David L. Slone

Managing Editor

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County Commissioners & Council Hear Lengthy Presentation From Financial Consultants

Representatives of Reedy Financial Group presented nearly two hours of information to the Kosciusko County Council and Commissioners during a joint meeting Tuesday.

County Sees Substantial Increase In Investment Earnings

The county earned a substantial amount of more money in 2023 on investments than it did in 2022.

Alice Put On Trial In Wagon Wheel Junior Show This Weekend

In the Wagon Wheel Junior production of “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland,” Alice is put on trial for growing and changing.

Layoffs A Topic Of Local Interest

People are talking about orthopedic companies laying workers off locally, from Tecomet to DePuy Synthes.

Dozens Take The Plunge For Big Brothers Big Sisters

SYRACUSE - It wasn’t as bone-chilling freezing as it had been just a few days prior, but those who braved the cold elements Saturday to plunge into Lake Wawasee at Oakwood Resort helped raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kosciusko County.

U.S. Rep. Yakym Provides Comments On Local Transportation

The growth of Warsaw, Kosciusko County and the companies within them may depend heavily on future improvements to transportation access.

LCA Students Hear About Wokeism, School Choice From Elected Officials

WINONA LAKE - While most of the questions asked by Lakeland Christian Academy students on Friday to four state and U.S. elected officials during a school assembly were on such topics as favorite presidents and I.U. or Purdue, one senior asked about a more divisive topic - “Wokeism.”

Zimmer Biomet CEO Talks The Future With Lake City Bank CEO

WINONA LAKE - Those attending the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner Thursday night got the opportunity to sit in on an interview between Zimmer Biomet CEO Ivan Tornos and Lake City Bank CEO David Findlay.

County Clerk’s Office Receives Grant For Election Improvement Efforts

Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales stopped in the Kosciusko County Clerk’s Office Friday to present $28,000 in Federal Help America Vote Act grant dollars for election improvement efforts.

White, Tenney Are 2023’s Man & Woman Of The Year

WINONA LAKE - Every year the recipients of the Man and Woman of the Year Awards at the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner are surprised.

20 Arrested On Warrants During NET 43 Blitz

Nearly two dozen people were arrested or planned to be arrested Wednesday and Thursday on warrants during a Kosciusko County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET 43) blitz.

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Wis. Federal Fugitive At Warsaw Motel

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force of Fort Wayne (GLRFTF) captured a Wisconsin fugitive on warrants from the United States Marshals Service - Madison; Winnebago, Richland and Adams counties in Wis.; and Kosciusko and Whitley counties in Indiana.

SUV Hits Pole, Fence, House South Of Leesburg

An SUV allegedly going too fast for the weather conditions Tuesday afternoon hit a fence and a home south of Leesburg. The accident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. on North Ind. 15, about 1,000 feet north of West Levi Lee Road, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office crash report.

Street Side Detailing Locates To North Webster

NORTH WEBSTER - A detailing business that started out of Trent Rapp’s vehicle has grown to a three-bay building in North Webster.

Freeman Receives Master Pilot Award For 50 Years Of Flying

For 50 years of flying, Dave Freeman, of Leesburg, received The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Wednesday evening from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Smoke Inhalation Claims Life Of Cat In House Fire

A pet cat perished from smoke inhalation during a house fire Tuesday night.

Winona Lake Sewer & Trash Bills Delayed By Software Issue

WINONA LAKE - A software issue is being blamed for Winona Lake residents not having received their sewer and trash bills yet for the month.

Winona Lake Council Learns More About Electric Vehicles

WINONA LAKE - While the Winona Lake Town Council in December approved for the police department to apply for a grant for up to three electric vehicles, council members still had lingering questions about EVs and the grant.

Multiple Chihuahuas Confiscated From Home

Monetary donations are being requested for the Humane Society of Whitley County Inc. after 12 chihuahuas living in squalid conditions were removed from an area home recently.

Warsaw BZA Denies 3 Variances For Same Petitioners

After being tabled from the December meeting to Monday night, all three variance requests for 4 Yarnelle Point were denied by the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals.

Warsaw Man Arrested For OWI After SUV Goes Off Road

A Warsaw man avoided injuries after his SUV went off the road early Saturday morning and landed on a culvert, but he didn’t escape jail time.

3 More Republicans File For May Primary

Three more people have filed for the May election primary over the past week, all of whom are Republicans.

State Legislators Give Updates On Medicare, Medicaid And Education

With the Indiana Legislature’s session this year being a short one and non-fiscal, state Reps. David Abbott and Craig Snow and Sen. Ryan Mishler talked Friday about what they were doing down at the statehouse.

Terry Sims Has Impacted Students At Madison Elementary For 50 Years

Over the 50 consecutive years that Terry Sims has been a teacher at Madison Elementary School, he estimates he taught around 4,000 students.

County Parks Board Gives Progress Reports On Projects

Updates on the two Kosciusko County Department of Parks and Recreation projects were provided by board members at their meeting Thursday.

County ARPA Committee Working On Closing Out The Books

Every American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollar the county has must be allocated by the end of 2024 and spent by 2026.

Fellowship Missions Executive Director Tells City Council Of Building Plans

With Fellowship Missions closing Friday on the building at 123 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, Warsaw City Councilwoman Diane Quance on Tuesday asked the shelter’s executive director and co-founder, Eric Lane, what he was going to be doing with it.

Teen Pedestrian From Nappanee Killed Sunday By Vehicle

LAGRANGE COUNTY - A 16-year-old pedestrian from Nappanee was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle.

CCAC, Salvation Army To Receive ARPA Dollars From City Of Warsaw

The City-County Athletic Complex (CCAC) and The Salvation Army will receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the city of Warsaw, but only after the Common Council approves a new purchasing agent ordinance in February.

Waldo Is New County Health Officer

A new county health officer was approved by the Kosciusko County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday.

Oberg Is 1st Veteran Of The Month For 2024

An Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam is the January 2024 Kosciusko County Veteran of the Month.

County Voting Machines In Compliance With State Law

As of Jan. 4, Kosciusko County is in compliance with the Indiana state law that requires all of the county’s voting machines to be equipped with a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), County Clerk Ann Torpy told the county commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners OK Grant Applications For Sheriff’s Office CRP

After getting approval from the Kosciusko County Commissioners Tuesday and the County Council Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office will be applying for two grants for the Community Recovery Program (CRP) totaling around $1 million.

Wilson Files For County Coroner

Tracy Wilson is running for the Kosciusko County coroner position on her many years of experience.

Scherer Files For N. Dist. County Commissioner

On Friday, Republican Nathan Scherer officially filed to run for northern district county commissioner.

Filings For Election Primary Have Started

In the first three days of filings for the May primary, nine Republicans have filled out the paperwork for a Kosciusko County elected office.

Fellowship Missions Moving Toward Purchase Of Downtown Warsaw Building

Fellowship Missions will be closing soon on the purchase of the building at 123 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, for a recovery hub, and Thursday night the Kosciusko County Council approved additional appropriations from the county’s opioid grant to help them pay for the building.

Louis Dreyfus Seeking Tax Abatement For $59M Project

Louis Dreyfus Co. is seeking tax abatements again from the county, this time for a project at its Claypool plant totaling $59 million.

Sheriff’s Office Looks To Launch Community Recovery Program For Inmates

To help inmates become a productive part of the community after they’re released from jail - and to help keep them from returning to jail - Kosciusko County Sheriff Jim Smith is looking to launch the Community Recovery Program (CRP) that will utilize the resources of many community partners.

Three Crowns Coffee Celebrates 2nd Shop’s Opening

WINONA LAKE - Obadiah Clemans bought Three Crowns Coffee, 941 N. Detroit St., Warsaw, in 2022 from the previous owner.

Issues With Right Turn Lanes On Husky Trail Discussed At Traffic Commission Meeting

Which lane does a driver get into when they want to turn right to go to the car wash or grocery store from southbound Husky Trail? Which lane to turn right from Husky Trail onto Parker Street?

Traffic Commission Continues Study Of Pope, Detroit & Prairie Intersections

Looking for solutions to the traffic problems at the intersections of Pope and Detroit and Detroit and Prairie streets, Warsaw City Planner Justin Taylor presented one concept to the Traffic Commission Wednesday.

Aviation Board Hears About ILS, Grant And Beacon

The future of the instrument landing system (ILS) at the Warsaw Municipal Airport is under discussion.

Lake City Aviators’ Inaugural Ground School Takes Flight Jan. 22

Two months after Lake City Aviators told the Warsaw Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) about their plans to offer a ground school at the airport, classes are taking off.

Bailey’s Studio Offers Decades Of Hair Experience

WINONA LAKE - Once a hairdresser, always a hairdresser, according to Jacque Bradley.

Warsaw Redevelopment Commission Takes Final Steps For Gatke Development Lease Agreement

A public hearing on the lease between the city of Warsaw Building Corporation and Redevelopment Commission related to the Gatke development project drew no comments from the public Monday.

2 Syracuse Residents Injured In Monday Morning Crash

ELKHART COUNTY - Two Syracuse residents were injured when their vehicle hit a utility pole Monday morning.

Whittenberger-Fouts Offers All Types Of Insurance

WINONA LAKE - Lacie Fouts and her best friend Chandra Whittenberger have opened their new insurance office, Whittenberger-Fouts Insurance, at the Winona Live building, 25 Kings Hwy., Winona Lake.

No County Residents Involved In Saturday’s 2 U.S. 30 Accidents

The drivers and passengers in two early Saturday morning accidents on U.S. 30 involving multiple injuries were all from out of the county.

Multiple Injuries In Two Crashes On U.S. 30 Early Saturday

Multiple injuries were reported following two separate crashes on U.S. 30 early Saturday morning.