National Direct Support Professional Crisis Affects Local Organization

WARSAW — Nationwide organizations offering care for individuals with disabilities are facing struggles staffing direct support professionals. Specifically, a local non-profit, Cardinal Services, deals with issues of short staffing and high turnover of DSPs due to inability to pay a higher wage. Cardinal Services provides many services to adults … Read More

Banta Seeks To File Vacant Winona Town Council District One Seat

WINONA LAKE — Theila Banta, Winona Lake, has filed to fill the District one vacancy on the Winona Lake Town Council. Banta has lived in Winona Lake for 14 years. Prior to living here, Banta lived in northern California for 40 years. The council seat hopeful says she … Read More

Warsaw Traffic Commission OKs Right-Turn Only At Intersection Of Winona Avenue, Union Street

WARSAW — During the Warsaw Traffic Safety Commission meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 2, a motion was passed to follow the recommendation made by the Indiana Department of Transportation to install a right-run only sign for drivers northbound on South Union Street. The new signage will restrict northbound drivers from traveling … Read More

Criswell Seeks To Fill Winona Lake Town Council District 1 Vacancy

WINONA LAKE — Kearstin Criswell, Winona Lake, is seeking to fill the vacant District 1 seat on the Winona Lake Town Council. Criswell is seeking to fill the vacancy left by former council member Peter Christos. Christos officially resigned from his position on the Winona Lake Town Council with … Read More

Area Accident Reports

Warsaw Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents: 2:41 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2501 Walton Boulevard, Warsaw. Drivers: Roger L. Presl, 72, East CR 1450N, North Manchester, and Marilyn J. Culp, 73, North Elkhart Street, Wakarusa. Presl backed out of his parking space into Culp’s … Read More

police reports

Area Police Reports

Warsaw The following incidents were investigated by the Warsaw Police Department: 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 200 block of East Jefferson Street, Warsaw. Robert Castle reported his bicycle had been stolen. 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1000 block of Husky Trail, Warsaw. Dara Howard reported a lost drivers … Read More

CCS Holds Tools For School Event

WARSAW — With the start of school just around the corner, Combined Community Services is providing families in need with school supplies through its annual Tools for School event. Families can pick up school supplies until 4 p.m. today, Aug. 2, at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. Smith … Read More

Local Woman Loses Nearly 150 Pounds In Three Years

WARSAW — Three years ago, Hanna Losee began her weight loss journey. Now Losee wants to share her experiences to motivate others who are pursuing healthy lifestyle changes. After reaching her heaviest weight of 398 pounds. Losee decided to make a change. For years Losee had tried everything … Read More

Milford Public Library News And Events

MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library: VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFELY WITH FREE SAFETY ECLIPSE GLASSES FROM MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY Experience the eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21, but do so safely, with a pair of eclipse glasses from the … Read More

Warsaw Parks Department Hosts Superhero Training Camp

WARSAW — Some local kids got a chance to explore a day in the life of a superhero during a Superhero Training Camp hosted by the Warsaw Park’s Department on Saturday, July 29. The camp, for kids ages 5-12, provided kids with the opportunity to make their their … Read More

Jeffrey Noel “Jeff” Reed

Jeffrey Noel “Jeff” Reed, 60, Syracuse, passed away at 9:29 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 13, 1956 in Goshen, to Stanley Eugene and Harriett Ann (Wysong) Reed. He attended Wawasee High School and formerly worked at AIA … Read More

Katherine Podsiadly

Katherine Podsiadly, 97, Warsaw, passed away at 1p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 15, 1920, in Gordon, Ohio, to Frank and Mary (Schlatt) Luburich. She attended public schools in Detroit, Mich., and was married on Aug. 21, 1943 in … Read More

UPDATED — Timothy R. “Tim” Vanover

Timothy R. “Tim” Vanover, 26, Warsaw, passed away on Friday, July 28, as the result of an automobile accident near Milford. He was born April 30, 1991 in Elkhart, to Robert T. Powers and Kimberly Lynn Vanover. He graduated in 2010 from Wawasee High School in Syracuse and … Read More