WINONA LAKE — After three full months of retirement from the force, Kip Shuter is ready to get back in the uniform. Winona Lake Town Council approved Shuter to be put on the Winona Lake Police Reserves. Shuter swore in following the council’s approval.
Shuter retired from the Warsaw Police Department on Sept. 10. Prior to his retirement, he served at WPD for 31 years — 29 of those years as an officer. He worked his way through the department, serving where he could including Traffic Commission and Traffic Investigation. Shuter spent 22 years serving on the commission and held the administrator position of the commission for 18 of the 22 years.
Shuter currently works full-time as the technology director at his alma mater, Grace College.
Along with Shuter’s appointment, the board approved the first hearing for a 12 percent increase to the wastewater rate in Winona. The increase will be a $5 addition to Winona Lake’s monthly bill. A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, for the second reading of the increase.
In Other News:
- The board approved a bid for $43,588.80 for a new street truck.
- The council approved a $25,264 bid for a new police truck.