CASA of Kosciusko County has continued to grow since its inception in 1990, but is still seeking more volunteers. (Photo provided)

Kosciusko County CASA Hopes To Continue Growth

Court Appointed Special Advocates is a national organization that spans nearly every county in Indiana as well as all 50 states. Volunteers are counted on to obtain information on children who have found their way into the court system due to abuse, neglect or highly contested custody battles. Although it … Read More

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Stutzman Issues Statements On Recent Congressional Topics

U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued this statement in light of President Obama abandoning his proposal to tax 529 plans and his cosponsorship of H.R. 529, a bill introduced by Representatives Lynn Jenkins and Ron Kind to protect middle class families by strengthening 529 college savings plans. “Every young … Read More

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Chamber Reflects On Record-Breaking Year

  The year 2014 proved to be a record-breaking one for the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce outgoing President Richard Owen shared at the chamber’s annual awards banquet Tuesday evening. “The chamber’s membership record was broken,” Owen said. “We crossed 200 members.” Those 200-some members were the focus of … Read More

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Cold Cuts And Cookies Stolen From Milford Subway

Milford Police continue their investigation into a break-in and robbery at Subway, North Higbee St., (SR 15), Milford. The robbery/break-in occurred Sunday evening, early Monday morning. Police were called at 7:10 a.m. Monday by an employee reporting for work. The female employee found the back door open and … Read More


Drug Paraphernalia Found In Yard

Milford Town Marshal Rich Miotto and Officer Tim Miller were called to 309 S. Main St., around 4 p.m. for a suspicious package left in a yard. What officers found was a small pink purse/clutch that contained drug paraphernalia. Officers are continuing their investigation. … Read More


Public Hearing for SR 5 Bridge Project

The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing for the proposed SR 5 Bridge project over the Eel River. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the South Whitley Community Public Library, 201 E. Front St., South Whitley. The purpose of the … Read More

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Polar Plunge Comes To Warsaw

By BUZZ LAIL Warsaw Plunge Chair, Special Olympics Indiana For the first time ever, Warsaw will host a Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics Indiana. Daring souls and warm hearts will prepare for an icy dip at the 2015 Polar Plunge. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, the … Read More


Doughnut Series Brings Traditional Winter Farm Meetings To Internet

By KELLY L. HECKAMAN Extension Educator, Purdue Extension Kosciusko County Starting Wednesday, Feb. 11, Purdue Extension in Kosciusko County will offer a series of traditional winter farm meetings with a digital-age twist – participants and presenters from throughout the state will be linked via the Internet. “Winter has … Read More

Indiana Government Officials Make Statements On HIP 2.0 Approval

Representative Jackie Walorski, Senator Dan Coats, and Senate President Pro Tempore David Long have all issued statements following the approval of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 proposal by the Obama Administration. Walorski says, “Today is a win for low-income Hoosiers across Indiana. HIP 2.0 will … Read More

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Chicago Man Arrested In Milford Theft

Police arrested Gary James, 27, 4311 W. 18th St., Chicago, on charges of forgery, a class C felony and theft, a class D felony, following a December 2013 incident in Milford. James was arrested Monday and booked in the Kosciusko County Jail. Indiana State Police Officer Kyle Dukes … Read More

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Kosciusko Commissioners Take Care Of Business

The Kosciusko County Commissioners had a number of items requiring approval on the agenda for the Jan. 27 meeting. First, Sue Ann Mitchell came before the commissioners representing the county’s Board of Finance. Commissioner Ron Truex, who was uncharacteristically absent from the meeting, was reappointed to the board. … Read More

Michael Gray

Pierceton Man Arrested For Pierceton Burglary

Michael Shea Gray, 41, 5597 E. CR 700S, Pierceton was arrested early this morning on a charge of aiding, inducing or causing burglary, a class B felony and aiding, inducing or causing theft, a class D felony, both charges filed on May 22, 2014. Court documents state on … Read More

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WCS Approves Facility Plan For May Ballot

Yesterday evening during Warsaw Community School Corporation’s monthly regular board meeting members of the community and school board met to hear final details on the proposed plan to rebuild Lincoln Elementary and remodel Washington Elementary and Edgewood Middle School. The meeting began with a short presentation from Dr. David Hoffert, WCS … Read More

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Beauty Shop, Garage Approved by Warsaw BZA

Two use variance requests were unanimously approved by the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals Monday evening. Laura Alvarado was given permission to open up a one-chair, one-person beauty salon at 805 E. Fort Wayne Street. Alvarado and her husband Hecktor, own the property and duplex in the residential … Read More

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Mishawaka Woman Arrested For Selling Meth

Warsaw Police Narcotic officers performed a controlled purchase of methamphetamine early this morning at a northside shopping center in Warsaw. The purchase resulted in the arrest of Lisa K. Lockman, 52, Mishawaka. Following the purchase, Lockman’s vehicle was stopped and police took her into custody. She admitted to … Read More


UPDATE: Accident On SR 14

UPDATE: The accident reportedly occurred at 4:47 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, on East SR 14, east of South CR 700E in Sidney. The driver, Chase B. Bradley, 17, of Claypool, lost control of the vehicle and slid off of the road and into a field. Bradley was treated … Read More

Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer administers the oath of office to Rick Packowski. This is Packowski's first full term as a board member. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Improvements To Fribley Field Discussed

Fribley Field on East Market Street will be getting one if not two new additions in the upcoming years. Carl Sowers, Young Tigers Football, recently presented a request at a meeting of the City of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department. Sowers reported Lowe’s has offered building materials to … Read More

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Upcoming Walorski Staff Office Hours

By LINDSAY JANCEK Communications Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, IN-02, reminds constituents a member of her staff will be holding office hours to assist constituents with casework and official business. The Rochester district office, located at 709 Main St., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 … Read More

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North Webster Community Center Holds Boat Raffle

While the weather is still cold, for most it is hard to think about nice, leisurely days on the lake fishing but that is exactly what North Webster Community Center is doing. The NWCC is going to raffle off a 15-foot 2012 Alaskan Starcraft fishing boat with a … Read More