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Update Released On House Explosion

1st Sgt. Chad D. Hill Public Information Officer CLAYPOOL — One person is dead and another is in critical condition following an afternoon house explosion in southwestern Kosciusko County. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded today at approximately 3:45 … Read More


Shown is turnout gear of full time, part-time and volunteer firefighters and paramedics turned in earlier this afternoon. The pile is expected to grow this evening. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Crisis In Tippecanoe Township

NORTH WEBSTER — As of 3 p.m. today close to one-half of the 48 North Webster/Tippecanoe Township Fire and EMS personnel had walked out. This includes volunteer, part-time and full-time employees. More are expected this evening. Those who have walked out thus far have a combined 210 years … Read More

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Kosciusko County Receives Almost $1 Million From INDOT

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kosciusko County is among the 121 northern Indiana communities to receive road and bridge funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation. Combined, the communities are receiving $51 million through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. Kosciusko County accepted the award for $997,028 today, Thursday, Aug. 25. Members of the … Read More

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CANCELLED: Tornado Warning For Kosciusko County

UPDATE: As of 6:50 p.m., the tornado warning has been cancelled.  KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a tornado warning for southern Kosciusko County until 7 p.m. The warning, issued at 6:32 p.m., was declared for Wabash County, Whitley County and southeastern … Read More

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Board Considers Milford School Address Change

SYRACUSE — During a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Syracuse the Wawasee school board spent more time discussing other business than talking about the 2017 budget. The meeting was the second of two budget workshops as the new fiscal year approaches.

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Governor Candidates To Debate

INDIANAPOLIS – The three major candidates for governor of Indiana have expressed their interest in participating in three debates the Indiana Debate Commission is organizing. The first is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. In keeping with the IDC’s motto of “Putting Voters … Read More

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Kosciusko County DUI Taskforce Continuing Sobriety Checkpoints

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — County and local law enforcement agencies participating in the Kosciusko County DUI Taskforce will continue to conduct roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the month of August.  This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. DUI Taskforce … Read More

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Fire Board Passes One Of Two Budgets

It was a tale of two budgets at the Monday, Aug. 22, special meeting of the Turkey Creek Township fire board. The first budget to be considered was the fire territory’s $1,653,535 operations budget, which sailed through to unanimous approval without a word of discussion. The equipment replacement … Read More

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County Council Reviews Budget

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Council met Monday evening, Aug. 22, for the first in a series of hearings for the 2017 budget. While several of the funds remained the same, changes were made to others. In several cases, council members asked for clarification as to why a … Read More

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WACF Receives WPOA’s Annual Chief Award

SYRACUSE — The rain moved on and the sun came out just in time for the Wawasee Property Owners annual dinner meeting on the SS Lilly Pad Saturday evening, Aug. 20.

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Indiana State Police Trooper Competes in Inspectors Championship

INDIANA — Forty-eight roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America gathered in Indianapolis, on Aug. 12 to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 24th annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), the only event dedicated to testing, recognizing and awarding commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence. Each year, CVSA … Read More

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City Alley Approved For Family Dining Use

WARSAW — “I wouldn’t be for it if it was to vacate (the alley). The agreement is full of protection for the city … I do feel bad that the council members here are not for it … My own brother thought it was a good idea,” said George Clemens.

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Small Sinkhole Opens On Fort Wayne Street

WARSAW — Sinkhole opens during road construction on Fort Wayne Street on Friday, Aug. 19 due to a failure of sanitary pipes. City engineer James Emans states this is, “Not a major problem,” but Fort Wayne Avenue will be closed to through traffic at least through the weekend. … Read More

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Marshall County Looking For Flood Damage Reports

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency is asking anyone who suffered flood or storm damage to their residence or business (located in Marshall County), to report it by calling (574) 936-3740. The agency is collecting this information in order to see if the county meets the threshold … Read More

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Severe Weather In Indiana Could Lure Home Repair Scammers

INDIANA —Hoosiers were hit hard by storms this week. If your home or property has been damaged, beware of home improvement scammers who may be looking to prey on your situation and swindle you into paying for shoddy, overpriced or unneeded work. Storm chasers are door-to-door home repair … Read More

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Log Jam Removal Will Have Economic And Educational Impact

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Canoeists may remember traveling down the Tippecanoe River years ago. It was an incredible experience. Wanting to share that adventure with the new generation, however, has not been possible the last 10-20 years. Log jams have hindered easy navigation down the river. Until now. Efforts … Read More

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Warsaw Parks Starts Grant Process To Replace Stellar Funding

WARSAW — After the normal Warsaw Park Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16 the board remained for a public post Stellar meeting. After not receiving the Stellar designee, the Warsaw Parks Department has decided to move on with their projects by applying for grants. The particular grant discussed … Read More