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

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Looking For Veterans To Take To Washington, D.C.

GOSHEN — Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana was in Goshen last week to encourage veterans to participate in future honor flights. The idea to host the event was born after Korea veteran Don Kennedy of Goshen participated in the May Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Kennedy felt HFNEI … Read More

Six New Syracuse Reserve Officers Sworn In At Town Council Meeting

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Town Council started its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 15, with Town Attorney Vern Landis swearing in six new Syracuse Reserve Officers. The new officers are Cody Leer, Jonathan Fannin, Matthew Eckand, Terrence Wire, Joseph Taylor and Joshua Gohlke. A seventh reserve officer, … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Gets First Look At 2018 Budgets

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Town Council got a preliminary look at the 2018 budget for town departments, during its monthly meeting Tuesday night, July 18. The estimated budget is $35,323 under maximum levy. Proposed department budgets are: Town Manager, $205,620, a decrease of $11.888; Clerk-Treasurer, $651,140, an increase … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Receives Updates From Fire Territory, Public Works

SYRACUSE — Fire Chief Mickey Scott reported the fire fighters completed over 400 hours of training, the new tanker was ordered, during the Syracuse Town Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, July 18. The pork chop, chicken barbecue went well. The town received an Insurance Service Office rating of a … Read More

Organizations Serve Good Eats For Good Causes

WARSAW — Area service organizations play a huge role in satisfying the appetites of fair-goers at the Kosciusko County Community Fair with a variety of dishes and desserts. Three Lions Clubs maintain food booths at the fair: Leesburg, Lake City and Etna Green. Leesburg Lions Club serves soft … Read More

Free Acts Major Draw To Midway

WARSAW — Each year the Kosciusko County Community Fair gathers entertaining free acts for its midway, which perform the whole week of the fair, July 10-15. This year’s acts are Wild World of Animals and Danny Conner’s Reptile Show. The Wild World of Animals will feature performances from … Read More

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