Annual Fall Festival at Brook Pointe Resort

SYRACUSE — A beautiful fall day with the temperature in the low 70s brought a large crowd to the sixth annual Fall Festival at Brook Pointe Resort. A free shuttle service brought festival visitors from the parking lot of Wawasee High School. There were many vendors selling a … Read More

WACF Trails Explored At Third Annual Falltastic Trail Walk

SYRACUSE — More than three miles of trails were available for exploring during the third annual Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Falltastic Trail Walk Saturday, Oct. 21, on the WACF property south of Syracuse just off SR 13. Two new events were added this year including geocaching and a … Read More

Annual Indoor Garage Sale In Syracuse

SYRACUSE — As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Many people are looking for good bargains and one place to find those is a garage sale. Syracuse Parks Department hosted its annual Community Indoor Garage Sale Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Syracuse Community … Read More

Stuff The Bus Drive Will Help Food Pantries

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School’s Key Club will be holding its annual non-perishable food drive, Stuff The Bus, the week of Nov. 13-18. The goal is to stuff a school bus full of food to be donated to the Syracuse, North Webster and Milford food pantries. The bus … Read More

Residents Brave The Elements To Support Utility Assitance

WARSAW — Combined Community Services hosted their annual Winter Warmth Sleep Out last night, Oct 20. Driving past the Kosciusko County Courthouse square Friday evening, tents could be seen spread throughout the lawn. The Winter Warmth Sleep Out congregated a crowd of people who slept out overnight on the … Read More

Community Members Gather To Defend DACA

WARSAW — This evening, Oct. 20, community members gathered at Central Park in Warsaw for a Defend DACA rally. Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals is a government program that protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. President Donald Trump formally announced the end … Read More

Gary Man Arrested For Using Fraudulent Checks At Local Businesses

KOSCIUSKO — A Gary man has been arrested after he used fraudulent checks to purchase items at two local home improvement stores. Cameron Lee Howell, 25, 1005 W. 35th Ave., Gary, is being charged with fraud on a financial institution, a level 5 felony; two counts of forgery, … Read More

Ivy Tech Hosts Enrollment Day, Dual Credit Night

WARSAW — Ivy Tech Community College, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw, is hosting two upcoming events. At Ivy Tech Community College’s express enrollment day, prospective students can complete all the steps they need to start classes. Enrollment experts will be on-hand to answer questions and help attendees with enrollment … Read More

Mentone Elementary Honored As Unified Champion Banner School

  MENTONE — Friday, Oct. 20, Mentone Elementary School received a Unified Champion School banner from Special Olympics Indiana Northwest Regional Manager Buzz Lail. Students and teachers gathered in the gymnasium for the special presentation during the Mentone Elementary Friday Morning Live event. Tippecanoe Valley schools were among 33 … Read More

White Presents Winsome Winona For Historical Society

WARSAW — As part of its 52nd annual banquet Thursday night, Oct. 19, the Kosciusko County Historical Society invited local historian and Grace College instructor of journalism Terry White to present “Winsome Winona” to 106 guests. In what may be the fastest recap of 150 years of history, in 45 … Read More

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Spell Team Earns First Place

AKRON — The Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Spell Team took home first place in the Running Rivers Conference Spell Bowl held on Oct. 17 at Manchester Community Schools. Spell coach Susanne Siebrase said this marks the eighth win in a row at the RRC Spell Bowl for the … Read More

Gelbaugh Honored With Service Award

  MENTONE — Normally the Community Service Award from the Kosciusko County Fireman’s Association is presented at its September fish fry. However, Roger Gelbaugh was unable to attend, missing the first fish fry in 43 years. The honor was presented Thursday evening, Oct. 19, at the county fireman’s … Read More

Groninger Is Second Candidate To File For County Commissioner

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Cary P. Groninger has officially announced his candidacy to seek the vacated Kosciusko County Commissioner-middle district seat, previously held by Ron Truex. He filed his declaration of candidacy with Kosciusko County Republican Central Committee President Mike Ragan Thursday, Oct. 19. Groninger, 50, of Mentone, is … Read More

Magical Meadows Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary, Thanks Donors

WARSAW — It’s not just a pony ride. This was the overriding message as Magical Meadows celebrated its ten year anniversary last night, Oct. 19. A donor reception was held to honor everyone involved in making the vision of Magical Meadows come true. The organization offers therapeutic riding … Read More