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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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Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee Discusses Financial Report

SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee met Monday, Feb. 20, and discussed the financial report at great length. Due to the amount in the available general funds account, Megan McClellan, executive director, suggested moving some of the money into another account. She said the amount may be a deterrent … Read More

Police Leadership Academy Graduates Honored Jan. 25

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Lt. John Karris, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer; Sgt. Joseph Keene, Syracuse Police Department; and Deputy Chief Travis Marsh, Milford Police Department, graduated from the Police Leadership Academy, which is sponsored by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police … Read More

INDOT Kicks Off ‘Paint the Plow’ Campaign

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation announced the kick off of its 2017 Paint the Plow campaign, a community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s winter operations all year long. INDOT’s Fort Wayne district invites high schools within district boundaries to paint an INDOT … Read More

Trail Committee Hears Updates On Projects

SYRACUSE —  Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee held its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 16. Committee members were given an update on several trail projects. Megan McClellan, executive director, has sent a request for three quotes for work on Northshore Drive. Requests were sent to: Thompson Concrete, Pulver … Read More

Warsaw Native Helping To Get Girls Off The Streets

WARSAW — A bracelet on Dawnna Plummer’s wrist simply states three words: “Be the Change.” It’s what her organization, Beloved Not Forgotten, is all about. The non-profit organization is bringing awareness to the major problem of child sex trafficking. Plummer is hoping to take it a step further … Read More

Warsaw United Methodist Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary

WARSAW — A Kosciusko County church rich in heritage is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. First United Methodist Church of Warsaw is still going strong at 425 members to this day. The church traces its beginnings back to 1838, when Rev. Richard D. Hargrave, a circuit rider, … Read More

‘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

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 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

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

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