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  • Sunset Drive in Warsaw will be closed Thursday, beginning around 8:30 a.m. for road paving, according to news release from the city.
  • Friends Of WCPL Hosting Book Sale Oct. 25-27, Claypool Lions Fish Fry Saturday
  • Historical Society Dinner Wednesday; Three Men And A Tenor Saturday; Taste Of Kosciusko To Be Held Saturday; AWL Adoption Event Sunday
  • Ranch Road RR Crossing To Be Closed Monday, Tuesday
    The Ranch Road railroad crossing will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, contingent on weather conditions.
  • “The Brother's Grimm Spectaculathon” will be presented Friday and Saturday evening at the Whitko Jr/Sr High School auditorium.

    Start time is 7 p.m. Tickets  at the door are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

  • WCHS Hosting College Fair, FASFA Help; WCS Beginning Band To Host Concert; Akron Lions Fish Fry Planned Saturday; CCS?Sleepout Sponsorship Registration Closes Tuesday; Burket Food Pantry Open On Wednesday; Tippcanoe Lake Gates Opening Nov. 1; AWL Pet Adoption Event Sunday
  • Fish, Chicken and Tenderloin Available In Silver Lake Saturday; Grave Cleanup In Lakeview Cemetery In Silver Lake To Be Completed By Monday;

    WCHS Annual Fall Concert Tuesday
  • Wawasee Choral Fundraiser Oct. 12; Milford Town Meetings Next Week
  • Fire Station Open House Oct. 20; Road Closures In Warsaw; Milford FD?Barbecue Sunday
  • Warsaw Lions Club To Hand Out Peppermint Candies At First Friday Event; Wawasee Choir Concert Is Oct. 9; Alzheimer’s Support Group Meets Tuesday
  • Series On Senior Living, Aging At Parkview;
  • Roadwork Affects Three Streets In Warsaw; INDOT?Road Repairs To Begin Wednesday; DUI Roving Patrols, Checkpoints To Be Set Up Around The County Saturday; Valley FFA Hosting Fish, Tenderloin Fry; Fruit And Nut Sale Deadline Is Oct. 5
  • In accordance with the Open Door Law, I.C. 5-14-1.5-1, Grace Schools Charter Authority LLC will hold a board meeting open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in Westminster Hall, Conference Room A, 105 9th St., Winona Lake.
  • Meet The Candidates Night Is Monday; Extension Offers Diabetes Food Education; Syracuse Cub Scout Popcorn Sale Underway
  • Spots Available For Meijer Gardens, ArtFest Bus Trip To Grand Rapids, Mich.; Free Community Dinner Thursday
  • Business Briefs 9.15.2018
    Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice Adds 3 To Staff; Egner Earns License
  • Forefront Dermatology To Open Warsaw Office
    Forefront Dermatology announced the planned opening of its Warsaw office, offering convenient access to expert board-certified dermatology care.
  • The Warsaw Community High School Tigers’ Pride invites the public to a “Tailgate Concert” at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration center parking lot.
  • Akron Lions Hosting Fish Fry Saturday; CROP Walk Scheduled For Sept. 30
  • Girl Scouts Open House Tuesday; Claypool Lions Hosting Fish, Tenderloin Fry Saturday; Burket UMC Announces Dates For Food Pantry; Salvation Army Women’s Annual Fruit, Nut Sale Underway
  • Silver Lake Lions Fish Fry Saturday; Girl Power’ STEM?Event At Wawasee
  • Winona Lake Town Offices Closed Monday, Trash Collection Schedule Changed; Run To Benefit Habitat For Humanity Sept. 29
  • Questa Awards Beckman Scholarship To Two Locals; Questa Awards Dodez Scholarship To A Local Student
  • Road Closure Planned for S.R. 19, Work Scheduled To Begin Monday; Tippecanoe Valley To Host Distinguished Alumni Dinner; Purdue Extension Seeks Youth To Participate In Food Challenge
  • Co-Founder Of Church In Israel To Speak; WCS To Restrict Turn Options At Ind. 15 Parking Lot Exit
  • The Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum will hold its annual “Rotors Over Mentone” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.

    The museum is at 210 S. Oak St. Admission and parking are free.
  • Man Arrested On Drug, Violence Charges
    A North Manchester man pleaded not guilty Thursday after being arrested Monday on drug, domestic violence and other charges.
  • The Wawasee High School Robotics Team will have its first regular build session for the 2018-19 Turning Point competition season from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Health Department Warns Of Ticks; Correction

  • Students will return to Wawasee Community Schools on Aug. 15, but will on the regular schedule.
  • Penguin Point Big Wheel Winners
    Penguin Point announced its Big Wheel winners.
  • Leesburg Elementary Hosting Back-To- School Bus Tour To Meet Staff, Drivers; Rotors Over Mentone Aug. 25
  • News Briefs 8.1.2018
    Riley Children’s Endowment Donates To Beaman Home’s SYNC Up! Program; Banks Speaking In Warsaw Friday; ‘Beach Bash’ Pushed Back To Tuesday; Fire Territory Board Meetings Will Be Live Streamed; Nisly: Apply For A Statehouse Internship; WCS Hosts Open House Events
  • VBS Planned At St. Anne’s Postponed; WCS To Host Job Fair Aug. 2
  • Texas Roadhouse Construction Begins; GOP Seeks Replacement For Gargett
  • Police Find Missing 15-year-old; Free Dinner Thursday Night In Pierceton; RR Crossings Will Be Closed Near Milford; Purdue Tracking Down 26K Student Applicants Amid Data Breach
  • Paddle Boarding Offered Monday; 2018 Winona Lake Flotilla Winners Named
  • Town of Winona Lake offices will be closed on Wednesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
  • Fair Board Adamant: Warsaw Mayor Not Being Cooperative
    Members of the Kosciusko County Community Fair Board fired back at comments from Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, denying his assertion that he’s tried to be helpful.
  • The deadline for the Akron Las Donas Club sponsored Penny-a-Vote Cute Baby Contest is Friday.
  • MManchester University To Host Annual July 4 Celebration
    Manchester University will host its 17th Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on July 4.
  • Warsaw’s World Compassion Network will partner with Guatemala Evangelistic Medical Servants of Winona Lake to coordinate a response to the disaster from the volcano eruption in Guatemala earlier this week.
  • Rotary Grilled Chicken Barbecue Is June 16, Collier’s School Of Dance Recitals This Weekend
  • Michael and Rebecca Kubacki will be featured on WNIT’s “Legends of Michiana” at 8 p.m. May 31.
  • WCHS To Host Senior Scholarship Award Dinner May 15; Passport Day In Syracuse Saturday
  • Home Builders Meet With Donnelly
    Members of the Builders Association of Kosciusko-Fulton Counties attended a meeting with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly on Friday to discuss housing industry issues.
  • Two Local Students Recognized As Regional Academic All-Stars; Menards Hosting Pet Supply Drive During National Pet Month; Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday; Leesburg Hosting Community Memorial Day Parade
  • Wawasee High School Honors Program Scheduled For May 23; Silver Lake Alumni Banquet Is June 9; Last Akron Lions Fish Fry Of Season Saturday
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Group Meets May 10; Archaeology Society Will Meet Tuesday; Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Is May 12; LCB Officials To Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell; Former ‘Hayseeds’ Invited to Mini Farm; ‘Sense Of Place’ To Screen In N. Manchester
  • Future Educator Scholarship Awarded To Three Local Students; Free Days In Honor Of Women; Wawasee Announces Summer Lunch Program
  • WCHS Music Department Jazz And Percussion Concert Thursday Evening; Correction
  • Alzheimer’s And Dementia Services Support Group; Class For Pre-K Kids At Chain O’ Lakes State Park
  • Wayne Township Board Meets Thursday; Winona Lake Town Council To Meet; Street Closing Scheduled
  • Library Book Sale Saturday; Moe’s To Open May 3; Akron Elementary Spring Concert Monday; Y Camp Runs June Through August
  • Kindergarten Countdown Camp Registration Now Open; 4-Way Stop To Be Placed In Etna Green; McAlister’s Deli Opening Monday
  • Mentone Elementary Spring Concerts; Benefit Pork Barbecue Dinner April 28

  • YMCA Corporate Challenge April 26-29; Benefit Pork Barbecue Dinner Saturday; Lions Fish, Tenderloin Fry Is Saturday
  • Carnival Part Of Library’s Centennial; Board To Hold Executive Session
  • Absentee Voting Starts Tuesday; Fallen Rider Event April 14
  • NMPD Issues Report; KRA Announces 2018 Schedule
  • 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
  • Whether you are a current high school senior, in college or an adult planning to continue your education, you may be eligible for a Community Foundation scholarship.
  • WINONA LAKE – Grace Theological Seminary is accepting applications for Deploy – the first competency-based seminary program in the country accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and granted five-year experimental status by the Association of Theological Schools.
  • Students in Warsaw Community High School world language classes have opportunities to travel abroad.
  • Local Optimist clubs are teaming up to bring the annual oratorical speech contest to Warsaw again.
  • The Kosciusko?County DUI taskforce will have a sobriety checkpoint Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m in Kosciusko?County.

    This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) Monday announced that a member of his staff will visit Warsaw and Columbia City on Oct. 5 to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

    Banks’ staff will host office hours in Warsaw from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at city hall, 102 S. Buffalo St.

    Office hours in Columbia City will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Peabody Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205.

  • The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), operated in Fort Wayne, has decided to remove collection boxes from Kosciusko County due to an increase in unusable items and stealing from those collection points.

    “Costs to haul items that can’t be used and even people dumping their trash has forced The Salvation Army to make this decision,” said Major Bill Welch, local Salvation Army director. “The Fort Wayne office has told us that their fees for trash removal have dramatically increased. To process this trash has added thousands of dollars to their budget which takes away from serving others.”

    The ARC serves men who have alcohol addiction issues and the donations support the family stores in the area.

    At the present time, The Salvation Army does not have a store in Warsaw.  Donations may still be picked-up in Warsaw with an appointment by calling 800-SA-TRUCK.
  • The Kosciusko Community YMCA will host two parenting classes and a series of marriage seminars that are open to the public.
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing the city of Warsaw today, weather permitting.

    Today will begin Day 24 of the project.

    Today: Little Eagle Drive, Channelview Drive, Baythorne Drive

    Tuesday, Day 25: Fairlane Drive, Miner Drive

    Wednesday, Day 26: Osborn Street, Miner Drive, Lakewood Hills Drive, Morton Street, Harding Street, Washington Street

    Thursday, Day 27: Prairie Street

    Friday, Day 28: Washington Street, Latta Street, Vandeveer Street, Wedrick Drive, Kincaid Street, Mary Mac Street.

  • The city of Warsaw Board of Works will hold an executive session at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 to discuss pending litigation per Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-6.1 (B). The location will be at City Hall, 102 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, in the council chambers. The public/press is excluded from this meeting. 
  • Faculty and students from Debra Collier's School of Dance in Warsaw attended the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters' (CNADM) annual Ballet Forum, Dance & More, Training School and Convention, held in Oak Brook, Ill.
    Studio owner and CNADM Past President Debra Collier, all of her faculty members and students attended the various workshops to improve their skills in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and modern dance. The attendees received instruction from a faculty of renowned dance professionals.
    Colliers staff member Claire Kois was accepted into membership by the organization after successfully completing written and demonstrative testing in three disciplines of dance.
  • GOSHEN – A Syracuse family of a 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted is holding a fundraiser to help with her counseling costs. 

    The event will be held Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

    It will include a garage sale and a “hillbilly hot dog” sale on Sept. 2. 

    The family is asking for donations for the sale and also will accept cash donations.

    Bracelets will be on sale for $5. 

    The family will be on hand at the event for people to meet. 

    People can call 574-275-1810, 574-275-1928 or 574-312-8865 for more information.
  • Warsaw Community High School will host parents and students at the school for its annual college night Sept. 13.

    Over 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and Armed Services will be represented. The college fair will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center gymnasium.

    Area high school and home school students and parents also are invited. This is an opportunity to speak with multiple college representatives at the same time. 
  • Due to the rain Tuesday morning, no city of Warsaw streets were resurfaced by Pavement Solutions.

    Today will be Day 19 of the project.  The schedule will continue as planned from that point with Day 20 on Thursday, Day 21 on Friday, Day 22 on Saturday, etc.
  • The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department announced the Central Park Concert Series at the Central Park Plaza Friday will feature The Perrys.

    Dubbed America’s favorite mixed group, this southern gospel group will play from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

    Sponsors include Indiana Arts Commission, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5 and 1480 News Now!

    The Central Park Plaza is located at 225. E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw.

    For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department by email at; visit the office 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 117 E. Canal St., Warsaw; call 574-372-9554 or visit the website at
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing the city of Warsaw today.

    Today will begin Day 18 of the project.

    Today: Washington Street, Alpha Street, Gable Drive, Pieta Street, St Marys Drive.

    Day 19, Tuesday: Prairie Street, Westcreek Drive, Latta Street

    Day 20, Wednesday: Herscher Drive, Ra Mar Street, Woodlawn Drive, Crestlane Drive

    Day 21, Thursday: Buffalo Street, Edgewater Drive, Deer Trail

    Day 22, Friday: Gilliam Drive, Gilliam Drive South and North

    Day 23, Saturday: Sheridan Street

    Day 24, Sunday: Little Eagle Drive, Channelview Drive, Baythorne Drive

    Day 25, Aug. 28: Fairlane Drive, Miner Drive

    Day 26, Aug. 29: Osborn Street, Miner Drive, Lakewood Hills Drive
  • Petro Selected For 76th Annual Girls State
    Annie Petro, daughter of Mike and Miechi Petro, of Warsaw, was chosen by Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary Unit Post 49 to attend the 76th annual session of ALA Hoosier Girls State.
  • AKRON – The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation will again offer a High School Equivalency (HSE) class free of charge to anyone in the Tippecanoe Valley community or surrounding areas.
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing streets in the City of Warsaw today.

    Today will begin Day 14 of the project.

    Today – Duncan Drive, Meadow Lane, Flora Avenue, Marion Avenue

    Tuesday – Eisenhower Parkway, Leedy Street, Wedrick Drive, Mary Mac Street

    Wednesday – Kincaid Street, Edgewood Drive, Harding Street, Prairie Street, Detroit Street

    Thursday – Morton Street, Washington Street (Bass Street to Market Street), Vandeveer Street, Tyner Street

    Friday – St. Marys Drive, Pieta Street, Gable Drive, Alpha Street, Washington Street (Market Street to Lake Street).
  • The Winona Lake Heritage Trail (greenway) will be closed on Saturday  from 8:00 a.m. to around 12:00 p.m. for removal of a tree. Areas along the Winona Lake Mountain Bike Trails will also be affected. 

    The area being closed is from approximately near the residence and shed along the trail in the "Chicago Boys Club" area to Roy Street.

  • WABASH – The Honeywell Foundation recently announced a public campaign to raise essential funding needed to establish and sustain new educational programs to be housed at the Eagles Theatre building following its renovation, which will begin early this fall.

    The renovation, dubbed the Eagles Renovation Project, is the largest construction project to take place at the site since the historic vaudeville theatre first opened in 1906. The Eagles Renovation Project will rework and reimagine unused areas within the building, creating interactive classrooms for educational programs, a second movie theatre and rentable event spaces.

    Educational programs will include vocal and instrumental courses, a multimedia arts program and a partnership with the Heartland Career Center for high school students to earn college credits. These programs will foster art appreciation and education for regional residents and students, creating learning opportunities that are currently unavailable. Such enriching experiences will contribute to the larger Northeast Indiana initiative to grow and retain local talent in blossoming industries, according to a news release from the Honeywell Foundation. 

    To launch and maintain these endeavors, the Honeywell Foundation is turning to the public for support. 

    “We are nearing the end of this amazing campaign. We have received so many humbling donations and grants. As we seek to close out the campaign, we hope that everyone joins the effort with a gift in support of Eagles,” said Cathy Gatchel, vice president of development and marketing. “All donations made to the Eagles Renovation Project will help education and culture thrive in Northeast Indiana for years to come.”

    Donors have the option to select a one-time or recurring monthly contribution. Additionally, naming opportunities and donor recognitions are available to donors of certain thresholds, including personalized nameplates in the renovated theater and special event invitations. Thanks to a donation-matching grant, all first-time donors’ contributions will be matched on a two-to-one basis.

    To make a donation to the Eagles Renovation Project and learn more about the campaign, visit For more information on the Eagles Theatre Renovation Project or to subscribe to the latest project updates, visit 
  • MENTONE – The Bell Memorial Library in Mentone is now the community’s resource for electronic books (e-books) as well as audiobooks and printed titles.

    The service is from Baker & Taylor, a long-standing supplier of library materials, through their Axis 360 electronic platform.

    Current library patrons need to stop by the library for user information and easy instructions to access the service. To help with busy schedules, patrons can also get the login information and user instructions by e-mail as well.

    For more information, contact the library at 574-353-7234 or contact Stephen Boggs via e-mail at .

  • Hungry for fish, chicken, tenderloin or some bake items on Saturday? 

    If so, head to Silver Lake on Saturday afternoon for an event sponsored by the Silver Lake Fire Department and held at the Silver Lake Conservation Building.

    Bake items will be sold by the Treasurers for Troops.

    The event begins at 4 p.m. and continues until sold out. 

    Side dishes will be available and chicken, tenderloin and fish will be sold for $9 per pound.

  • Organizers say the July 1 Kool Kruise at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds was a  success.

    Ron’s Angels were Avaleigh Fuller, Londyn Higgenbotham and Addison Tignor; they were escorted into the fairgrounds by Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer in Dan Sumwalt’s Mustang convertible.

    Thallemer chose Bob Tucker’s vehicle for the Mayor’s Choice Award. Tucker is from Warsaw.

    Best of Show was given to Jeffery Smith, Rochester. 

    The burn-out contest was won by Doug Walls, Pierceton, beating his own son, Brek Walls, Pierceton, and Doug Owens, also from Pierceton.

    “A good time was had by all and I want to thank Kosciusko County Fair Association and Larry and Jeanette Wood, R&B Car Co., Akron Concrete, because without them, this would not have been possible,” said organizer Ron Prater. “A special thank-you goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Curt Shepherd for bringing out their circus wagon for the kids to enjoy complimentary rides in. And thank you to all of my family and friends who came out to help.”

    Music was provided by Claude Clark.
  • SILVER LAKE – Kerlin Motor Company & Kerlin Tractor are partnering for the inaugural Car & Tractor Show featuring nine decades of Ford automotive history beginning with models as far back as 1927.

    The event is from noon to 4 p.m. today.

    Kerlin Motor Company is one of the oldest family owned Ford dealerships in the nation and won more Ford customer service awards than any other dealer nationwide, according to a news release from the company.

    Family-owned businesses turning 90 are rarities in todays’ business landscape, 

    The entry fee is a non-perishable item for the Silver Lake food pantry.

    Registration for the car and tractor show is 8 a.m. to noon.  Judging will be from noon until 3 p.m.  An awards presentation begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.

    Awards will be given in grouped categories based on the number of participants. One overall winner, the “Kerlin Pick,” will receive cash and prizes and a plaque.

    To learn more, call 574-268-9400.

  • The Magical Meadows, 3386 East 525 North, Warsaw, is holding a Movin' for the Meadows benefit day on Sunday, July 30.

    Buddy and Dawn Webb will be leading the way for the second annual motorcycle benefit ride. Riders will take off from the Nappanee American Legion and finish at the Magical Meadows.

    For those without motorcycles, people are encouraged to simply move their feet and register for the Magical Meadows 5K. The 5K event will begin and end at the Magical Meadows.

    A cookout lunch will be served complete with a horseshoe tournament. A silent and live auction will also take place starting at 1p.m.  with a variety of items available.

    People can spend the afternoon listening to  some music from a local band. Then a  concert by country artist John King will be held. The cost is a $5 donation. For more information please visit our Facebook page or call (574) 265-3085. 

  • The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department is offering free community paddle boarding from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pike Lake Beach.

    No registration is required.

    An annual waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant, and it must be signed by parent for anyone under age 18. Participants under the age of 16 must have a parent in the water with them. 

    Paddle boards are available for community use. Paddle boards are first-come, first served and may be used in timed