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.

Parker Crowned 2017 Queen Of Lakes

NORTH WEBSTER  — “I feel awesome. I feel great returning to the pageant since last year, my family had a little bit of a health issue and knowing that every body’s healthy in my family this year really made this whole experience really enjoyable and the group of … Read More

Perfect Afternoon For The Mermaid Festival Parade

  NORTH WEBSTER — A fly-over by Parkview Samaritan Air Ambulance kicked off the 72nd Annual North Webster Mermaid Festival that featured over 70 entries and lasted just 60 minutes long. No one could ask for more perfect weather for this year’s parade with sunshine and a cool … Read More

Crossroads Of America Car Club Visits North Webster

NORTH WEBSTER — A group of 16 antique vehicles and 30 members motored into North Webster Saturday morning for the Third Annual Lakes Tour. The group is part of the Crossroads of America Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. This particular group has members from Northeast … Read More

Families Enjoy Annual Breakfast

SYRACUSE — Families from Syracuse and Wawasee lakes enjoyed the annual Syracuse Lake Association and Wawasee Property Owners Association family breakfast at Oakwood Resort. Several hundred attended the annual event Saturday morning. Not only could the guests enjoy breakfast with friends they haven’t seen for a year, but … Read More

Goshert Returns As Kosciusko County’s Sheriff

  WARSAW — “I don’t take great joy in this because this came at a heavy price for a lot of people and it’s done a lot of damage to several families and this community. That is a hurt to me,” stated the new Kosciusko County Sheriff William … Read More

Goshert Elected New Sheriff

WARSAW — After five rounds of voting, William “Rocky” Goshert, who has been interim sheriff since May 23, was elected Kosciusko County Sheriff tonight at a caucus of Republican Precinct Committeemen. There were 65 of the 69 county precinct committeemen, five of whom were proxies, casting their votes. … Read More

Slate Set For Sheriff’s Caucus

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The deadline for filing a candidacy for Sheriff of Kosciusko County was at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18. According to Mike Ragan, Kosciusko County Republican Central Committee Chairman, no additional candidates have filed and the slate is set. There are six candidates. The caucus will … Read More

BREAKING — One Dead Following Two-Vehicle Accident

MILFORD — One person has reportedly died in a two-vehicle accident on SR 15, near CR 900N, south of Milford. The accident, which occurred around 2 p.m., involved a dump truck and an SUV. According to information at the scene the dump truck was northbound when the SUV … Read More


Caucus Called For Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Member

SYRACUSE — A caucus of Republican Precinct Committeemen of Turkey Creek Township has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Syracuse Town Hall, 310 N. Huntington St. The caucus will elect a replacement to the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board following the resignation of Kimberly … Read More

Capturing The Beauty Of The World

WARSAW —The profession of Dr. Leo Dean Jansen improves the lives of individuals suffering from conditions and injuries relating to orthopedics. But outside of work, Jansen is a photographer with an eye capturing the unusual and beauty the world has to offer. The walls at his practice are … Read More


Milford Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

NEW PARIS — A Milford man lost his life in a single vehicle accident at 7:41 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 14, east of New Paris. The accident was on CR 31, north of CR 50. Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department officials reported the driver was northbound on CR 31, north of CR 50 … Read More

Cocktails By The Lake Raises Funds For CCF

  SYRACUSE — An opportunity to learn about the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County, along with an opportunity to support the fund was held Saturday afternoon, June 10, at the Cocktails on the Lake event. The event was held at the Ruddell Pavilion at the Wawasee Area … Read More

Woody’s Appeal Awaiting Ruling By State Court Of Appeals

INDIANAPOLIS  — An appeal by Brandon Thomas Woody, 25, Syracuse, is awaiting ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Briefs on behalf of Woody and by the state have been filed with the court. Woody is appealing his murder conviction of the Feb. 19, 2015, deaths of Tara … Read More

Lake Talk & Eats Series Begins At WACF

SYRACUSE — The first of three summer Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Lake Talk & Eats took place Saturday, June 3, at the Levinson-LaBrosse Wetland and Educational Center, SR 13, Syracuse. The series kicked off with the annual native plant sale from several local nurseries/garden centers. New this year … Read More

Appeal In The Hands Of The Court For DeHart

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle David DeHart, 24, Syracuse, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 6, 2016, for the murders of Tara Thornburg and Josh Knisley Feb. 19, 2015. He was sentenced 20 days later to 110 years on two counts of murder and one year for obstruction of … Read More

Settlement Reached, All Claims Against the Papers Inc Dismissed

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — State and federal claims by Atta Belle Helman and son, Larry Dwayne Helman, against The Papers Inc and Stacey Staley have been dismissed with prejudice by Kosciusko Circuit Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. The motions … Read More