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Lumberjacks entertain at last North Webster Fall Festival

NORTH WEBSTER — From bouncy castles to lumberjack shows, there was something for everybody at the seventh annual North Webster Fall Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Lion’s Club Mermaid Festival Fairgrounds. The one-day event, sponsored by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township … Read More

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Turkey Creek Sewer Project on Time and Under Budget

CROMWELL — Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District’s monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 19 was short and sweet, with members getting the good news of South Shore Waco Drive Area Projects coming in on time and under budget, according to superintendent Timothy Woodward. As of Sept. 19, Mason Engineering was … Read More

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Independent Redistricting Debated In Third Hearing

INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, the Special Interim Committee on Redistricting held its third meeting to hear public testimony and to begin discussing the structure of a potential independent redistricting commission. After hearing from experts, former legislators, and advocacy organizations – such as the League of Women Voters and … Read More

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School Board Approves Contract Agreement

SYRACUSE — Pending ratification by the Wawasee Community Educators Association, the Wawasee school board approved a contract agreement with teachers and administrators during a special board meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 22, in Syracuse.

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Exercise Finds Additional Planning, Training Needed

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Are plans in place to handle a multi-agency, multi-discipline response to an emergency situation in the county?

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New Digs For Vital Programs

The serene stone, natural wood and hunter green wooden shake exterior of the new two-story Beaman Home belies the intense and vital ministry that takes place within its walls. Battered women enter these doors for safe shelter, counseling and classes on parenting and life skills. “Our mission is … Read More

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UPDATE: Bomb Threat At Concord High School

DUNLAP — Today, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8:44 a.m. officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department responded to a bomb threat at the Concord High School after being notified that a threatening note was found written on a bathroom stall inside of the school. School officials took precautionary … Read More

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Prep Work Begins On Reynolds Topeka Line

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — During the past weeks motorists in the area may have noticed paths cut through corn and bean fields and survey markers in a southwest to northeast direction. It is the start of NIPSCO’s Reynolds Topeka Line construction. Larry Graham, NIPSCO public relations, stated right of … Read More

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Town Council Approves Bond Refinancing

Syracuse Town Council Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, unanimously passed an ordinance to refinance the town’s $4 million 2004 waterworks bond. Refinancing and marketing the bond to local banks by Paula Kehr-Wicker, Syracuse clerk-treasurer, will reduce interest payments and eliminate plan agent fees, saving the town up to $100,000, … Read More

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North Webster Town Council Tables Payment

NORTH WEBSTER — Citing its fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers, North Webster Town Council tabled an add on payment of $21,782 to Crosby Construction, Fort Wayne, during its Tuesday, Sept. 20, meeting at the North Webster Community Center.

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Kosciusko County a ‘Healthy Choice’ for Hines

WARSAW — For Betsy Hines, an outdoor enthusiast, moving to Kosciusko County has been a godsend. Hines, a Frankfort native and Indiana State University graduate, relocated to Warsaw in March 2015, and now she is near her parents, Doug and Lisa Hines, who relocated three years before her, … Read More

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North Webster Chamber Hosts Free Fall Festival

NORTH WEBSTER — The rest of September shapes up to be a big month for North Webster as North Webster Chamber of Commerce members learned at the general meeting Monday, Sept. 19, at the Tippecanoe Township Building. Secretary Helen Leinbach, North Webster Community Public Library, presided.

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Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee Discusses Insurance, Flooding

SYRACUSE — Insurance, grants and flooding issues dominated much of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday evening, Sept. 19. The meeting was held at its new office in downtown Syracuse. Megan McClellan, executive director, has applied for or will apply for nine grants totaling $1.1 million. One grant … Read More

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Center For Lakes & Streams Addresses New Lake Threat: Starry Stonewort

LAKE WAWASEE — This summer, the Center for Lakes & Streams, at Grace College, began a new project to monitor starry stonewort on Lake Wawasee. Starry stonewort is an invasive algae which can pose a threat to lakes as it can form dense, thick mats which inhibit boat … Read More

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Loud Rodeo At Fairgrounds Leads To Heated Hearing

WARSAW — Tensions were high during a code violation meeting dealing with an issue of noise during rodeos at the fairgrounds this summer. The issue in concern was a rodeo that took place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 24, this year. City attorney Michael Valentine … Read More

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One City Employee Affected By New Fair Labor Standard Act, Salary Ordinance Amended

WARSAW — The current Warsaw city salary ordinance was amended Monday evening, Sept. 19, to stay in compliance with the Federal Fair Labor Standard Act. Members of the Warsaw Common Council voted unanimously to amend the ordinance.

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