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Warsaw Mayor Announces Intent For Second Term

By JOE THALLEMER Mayor of Warsaw On behalf of our citizens, businesses, employers, and industry partners, it has been both a privilege and a blessing to lead our community as your mayor. It has also been an honor to lead a very dedicated staff of city employees. The … Read More

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Budget Cuts Brings Council Discussion

Open discussion by elected officials in a public meeting is a good sign of transparency. A special meeting of the Warsaw Common Council Friday afternoon was an example of open discussion before a decision. The meeting was called to adopt a resolution setting the 2015 tax rate for … Read More

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New Officer Sworn In At Final Meeting

There couldn’t have been a better way to end the last regular meeting of the year, of the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety, than to swear in a new police officer. Phil Hawks, who has completed his probationary time, was sworn in as the newest Warsaw … Read More

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Drainage Study Explained At Common Council

  A brief presentation of the South Side Drainage Study by Warsaw Stormwater Utility was presented during Monday’s Warsaw Common Council meeting. Theresa Sailor, stormwater coordinator, stated a contract has been entered into with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC, South Bend, on a South Side Drainage Study. The … Read More

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Plenty Of Holiday Cheer At Toys For Tots

Kosciusko County held its annual Toys For Tots toy drive from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Warsaw City Hall. The Wawasee High School choir sang such Christmas carols as “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to … Read More

Kosciusko Chamber Host Elected Officials Reception

By ALYSSA LOWE Manager of Marketing and Communications, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce held an Elected Officials Reception Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club. Partnering with the Kosciusko Chamber for this event included Freedom Oil, Maple Leaf Farms, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Ink … Read More

City of Warsaw

Commission To Update Buffalo Street Project

The Central Redevelopment Buffalo Street Project was distributed to members of the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission earlier in the week by Jeremy Skinner, city planner. Skinner advised the commission noted the latest document provides a description of what all the project entails to help begin stages of the project … Read More

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Warsaw Comprehensive Plan Approved

Warsaw’s Comprehensive Plan drew discussion from Warsaw Common Council and the general public Monday evening at the council’s monthly meeting. The final draft of the comprehensive plan was presented for final adoption after several year’s work. Mayor Joe Thallemer and Jeremy Skinner, city planner, both stressed the plan … Read More

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Amended Zoning Ordinance Passes First Reading

After four drafts, Ordinance 2014-12-03, amending appendix B of the City Code of Warsaw, the zoning ordinance, was approved on the first reading Monday evening during the Warsaw Common Council meeting. The second reading will take place at the Dec. 15 meeting. Tim Dombrosky, assistant planner, presented the … Read More


Antique Sleigh Donated To Warsaw, On Display

The one-horse open sleigh is something of a holiday tradition thanks to the lyrics of “Jingle Bells.” Well, the city of Warsaw just received a donation of a vintage one-horse open sleigh, originally manufactured in Warsaw, to be displayed every holiday season at city hall. Lee and Mary … Read More

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Exit YMCA, Enter Bakers Youth Club

It was a sad, yet happy occasion Sunday afternoon when individuals gathered at the Kosciusko Community YMCA to say good-bye to the 50-year-old facility, to celebrate a new facility and hear what the new building owners have planned.

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Official Closing of YMCA Smith Street Location Sunday

The Kosciusko Community YMCA will be closing its Smith Street location with a ceremony from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. After 50 years of serving the community, the center will close to reopen at it’s new location at 1305 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. Light refreshments, an … Read More

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Allen Sworn In As New WPD Officer

Gordon L. Allen III is the newest officer with the Warsaw Police Department. Allen was sworn in during today’s Warsaw Board of Public Works & Safety meeting.

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Budget Cuts Take Focus During Common Council Meeting

Reductions, in the amount of $1,466,590 in preparation of potential 2015 budget cuts, were the main topic of business at the Warsaw Common Council meeting Monday evening. While there were no issues with reductions in the general, aviation, cemetery, park and recreation line 1 cuts, the conflict came … Read More

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Kosciusko Community YMCA Moves Locations

By SUMMER ZIMMER Director of Communications and Social Responsibility, Kosciusko Community YMCA After serving the community for 50 years from Smith Street in Warsaw, the Kosciusko Community YMCA will be closing that branch with a ceremony from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Join us for … Read More


Barbee Hotel To Be Featured On ‘The Dead Files’

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there have been plenty of spooky reports from the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw. “We have paranormal groups that come here regularly,” says Dan Signore of the Barbee Hotel. “They always find something.” These freaky findings caught the attention the Travel Channel’s … Read More