David L. Slone

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Design Outreach Celebrates Warsaw Office, Medical Device Work

A nonprofit Christian organization that works around the world to alleviate poverty now has an office in downtown Warsaw.

City Hosting Workshop On Regulatory Compliance For Construction Sites

The city of Warsaw will be hosting a free workshop for regulatory compliance on construction sites for stormwater, erosion and sediment control on Dec. 21.

‘A Christmas Carol, The Musical’ Helps Bring Meaning To The Season

One of the staples of Christmas is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and two familiar faces at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts are helping to bring the musical version to the stage this December.

Winona Lake Looks To Establish A DORA In The Village

WINONA LAKE - A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is one step closer to becoming a reality in Winona Lake after the town council approved an ordinance on first reading Tuesday to establish one.

Tree Planted At County Courthouse In Time For Christmas

There’s been many fake and temporary Christmas trees placed at the Kosciusko County courthouse for community events over the years, but things have changed this year.

Commissioners OK Bids, Contracts And Agreements

A number of items were quickly approved Tuesday during the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting.

County Ends Contract With Lexur Appraisal Services For Not Meeting Expectations

County Assessor Gail Chapman requested the county commissioners end a contract with Lexur Appraisal Services after the company failed to live up to expectations.

CARES Website Up And Running, City Council Hears

Two of the resolutions before the Warsaw Common Council at their meeting Monday night were for fund transfers requested by Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Chief Brian Mayo.

The Market Opens At KEDCO Downtown Business Studio

The Market at the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Downtown Business Studio was a long time coming.

Etna Green Man Arrested After Police Pursuit And Crash

An Etna Green was arrested after leading police on a pursuit that began in Nappanee and then crashing into an in-ground pool in Leesburg Thursday morning.

Borden Awarded Bid For City Of Warsaw’s Recycling Services

One bid was received and opened Friday for Warsaw’s recycling services at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

Rhoades Draws A Crowd For Campaign Kickoff

NORTH WEBSTER - Turnout Thursday to Rachael Rhoades’ official announcement that she will seek a seat on the Kosciusko County Council in 2024 as an at-large member may have been greater than the turnout for the general election 10 days ago.

County Parks Board OKs Firm For Master Plan, Tables Trail Extension

Picking a firm to do a blueways and greenways master plan for the county was an easy vote for the Kosciusko County Parks and Recreation Board Thursday.

Moyer Announces Candidacy For County Surveyor

James Moyer, a Republican, announced he is seeking the nomination of Kosciusko County surveyor in the 2024 election.

Walls Honored For ‘Heart Of Gold’ At Community Foundation’s Annual Luncheon

WINONA LAKE - Impacts can be of varying size and time, and the 2023 Heart of Gold recipient has made an impact to the Kosciusko County community for at least the past quarter century.

Lake City Aviators To Teach Flying At Warsaw Airport

An opportunity for people to learn to fly an airplane is coming to the Warsaw Municipal Airport in early 2024.

Warsaw Planners OK Replats For Gateway Grove & The 2525

A replat of certain lots in the Gateway Grove subdivision approved by the Warsaw Plan Commission Monday will allow them to be slightly bigger.

WCHS JROTC, Veteran Service Officer Recognized At Veterans Day Ceremony

At exactly 11 a.m. today, the Honor Guard rang the bell at American Legion Post 49 in Warsaw as part of this year’s Veteran Day service to honor and remember all veterans.

County Council Revotes To Give YMCA $100K In ARPA Funds

A revote by the Kosciusko County Council on Thursday means the Downtown YMCA facility in Warsaw will receive $100,000 in county ARPA funds after all for a security system.

Parkview Employer Solutions Celebrates Kosciusko Clinic With Ribbon-Cutting & Open House

Parkview Employer Solutions has opened their second shared employer clinic, this one in Kosciusko County.

New Jail Mail Policy Goes Into Effect Nov. 20

Kosciusko County Jail will not be accepting any mail for an inmate beginning Nov. 20 under a new policy.

Few Voters Turn Out For Tuesday’s Town Elections

With just a handful of town general elections Tuesday, the turnout was just as small.

Warsaw Council Won’t Revisit Chicken Ordinance This Year

The Warsaw Common Council meeting Monday night started without a quorum, which is necessary if the council is to take any action.

Warsaw Redevelopment Commission Looking To Lease Shell Building Until Tenant Found

With about 30,000 square feet of the third shell building at the Warsaw Technology Park occupied by Mentor Media, the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission took steps Monday to lease the approximately 70,000 square feet remaining from West Hill Development until a tenant or two can be found.

Commissioners Award Bid For Justice Building Renovations

The lowest bidder was awarded the Justice Building renovations project Monday by the Kosciusko County Commissioners, and the annual bids for materials were opened for the Highway Department.

Russell Is November’s Veteran Of The Month

The November 2023 Kosciusko County Veteran of the Month served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Barry Andrew Is Sole Candidate For Winona Council Ward 4 Caucus

WINONA LAKE - Provided that the Republican caucus gives its OK Monday night, Barry Andrew will be joining the Winona Lake Town Council 55 days sooner than expected.

Sycamore Tree Saved From Felling

The Sycamore tree at the intersection of Colfax and Sheridan streets is officially saved.

Kirkdorffer Takes Ceremonial Oath As WPD Officer

Taking her ceremonial oath of office Friday, Danielle M. Kirkdorffer is the fourth woman to join the Warsaw Police Department.

City Of Warsaw Has Started Leaf Pick-up

When Warsaw Councilwoman Diane Quance left for dinner Thursday, piles of leaves were all along her road. When she returned, they were gone.

Congressmen Banks, Yakym Give County GOP Update On Work

NORTH WEBSTER - With the U.S. House of Representatives back in session under new Speaker Mike Johnson, 3rd District Congressman Jim Banks and 2nd District Congressman Rudy Yakym were unable to attend Thursday’s Kosciusko County Republican Party Hall of Fame Dinner in person.

County Parks Board Selects Firms To Be Interviewed For Master Plan, Trail Extension

All the firms that submitted bid proposals to the Kosciusko County Parks and Recreation Board for the blueways and greenways master plan and/or the Chinworth trail extension study and design will be interviewed as finalists, except one.

Salvatori’s Gets OK From Local Board On Liquor Sales

Salvatori’s Italian Eatery in Warsaw will be able to soon serve more alcoholic drinks than just beer and wine.

Resident Says Speeding On Jefferson St. Has Increased Since Road Repaved

Now that Jefferson Street has been repaved, one of the residents along the Warsaw road believes speeding has increased.

AMETEK To Acquire Paragon Medical

AMETEK Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paragon Medical from affiliates of American Securities LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.9 billion.

Deadline For Nonprofits To Apply For Warsaw ARPA Funds Is A Year Away

A few nonprofits have submitted applications to the city of Warsaw for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, but there’s still plenty of time for more to apply.

3 Claypool Candidates Respond To Questionnaire

There are four races for the town of Claypool’s election on Tuesday, with three of the eight candidates responding to a recent questionnaire.

Tuesday’s Election Only For Handful Of Kosciusko County Towns

There’s an election coming up Tuesday, but it will only be for a voters who reside within a few towns in Kosciusko County.

Spooktacular Draws Hundreds Of Families To Downtown Warsaw

Perfect weather for most of Friday evening’s annual Spooktacular brought out the ghouls, superheroes and literary characters to downtown Warsaw.

Warsaw Man Arrested On Child Pornography, Drug & Weapons Charges

A Warsaw man is facing numerous charges related to possession of child pornography, drugs and weapons after a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Trick-Or-Treat On The Trail Returns To Winona Lake Saturday

WINONA LAKE - Trick-or-Treat on the Trail is taking place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Winona Lake.

Winona Lake Town Council Approves Claims, Budget, Grant Applications

WINONA LAKE - Claims, the 2024 budget and two grant applications were on the Winona Lake Town Council’s docket Thursday during a special meeting, all of which were unanimously approved.

Hunsche, Premier Expand Into Warsaw Market

Hunsche CPA Group and Premier Payroll have expanded from Fort Wayne into the Warsaw market with offices at 931 E. Center St.

Bee Mortgage App Wants To Make Home Ownership Easier, More Affordable

Through new technology, Bee Mortgage App is working to make homeownership more affordable and accessible for everyone.

City May Have Options To Save Sycamore Tree On Sheridan St.; Rally Set For Saturday

A viable option to save the centuries-old Sycamore tree at 1702 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, may have been found and a rally has been scheduled for Saturday at the site for people to show their support for the tree.

Board Of Works Approves Hiring Of 9 New Part-Time Firefighters

Nine new part-time firefighters were approved Tuesday by the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety for the fire department.

Justice Building Interior Renovations Bids Opened

Bids for the interior renovations of the Justice Building were opened Tuesday by the Kosciusko County Commissioners, each coming in at less than $2 million.

County To Continue Participation In Brownfield Coalition

Kosciusko County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter of support for the county to continue to participate in a brownfield coalition through the Michiana Area Council of Government (MACOG).

Visitors Bureau Gets City’s OK For New Sign

Once he had more information about the new sign the Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to install, a remonstrator changed his mind at the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Monday night.

Heather James Files For Winona Lake Clerk-Treasurer

The deadline to file for the Republican caucus for the vacant Winona Lake clerk-treasurer position came and went Saturday with only one person filing for the post.