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Kosciusko Leadership Academy News

By JONI TRUEX Kosciusko Leadership Academy Public Information Director Kosciusko Leadership Academy met at the City of Warsaw Police Department to learn about local and state government in Kosciusko County. District 22 State Representative Rebecca Kubacki shared her thoughts on governmental influence. The Government should not dictate belief … Read More

Utterly Pink Opens In Warsaw

The Kosciusko Chamber held a ribbon cutting at Utterly Pink, Inc. Utterly Pink is a mother, daughter owned woman’s clothing boutique in downtown Warsaw. They specialize in trendy, adorable handpicked boutique fashion from Los Angeles with new arrivals weekly. Utterly Pink carries trendy, classic, sophisticated, stylish, modern clothing … Read More

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Warsaw May Establish Riverfront Development District

“After reviewing the Indiana Code and discussing the district with the [Warsaw Redevelopment] Commission, I am providing you with a resolution that will allow the city to create a Riverfront District,” said City Planner Jeremy Skinner’s memo regarding a Riverfront Development District in Warsaw. The proposed district would … Read More

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Bowen Center Donates $10K Toward Market Street Trail

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the city of Warsaw’s Common Council accepted a donation from The Bowen Center for $10,000 to contribute to the East Market Street Trail. This is the first major donation toward the K21 Health Foundation’s grant of $375,000. The full amount of the K21 grant … Read More

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Warsaw Common Council Approves Bond Ordinance

The hot topic on the agenda at Warsaw Common Council’s Monday, Sept. 6 meeting was Ordinance Nos. 2014-09-05 and 2014-09-06. These two ordinances, both approved with a 6-1 vote, would allow the city of Warsaw to sell general obligation bonds for the purpose of procuring funds for street … Read More

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OrthoWorx Marks Five Years of Community Support

By BRAD BISHOP Executive Director, OrthoWorx OrthoWorx, Warsaw, recently marked its fifth anniversary with a showcase for volunteers and funders of its achievements. OrthoWorx and the Orthopedics Capital Foundation were created in September 2009 with an initial grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to the Kosciusko County Community … Read More

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KLA Members Learn About Myers Briggs

By JONI TRUEX KLA Public Information Director Kosciusko Leadership Academy met at the new Bowen Center Corporate Office in Warsaw to learn about personality and leadership style, using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This session was presented by Allyn Decker, KLA moderator. Through examples and pretesting, the Cadets … Read More

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Warsaw Common Council Approves Advertised Budget

At the Warsaw Common Council meeting on Sept. 15, the council approved a preliminary draft of the 2015 city budget. The draft proposed a budget of $26,105,081 with a tax rate of 1.4342 percent. The current budget proposal is not the final draft. Mayor Joe Thallemer explained at … Read More

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BOW Approves Market Street Grant Contract

At the Warsaw Board of Works meeting on Friday, Sept. 5, the BOW took the first step towards starting the Market Street Project. City Planner Jeremy Skinner presented the board with an INDOT contract that would secure funding to begin the engineering phase, which would hopefully begin before … Read More

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Fire Station 3 Site Work Begins

B.O.W. contracts with G&G Hauling & Excavating to have ground readied by winter G&G Hauling & Excavating of Warsaw has been contracted for site work at Warsaw’s new south side fire station. The contract, written by city engineer James Emans, was approved by the city Board of Public … Read More

The intersection of Main and Indiana has become an area of concern since parking spaces (not shown) were added along the south side of Main Street last fall. (Google Street View photo)

Traffic Commission Looks At Problematic Intersection

Warsaw’s Traffic Safety Commission has reviewed traffic and crash data for the Indiana and Main streets intersection over the last year in response to a request to establish a four-way stop there. Last fall, the city added additional parking spaces around downtown Warsaw. Among the spaces added were … Read More

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Warsaw City Council Hears 2015 Budgets

It was all budgets at the Warsaw City Council’s meeting on Aug. 4. The council was presented with the 2015 budgets from nonprofits, the mayor and other government entities. First, the council heard presentations for non-profit council contract requests. Many of the organizations asking the council for financial … Read More

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B.O.W. Works With Landlord On Sewer Bill

At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety approved a number of items. Late last year, it was discovered that a number of properties were not being billed for sewage services. The wastewater department has been addressing the back billing issue since. Landlord … Read More

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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