Jackie Gorski

Lifestyles Editor

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Board For Walking Tour OK’d By Oakwood Cemetery Regents

Sexton Hal Heagy told the Oakwood Cemetery Board of Regents Thursday he took it upon himself to make a list for the Walking Tour 2024 board.

Mentone Council Discusses Park Upgrade Options

MENTONE – Mentone Town Council did not come to a decision Wednesday night on a layout for the Mentzer Park upgrade.

Mentone Council Approves Sewer Rate Study

MENTONE – Mentone Town Council approved paying Baker Tilly $10,000 to do a sewer rate study Wednesday.

Leesburg Candleria And Christmas Party Set For Saturday

LEESBURG – Leesburg Candleria and Christmas party will take place Saturday.

1 Injured In 2-Vehicle Collision On U.S. 30

A Larwill woman was injured during a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on U.S. 30.

Syracuse Man Arrested On Child Molesting Charges

A Syracuse man was arrested Wednesday on charges of allegedly molesting a child.

Warsaw Man Facing Child Solicitation, Other Charges

A Warsaw man was arrested Friday on child solicitation and sexual battery charges.

Wheels On Fire Presents $34K Checks To Cancer Funds

AKRON – Wheels on Fire – Cancer Crusaders presented checks of $34,000 each to the Fulton County Cancer Fund under the Northern Indiana Community Fund and to the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County, which is dispersed by the K21 Health Foundation, on Sunday.

Additional Charges Filed Against Milford Driver In Wednesday’s Fatal Crash

A Milford man involved in a fatal crash Wednesday is facing additional charges from the accident.

Speaker Tells WCHS Students How He Found Self-Confidence

When Freddie Almazan was 13, he was shot in the head. He was going home, listening to music. The next thing he knew, he was waking up in the hospital.

Huntington Woman Injured After Pickup Hits Pole

A Huntington woman was injured after her vehicle hit a utility pole on North CR 175E in Warsaw Monday.

Hundreds Gather In Winona Lake Saturday For Christmas Tree Lighting

WINONA LAKE – An estimated 600-700 gathered next to Letterwood, 802 Park Ave., Winona Lake, Saturday to see the Christmas tree lighting ceremony put on by The Village at Winona.

Church Provides Meals Through Thanksgiving Baskets Ministry

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church handed out its Thanksgiving baskets Sunday and today through its Thanksgiving Basket Outreach Ministry.

Magical Meadows Receiving Receiving For Matching Grant For Donations

Through Dec. 31, donations of up to $20,000 given to Magical Meadows, 3386 E. CR 525N, Warsaw, will be matched through a donation from an anonymous donor.

Pierceton Man Arrested On Burglary, Sexual Battery Charges

A Pierceton man was arrested for allegedly entering a woman’s residence and attempted to engage in sexual activity.

The Village Tree Lighting Ceremony Set For Saturday

WINONA LAKE – The Village Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Saturday.

Court Awards $1.75M In Schmucker Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The Elkhart Circuit Court awarded the estate of Edith Jo Schmucker $1,750,000 in the wrongful death lawsuit regarding the crash that killed Schmucker and U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and two of her staffers.

Ten Veterans Honored At Threads Of Valor

Ten veterans were honored Tuesday with quilts during Threads of Valor.

Warsaw Man Hit By Car While Crossing Ind. 15

A Warsaw man was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital Monday night after he allegedly ran into the road and was hit by a vehicle.

Burket Council Hears Concern About Burn Permit

BURKET - Burket Town Council heard a resident’s concern about the town’s one-time burn permit.

Edgewood Engineering Event Sees Increased Interest In 7th Year

Sixty-one Edgewood Middle School girls participated in the seventh “Forget Princess, I want to be an Engineer” event Thursday.

Silver Lake Council Updated On Town ADA Needs

SILVER LAKE – Silver Lake Town Council was informed Wednesday about updating access to the town’s facilities and sidewalks from Sara Huss, DLZ project manager.

Former Judge One Of 25 Honored With Banners On Market Street

Judge Loren Collier, who served in the Vietnam War, is one of the veterans honored on banners along East Market Street for the Warsaw Salutes You Military Banner Recognition Program.

Few Voters Turn Out For Tuesday’s Town Elections

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

Barry Andrew Officially Becomes Winona Lake’s New Council Member

WINONA LAKE – The town of Winona Lake now has a full town council as Barry Andrew won a caucus Monday.

No Injuries Reported In Leesburg Fire

LEESBURG – There were no injuries due to a fire at a Leesburg two-story house Monday.

Oakwood Board Talks About Beautification, Update Ideas

Ways to possibly beautify and update Oakwood Cemetery were discussed during the Oakwood Cemetery Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

Warsaw Rugby Team Donates $1,000 To Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Warsaw Community High School girls rugby team donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Thursday.

Mentone Continues Working Toward Mentzer Park Upgrade

MENTONE – Mentone Town Council approved an addendum Wednesday to a contract with the Troyer Group to help design and plan the upgrade to Mentzer Park.

Allen Seeking A Return To Sidney’s Town Council

Town of Sidney council candidates were asked three questions about running for elected office.

‘My Heart Says Go’ Debuts On WCHS Stage This Weekend

Warsaw Community High School Theater Department will perform “My Heart Says Go” for the first time this weekend, starting Friday.

Burket Town Council Adopts Budget Of $114,000 For 2024

BURKET – Burket Town Council adopted its 2024 budget Tuesday.

Investigators Release Details Of Probe That Netted Multiple Charges

Information has been released about what lead to a Warsaw man’s residence being searched and his arrest last week on child pornography and drug charges.

Trick-Or-Treat On Trail Attracts Bigger Crowd In Event’s Second Year

WINONA LAKE – Winona Lake’s Trick-or-Treat on the Trail saw doubling of its participation in its second year Saturday.

FunFest Is ‘Out Of This World’ For Attendees

WINONA LAKE – Grace College’s 33rd annual FunFest Friday revolved around kids and giving them a good time.

Four Candidates Seeking 3 Mentone Council Seats

Local town council candidates were asked three questions about running for the position.

Warsaw School Board Hears About DLI, STEM, Early Literacy Programs

Warsaw School Board heard about different programs on Monday, including dual language immersion, STEM and literacy.

Warsaw School Board Approves Teachers Contract, Adopts Budget, Issues GO Bonds

Warsaw School Board approved a teachers contract and the issuance of general obligation bonds, as well as adopted its 2024 budget on Monday.

Burket Has Public Hearing On 2024 Budget Without A Quorum

BURKET – Burket Town Council held a public hearing Saturday for its proposed 2024 budget, but there wasn’t a quorum of the council members.

Last Listing Of Upcoming Halloween Events

There are less than two weeks to go before Halloween, with events starting as early as Wednesday.

Wiesehan Voted In To Franklin Township Board Of Trustees

MENTONE – Ann Wiesehan was unanimously voted in to the Franklin Township Advisory Board Thursday by the Republican caucus at the Mentone Council Chambers.

Mentone To Continue Taking Applications For Town Marshal

MENTONE – Mentone Town Council approved a motion Monday to put out applications again for town marshal until the end of the month.

Two Men Charged For Allegedly Beating Up Inmate

Two men are being charged after allegedly beating up a Kosciusko County Jail inmate.

Number Of Halloween Events Continue To Grow

Several towns and organizations have scheduled Halloween events and trick-or-treating hours.

Burket Town Council Appoints New Member

BURKET – Burket Town Council approved the appointment of a new member Thursday after a vacancy left the third seat open.

Welder Tells Sophomore Girls To Persevere

Female students learned how determination can help make dreams come true at the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Workshop Thursday.

The Blue Apron Prepares Students For Future Culinary Careers

Students at The Blue Apron aren’t just learning culinary skills for potential careers, they’re learning life skills.

Warsaw Board Hears Update On Teacher Contract With WCEA

Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert updated the Warsaw School Board about a teachers contract between Warsaw Community Schools administration and the Warsaw Community Education Association Tuesday.

Popenfoose Introduced As New WCS SRO

Joel Popenfoose was introduced as the new school resources officer (SRO) for Leesburg, Claypool and Madison elementaries Tuesday at the Warsaw School Board meeting.

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested For Not Registering Address

A convicted sex offender was arrested after allegedly not registering his address as required by the Sex Offender Statute.