North Webster Murder

North Webster Murder Unsolved for 40 Years

NORTH WEBSTER — Laurel Mitchell was a spirited young girl, part of many community organizations even at such a young age. She was just 17 years old when an unknown killer raped and murdered her, dumping her body in the Elkhart River in Noble County.

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Mentone Checkpoint Nets Two OWI Arrests

MENTONE — Kosciusko County took part in another DUI checkpoint during the weekend of Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 27. With at least one officer from nearly every police department in the county, the checkpoint ran from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Sunday and ended in two arrests.

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Renewal Of Dr. Edington’s Contract To Be Considered By Board

SYRACUSE — During the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, of the school board for the Wawasee Community School Corp., among the agenda items will be consideration of the renewal of the contract for Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent.

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North Webster Fall Festival 2015

North Webster Fall Festival Filled With Fun for the Whole Family

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival is off to a great start this afternoon, Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Mermaid Festival fairgrounds. Families from around the local communities are joining in the fun until 4 p.m. today.

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Walorski Leads Letter Concerning Middle East

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Jackie Walorski, along with her colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter requesting a briefing on actions taken by the Department of Defense to enhance U.S. force posture and security measures in the Middle East.

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TCRSD Finalizes Rates, Other Costs for SWAP Project

CROMWELL — The board members of Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night, Sept. 21. The meeting tied up many loose ends, including the rate increase, and provided the public an opportunity to speak, although no public members attended.

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School Board Approves Employee Pay Raise

For the first time in five years, teachers within the Wawasee Community School Corp. will be getting a pay raise. During a special meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, in Syracuse the board approved a 3.5 percent increase to the base salary for teachers.

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Layne To Be Interim Police Chief For Syracuse

Syracuse Police Sgt. Jim Layne was introduced to the Syracuse Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15. The council later approved hiring Layne to replace Police Chief Tony Ciriello when he retires at the end of October.

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Request For Economic Development Bonds Moving Forward

WARSAW — Winona PVD Coatings, LLC’s request for Economic Development Revenue Bonds is moving one step closer to reality. Warsaw City Council approved two resolutions relating to the bonds Monday evening, Sept. 21. The council’s action on the bonds followed a brief public hearing, which there were no … Read More

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Preliminary Enrollment Numbers For Wawasee Schools

Friday, Sept. 18th, was the first day for public schools in Indiana to begin submitting enrollment reports to the Indiana Department of Education in the process known as average daily membership, or ADM. Wawasee’s preliminary numbers show an overall increase compared to the same time last year.

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BREAKING: Moped Accident In Syracuse

SYRACUSE — UPDATE: Syracuse Police, Turkey Creek Fire and EMS responded to Fox Run Drive, Syracuse, for a accident involving a moped.
At the scene, police and fire officials reported the driver of the moped had left the roadway, entering a yard and coming to a stop in a driveway on Fox Run Drive.

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Treat a Soldier 2015

Treat A Soldier Accepting Donations

By SUSAN MANNS Treasures For Troops Treasures for Troops (a soldier support ministry thru the First Freewill Baptist Church Of Kosciusko County) is conducting the 5th annual “Operation “TREAT” a Soldier. Once again, we are giving everyone the opportunity to fill a treat bag for a deployed service … Read More


Cause Of Silver Lake Fire Undetermined

At 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Silver Lake Fire Department responded to a fire located on CR 100W and CR 1200S, a shop owned by Swihart Trucking. Upon arriving on scene, crews noted a semi was on fire within a pole barn structure. Firefighters worked until around midnight … Read More