Presidential Proclamation Flags At Half-Staff Until Sundown Today

UNITED STATES — President Barack Obama issued a proclamation late last week for all flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims in the shooting at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1. Nine people were killed, more than 20 injured. Flags are to … Read More


Today Is Voter Registration Deadline

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson reminds Hoosiers that Monday, Oct. 5, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election. She is also making a special plea to the families of military and overseas voters to connect their loved ones with an … Read More

Rick Madden looks over silent items for bid at Saturday’s North Webster Community Center Heart of the Community Charity Auction and Raffle. Over 50 items were auctioned off at the eighth annual event. (Photos by Phoebe Muthart)

Tracy Roberts Wins Grand Prize At North Webster Auction

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Community Center relies on donations to keep the doors open year round. The North Webster Community Center Heart of the Community Charity Auction and Raffle was held Saturday, Oct. 3 to benefit the community center. As usual, a large crowd filled the gymnasium … Read More

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Train Makes Emergency Stop After Striking Tree in Milford

MILFORD — A Norfolk Southern train made a grand exit out of Milford Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, when it went crashing through a downed tree. The tree was approximately 25-30 feet in length and about 2 feet around and had fallen on the tracks behind The Papers Inc. building located on First Street.

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Pence Directs State Agencies To Act

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Pence has directed state agencies to act on all three initial recommendations provided by the governor’s task force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention. At the first task force meeting in September, a list of action items were discussed and accepted for recommendation to the governor. … Read More


Lakeland Regional Sewer Seeing Green After Paying $1M in Invoices

NORTH WEBSTER — It was no gentle start to the Thursday evening, Oct. 1, monthly meeting of Lakeland Regional Sewer District’s board in the North Webster Community Center, as the meeting kicked off with three bill pay requests of substantial amounts.

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Indiana Invests All $897 Million In Transportation Funds

INDIANA — As the federal government prepares to close the books on its fiscal year Sept. 30, the Indiana Department of Transportation announces it has invested all $897,920,888.32 in federal highway funds available to Indiana. Funds not assigned to projects by the end of September each year are sent back to Washington D.C., and shared among all U.S. states and territories.

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North Webster Murder Unsolved for 40 Years

NORTH WEBSTER — Laurel Mitchell was a spirited young girl, part of many community organizations even at such a young age. She was just 17 years old when an unknown killer raped and murdered her, dumping her body in the Elkhart River in Noble County.

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Mentone Checkpoint Nets Two OWI Arrests

MENTONE — Kosciusko County took part in another DUI checkpoint during the weekend of Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 27. With at least one officer from nearly every police department in the county, the checkpoint ran from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Sunday and ended in two arrests.

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Renewal Of Dr. Edington’s Contract To Be Considered By Board

SYRACUSE — During the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, of the school board for the Wawasee Community School Corp., among the agenda items will be consideration of the renewal of the contract for Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent.

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North Webster Fall Festival 2015

North Webster Fall Festival Filled With Fun for the Whole Family

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival is off to a great start this afternoon, Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Mermaid Festival fairgrounds. Families from around the local communities are joining in the fun until 4 p.m. today.

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Walorski Leads Letter Concerning Middle East

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Jackie Walorski, along with her colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter requesting a briefing on actions taken by the Department of Defense to enhance U.S. force posture and security measures in the Middle East.

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TCRSD Finalizes Rates, Other Costs for SWAP Project

CROMWELL — The board members of Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night, Sept. 21. The meeting tied up many loose ends, including the rate increase, and provided the public an opportunity to speak, although no public members attended.

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School Board Approves Employee Pay Raise

For the first time in five years, teachers within the Wawasee Community School Corp. will be getting a pay raise. During a special meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, in Syracuse the board approved a 3.5 percent increase to the base salary for teachers.

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