Much To See At The Ninth Annual Dixie Day Festival

NORTH WEBSTER — The ninth annual Dixie Day Festival sponsored by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce proved to have sunny skies and boatloads of people come out to enjoy the food, cars and sales.

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Staying Safe In The Water This Summer

WARSAW — Summer in Kosciusko County usually means residents and visitors flocking to one of the many beaches. When it comes to fun in the sun one of most important topics for Sheila Wieringa, Warsaw Parks Department recreation director, is water safety.

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Whetstone Finds His Niche In Handmade Woodenware

SILVER LAKE — Growing up in Mentone, John Whetstone, Silver Lake, had not yet found his niche in life. It wasn’t until he took a Christian ethics class in the 1970s he finally found his calling.

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Immersing Themselves In Nature As Wildlife Explorers

WARSAW — Summer is the time of year when most kids are out of school and looking for something to do. When asked why it is so important to make sure kids get outdoors and interact with nature, Sheila Wieringa, recreation director for the Warsaw Parks Department, believes it to simply be “part of the duty of the parks department.”

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North Webster Honors Fallen Soldiers

NORTH WEBSTER—American Legion Post 253 led the Memorial Day Parade in North Webster Monday morning, May 29. The North Webster Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts followed into North Webster Cemetery along with the Wawasee Middle School band.

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Milford Fest Cuties Crowned

MILFORD—There was no shortage of cuties found at Milford Fest’s annual Cutie Contest. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 stood in front of the crowd to see which four would be lucky enough to be this year’s queen, king, princess and prince.

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Seventh-Graders Combine Robotics And Business To Raise Money

MILFORD—Two seventh-grade boys from Milford Middle School, Grant Brooks and Austin Myers, have become quite popular among the student body with their new business venture.

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Milford Fest Is A Highlight Of Local Memorial Day Celebrations

MILFORD — For Milford residents Memorial Day weekend also brings the annual Milford Fest celebration organized by the Milford Lions Club. Milford Fest is made possible through the Lions, the Town of Milford, The Papers Inc., Beer and Jessop Amusements, Chore Time Brock, Phend and Brown and other … Read More

Syracuse Native Designs Plan Bee To Bring Awareness To Honeybees

SYRACUSE — Anna Haldewang, a senior at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., is majoring in industrial design. Raised at Dewart Lake in Syracuse, Haldewang is already making quite an impression with her bee drone creation.

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Finding Her Niche: Whalen Perseveres To Get To Dream Career

WARSAW—Starting with the dream she could do anything she wanted but with no idea how, Grace Whalen, Warsaw, began her entrepreneurial adventure into the world of wedding planning and business ownership.

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Winners Chosen Among Egg-cellent Entries In Easter Coloring Contest

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY—Local students in kindergarten through fourth grade were invited to participate in the Easter coloring contest and turn in their entries to each of the 15 participating sponsors.

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How To Survive Wedding Planning And Enjoy The Big Day

WARSAW—With summer wedding season quickly approaching, the upcoming months tend to be when the engaged couple and their families become the busiest. Grace Whalen of Whalen Creative Group, Warsaw, offers advice, tricks and tips for the bride and groom after planning weddings for the past nine years.

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Mark A. Marshall

Mark A. Marshall, 57, Mentone, passed at 12:37 a.m., Friday, April 14, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Ft. Wayne, after complications of a motorcycle accident in March. He was born on Jan. 22, 1960, in Bremen, to Ron and Alice (Matheny) Cooper. He married on May 15, 1982, … Read More

Marna D. Clouser

Marna D. Clouser, 63, rural Claypool, (Beaver Dam Lake) passed Sunday, April 16, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 27, 1954, in Elwood, to Daniel Franklin and Laveda (Collins) Longenecker. She married on Aug. 3, 1975, in Tipton County, to Michael K. Clouser, he survives. She … Read More