Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Camera Oct 20 2014

Information Sought In TVMS Morning Break-In

Early this morning a break-in occurred at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. Forced entry was made into the building where the intruder attempted to steal money, prescription medications, and musical instruments from secured areas. Damage was done to a few areas of the school, with the primary damage occurring … Read More

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WPD Makes Weekend Cocaine, Heroin Arrests

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the Warsaw narcotics team converged on a Winona Lake residence, located at 110 N. Union Drive, after several undercover purchases of illegal drugs from individuals at the residence. Narcotics officers arrested several suspects and located 17 grams of cocaine, 11 grams … Read More

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Winner of 2015 Triton Jr. Miss Crowned

Quite a crowd gathered at Triton Performing Arts Center at Triton Jr.-Sr. High School on Saturday, Oct. 18, for the annual Triton Junior Miss pageant. It was the 51st competition to select the Distinguished Young Woman of Triton. Kevin Boyer, master of ceremonies for the evening, took to … Read More

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NWS Issues Freeze Warning For Northern Indiana

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for northern Indiana, including Kosciusko, Elkhart, Whitley, Wabash, and St. Joseph Counties. The warning is in effect from 4 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, until 9 a.m. the same day. According to the warning: clearing skies and diminishing winds will … Read More

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UPDATE: Accident At Detroit And Anchorage, Warsaw

UPDATE: According to an accident report filed by the Warsaw Police Department, at 10:55 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, Ronald L. Miller, 71, Ruby Court, Goshen, was northbound on Detroit Street. As he was passing through the intersection of Detroit Street and Anchorage Road he collided with a vehicle … Read More

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Second Suspect In Rape Arrested

  The second suspect in the Aug. 10 rape of a female, at Wyndham Gardens parking lot in Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 5:14 p.m. tonight. Oscar Steven McDowell, 32, 626 N. Trumball Ave., Chicago, Ill., was booked on a charge of rape and … Read More


Accident On US 30 Near 800 West

5:20 p.m.: According to Indiana State Police at the scene, a two vehicle collision occurred when one vehicle failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of US 30 and N. 800 West. There were four minor injuries reported. An investigation is still ongoing. INITIAL REPORT: … Read More

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NWS Releases Winter Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a United States Winter Weather Outlook for the upcoming winter season. Though many have worried that last year’s extreme cold and snowy winter would make a return this season, the National Weather Service reports this is unlikely. “Last year’s winter was … Read More


Hunter Reports Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

When thinking of spending time outdoors in Kosciusko County, Indiana, many may think of the abundant lakes and fish, the deer and forest animals scurrying across the roads or maybe even the occasional coyote. Very few would likely question whether a formidable mountain lion was skulking around in … Read More

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Three Men Seeking County Sheriff Seat

Three men are seeking the office of Kosciusko County Sheriff Election Day, Nov. 4. The candidates are: C. Aaron Rovenstine, Travis Marsh and Patrick Jamison. C. Aaron Rovenstine Rovenstine (Republican) is a lifetime Kosciusko County resident, who grew up in Atwood. He graduated from Warsaw High School in … Read More

John Etter

Driver Arrested From June 3 Crash

John J. Etter Jr. has been arrested on charges brought against him,  related to a crash dating back to June 3. Etter is being charged with causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a class D felony. He is also being charged with criminal … Read More


Glenda Ritz Endorses David Kolbe

By STACI POE Legal Assistant for David C. Kolbe P.C. The Committee for David Kolbe for State Representative announces that Kolbe has received the endorsement of Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. The endorsement came Monday, Oct. 13, with video version to be released Thursday, Oct. 16. … Read More

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IDOE Delays A-F Accountability Grades

During today’s meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Board made the decision to table the placement of schools into A-F school improvement categories until its regularly scheduled November meeting. It is expected that grades will be approved at that meeting. Source: Indiana Department of Education, … Read More


Mitchell Reserve Subdivision Receives Initial Approval

Two preliminary plat proposals were approved Tuesday evening by the Warsaw Plan Commission with one of the proposals also receiving a final approval. A proposal for Mitchell Reserve, a residential addition to the City of Warsaw, was approved unanimously by commission members. The residential addition, developed by Biggs … Read More

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More From the Third District Candidates

Last week, our sister publication “The Mail-Journal” published a couple of comments from the U.S. Congress Third District representatives: Democrat Justin Kuhnle, Republican Marlin Stutzman and Libertarian Scott Wise. See that article here. I decided, given the lack of spatial constraints here at Ink Free News, to dig … Read More

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UPDATE: Reported Car Vs. Pedestrian on CR 1300N

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation of a hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning on CR 1300N near Syracuse. Pedestrian Jacob Smith, 18, sustained an arm injury in the accident. The accident was reported at 10:37 a.m. According to information received, Smith was walking eastbound when he was … Read More


UPDATE: Police Locate Mobile Meth Lab Suspect

By Lt. Kip Shuter, Public Information Officer Warsaw Police Department UPDATE: At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Jerron Turpen was taken into custody following a tip that he was hiding in a van north of Warsaw in North Riverwood Estates subdivision. Warsaw Narctoics officers were assisted … Read More

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Trail Committee Completes Syracuse Lake Project

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee gave an update on several trail projects at Monday’s meeting. The Syracuse Lake project is very close to finishing, with just a couple of minor places left to finish. “That completes the five-mile loop around Syracuse Lake,” said Megan McClellan, executive director. As far as … Read More

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School Board Hears About Suicide Prevention Event

Suicide is a topic some simply do not want to talk about, but considering a Wawasee High School student committed suicide just a couple of years ago and others attempted it, the topic does hit close to home. During Tuesday’s regular monthly Wawasee school board meeting in Syracuse, … Read More