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Tom Named To Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee

LEESBURG — Kip Tom, Leesburg, chief executive officer of Tom Farms LLC, has been appointed to Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump’s new Agricultural Advisory Committee. “I had been given a hint a few weeks back, that I would get a call,” said Tom. “The biggest thing, there … Read More

An ice skating rink of the kind proposed by Rich Haddad. (photo provided by Rich Haddad)

Warsaw Parks Further Discusses No Smoking Ordinance, Ice Rink

WARSAW — During the Aug. 16 Warsaw Park Board meeting, the board revisited the idea of a no smoking ordinance in the parks and the possibility of an ice rink. During the July 19 Park Board meeting, the board passed a motion to not approve a recommendation to the … Read More


Warsaw Panel Hears Updates On Code Violations

WARSAW — A number of properties were discussed during The City of Warsaw Department of Code Enforcement meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. The first property discussed was 1017 E. Fort Wayne St. The property was originally brought up as a demolition, but Dalrymple wishes to create four rental units … Read More


Trail Committee Hears Eli Lilly Project Nearly Completed

SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee heard Monday, Aug. 15, the Eli Lily Road widening project is nearly completed. Megan McClellan, director, said the cost of the project increased but she is still continuing to get donations. “It looks good. It’s done and drainage is in,” she said. “It … Read More

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Claypool Town Council Approves Motion To Vacate Alley

CLAYPOOL — The Claypool town council held a lengthy meeting yesterday, Monday, Aug. 15. Resident Beth Brewer, along with her attorney Scott Reust, presented a petition to vacate the alley behind Brewer’s residence. Brewer wanted the one-way alley behind her residence to be vacated of public traffic. She mentioned that the … Read More


New Hires, Maintenance Programs And Projects Increase Warsaw’s Proposed Budget

WARSAW — The first look at departments proposed budgets within the city of Warsaw was taken by members of the Warsaw Common Council Monday evening, Aug. 15. The overall 2017 proposed budget total is $29,566,224, up $1,611,530 from the 2016 proposed budget. A 5.45057 percent increase.

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Kosciusko County Farm Recipient of Hoosier Homestead Award

INDIANA — State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) congratulated three local farms that recently received Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families that have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture. The program, instituted in 1976, recognizes the impact these family farms … Read More

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Conference On Citizenship Set For September

INDIANAPOLIS — The second annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis. This year’s event is in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and will include the release of … Read More


Caucus Set For Kosciusko County Council

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Michael Ragan, Chairman of the Kosciusko County Republican Central Committee has called a caucus of District 3 committeeman and women to fill the vacancy on the Kosciusko County Council for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The caucus will take place in the old courtroom in the … Read More


Brad Tandy Resigns From Kosciusko County Council

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Effective today, Aug. 12, Brad Tandy has resigned from the Kosciusko County Council after 22 years of service. Tandy submitted his resignation letter yesterday, which was read at the council meeting by Kosciusko County Council President Bob Sanders. “I regretfully tender my resignation from Council after … Read More

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Redevelopment Commission Talks Infrastructure

WARSAW — During the regular meeting for the Kosciusko County Redevelopment Commision, held Thursday, Aug. 11, George Robertson, Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. president, gave a detailed infrastructure report to the commission. Part of his report was a corporate survey that addressed infrastructure. The survey listed available skilled labor, highway access … Read More

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Korean War Veterans Will Not Be Forgotten

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The Korean War, 63 years ago, from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, is a forgotten war and its veterans also are often forgotten. But not in Kosciusko County. It is estimated there are close to 80 Korean War veterans residing in the county.

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Artists Can Submit Proposals For Winona Lake Art

WINONA LAKE — Artists are now invited to submit proposals for one or more of the six new public art installations along the new Greenway Extension in Winona Lake. The deadline for submission of proposals is Saturday, Oct. 1, and the project is open to all practicing, professional … Read More

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Habitat For Humanity Preliminary Plat Approved

WARSAW — A preliminary plat in Cook subdivision for Habitat for Humanity received approval at the monthly meeting of the Warsaw Plan Commission Monday, Aug. 8. The final plat, however, resulted in extensive discussion and will be brought back for approval at a later date. The area is located at Godman and Columbia streets.

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Concrete seawalls decrease plant life and animal habitat, while escalating scouring and sedimentation in the lakes. In 2011, TWF created the Healthy Shorelines Initiative to remedy environmental damage caused by seawalls. Natural shorelines reduce erosion and nutrients from the shoreline, disperse wave action, and decrease scouring and re-suspension of bottom sediments. (Photos provided)

More Than $130,000 Received Locally For Lake And River Enhancement Projects

NORTH WEBSTER — Recently, The Watershed Foundation assisted in writing the grants that were awarded $45,000 to both the Whitley and Kosciusko county Soil and Water Conservation Districts from the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife through the Lake and River Enhancement program for land treatment projects.

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Home Health Aide Enjoys Helping Her Church, Patients

WARSAW — Emily Moore is more than just a home health aide at Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice Inc. While she has been an aide for the past 31 years, she also has served her community in other ways. Moore grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. Moore’s mother died … Read More

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Infrastructure Mostly Ready School Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Two days before the start of the 2016-17 school year, the infrastructure put in place to be ready for the 1:1 computer initiative is mostly finished. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Wawasee school board heard an update from Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum for the school corporation.

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Herbicide Business Approved By County BZA

WARSAW — During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Warsaw, the petition for Lex Dalton was granted approval. Dalton asked for an exception to alter a previously granted petition by allowing a custom herbicide application business (seasonal) on property zoned agricultural.

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Cockroaches, Bedbugs Found In Warsaw Apartments

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Health Department has declared the Victory Hotel, located at 223 W. Jefferson St., Warsaw, a public health nuisance and unsafe premises. On Aug. 3, Bill Baxter, environmental scientist for the Kosciusko County Health Department, notified the owner, Kim Leasure, that cockroaches and bedbugs had … Read More