About Deb Patterson

Deb Patterson has been with The Papers Inc., full time since 1978. Starting out rewriting general news releases, Patterson has expanded to covering all areas in the reporting field and won numerous awards through HSPA. She is also the former editor of four northern Indiana Senior Life publications.
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Milford Resident Critical After Wakarusa Accident

WAKARUSA — Robert “Rob” D. Emerick, 46, Milford, is in critical condition at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle accident Friday, April 21, on SR 19, south of the roundabout at SR 119. Emerick suffered severe head injuries and a compound fracture to the leg.

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A Great Day To Celebrate Earth Day At WACF

SYRACUSE — Families and individuals visited the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center for its first Earth Day Festival Saturday afternoon. There was fun for everyone and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. “It was better than we expected,” stated Dave Brandes, past … Read More

Hisey Requests Jury Trial, Dates Set

WARSAW — The dates of Oct. 3-6 have been set for a jury trial on charges against Mickgomery W. Hisey, 26, 153 EMS D24 Lane, Syracuse, stemming from the Christmas Day fatal accident claiming the lives of Kim Conrad, Syracuse, and her son, Stephen Conrad II, and injured Stephen T. Conrad, Syracuse and Brody Jordan, Syracuse.

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Hupfer, Seat Speakers At Republican Lincoln Day Dinner

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kyle Hupfer will be the keynote speaker at the annual Kosciusko County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner with special comments from Pete Seat. The event will be held Thursday, April 27, at Vitale Events, 2517 E. Center St., Warsaw.

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The Watershed Foundation Comes A Long Way In 20 Years

NORTH WEBSTER — (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part article on The Watershed Foundation’s 20th anniversary.) A battle about installing sewers around Tippecanoe Lake 20 years ago was the start of The Watershed Foundation. Since then TWF has focused on water quality problems and solutions … Read More

WACF Hosting An Earth Day Festival Saturday

SYRACUSE — Have some fun with outdoor activities and learning about lake health during this year’s Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Earth Day Festival. The event, free of charge, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center, one … Read More

Milford Native To Lead Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade

ELKHART COUNTY — Dean Morehouse, New Paris, a Milford native and graduate of Milford High School, has been named the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade grand marshal. The announcement was made by Jill Garris, 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board president Wednesday evening, April 12. Morehouse will … Read More

Stuffed Animal Sleepover May Become An Annual Event

MILFORD — Can you imagine the mischief bears, Biggie, Olaf, a unicorn, a chameleon, dolphins, a panda, a fish, a dragon and dogs got into during a sleepover Thursday, April 13, at Milford Public Library? These stuffed animal friends of 16 area youngsters were caught messing with computer … Read More

Motorcyclists Turn Out For Fallen Rider Memorial Ride

  SYRACUSE — It was a perfect day for a motorcycle ride. The parking lot at Chubbies Pub & Grub, Syracuse, was filled with motorcycles of every make and model Saturday morning, April 15, for the Fallen Rider Memorial Ride. Riders from all over the area arrived at … Read More

Hundreds Turn Out For Easter Egg Hunts In Milford And North Webster

  MILFORD AND NORTH WEBSTER — Hundreds of kids from infants up to 12-year-olds came out for Easter Egg Hunts in Milford and North Webster today, Saturday, April 15. Milford Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Milford School. The morning started off with the arrival … Read More

WACF Undertakes Project To Improve Martin Creek Drainage

SYRACUSE — An upcoming project by Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation will benefit more than Lake Wawasee. The neighbors, farmers and Wawasee Middle School will also reap the benefits. Work will soon begin to improve drainage issues between Wawasee Middle School and CR 800E, known as the Martin Creek … Read More

Elam Officially Honored For 50 Years As A Mason

MILFORD — A special ceremony was held Saturday, April 1, at the Masonic Lodge, Kosciusko Lodge 418, in Milford. Jack Elam, Winona Lake, formerly of Syracuse, officially received his 50-year pin and a certificate. The event included a little roasting of the honoree as well. Worshipful Master Robert … Read More

Rovenstine To Remain Sheriff Until Sentencing

  WARSAW — For the second time, defense counsel for C. Aaron Rovenstine presented an 11th hour motion to halt the trial of their client. Today’s motion was a change of plea to one of the 10 counts against him. Special Judge Stephen Bowers allowed media and spectators … Read More

Jury, Alternates Seated, Opening Statements On Wednesday

WARSAW — A 12-member jury, comprised of eight women and four men, was seated by 4:30 p.m. today, Monday, April 3, in the jury selection for the trial of Kosciusko County Sheriff C. Aaron Rovenstine. Opening statements by the prosecution and defense counsels will begin at 8:30 a.m. … Read More