David L. Slone

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Filing For School Board Races Kicks Off With 3 For Warsaw

Filing for local school board races began Tuesday morning, with three Warsaw candidates at the county clerk’s office bright and early.

Purple Heart Recipient Tim Boone Is May’s Veteran Of The Month

A U.S. Army Special Forces veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Purple Heart recipient Tim Boone, of Warsaw, is the May 2024 Kosciusko County Veteran of the Month.

LaunchPad Seeks Change In MOU With City On ARPA Funds

LaunchPad Director Sherry Searles went before the Warsaw Common Council on Monday to request a change in the memorandum of understanding between them on how LaunchPad can use its ARPA funds from the city.

Warsaw Redevelopment Commissions Approves Claims, Notice In Short Meeting

Claims and a notice concerning the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission’s tax allocation areas were unanimously approved during a short commission meeting Monday.

Ringler Nominated For Award For ‘Exemplifying’ National History Day

Should Edgewood Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Dylan Ringler win the National History Day 2024 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for which he’s nominated, he knows what he’d do with the prize money.

Carr, Chapman Receive Volunteer Awards; Kuhn Receives Katte Award At Fat & Skinny

WINONA LAKE - Three hundred forty-five volunteers committed to working at least two hours each over the three-day 19th Fat & Skinny Tire Festival this past weekend.

Board Of Works Awards Street Projects Bids

Bids for two street projects were awarded Friday at the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

Downtown Warsaw DORA Kicks Off With A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Friday night was the first night of the 19th Fat & Skinny Tire Festival, May’s Third Friday and it also was the first time for the Downtown Warsaw Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).

Some Voters Received The Wrong Ballots In Primary Election

Human error led to some voters in the May primary election receiving the wrong ballot.

Taima, City’s Therapy Dog, Introduced At Board Of Works Meeting

Leave it to a dog to be the star of the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Friday.

Fat & Skinny Tire Festival Brings Out The Young & Old

Friday was the first time Dean Wolf, 80, Warsaw, took part in the Fat & Skinny Tire Festival Community Critical Mass Ride from Winona Lake to downtown Warsaw.

Trail Extension Nearing Bidding Point; Trails Master Plan Display To Be At Fat & Skinny Fest

A bid for phase I of the Chinworth Trail extension could be awarded as early as August, and a display on the county trails master plan will be at the Fat & Skinny Tire Festival this weekend.

City Planners Give OKs On Resolutions

Warsaw Plan Commission on Thursday approved one resolution consolidating the Northern and Central economic development areas and another resolution amending the Winona Interurban Redevelopment Area plan.

Police ID North Webster Man Killed In Wednesday Crash

ELKHART COUNTY - Police identified the North Webster man killed in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday in Elkhart County as Kaiden Ruff, 20.

North Webster Man Killed In 3-Vehicle Crash

ELKHART COUNTY - A 20-year-old North Webster man is dead after a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Elkhart County.

Whitko School Board Accepts Immediate Resignation Of Superintendent

LARWILL - Tim Pivarnik is out as the superintendent at Whitko Community Schools. At a special session Wednesday lasting less than 3 minutes, the Whitko School Board unanimously accepted Pivarnik’s resignation, effective immediately.

Aviation Board Hears About Self-Serve Fuel Option At Airport

Fuel sales at the Warsaw Municipal Airport continue on the incline and Airport Manager Nick King would like to help see that growth continue by offering a self-serve option.

Guidepost Marketing Group Helps Insurance Agents Be Successful

Guidepost Insurance not only has a new location, but it also has a sister company in Guidepost Marketing Group.

Syracuse Man Critically Injured In Friday Evening Crash

A Syracuse man was in critical but stable condition after a Friday evening crash in the area of North Ind. 13 and Executive Drive.

First Cohort Of First Responders Graduates CIT Training

Eighteen people from within the Kosciusko County first responder community graduated the first local Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training Friday.

Generous Coffee Grew From A Trip To Central America And A Passion To Help Others

The seed for Generous Coffee Co. sprouted from a church trip to Central America over a decade ago.

Council Updated On County ARPA Projects

County Administrator Marsha McSherry gave the Kosciusko County Council updates Thursday on three projects the county is doing using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Warsaw Fire Continues Seeing High Percentage Of Overlapping Calls

Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory continues to see a high percentage of overlapping incidents.

Republican Voters Choose Buehler, Mitchell, Huffer & Moyer In County Primary

Winners of the four big contested races in Tuesday’s Republican primary election in Kosciusko County were Matthew J. Buehler for Circuit Court judge; Sue Ann Mitchell for northern district county commissioner; Tyler Huffer for county coroner; and James Moyer for county surveyor.

Warsaw Fire Will Be Down A Ladder Truck While Repairs Made

Repairs to a ladder truck, bathrooms at the police training center and lights on Plaza Drive came before the Warsaw Common Council at their meeting Monday night.

Warsaw Redevelopment Gives OK To Three Resolutions

Two resolutions approved by the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission on Monday tie in to a Danco Medical project, while a third puts the Warsaw Chemical property on their “want to acquire” list.

Warsaw Redevelopment Commission Votes To Contribute $21K Toward Art Project

Another art project is coming to the city of Warsaw, and on Monday the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approved to contribute $21,500 toward it.

Engineering Firm Updates County Commissioners On U.S. 30 Study

The ProPEL U.S. 30 East study report is still on target to be completed by the end of the year.

Tourism Brings In Millions Of Dollars To County, Commissioners Hear

Tourism in Kosciusko County brings in millions of dollars to the local economy.

Justice Building Furniture, Parking Lot Lighting Bids Awarded

Bids for Justice Building furniture and the parking lot exterior lighting were awarded Monday at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting, but with a caveat for the furniture bid.

Habitat For Humanity Of Kosciusko County ReSale Outlet Marks Milestone

In the first five years of the Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County ReSale Outlet, it’s raised enough money equivalent to building two homes.

Where To Find The Nearest Vote Center For Election Day

For registered voters who haven’t voted yet, May 7 is Election Day.

Shilling Supported By Department, Family In New Role As Fire Chief

If the number of hugs and handshakes Joel Shilling received Friday after his ceremonial oath of office as the new Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory chief is any indication, he’s a well-liked individual.

Hathaway, Yakym, Rokita Speak At GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

NORTH WEBSTER - Republicans attending the Kosciusko County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday night got to hear from three speakers.

Bids Opened For 2 Warsaw Street Projects And 3 Trucks

Three bid openings took place at the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on Friday.

County Alcohol And Tobacco Commission Has No Say On DORAs

The Kosciusko Alcohol and Tobacco Commission doesn’t have a say on the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas approved within the county, but some comments were provided on DORAs to the commission at their meeting Thursday.

Many Apply For KCSO Resource Navigator Position

Over 30 people have applied for the position of resource navigator for the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Program.

Warsaw Traffic Commission Votes For All-Stop At West & Fort Wayne Intersection

After some discussion, the Warsaw Traffic Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to recommend to the city council that all-way stop signs be placed at the intersection of Fort Wayne and West streets.

28 Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy Cadets Graduate In Class Of 2023-24

NORTH WEBSTER - The two featured Project Prouds at Wednesday’s Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy Graduation for the class of 2023-24 were about giving to others.

Downtown Warsaw DORA Gets State Approval

Two communities in Kosciusko County now have Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORAs) approved by the state’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

School Board Filing Period Begins May 21

Two weeks after the May 7 primary, the school board filing period begins.

2 Killed In Plane Crash In Elkhart Co.

Two people were killed in an airplane crash Tuesday in Elkhart County.

Free Comic Book Day On Saturday Collects Food Items For Salvation Army

Though there’s no new comic book-based movie out at theaters this weekend, it’s still the first Saturday in May, which means Free Comic Book Day.

Volunteers Make Fat + Skinny Tire Festival Possible

The Fat + Skinny Tire Fest wouldn’t be having its 19th year May 17-19 if it weren’t for the many volunteers who plan, organize and execute it.

Governor Candidate Brad Chambers Touts Business Experience

Two big economic impacts to Indiana were announced last week, and Republican candidate for Indiana governor Brad Chambers played a role in making them happen.

Identities Of 3 Killed In Ind. 15 Crash Thursday Confirmed

Elkhart County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identities of the three dead occupants of the Dodge Journey from Thursday’s crash on Ind. 15, south of CR 146.

CASA Of Kosciusko County Looking For Volunteers

Volunteers with CASA of Kosciusko County benefit the children they advocate for just by seeing them, caring for them, spending time with them and listening to what they have to say.

Orthopedic Industry, U.S. Rep. Yakym Meet In Roundtable To Discuss Top Issues

Local orthopedic leaders and 2nd District U.S. Congressman Rudy Yakym discussed a number of issues at an orthopedic roundtable Thursday at OrthoWorx.

Surveyor Candidates: Professionalism And Experience Touted

With the Republican primary on May 7, both candidates for county surveyor - James Moyer and Ryan Prince - responded to four questions during Wednesday’s candidate forum.

Mitchell & Scherer Talk On Roads, ARPA, Buildings & Economics

Two of the three Republican candidates for northern district county commissioner participated in Wednesday evening’s forum, having two minutes each per question with nine questions posed.