UPDATE: RR Crossing Work Moving Forward

UPDATE: Center Street and Main Street crossings are now open. The crossing at Market Street will be closed the night of Wednesday, July 30. While Norfolk Southern announced it would need only 3-4 days last week to complete infrastructure repairs to two main crossings in downtown Warsaw, the … Read More

The first ever Blue Jeans & BBQ event to benefit Combined Community Services was held Saturday night at the new facility on Mariner Driver, Warsaw. (Photos by Stacey Page)

Blue Jeans And BBQ Delicious Success

Last night the smell of smoked meat and the sound of live music filled the air in the Village at Winona Lake. It was the Third Annual Blue Jeans and BBQ Gala to benefit Combined Community Services. A group of “celebrity chefs,” including Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, Winona … Read More

Eisenhower Park Neighbors Plead For Lights

Residents of the Eisenhower Park neighborhood are asking Warsaw city officials to help them feel safer by adding some street lighting. A small group of people representing the neighborhood asked the Warsaw Common Council Monday night to install street lighting as a deterrent to recent break-ins and to … Read More

The Village at Winona will be smokin' hot on Saturday with the celebration of the WLFD 100 year anniversary and the CCS Blue Jeans & BBQ Gala. Pictured are Village manager Jeremy Marsh; Community Cowboy Chefs, Mayor Joe Thallemer, Gordy Clemens, John Tucker, Dana Leon Huffer, Matt Metzger and Dane Miller's Guest Chef, Mitch Titus. chief of Winona Lake Fire Department.

Blues & BBQ Helps WLFD Celebrate 100 Years

The Village at Winona Lake will be smokin’ hot on Saturday. Combined Community Services Inc., The Village at Winona Lake and the Winona Lake Fire Department will join forces to pump some energy and flavor into the weekend.  This year the Winona Lake Fire Department celebrates 100 years … Read More


Landlords Fear ‘Unintended Consequences’ Of Rental Program

A proposed Neighborhood Preservation / Rental Registration Program was introduced to the Warsaw Common Council last night, but it did not win favorable reviews from landlords who attended the meeting. “We’re trying to get into the neighborhoods as part of a revitalization effort and try to define rental … Read More


Warsaw Wastewater Billing Issues Continue

The city of Warsaw is once again dealing with missed billings and it’s up to the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety to resolve the matters. During Friday morning’s meeting, B.O.W. members mayor Joe Thallemer and Jeff Grose heard two cases of missed sewer bills totaling approximately $7,000. … Read More

WPD Officer Mike Cox will retire after 28 years, effective Aug. 2. (Photo courtesy of warsaw.in.gov)

Two Veteran City Employees Announce Retirements

Two long-time employees of the city of Warsaw are retiring, effective next month. The announcement was made at this morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting that Warsaw Police Officer Mike Cox and the mayor’s assistant, Michelle Bormet, have submitted their resignation letters. Cox has served on … Read More


Warsaw Details Market Street Reconstruction Project

Last friday Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was notified that the City of Warsaw was awarded $1.76 million dollars of Federal Highway Administration Highway funds for East Market Street reconstruction. The project will be administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The entire East Market Street Project will … Read More

DePuy Synthes Hosts Toastmasters Panel

The public is invited from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26, to attend a presentation and panel discussion on a visionary community panel led by Toastmasters Member Peter Liao. Panelists include Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer; Brad Bishop, executive director of OrthoWorX; and Gary Gerard, editor of … Read More

AT&T 4G LTE Available In Warsaw

AT&T has turned on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network in Warsaw, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including faster speeds, reliability, cool new devices, faster response times and more efficient use … Read More


First Friday Unveils Urban Art Gallery

An event long anticipated and expected to garner much attention throughout the summer is coming to Warsaw this week. On Thursday, the Walk n Wander display was debutted to a VIP crowd, and it’s being introduced to the public during tonight’s First Friday event. Also as part of this evening’s celebration, … Read More


KCCF Hosts Burger Wars Mini Showdown

A special tasting was held today of the final four burgers featured in the Kosciusko County Burger Wars. Five community judges were asked to sample the final four to choose their favorites from two burger brackets. The B-Mac Burger, from B-Mac’s on Buffalo in Warsaw, was named the … Read More

A study completed in 2002 led to this artist's rendition of what Buffalo Street in downtown Warsaw could look like in the future.

Buffalo Street Boulevard Concept Moving Forward

At the meeting of the Warsaw Park Board on May 20, Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer stopped by to get input on a revitalization project in the downtown area. “We’re just exploring right now what kind of development might work on Buffalo Street,” said Thallemer, referring to a project … Read More

Mildred L. Francis

Money Laundering Charges Stem From City Investigation

As the investigation into alleged wrong-doing by former Warsaw Street Superintendent Lacy Francis continues, his wife has now been arrested and charged in connection with the crime. Mildred “Millie” Francis, 56, was taken into custody Tuesday on six Class D felony charges of money laundering. The investigation into … Read More