Churches To Bless Harvest Truckers At Clunette Elevator

Clunette and Aldersgate United Methodist churches will provide sack lunches for harvest truckers driving across the Clunette Elevator weighing scales from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. “The joint effort is to give thanks to God for this year’s harvest and for all the farmers who … Read More

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Township Board Passes 2018 Budget

Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith presented her proposed 2018 budget and resolution at the Monday, Oct. 9, meeting of the township’s advisory board. “The state board of accounts reviewed this proposal and said it looks good to them,” said Griffith. The board unanimously passed the proposal and … Read More

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Township Receives New Safety Rating

Citizens will benefit from the Turkey Creek Township and the town of Syracuse new shared safety rating from the Insurance Service Office. Fire Chief Mickey Scott reported at the Monday, Oct. 9, fire territory executive board meeting the new rating based on an April 2017 ISO review of … Read More

Clunette UMC To Host Early Trunk Or Treat Event

  Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227N 600W, Leesburg, will host an early Trunk or Treat from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their costumes and collect some treats from the trunks and truck beds lining the … Read More

Syracuse Receives INDOT Community Crossings Grant

Syracuse can now “push the play button” on three years’ worth of street paving, crack sealing and ADA-compliant sidewalk renovations, according to Doug Burgess, capital program management director for the Fort Wayne district of the Indiana Department of Transportation. Burgess and Mark Ober, the district’s project manager, presented … Read More

Calvary Lutheran Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 111 W. Orange St., Cromwell, will conclude its yearlong sesquicentennial celebration with a service and luncheon Sunday, Sept. 17. The 9:30 a.m. service will include Holy Communion and a presentation by Bishop William Gafkjen of the Indiana-Kentucky synod. Gafkjen will preside during the ceremony … Read More

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State Approves 2018 Township Budget Proposals

The state Department of Local Government Finance met with Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith Wednesday, Aug. 23, and approved her budget proposals for 2018, Griffith reported at the Monday, Sept. 11, meeting of the township advisory board. “All our finances look good,” she said, noting the township’s … Read More

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Fire Department Presents First-Aid Kits To Lake Patrol

Prior to the Monday, Sept. 11, Turkey Creek Fire Board meeting, the department presented four first-aid kits to representatives of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department lake patrol. “We have taught CPR classes for them,” said Fire Chief Mickey Scott, who presided during the presentation, “and we will continue … Read More

Nappanee American Legion Post Hosts Ride To Remember

The ninth annual Ride to Remember will kick off at noon Saturday, Sept. 9, from American Legion Post 154, 201 W. Lincoln St., Nappanee. The 68-mile motorcycle ride, hosted by the post’s American Legion Riders, will be escorted from beginning to end by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department. … Read More

UPDATE: Fire Damages Lakeland Learning Center; Everyone Safe

SYRACUSE — Turkey Creek Fire Chief Mickey Scott provided further details about the early morning fire at the Lakeland Learning Center Thursday, Aug. 31. “We received the dispatch call at 7:36 a.m.,” he said. The department arrived at Lakeland one minute later. “We got the fire under control … Read More

Fire Damages Lakeland Learning Center; Everyone Safe

“How quick those fire employees got here was amazing” SYRACUSE — Four fire departments and two law enforcement agencies responded to a fire at Lakeland Learning Center, a preschool and latchkey facility located at 1205 N. Long Drive, Syracuse. A staff member at the center noticed fire coming … Read More

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Township Board To Undergo State Budget Review

Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith announced Monday, Aug. 16, the township will undergo a routine annual budget review by the state department of local government finance. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Warsaw. “All entities in the state that have budgets … Read More

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Renovation Plans Proceeding For Turkey Creek Fire Stations

Architects are drawing up plans for renovations to Turkey Creek Fire Territory stations 1 and 2, township attorney Andrew Grossnickle reported at the Monday, Aug. 16, fire board meeting. “I reached out to the architect, who sent someone to look through Station 2 a couple weeks ago,” he … Read More

Rain Holds Off For Successful Oakwood Car Show

The second annual Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation car show soldiered through to a successful conclusion under the continual threat of foreboding rain clouds Sunday, Aug. 6, on the grounds of Oakwood Park in Syracuse. Thirty pristine automobiles, a dune buggy and one cobbled-together home-built contraption were displayed on the … Read More