9/11 Never Forget Exhibit Arrives At Elkhart County 4-H Fair

GOSHEN — Experiencing trouble on the toll road, with what was reported as two shredded tires, the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit arrived at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair two hours behind schedule. While the fanfare for its arrival was not as grand as originally planned, their arrival was spectacular none the less.

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Wawasee Idle Speed Still In Effect

SYRACUSE — Earlier this week District One Commander Lt. John Karris sent the following in an email to WACF Executive Director Heather Harwood: “Through our patrols on Lake Wawasee this weekend, officers were still seeing several homes impacted by lake water. It is our hope with the recent … Read More


Milford Reduces Its Budget For The Second Year

Milford’s proposed 2016 budget managed to successfully cut close to 6 percent from last year, bringing its total to $1,585,450, down from $1,684,402 in 2015. “It will be a tight year,” Town Treasurer Joellen Free stated. This is the second year the town has had to reduce its budget.

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Slim Gypsy Baggage Coming To Warsaw

WARSAW — The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department will feature the musical group, Slim Gypsy Baggage at this Friday Night’s Concert by the Fountain. The band  will perform from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Central Park pavilion, 225 E. Fort Wayne … Read More

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Beware Of Phone Scam

WARSAW — Many people have dreams of winning a Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes and, for one Warsaw couple, it almost looked like that dream was coming true. All they had to do was wire $299 via Western Union to cover the processing fee. Fortunately for the couple, they were … Read More

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Bridge And Components Rated ‘Fair’ To ‘Poor’

A July 8 inspection report commissioned by the Wawasee Property Owners Association rated the overall condition of the CSX railroad bridge over the main channel between Syracuse and Wawasee lakes as “fair” and recommended its replacement “within the next 10 years.”

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Idle Speed Restriction Rescinded For Tippecanoe And Barbee Lakes

KOSCIUSKO — Boaters rejoice, the temporary speed restriction on Tippecanoe and Barbee Lakes has been rescinded. Recently, Indiana Conservation Officers announced the temporary restriction for motorboats to idle speed on Lake Tippecanoe chain of lakes, Lake Wawasee and Barbee Lakes. Though restrictions have been lifted for Tippecanoe and … Read More

July 27 Pierceton Meth Arrest

Two Arrested After Meth Lab Discovery In Pierceton Home

By SGT. CHAD HILL, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer PIERCETON — Kosciusko County officials arrested two men last evening on meth related charges in the town of Pierceton. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers responded to the location of 211 S. Washington St., Pierceton, last evening … Read More


Kosciusko County Ranked Third In State For Meth Labs

KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko County leads the state, nation and world in several great aspects. From topnotch education programs, state of the art orthopedics facilities and a slew of great locales to enjoy, the county’s businesses, schools and lakes strike a note of pride in many of its residents’ … Read More

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BZA Denies Request For Rehab House Location

WARSAW — The Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals had denied a request by True Purpose Ministries to use a rental house on Winona Avenue as a rehabilitation location for recovering drug and alcohol users. Meeting in regular session Monday evening, July 27, the board heard a number of … Read More


Commissioners Approve $25 Fee To Opt Out Of GIS

WARSAW — Kosciusko County Commissioners voted to allow certain individuals to pay a $25 fee to have their names removed from the county Global Information System maps. The decision came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning, July 28. The option will be open to law enforcement officers, government … Read More

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Leesburg Man Dies in Pierceton Farming Accident

PIERCETON — Kosciusko County officials are investigating the apparent farming death of a Leesburg man north of Pierceton. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded today just before 5 p.m., to the 600 block of North State Road 13, Pierceton, in regards to a farm machinery accident. Officers arrived and located the victim, Daniel Rex Werstler, 62, Leesburg, pinned underneath a farm implement/planter.

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Join Others During Tuesday’s 9/11 Never Forget Procession

GOSHEN — One of the special features at the 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit. The Siller family started the Stephan Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York firefighter who lost his life Sept. 11, … Read More


Scammers Targeting Those Who ‘Swipe Right’ On Tinder

Those looking to find love by “swiping right’ may be biting off a little more than they bargained for. According to the Better Business Bureau, the popular mobile dating app Tinder has become a new avenue for scammers looking to prey upon unsuspecting users. Though the app has … Read More


Dixie Days Brings Crowds To North Webster

NORTH WEBSTER — Hot temperatures and crowded sidewalks were the most common elements during this year’s Dixie Day. The festival celebrated its seventh year taking place on Saturday, July 25. The festival officially started at 8 a.m. with the Dixie Run. The 5K walk/run started at the North … Read More