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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.
Rick Madden looks over silent items for bid at Saturday’s North Webster Community Center Heart of the Community Charity Auction and Raffle. Over 50 items were auctioned off at the eighth annual event. (Photos by Phoebe Muthart)

Tracy Roberts Wins Grand Prize At North Webster Auction

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Community Center relies on donations to keep the doors open year round. The North Webster Community Center Heart of the Community Charity Auction and Raffle was held Saturday, Oct. 3 to benefit the community center. As usual, a large crowd filled the gymnasium … Read More

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Ag Cares Program Helps Feed The Community

When the agricultural community asked what projects mattered the most, they proclaimed feeding the hungry. But that’s not all. They also said supporting youth and promoting agricultural education are also ways to give back to the community.

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Syracuse BZA Approves Several Cases, Tables Two

Several cases on the agenda at the regular meeting of Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday, Aug. 20, were approved. An exception and a variance for Oakwood Resort were tabled.

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Disgruntled Property Owner Confronts Trail Committee

SYRACUSE — A disgruntled man attended the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday, July 20, voicing his displeasure with a new section of the trail in front of his property. Mike Acker, who lives on Harkless Drive, said while the trail is complete from Palm Drive to S.R. 13 … Read More

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Livestock Auction Set For Friday, July 17

WARSAW — The 2015 Kosciusko County 4-H Livestock Auction will be Friday, July 17. The auction starts at 10 a.m. and the Sale of Champions starts at 7 p.m. Peg Zimmerman is the chairperson. The 4-H Auction is the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication … Read More

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Midget Car Jamboree Coming To Kosciusko County

The cover of thousands of King Midget brochures touted it as, “America’s Number One Fun Car!” A true statement, and these days, there’s a club and a jamboree to match. The mail-order King Midget micro-cars were built in Athens, Ohio, for 20 years following World War II, with … Read More


Children’s Fair Pageant Held Saturday Night

The 2015 Kosciusko County Community Fair Children’s Pageant was held Saturday, June 27, at the fairgrounds in Warsaw. Thirty-seven children ages 2 to 12 years old entered the pageant this year. There was a tie in two categories: Little Miss and Junior Miss. So, round two was conducted … Read More


Syracuse BZA Approves All Cases

Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals approved all the cases that were presented Thursday, June 18. PW Realty LLC’s petition for a variance and an appeal were both approved. The company wants to allow a 20-foot buffer requirement to be relieved along the west property line and north property … Read More


Sixteen Vying For Queen Of Lakes

There will be 16 young ladies vying for the title of 2015 Queen of Lakes at this year’s North Webster Mermaid Festival. The 2015 Queen of Lakes pageant will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in the North Webster Community Center. The pageant is sponsored by the … Read More

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Syracuse Trail Commitee Discusses Eli Lilly Trail Project

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee met Monday night and discussed the Eli Lilly Road trail widening project. The committee has received a couple of donations for the widening project, including one for $1,000. “We have a long way to go,” said Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee Executive Director Megan McClellan. So far, … Read More


Syracuse BZA Approves Three Cases

The regular meeting of the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals was Thursday night and three variances were approved. PW Realty LLC’s petition for a variance to allow a new industrial building to be constructed was approved. It requested employee parking and loading and unloading facilities in a street … Read More

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Trail Committee Discusses Harkless Drive Project

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee discussed the Harkless Drive section of the project at Monday night’s meeting. Megan McClellan, executive director, said this section of the trail is due to be finished on time and under budget. There is an additional stormwater drain that needs to be installed. There are … Read More