Officials State Local Mountain Lion Sighting Possible, But Unconfirmed

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 1, something set off the motion sensor on the trail cam that Cody Lewis set up near Black Lake. When he reviewed the footage, he was surprised at what he saw. Though the images were dark and a little blurry, the creature … Read More


Fright And Fun Fill Warsaw During Spooktacular

Downtown Warsaw was packed with ghosts, ghouls and princesses alike during the 2014 annual Spooktacular celebration Friday night. Hundreds of families filled downtown Warsaw along Center, Lake, Indiana and Buffalo streets to gather treats from local businesses from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Though trick-or-treating was the main … Read More

Justice Court

Charges May Be Refiled Against Engle

What does a hung jury mean? A person is not innocent, nor is that person guilty. It means, according to Mike Miner, Kosciusko County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, it was a “dry run.” This was the case Wednesday when the jury, in the state vs. Franklin L. Engle, could … Read More

MutualBank Announces BetterLife Awards

MutualBank announced the winners of the BetterLife Award, as part of the 125th anniversary celebration, Oct. 18. MutualBank hosted the BetterLife Awards Celebration at Grace College, Winona Lake. More than 300 people were in attendance, including nominators of the BetterLife award, nominee finalists of the BetterLife Award, MutualBank … Read More

Road Closed

SR 19 To Close Monday For Pipe Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces SR 19 is scheduled to close between SR 10 and US 30 Monday, Oct. 27. The road will be closed through the end of the week. INDOT maintenance crews will be replacing a drainage pipe between SR 10 and CR 200N All … Read More


Bureau Of Motor Vehicles Aims To Educate On New Laws

  New laws will go into effect toward the registration and licensing of motor driven cycles (commonly referred to as “mopeds” or “scooters”) beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles hosted a statewide conference call with reporters on Oct. 22 to discuss the new law. As … Read More


UPDATE: Car Vs. Pedestrian on Winona Ave., Warsaw

UPDATE: According to a press release from the Warsaw Police Department, at approximately 2:22 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 3-year-old Brenda Lazano of Warsaw exited Carniceria San Jose, located on E. Winona Ave. near Wood Street, and walked towards the driver’s side of her parents van, parked in front … Read More

Better Way Products Fire New Paris Indiana

UPDATE: Fire At Better Way Products

UPDATE: New Paris Fire Chief Joe Warstler has reported the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s office, insurance adjusters and electrical contractors are returning to the remains of Better Way Products, Plant 2, in New Paris. The investigators are attempting to find the cause of Thursday morning’s fire. The initial … Read More

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BREAKING: Gas Leak Near Shelden And Poplar Streets

Emergency personnel are currently responding to a large, main gas leak located near Shelden and Poplar streets north of Kohl’s in Warsaw. A loud sound of gas releasing can be heard in the area. The leak is near the corner of Sassafras Court and Poplar Street in the residential … Read More


General Election Voting Locations

Voting locations for the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general elections have been
 announced by Kosciusko County Auditor Marsha McSherry. The county commissioners designated the following locations: Clay Township Claypool Lions Building, 205 W. Calhoun St. Etna Township Heritage Park Building, 338 S. Walnut St., Etna Green Franklin Township Bell … Read More

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WPD Issues Additional Felony Warrants For Dealing Methamphetamine

At 2 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, Oct.  23, Warsaw Narcotics officers served two warrants on County Road 175 East, on the north side of Warsaw, following undercover purchases from two (2) suspects back in May and June 2014. Officers arrested the following people: Tanya N. Helser, 39 years old, of … Read More

Upcoming Walorski Staff Office Hours

By LINDSAY JANCEK Communications Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, IN-02, reminds constituents that a member of her staff will be holding office hours to assist constituents with casework and official business. The Rochester district office, located at 709 Main St., is open from 8 a.m. to … Read More

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GOP Statewide Ticket Hosting Early Vote Rallies

By ERIN REECE Communications Director, Indiana Republican Party Hoosiers are invited to attend early vote rallies in both Warsaw and Goshen held by the GOP statewide ticket. Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell invite supporters to attend two … Read More

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Wawasee Burglaries Solved With Arrest

One individual has been arrested in connection with burglaries of Lake Wawasee homes May 19. Warrants have been issued for others involved, but no one else has  been arrested at this time. Robert Tyler Boatwright, 24, 10937 N. 200E, Milford, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 22, by Milford Police. … Read More


UPDATE: ATV Rollover On EMS B5 Lane

At 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Indiana Conservation Officer Tyler Brock reported to the scene of an ATV rollover located at 35 EMS B5 Lane, Leesburg. Upon arrival, the driver was regaining consciousness, but was disoriented. The driver of the ATV has been identified as David Walker, 51, of … Read More


WPD Makes Drug Arrests

Warsaw Police Department Narcotics Unit executed multiple felony warrants for illegal drugs Wednesday, Oct. 22. As a result, the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail: Kimberly Ann Click, 52, 200 Lakeview Drive, Winona Lake, for dealing in a narcotic drug (heroin), a Level … Read More

Saying Goodbye To Little Bighorn

“Little Bighorn is not the Custer family’s last stand,” wrote Dale and Peg Custer. They addressed the fact they will be closing the business in November in a letter. The Custers wrote, “… the golf industry continues to decline and it is just not economically feasible to continue … Read More

Police LIghts

UPDATE: Minor Accident at Fort Wayne And Detroit Streets

  Warsaw Police report a vehicle operated by Jacob W. Stomatt, 22, East Center Street, Warsaw, struck the back of a vehicle operated by David J. Skerritt, 52, North Fort Wayne Avenue, Warsaw. While Skerritt complained of pain to his neck, he refused medical treatment. The accident occurred … Read More

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Syracuse Man Arrested For Theft, Drug Charges

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force deputies, along with officers from Syracuse Police Department, arrested Jason Paul Halsey, 40, 9485 N. SR 13, Syracuse, for theft and various drug charges. According to a press release from KCSD, at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, law enforcement executed a … Read More