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.

Kindig Relishes Roles In Educating Mentone’s Children

After her morning of teaching the youngsters at the preschool, Kindig makes her transition to the library where she organizes activities such as story times, kids’ crafts, LEGO club and holiday celebrations. She also is responsible for researching and ordering all the books for the children’s department, as well as making sure the area is fresh and welcoming to all who walk through the door.

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First Ever “Girl Powered” Event Attracts Students From Across Region

SYRACUSE — The inaugural “Girl Powered” event is officially in the books, and by all accounts it was a terrific success. Held at Wawasee High School on Saturday, Oct. 7, the gathering was sponsored by the host school’s Iron Pride Robotics Team. It was geared toward young ladies … Read More

Heart Of The Community Charity Auction & Raffle Attracts Generous Bidders

NORTH WEBSTER — The annual Heart of the Community Charity Auction & Raffle benefitting the North Webster Community Center was held in the building’s gymnasium on Saturday evening, Oct. 7. Hundreds of people enjoyed a dinner catered by The Sleepy Owl prior to the auction, which featured nearly … Read More

Two Car Accident North Of Syracuse

SYRACUSE — Reportedly, the driver of a northbound car on County Road 127 disregarded the stop sign at the intersection and collided with an eastbound vehicle, driven by Connie Fields of Syracuse. Fields reported that she saw the other car approaching the intersection “very fast” and swerved to her left to try to avoid a collision.

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New Grace Assistant Coach Uses Baseball to Share Christ

WINONA LAKE — “Actually, I was probably better known as a basketball player than a pitcher back in those days,” said Roy. “At that time, you had to commit to one sport to play professionally, and I knew that I wanted to give baseball a shot.”

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Two-Vehicle Accident In Milford

MILFORD — At approximately 10:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Milford Fire Department and Lutheran EMS were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and Syracuse streets on the north edge of Milford.

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Motorhome Destroyed By Fire in North Webster

NORTH WEBSTER — According to first responders at the scene, the fire was reportedly started by someone using a propane torch inside the motorhome as they were conducting maintenance. The vehicle, an older model Holiday Rambler motorhome, appeared to be a total loss.

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Etna Green Pastor Brings Local Churches Together

ETNA GREEN — There probably aren’t enough hooks on the rack in his Etna Green home to hang all the hats  Rob Seewald has to wear. To be certain, however, he isn’t one to ever use the excuse he’s just “too busy” to give everything he has to the task before him.

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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