About Phoebe Muthart

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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Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee Discusses Insurance, Flooding

SYRACUSE — Insurance, grants and flooding issues dominated much of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday evening, Sept. 19. The meeting was held at its new office in downtown Syracuse. Megan McClellan, executive director, has applied for or will apply for nine grants totaling $1.1 million. One grant … Read More

Support Camp Mack’s scholarship fund by attending the annual Camp Mack Festival Oct. 1. Enjoy food, children’s games, crafts, a bounce house and the auctions.

Annual Camp Mack Festival Saturday, Oct. 1

MILFORD — Support Camp Mack’s scholarship fund by attending the annual Camp Mack Festival Saturday, Oct. 1. Enjoy food, children’s games, crafts, a bounce house and, of course, the live and silent auctions. This is a day of fun and festivities for the whole family, beginning at 9 … Read More

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This Month’s Syracuse BZA Meeting Cancelled

SYRACUSE — The regularly scheduled Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, has been cancelled due to unforseeable circumstances.  All regularly scheduled cases will be heard at the board’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Syracuse Town Hall.

Warsaw Community Schools has tower gardens in each of its schools. In the photo are students, from left, Olivia Najera, Isaac Netzley, Nathaniel McFarland, Oscar Zaca and Mario Carvajal in the student-led Blue Apron Restaurant that is part of the Warsaw Area Career Center, located at Warsaw Community High School and taught by Chef Mark Bragg. The Blue Apron restaurant utilizes the produce and herbs in the kitchen that were planted in the tower garden. (Photo provided)

Tower Gardens Help Students Learn To Grow

  KOSCIUSKO COUNTY  —  K21 Health Foundation funded the purchase of tower gardens for both Warsaw Community Schools and Lakeland Christian Academy. The gardens give students the opportunity to learn about the process of growing fresh fruits and vegetables and how eating fresh, healthy produce impacts physical health. … Read More


Heirloom Tomato Festival In Pierceton To Celebrate 150th Anniversary

PIERCETON — Saturday, Aug. 27, Pierceton will celebrate 150 years of family, community and agriculture. The ninth annual heirloom tomato festival will take place at the Old Train Depot and Brower Park, located downtown and S.R. 13 as part of the three day Sesquicentennial celebration. This event is sponsored … Read More


Trail Committee Hears Eli Lilly Project Nearly Completed

SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee heard Monday, Aug. 15, the Eli Lily Road widening project is nearly completed. Megan McClellan, director, said the cost of the project increased but she is still continuing to get donations. “It looks good. It’s done and drainage is in,” she said. “It … Read More


Home Health Aide Enjoys Helping Her Church, Patients

WARSAW — Emily Moore is more than just a home health aide at Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice Inc. While she has been an aide for the past 31 years, she also has served her community in other ways. Moore grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. Moore’s mother died … Read More

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Cruisin’ Hoosiers Car Show Friday, Aug. 5 In Warsaw

WARSAW — The 26th Annual Cruisin’ Hoosiers Car Truck and Motorcycle Show will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. The Cruisin’ Hoosiers Car Club and Baker Youth Club will be hosting the car show, in conjunction with First Fridays in downtown Warsaw. There is no charge … Read More

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Winona Lake Woman Leads Parkinson’s Support Group

WINONA LAKE — When Pam Baucom was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease eight years ago, she was devastated. “I was totally surprised. I cried,” she recalled. Today, she is group leader of Kosciusko County Parkinson’s Support Group. It’s a forum for those afflicted with the disease to get … Read More

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First Inaugural Car Show Held At Oakwood Resort July 24

SYRACUSE — More than 30 cars were on display at the the first inaugural car show, hosted by Oakwood Resort and Syracuse-Wawasee Parks Foundation, Sunday, July 24. The turn out was better than expected, said event organizers. “We are really surprised at the turnout,” said J.R. Parent, owner … Read More

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Trail Committee Discusses Eli Lilly Widening Project

SYRACUSE — Issues with the Eli Lilly Road trail widening project were discussed at the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday, July 18. Pulver Asphalt and Paving started construction Monday, July 11, but the work had to be suspended. “There have been some complications,” noted Executive Director Megan McClellan. … Read More

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Bone City Rollers Hosts Fundraiser for Isaiah 11 Ministry Saturday, Aug. 27

WARSAW — A fundraiser for Isaiah 11 Ministry is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hansen’s Eastlake Skating Center, 3010 Frontage Road, Warsaw; doors open at 4 p.m. and the bout starts at 5 p.m. The Bone City Rollers will play against the Lansing Mitten Mavens. The Bone … Read More


Kosciusko County Community Fair Is 100 Years Old

WARSAW — The county fair is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The first Kosciusko County Community Fair first was held 100 years ago, in 1916. The fair was in downtown Warsaw in the beginning. “It was more like a circus,” said Steve Trump, a former fair board member and … Read More

Free paddle boarding is offered at Pike Lake in Warsaw through Saturday, Aug. 20. Pictured paddle boarding, from left, are Ramie Perry, Ethan Cook and Kaleb Schneidewent. (Photos by Phoebe Muthart)

Canoeing, Paddle Boarding Popular Summer Activities

WARSAW — Canoeing and other water excursions are popular activities in the summer. The Warsaw Parks Department is offering free paddle boarding and canoeing this summer. Free canoeing is offered at Center Lake Beach, on the east side of swimming pier, behind the pavilion. Paddle boarding is offered … Read More

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Local Student Designs This Year’s Tour Des Lakes T-shirt

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School sophomore, Wynter Rhodes, won a contest to design the 2016 Tour des Lakes T-shirt. The Tour des Lakes bike ride committee decided to have a contest to design this year’s T-shirt. Teddy Pieper contacted Bill Eby, art teacher at Wawasee High School. His … Read More


First Responder ‘Dine and Dash’ Barbecue July 4

MILFORD — A first responder Fourth of July “dine and dash” barbecue will be Monday, July 4. The lunch starts at 12:30 and ends at 3 p.m. It will be at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and will be served. All police, sheriff, … Read More