schrock, vice president, business development, marked his 25th anniversary of employment at DJ Construction.  He is the son of co-founder Joe Schrock.  He works with potential clients during the development stages of a relationship, maintains contact with existing clients, and represents DJ Construction at local chamber of commerce events and other business development activities.
  • LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Sally Bailey and Angie Jarrett of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, along with licensed assistant Nanette DeGaetano, were recently a part of one of the largest real estate brands international events, the Coldwell Banker Generation Blue  Experience held at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.