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BAKFC Thanks Kiwanis Of Warsaw With Donation

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The Builders Association of Kosciusko and Fulton Counties presented a check in the amount of $500 to the Kiwanis Club of Warsaw for their volunteer efforts at the Home & Outdoor Show in Warsaw. For the past several years, volunteer members of the Kiwanis Club … Read More

Single Mother, Son Receive New Home Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

WARSAW — Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County held a home dedication at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at 417 Godman Street, Warsaw. Andrea Wagner and her 11-year-old son, Connor, are the new homeowners. For Wagner, this is the realization of a lifelong dream. Wagner has never owned … Read More

BREAKING — Two Car Accident On Lake City Highway

WARSAW — At approximately 10:35 p.m. Saturday, March 25, emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident in front of Service Liquors on Lake City Highway, Warsaw. Warsaw Police Department, Lutheran EMS and Warsaw Fire Department were on scene. Vehicle extrication was necessary. Traffic was at a standstill in … Read More

Grace College Announces $37 Million Campaign At Aspire Gala

WINONA LAKE — Grace College & Seminary hosted a gala Thursday, March 23, at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, Winona Lake, to formally announce their Aspire Campaign. The campaign goal is $37 million, with plans to enhance academic programs, expand the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex and increase … Read More

Three Kosciusko County Lakes Earn Top Ranking

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Travel blog The Crazy Tourist, ranked the top 15 lakes in Indiana. Kosciusko County had three lakes on the list. Tippecanoe Lake was ranked number one, Lake Wawasee was ranked number three and Barbee lake was ranked number eight. Here are the reasons why each lake … Read More

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Wawasee Recommended For Accreditation By AdvancEd

SYRACUSE — A team of five visited Wawasee schools on a “whirlwind tour” and came away with a recommendation for accreditation for the school district. An exit report of the AdvancEd team’s findings was given by Dr. Michael Henry of Springfield, Ore., Wednesday afternoon, March 22, in the Warrior Room at Wawasee High School.

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Silver Lake Lions Club Plan Open House To Celebrate 80 Years

SILVER LAKE — The Silver Lake Lions Club will be holding an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, to celebrate their 80th anniversary. The open house will include refreshments and giveaways. Bingo will start at 6 p.m. with a guaranteed $1,000 jackpot. The … Read More

Summer Programs Discussed At Warsaw Parks And Recreation Meeting

WARSAW —  At the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department meeting held Tuesday, March 21, Patrick Brown of SiteScapes Inc., Mishawaka, informed board members that the 5-year master plan has been completed. Brown stated that the DNR only had one issue with the plan, which was a request for additional … Read More

Town Of Winona Lake Appoints Two New Reserve Officers

WINONA LAKE — Two new reserve officers were officially sworn in during the Winona Lake Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Ben Sanders and Daniel Clemens will bring the total number of reserve officers in Winona Lake up to 11. The officers will be filling two volunteer … Read More

Turkey Creek Sewer Passes Motion to Become Independent, Add Revenue

CROMWELL — As Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District wraps up one multi-million dollar project, the board members seemed surprised to find themselves gearing up for yet another one. After several months of attempting to address grievances with bills coming from the town of Syracuse, TCRSD passed a motion to begin a $53,000 study that will help the board determine the process on becoming self-sufficient.

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Sewer Upgrades Spotlighted At North Webster Council

NORTH WEBSTER — News and requests resulting from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management mandated improvements to the North Webster sewer system and treatment plant dominated the Tuesday, March 22, meeting of the North Webster Town Council. It was held at the North Webster Community Center.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For Friday

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 March.  This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. DUI … Read More

Public And Private Side Of Providing Weather

NORTH WEBSTER — (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a four-part series on the National Weather Service, Northern Indiana.) A study five years ago focused on where the National Weather Service was going to be in 10 years. The weather enterprise resulted — a private enterprise and … Read More

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Construction Zone Season Is Here, Please Drive With Caution

INDIANA — As winter officially gives way to spring, so begins another season of roadway construction on our local, county and interstate roadways. Engineers, planners and workers are charged with ensuring these work zones are designed and operated with safety in mind. The Indiana State Police, working together … Read More

Banks Meets With President Trump At White House

WASHINGTON D.C. —  Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House along with other members of the Republican Study Committee: “It was an honor to meet with President Trump this morning in the Oval Office. I appreciate … Read More

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State Releases Wawasee’s 2016 Annual Performance Report

SYRACUSE — Among the many reports public school corporations are involved in each year is the annual performance report. The 2016 version for the Wawasee Community School Corp. was recently released by the Indiana Department of Education and is published in its full form in this edition of The Mail-Journal.

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Local Residents Win Awards At 60th Annual Kosciusko Soil And Water Conservation Meeting

WARSAW —  Several local individuals were recognized Thursday, March 16, at the 60th annual Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, which was held at 2517, Warsaw. Greg Peterson of Peterson Farm Bros. was the guest speaker at the event. Peterson and his siblings farm with their … Read More