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“ . . . no matter how talented we are, no team is going to give it to us, we have to take it.  They did that tonight.  It wasn’t pretty at times, but that’s volleyball,”  commented first year Wawasee volleyball head coach, Kayla Riportella, after Monday night’s win over Lakeland.”

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Update Released On House Explosion

1st Sgt. Chad D. Hill Public Information Officer CLAYPOOL — One person is dead and another is in critical condition following an afternoon house explosion in southwestern Kosciusko County. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded today at approximately 3:45 … Read More

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House Explosion Near Claypool

CLAYPOOL — Crews responded to a call of a house explosion on South CR 450W, Claypool around 4 p.m. this afternoon. The call was made by neighbors, who heard a loud boom and felt their house shake. Upon searching for the source of the sound, the neighbors discovered the house was … Read More

Shown is turnout gear of full time, part-time and volunteer firefighters and paramedics turned in earlier this afternoon. The pile is expected to grow this evening. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Crisis In Tippecanoe Township

NORTH WEBSTER — As of 3 p.m. today close to one-half of the 48 North Webster/Tippecanoe Township Fire and EMS personnel had walked out. This includes volunteer, part-time and full-time employees. More are expected this evening. Those who have walked out thus far have a combined 210 years of firefighting … Read More


Those present to award the check were, in front, from left, Scott Beasley, Susie Ruley, Traci Helton, Marsha Bowland and Sylvia Gargett. Pictured in back are Sherie Sumpter, left, and Chris Cotton. (Photo by Nicholette Hodgson)

Company Gives Back To Community

SYRACUSE — Northern Lakes Insurance Company, Syracuse, an Auto-Owners Insurance agency, presented a $2,000 check to the Syracuse Food Pantry at noon Wednesday, Aug. 24. Auto-Owners Insurance is celebrating 100 years as a company and wanted to give back to the communities and agency partners that have helped support them … Read More

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Sommers Wanted In Warsaw, Arrested In Elkhart

ELKHART — Multiple Elkhart stores were blocked Thursday afternoon as police served a warrant. It happened outside a home on the 2000 block of Kulp Avenue near the Big R on S. Main Street. According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, police went to the home at the … Read More

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Pierceton Days To Include Food Drive For Tornado Victims

PIERCETON — In light of recent tornadoes that hit the Kokomo area, the Pierceton Fire Department is holding a food drive this weekend during the town’s 150th anniversary celebration. Boxes will be located throughout town during the festival. Those who wish can drop off non-perishable food items, which … Read More

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Free Music This Weekend At Potawatomi Wildlife Park

TIPPECANOE — Potawatomi Wildlife Park invites the community to a concert featuring the music of the Spirit of Triton marching band and the Trojan Jazz Band. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Bessinger pavilion at the park, located along SR 331 near Tippecanoe. Enjoy … Read More

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Triton Receives Project Produce Grant

BOURBON — Triton Elementary School has been awarded the Project Produce Grant through the Chef Ann Foundation for the 2016-2017 school year. Grant funds can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for all students to try. Triton plans to use the funds for “Lunchtime Adventures With … Read More

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Friday Is Deadline To File For Triton School Board

BOURBON — The deadline to file for candidacy on the Triton School Board is rapidly approaching. Those wishing to file for these positions should do so at the Kosciusko County clerk’s office in the justice building, downtown Warsaw. Positions up for election in November include at-large and district 3. Requirements are as follows:  At-large: Candidates … Read More