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Phoebe Muthart has been The Papers Inc. since 1999. She has won numerous awards, including several from Hoosier State Press Association.
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New Veterans Program Starting In County

To better assist veterans in the county, the Magical Meadows is starting a new program for veterans, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday. Tammy Stackhouse, founder of Magical Meadows, said the new program, called Warrior Round-Up, kicks off this week. Magical Meadows offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and … Read More

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Three Men Seeking County Sheriff Seat

Three men are seeking the office of Kosciusko County Sheriff Election Day, Nov. 4. The candidates are: C. Aaron Rovenstine, Travis Marsh and Patrick Jamison. C. Aaron Rovenstine Rovenstine (Republican) is a lifetime Kosciusko County resident, who grew up in Atwood. He graduated from Warsaw High School in … Read More

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Trail Committee Completes Syracuse Lake Project

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee gave an update on several trail projects at Monday’s meeting. The Syracuse Lake project is very close to finishing, with just a couple of minor places left to finish. “That completes the five-mile loop around Syracuse Lake,” said Megan McClellan, executive director. As far as … Read More


New Homeless Shelter Facility Opens In Warsaw

When Jenny Bynum found herself with nowhere to go, she sought refuge in May at a women’s homeless shelter in Warsaw. “I ran out of family members to live with and the only other option was to come to the shelter,” she recalled. Bynum is not alone. Thanks … Read More

Army Ranger Named Veteran Of The Month

An Army Ranger was named October’s Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Chuck Dippon of Warsaw was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He joined the Army in March 1991. After basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., he was stationed in Fort … Read More

Braiton Spivey, Audrey Musgrave and Elliette Pulley try to reel in a “fish” at today’s North Webster Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival. 
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Heart Of The Harvest Festival A Success

It felt more like summer at today’s North Webster Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival. Sunny skies and temperatures in the middle 70s proved to be the perfect back-drop for the annual festival. The festival is sponsored by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce. “We couldn’t have … Read More


Smart911 Service Now Available In Kosciusko County

A new 911 service has been implemented in Kosciusko County and it is one aimed at better serving the public. Kosciusko County is one of the three counties in the state, as of July 31, to implement Smart911, a program designed to help citizens be proactive and prepared … Read More

Bid Awarded On Bridge Project, Approve Rezoning

Kosciusko County Commissioners awarded a bid on a bridge project in Syracuse. There were four bids presented and the lowest bid, $404,278.71 from Northern Indiana Construction Co., Mishawaka, was approved. The bid was under the engineer’s estimate. The bridge is located on Front Street, north of Medusa Street. … Read More

Commissioners Approve A Veterans Resolution

County commissioners approved a resolution at their Tuesday meeting to assist the state’s veterans affairs. Specifically, the resolution supports those who have traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. There are 5,200 veterans in Kosciusko County, many who suffer from brain injuries and frequent suicides. Commissioner Bob Conley … Read More


Syracuse BZA Approves Three Cases

Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals approved three cases Thursday and welcomed a new board member. Phillip Mock’s petition for a variance to allow the construction of a residence addition 16.2 feet from the right of way was approved. Mock’s property is located at 211 N. Front St. His … Read More

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Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee Adds 27 Signs

The Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee installed 27 signs recently along portions of the trail, it was mentioned at Monday night’s meeting. The signs were installed starting at Eastshore Drive, going down Pickwick Drive to Cornelius, Harkless Drive up to the high school and to the tracks at Main Street. … Read More

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S-W Trails Commitee Addresses Concerns

Community members, mainly property owners along East Northshore Drive, were present at Monday’s Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee meeting. There has been some concern among homeowners regarding recent trail construction near their properties. The concern stems from the fact that, in accordance with a contract with the county highway department … Read More

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New Community Corrections Program To Be Implemented

Kosciusko County Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday for the establishment of a new community corrections program. The new program will be for non-violent offenders. The county will receive a $356,000 grant from the state to start the new program. The two-year grant will allow the county to … Read More

Funds Will Be Used To Replace Signs

An inter-local agreement between Elkhart and Kosciusko counties was approved at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting in Warsaw. The agreement is for a highway safety improvement program. The program will be used for signage and $800,000 will come from federal funds through Indiana Department of Transportation. The money … Read More

Syracuse BZA Hears Sole Case

A petition for a variance was partially approved by the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday evening. Alexander Moore requested the construction of a two-story residence addition 23 feet from the right of way and an open pergola 18 feet from the water’s edge. The property is located … Read More

Megan McClellan

Syracuse Trails Committee Introduces New Director

The new executive director of the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation Trail Committee, Megan McClellan, was introduced at Monday’s meeting in Syracuse. Although McClellan and her family are still in the process of moving from Cincinnati, she is hard at work learning more about the community and diving into as … Read More