About Lauren Zeugner

Lauren Zeugner has been with The Papers Inc. for 18 years. She is Associate Editor The Paper, Elkhart County; Editor of Senior Life Indianapolis and staff reporter for The Mail-Journal

Rad A. Drew To Host iPhone Photography Seminar As Part Of Chautauqua

SYRACUSE — Rad A. Drew, a noted photographer out of Bloomington, will host a two day seminar teaching participants how to take great photos with their iPhones. Drew has been involved in photography since he was a kid, studying journalism in high school and college. “Photography was a … Read More

Tippecanoe Valley And Lutheran Health Network KCH Announce 10-Year Partnership

    MENTONE — During the Mentone Egg Festival, just before the parade started Saturday, June 3, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation and Lutheran Health Network Kosciusko Community Hospital announced they are entering into a 10-year partnership to help advance wellness-based programs and services throughout the school corporation and … Read More

Mentone Egg Festival Ends Today On High Note

MENTONE — There’s still time to head to Mentone this afternoon, Saturday, June 3, and have some fun during the final day of the Mentone Egg Festival, sponsored by the Mentone Chamber of Commerce. Later this afternoon there will be an egg toss, along with the band Sentimental … Read More

Barbee Lake Property Owners Association Addresses Swan Elimination Program

NORTH WEBSTER — Swans and what to do about them was discussed at length this morning during the Barbee Lakes Property Owners Association meeting, held this morning, May 20, at the North Webster Community Center. Kathryn Schmidt, president of the association, opened the discussion saying several residents had … Read More

Weather Refuses To Cooperate For 29th Cruisin’ Cuse

    SYRACUSE — Mother Nature decided not to cooperate this weekend for the 29th  annual Cruisin’ Cuse, bringing heavy rains to the area. As a result, the Cruise -In set for Friday night, May 19, was canceled, and the Cruisin’ Cuse ended earlier than anticipated. Awards were … Read More

Syracuse Town Council Approves Sale In Technology Park

  SYRACUSE — Syracuse Town Council approved two economic development agreements for the purchase of seven lots in the Syracuse Technology Park during its monthly meeting Tuesday night, May 16. “It was really easy working with each other,” said Dustin Johns, owner of Innovation Inc. and Travel Lite … Read More

Memorial Benches Honor Oakwood Patrons

SYRACUSE — In a shady area between the Oakwood Inn and the Oakwood Event Center are three polished granite benches honoring Cole Brembeck, Howard Brembeck and Pastor Ken Robinson. The benches were installed last September after a committee made up of Tom Prickett, Tammy Cotton, Ryan Mishler, John … Read More

Brian Smith Is The New Chair Of Kosciusko County Democrats

  LEESBURG — “I started getting involved (in politics) in 2012 on Joe Donnelly’s first run,” said Brian Smith of Leesburg. Smith is the chairman of the Kosciusko County Democrats. His interest in politics was peaked when he saw how Senator Richard Lugar was treated when he ran … Read More

Commission Announces Sale In Technology Park

  SYRACUSE — Syracuse Redevelopment Commission approved two economic development agreements finalizing the sale of 40 to 45 percent of the Syracuse Technology Park during a meeting held Wednesday, May 10. Dustin Johns, owner of Innovation Inc LLC, purchased seven lots within the park. Total cost for the … Read More

Chautauqua-Wawasee Presents Family Series Week

SYRACUSE — Chautauqua-Wawasee recognizes families face many different issues, so it planned a week long series for parents, grandparents, educators and community members that will cover issues from addictions, social media trends and human trafficking to tips for grandparents, family counseling and foster parenting. The series will be … Read More

Syracuse Town Hall

Council Takes No Issue On Smoke Complaint

Syracuse —During the Syracuse Town Council meeting April 18, Shirley Moore, landlord for Todd Ramer, owner of All Fired Up, the recently opened barbecue restaurant in town, asked the council if there was still a problem with the smoke from the restaurant. Tom Hoover, town council president, stated … Read More

Syracuse Town Hall

Syracuse Town Council To Address Water Loss Issues

SYRACUSE — Robin Merchant, public works superintendent, told the Syracuse Town Council there is a 28.6 percent water loss occurring on a regular basis. The state requires water departments to be under 20 percent when it comes water loss. Merchant made his report during the council’s regular monthly … Read More

Claypool High School Alumni Banquet Set For May 6

CLAYPOOL – Graduates, school attendees and friends of Claypool High School are invited to attend the 99th Alumni Banquet of CHS on Saturday, May 6, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Claypool United Methodist Church. … Read More

Nappanee Chamber Of Commerce Names Bernie Beer Citizen Of The Year

  NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Chamber of Commerce named Bernard Beer Citizen of the Year during its annual chamber meeting and dinner held Monday night, March 27. Beer was surprised by the announcement which Jeff Kitson, executive director of the Nappanee Chamber, made before dinner. “I was very surprised,” … Read More

Syracuse Town Hall

Council Gets Update On Public Works And Turkey Creek Fire Territory

SYRACUSE —Public Works Superintendent Robin Merchant provided an update to his report to the Syracuse Town Council during the council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, March 21. He reported an air compressor for the wastewater treatment plant has been repaired a week ahead of schedule. The council approved … Read More

Syracuse Town Hall

Attorney For Local Businesses Approaches Council

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Attorney Jack Birch appeared before the Syracuse Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, March 21, asking for assistance. Birch was representing himself and several other business owners and residents who are complaining of the smoke coming from All Fired Up, a barbecue … Read More