Independence Day Weekend Fireworks And Events

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Following is a list of Independence Day weekend events and fireworks in Kosciusko County. LEESBURG The Tippecanoe Lake Flotilla will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Fireworks will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 in front of Patona Bay. NORTH … Read More

Little Free Library Comes To Winona Lake Limitless Park

  WINONA LAKE — Winona Lake visitors will now have free access to books anytime of the day or night thanks to a new Little Free Library. Lorraine Deffenbaugh has lived in Winona Lake for the past 15 years. She was inspired to create a Little Free Library … Read More

Dr. John Teevan Announced As New Gradway Board President

KOSCIUSKO — At the most recent meeting of the Gradway Board of Directors, the board unanimously voted Dr. John Teevan as the new Gradway Board President, effective July 1. Teevan has served on the Gradway Board of Directors for seven years and will fill the shoes of Ot … Read More

Brew Good, Do Good For CCS

WINONA LAKE — The Kosciusko Kettleheads held their seventh annual Homebrew Fest on Saturday, June 24. The tent was full at Cerulean Gardens, Winona Lake all night as people came to drink home-brewed craft beer and support a good cause, Combined Community Services. Thirteen brewers, all residing in Kosciusko … Read More

Warsaw Woman Lied About Her Name When Caught With Meth

WARSAW — A Warsaw woman provided officers with a false name when she was pulled over and caught with methamphetamine. Erin Briseno, 27, 47 West CR 250N, Warsaw is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony and false informing, a class B misdemeanor. On June … Read More


Flood Advisory Issued For Southeastern Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO — A flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana until 12:15 p.m. today, June 23. The advisory covers Southeastern Kosciusko, Southeastern Fulton, Northern Allen and Whitley counties. At 8:05 a.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to a thunderstorm. This will cause … Read More

Thompson Arrested After Threatening Officer While High On Heroin

WARSAW — A North Manchester man was arrested after threatening an officer while high on heroin. Kyle Colby Thompson, 30, 4801 East CR 1500N, North Manchester, is being charged with intimidation, a level 6 felony and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. On June 16, an officer … Read More

Semi Fire Leads To Commercial Fire Response At Louis Dreyfus

CLAYPOOL — At approximately 1:20 p.m. today, June 21, a possible commercial fire was reported at Louis Dreyfus in Claypool. The initial caller reported that the fire was in the outer scale area and that flames were showing. Claypool Fire, Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and Winona Lake Fire responded … Read More

North Webster Drug Dealer Has Sentence Modified, Released On Home Detention

NORTH WEBSTER — A North Webster man convicted of dealing oxycontin in 2012 has been released from the Indiana Department of Corrections based on a sentence modification. Lynn Umber, previously of 41 EMS W14B Lane, North Webster, was granted a motion for sentence modification on Tuesday, June 20. Umber was … Read More

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Area Police Reports

Kosciusko Officers with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following incidents: 12:43 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 11700 block of Pied Piper Parkway, Cromwell. A missing pontoon was recovered.  6:08 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 100 block of Mariners Drive, Warsaw. Two vehicles were broken into while parked. A cell … Read More

Area Accident Reports

Warsaw Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents: 7:57 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, North Detroit Street and Enterprise Drive. Drivers: Tyson Baker, 38, Birchwood Court, Warsaw, and Kenneth Noll, 50, Wayne Street, Pierceton.. Baker’s vehicle rear ended Noll’s vehicle. Damages up to $10,000.  3:39 p.m. … Read More