New Fire Station Receives First Approval

WARSAW — A dream of a third fire station for Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory is one step closer after WWFT board members approved an agreement with MartinRiley, Fort Wayne, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6. Originally estimated at $4,470,160 in January, the cost has been reduced to $3,623,852 for a smaller station. The agreement will go before the Warsaw Board of Works Sept. 16 for action.

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Ernie Pahr - Final Winner (2)

Pahr Named Final Winner of Shop, Eat, Repeat

WARSAW — Warsaw Community Development Corporation and Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts are pleased to announce the final winner of the Shop, Eat, Repeat program sponsored by Parkview Warsaw, Ernie Pahr. Pahr won items from downtown shops and restaurants that include: Lake Area Promotional Specialties, Reinholt’s Town Square … Read More

Korean War veterans were honored during September's First Friday.

Kosciusko County Honors and Remembers Korean War Veterans

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — During September’s First Friday in Warsaw, a special ceremony was held to honor and remember all of Kosciusko County’s Korean War veterans. Friday’s ceremony co-chair Ken Locke welcomed all veterans to the ceremony in his opening speech. “We appreciate and are certainly honored that each … Read More

Commission members and  members of the Zimmer-Biomet Creative Team were present at the unveiling.

Warsaw Unveils Bison Bones

WARSAW — During First Friday festivities tonight, Sept. 2, Warsaw’s Bison-tennial, “Bones” was unveiled. The Bison-tennial Public Art Project is a statewide celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial. The ArtFULLY Warsaw Fund, at the recommendation of the Warsaw Public Art Commission was able to purchase the cities bison through an … Read More

Warsaw Indiana Town Hall

Warsaw Board of Works Approves Grants, Pay Applications

WARSAW — The Warsaw Board of Works met for a very brief meeting on Friday, Sept. 2. Business consisted of approving various grants for the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department, change orders, pay applications, new hire approvals and travel requests. Two separate grants were approved for the Warsaw … Read More

Shown ins a rendering by Loren Deeg, Ball State University of a way to revitalize SoBu Alley as a drawing point to people to the downtown area.

City Alley Approved For Family Dining Use

WARSAW — “I wouldn’t be for it if it was to vacate (the alley). The agreement is full of protection for the city … I do feel bad that the council members here are not for it … My own brother thought it was a good idea,” said George Clemens.

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Warsaw Parks Starts Grant Process To Replace Stellar Funding

WARSAW — After the normal Warsaw Park Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16 the board remained for a public post Stellar meeting. After not receiving the Stellar designee, the Warsaw Parks Department has decided to move on with their projects by applying for grants. The particular grant discussed … Read More

An ice skating rink of the kind proposed by Rich Haddad. (photo provided by Rich Haddad)

Warsaw Parks Further Discusses No Smoking Ordinance, Ice Rink

WARSAW — During the Aug. 16 Warsaw Park Board meeting, the board revisited the idea of a no smoking ordinance in the parks and the possibility of an ice rink. During the July 19 Park Board meeting, the board passed a motion to not approve a recommendation to the … Read More


New Hires, Maintenance Programs And Projects Increase Warsaw’s Proposed Budget

WARSAW — The first look at departments proposed budgets within the city of Warsaw was taken by members of the Warsaw Common Council Monday evening, Aug. 15. The overall 2017 proposed budget total is $29,566,224, up $1,611,530 from the 2016 proposed budget. A 5.45057 percent increase.

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Coin to be given to Korean Veterans

Korean War Veterans Will Not Be Forgotten

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The Korean War, 63 years ago, from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, is a forgotten war and its veterans also are often forgotten. But not in Kosciusko County. It is estimated there are close to 80 Korean War veterans residing in the county.

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Warsaw Doesn’t Win Stellar Designee Bid

WARSAW— Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb announced today, Aug. 11, that Rushville and Corydon are the 2016 Designees of the Stellar Communities Designation Program. Warsaw was the other finalist for the program, but did not receive the designee bid. The program, launched in 2011, was designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive … Read More

Pictured from left are Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rob Parker, Kristi Manwaring, Jennifer Harrison, Chamber Ambassador Julie Parke, Darlene Holderman, Jessica Denton, Lindy Breeden, Mike Walters, Rebecca Woodward, Chamber Ambassador Jason Lenon, Chamber Ambassador Amy Rosswurm, Greg Maxwell and Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer. (Photo provided)

Horizon Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting

WARSAW — The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting and grand opening Tuesday, Aug. 9, for Horizon Bank, 433 Anchorage Road, Warsaw. As part of the recent merger with Farmers State Bank, Horizon Bank has added five branches in Kosciusko County in the following cities: Mentone, … Read More


From The Mayor: A Third Fire Station

By Joseph Thallemer City of Warsaw Mayor WARSAW — The Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory was established Jan. 1, 2010. As a result, the emergency services protection area expanded from approximately two square miles to 46 square miles. Currently the WWTFT is being served by the same two fire stations that have … Read More

Shown ins a rendering by Loren Deeg, Ball State University of a way to revitalize SoBu Alley as a drawing point to people to the downtown area.

Further Discussion Held On Encroachment Agreement, Request Tabled

WARSAW — “I have concerns, I’m thankful we’re here talking about this today and hoping we stay open (minded). Some will win, some will lose. It is an opportunity, unique, pilot, why not try it,” said Jeff Grose, board of works member. “More time is great, so we can have more discussion.”

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