Wooden Boat Show Turnout ‘Pretty Decent’

About two dozen wooden boats bobbed with the waves at the Oakwood Resort piers and another 10 or so were proudly displayed on resort grounds during the Saturday, June 24, Lake Wawasee “classic boat gathering.” “It’s really more like a rally than a boat show,” said Jeanne Knecht, … Read More

Cutie Parade Kicks Off Mermaid Festival

The weather was picture perfect for the storybook characters who marched in this year’s Cutie Parade Wednesday, June 21 in downtown North Webster. The parade, which served as the midweek kick-off of the 72nd Mermaid Festival, featured 81 entrants depicting fairy tale and storybook characters who participated in … Read More

Fire Board Approves Purchase Of New Tanker

Turkey Creek Fire Board Monday, June 12, approved a $286,080 bid to purchase a 2018 tanker with a vacuum pump. The tanker will replace the 1999 tanker currently in use by the fire department. Fire Chief Mickey Scott reported he received two bids by the June 9 deadline. … Read More

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Heckaman To Replace Cates As Fire Chair

Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Monday, June 12, elected John Heckaman to replace Kimberly Cates as fire board chairman. Cates was compelled by operation of law to resign Thursday, June 8, when she was sworn in to replace county council member Bob Sanders, who passed away in May. … Read More

Farm Camps: Kids, Cows And Science

  Thanks to Purdue Extension and the Kosciusko County Ag Awareness Committee, two groups of area children will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the bovines that feed us. On Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9, up to 30 “youth just completing grades … Read More

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Board Reviews Proposed Fire Station Improvements

The Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Monday, May 8, reviewed the fire department’s list of renovations for fire stations 1 and 2. Proposed improvements for Fire Station 1 included: • Moving the base radio upstairs. • Installing alert system speakers in the stairways, shower rooms, computer room and … Read More

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Board Approves Funds For Safety Equipment

The Turkey Creek Fire Board Monday, May 8, approved the purchase of four self-contained air units, 10 oxygen cylinders and eight face masks for the territory’s firefighters, as requested by Fire Chief Mickey Scott. The appropriation included the $29,513.50 purchase price and shipping. The department had allocated $30,000 … Read More

Dave And Jackie Kerlin: Sharing Love And More

TIPTON — Dave and Jackie Kerlin “just happened to meet” in Rochester, where she worked for a bank and he was employed at a farm implement dealership. “I think he had his eye on me,” said Jackie. “We had lunch at the old Streamliner Restaurant and he never … Read More

Area Churches Host Community and Individual Holy Week Services

Churches in the Syracuse Wawasee Area Ministerial Association will collaborate to hold two communitywide Holy Week services Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Good Friday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Wawasee Community Bible Church, 2035 E. 1300N, Milford. The order of service … Read More

Amputee Turned Triathlete To Speak At Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

On his final tour as a Marine in Afghanistan, Eric “Mac” McElvenny stepped on an IED and lost his right leg below the knee. Unable to stand without support in his hospital room, but with nerves of steel and the heart of a lion, McElvenny vowed to complete … Read More

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Township Board Considers Fire Station Improvements

Turkey Creek Township attorney Andrew Grossnickle Monday, April 10, presented an updated list of renovations and improvements to Fire Stations 1 and 2 to the township board. The list included the original “punch list” generated last year when funds were appropriated, a list of additional items, comments from … Read More

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Month Of Meetings For Turkey Creek Fire Territory

Turkey Creek Deputy Fire Chief Brian Richcreek reported to the fire board Monday, April 10, several recent meetings to advance the mission of the department. On Tuesday, April 4, department leadership met with an ISO field representative to conduct a review of the fire prevention and response capabilities … Read More

They Came, They Saw, They Collected

A small army of excited youngsters swarmed Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse Saturday, April 1, for the facility’s annual Easter egg hunt. At 10 a.m. the horde was released by age groups into three wings of the residence, the courtyard and the surrounding grounds to find the more … Read More

Fellowship Missions: Welcoming Guests, Transforming Lives

Fellowship Missions welcomes guests, any time of the day, every day. For the relatively few they are unable to take in, they will find alternate arrangements. “We do not want to just say ‘No’,” said Eric Lane, who founded the faith-based homeless shelter in 2010 and serves as … Read More

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Township Board Receives Fire Station Renovation Updates

Fire Chief Mickey Scott and township attorney Andrew Grossnickle explained additions and modifications to the list of renovations for the fire territory’s two fire stations at the Monday evening, March 13, meeting of the township advisory board. The fire department’s building committee issued a list of additional concerns … Read More