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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‘Dangerous Mobile Apps’ Seminar Dec. 7 At BYC

WARSAW — A seminar, “Dangerous Mobile Apps,” will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Baker Youth Club. It is presented by Beloved: Not Forgotten, a non-profit organization in Warsaw, and Remedy Live’s co-founder, Clinton Faupel, executive director. The Trends and Teens seminar will address the topic: … Read More

Syracuse Town Hall

Sole Case Approved At Syracuse BZA Meeting

SYRACUSE — Thomas and Julie Votaw’s petition for a variance was approved at the Thursday, Nov. 17, Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. The variance would permit allowing an existing shed to remain, as placed, 3 foot, 3 inches from the north sideline and 9 feet, 4 inches … Read More

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Teacher, Comedian Is Making A Difference

WARSAW — Eric Totheroh is making his mark in the world not only as a high school teacher, but making people laugh as a sketch artist and comedian. Totheroh teaches at Warsaw Community High School. He is a teacher for Step One, an alternative education program. A licensed … Read More


Syracuse Elementary second-grade students visit WACF

HANDS ON LEARNING — Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation volunteer, Carolyn Baker, right, helps Natalie Miller and Ella Stewart, second-grade students at Syracuse Elementary School, make pine cone bird feeders Wednesday, Oct. 19. It was one of several stations students were able to experience on a field trip to WACF in Syracuse.

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Syracuse Town Hall

Syracuse BZA Approves Two Cases

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals approved two cases Thursday, Oct. 20. Both of the items of business on the agenda were continued cases from August. Ernest and Christine Wingard’s petition for an exception was approved. They want to allow the construction of an oversized accessory building … Read More

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SR 13 Crossing Approved By INDOT, Trails Committee Hears

SYRACUSE — The SR 13 crossing project has been approved by Indiana Department of Transportation, the Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee heard Monday, Oct. 17. A pedestrian light will be installed at the intersection of SR 13 and Pickwick Drive. The town is interested in helping, said Megan McClellan, executive … Read More

Caitlin Yoder is education coordinator for the Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. Yoder, who lives in Winona Lake, is pictured with her husband, Vincent, and son, Theo, 3. (Photo provided)

Education Coordinator Enjoys Seeing The Community Learn

WINONA LAKE — Just a few weeks ago, Caitlin Yoder was teaching hundreds of fourth-grade students at Lake Adventure Days in Warsaw. The two-day event, held later in September, serves as a teaching tool for hundreds of students, who learn about local lakes and streams. “Having them out … Read More

Syracuse Fall Festival was held Saturday, Oct. 8. Today's events included face painting, games, and live music, and pony rides.

Fall Weather Ushers in Syracuse Festival at Lakeside Park

SYRACUSE  —  “It’s been a great turnout and the cooperative weather has a lot to do with it,” said Tyler McLead, program director of the Syracuse Parks Department, about today’s Syracuse Fall Festival. With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s, it was perfect weather for the … Read More

Syracuse Fall Harvest Festival will have several, fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Face painting and games are part of the day’s activities. Pictured is Rachel Kruger of Kruger Doodles painting the face of Rori Methe, 5, of Syracuse at last year’s festival. (File photo)

Face Painting, Games Will Be At Syracuse Fall Festival Oct. 8

SYRACUSE — Syracuse’s Fall Harvest Festival is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Lakeside Park. Hosted alongside the final date of the Artisans and Farmers Market, the Fall Harvest Festival will have several, fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Face painting and … Read More

The Eli Lilly Road trail widening project has been completed and is now open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Monday, Oct. 3. Pictured in front is Amara McClellan (on her bike). In back, from left, are Andrea Reed, Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber director; Bob Fanning and Ron Baumgartner, Eli Lilly Road residents; Megan McClellan, trail’s executive director; Dr. Erick Leffler, trail committee chairman; Dr. Tom Edington, park foundation president, trail committee member and treasurer; and Holly Swoverland, K21 Health Foundation. (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

Eli Lilly Road Trail Widening Project Officially Completed

SYRACUSE — The Eli Lilly Road trail widening project has been completed. Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee and other members of the community took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 3, in Syracuse. The new section is 2,100 feet long, or about 0.4 miles. The project was made possible … Read More

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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

Syracuse Town Hall

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