About Keith Knepp

Keith Knepp started working in the editorial department of The Papers, Inc. in March 2014. He currently serves as editor of the Shopping Guide News of Fulton County, as well as for the Elkhart/Kosciusko edition of Senior Life. He grew up in Nappanee before spending a dozen years in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis following his graduation with a degree in political science and English from Taylor University in Upland. He has been married for 12 years to Collette Knepp, who is the business manager at The Papers. Together, they have three children, three cats and an ornery dog.

Syracuse Alums Gather For Annual Reunion

SYRACUSE — This year’s iteration of the reunion marked the 108th annual gathering of Yellow Jacket faithful, held Saturday evening at the Syracuse Community Center. This year’s honored classes included the graduates of 1937, 1947, 1957 and 1967.

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Mentone Fire Chief Ensures Department Is Vital Part Of Community

MENTONE — Mentone Fire Chief Mike Yazel isn’t timid when it comes to lauding his smoke chasing brethren. “If you need do get something done, call a bunch of firemen,” he said. “It’s just their mentality. When they see a problem, they go out and fix it.” In fact, … Read More

Global Safety Day Recognized At Louis Dreyfus

CLAYPOOL — More than 100 people gathered at Louis Dreyfus Company in southern Kosciusko County on Wednesday morning to discuss various issues concerning safety and procedures at the Claypool commodities exchange company. Most of those in attendance were employees of LDC, although other interested parties also were invited and … Read More

Camp Mack Celebrates Final Mortgage Payment

WAUBEE LAKE — Two years ago, the weather in northern Indiana was much different than it was today. The same was true about the financial situation at Camp Alexander Mack, a Christian camp located on the eastern shore of Waubee Lake, just a few miles south of Milford. In … Read More

EMS Subsidies To Be Eliminated In Milford And Van Buren Township

MILFORD — Following a meeting Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 7, with representatives from Lutheran EMS, the company contracted to provide ambulance service with the town of Milford, Clerk-Treasurer Joellen Free announced an agreement has been reached to modify the current financial arrangement. Beginning in 2019 and beyond, Lutheran EMS has … Read More

Opportunity Brings Mentone Man Back To Kosciusko County

WARSAW — Not every college graduate is fortunate enough to land their ideal job soon after they leave the hallowed halls of their university. That certainly isn’t the case for one lucky Kosciusko County man. In fact, things couldn’t have worked out much more ideally for Mentone native Kameron … Read More

Tippecanoe Valley Students Participate In Warm And Fuzzy Project

AKRON — The idea began simply enough for three students at Tippecanoe Valley High School. As members of the Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, juniors Olivia Trippiedi, McKenzie Murphy and Susan Nickerson were tasked with coming up with a service project as part of the program’s curriculum requirements. According to … Read More

Jim Hocking’s Passion Leads To His Life’s Work

WARSAW — Although Jim Hocking considers Warsaw home, you’d be hard pressed to find him there watching the grass grow. Hocking and his wife, Faye, bought their home 20 years ago. Although each of their four children attended Warsaw Community High School at some point in time, most of … Read More

From The North Pole to North Webster

The event, officially titled the North Webster Community Holiday Celebration, featured games, crafts, activities, a photo booth, a live pony and reindeer and Christmas story readings to accompany the visit by Santa.

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