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WLTC Adopts Budget, Introduces New Ordinance

At the meeting of the Winona Lake Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21, the council adopted its budget for 2015. The advertised 2015 budget can be seen here. As stated in previous meetings, next year’s tax-supported budget is projected to decrease 2.2 percent in 2015. The fee-supported budget … Read More

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Neighbors Concerned About Vacant Houses

East Washington Street neighbors of two unoccupied properties addressed concerns to the North Webster Town Council during the meeting Tuesday evening. It was held in the North Webster Community Center. Approaching the council were Larry and Linda Kinsey, Barbara Miller and Jane Garlotte. Armed with photographs of the … Read More


Council Approves 2015 Budget, Body Cams

Syracuse Town Council approved its 2015 budget at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. The total budget is for $3,375,727. Home rule funds, those that are not taxable are $122,500 and the tax levy for the town is $1,739,783. The council also approved the 2015 salary ordinance. Brett … Read More

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ISP Nets Six In Meth Bust

Indiana State Police Trooper Brandon McBrier followed through on a tip, resulting in the arrest of six individuals Tuesday morning. Five of those individuals have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. The search warrant was served at approximately 10 a.m. at 261 EMS T25 Lane, Leesburg, approximately three homes … Read More

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WCS Notes Summer IREAD-3 Pass Rates

During Warsaw Community School Corporation’s monthly board work session, the school board was presented with the previously embargoed school pass rates for the IREAD-3. The information was presented by WCS Chief Academic Officer David Robertson, who presented in the stead of WCS Chief Accountability Officer Dani Barkey. According … Read More


BMV Expands Hours For Voters Needing IDs

By JULIE FLETCHER Communications, Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Don Snemis of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 to issue ID cards and drivers licenses that may be used for … Read More

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Proposed Rehab Facility Has Stirred Concerns

Bill Fawley was a lawyer who started coming in contact with women dealing with substance abuse problems. Eventually he felt a strong desire to help some of the women, enough to resign as a partner in a law firm. He is now the executive director and founder of … Read More


Accident at Old Road 30 and 800W

Atwood Fire Department and Multi-Township EMS were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at West Old Road 30 near CR 800W. According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department officer at the scene two individuals were transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital. More information will be provided when it is available. … Read More

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Arrest Made For Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Break-In

Kosciusko County Deputies have arrested a South Bend man involved with yesterday’s early morning burglary of the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. (see related) Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the assistance of the Kosciusko County DTF and South Bend Metro Special Operations Section, arrested Joseph Luis Stoll II, … Read More


Kolbe Receives Endorsement From Goshen Mayor

By STACI POE Legal Assistant to David C. Kolbe David Kolbe, candidate for Disctrict 22, Indiana House of Representatives, has recieved the endorsement of Mayor Allan Kauffman, Goshen. In a statement released Oct. 15, Kauffman stated: “I’ve known Attorney David Kolbe since the time I worked for NBS Office … Read More

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New Veterans Program Starting In County

To better assist veterans in the county, the Magical Meadows is starting a new program for veterans, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday. Tammy Stackhouse, founder of Magical Meadows, said the new program, called Warrior Round-Up, kicks off this week. Magical Meadows offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and … Read More


Jury Trial Begins For Alleged Child Molester

On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, Kosciusko County Detectives arrested Franklin “Frankie” Lewis Engle, 33, of Warsaw on two preliminary charges of sexual misconduct with a juvenile under the age of 15, both Class B felony charges. Today, a three-day jury trial will begin in Kosciusko County Superior Court … Read More

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UPDATE: Accident At Poplar And 14th Street

UPDATE: According to a report filed by Winona Lake Police Department, at 7:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Brandon J. Grevenstuk, 28, Mineral Springs Ave., Winona Lake, was southbound on Poplar Street on a moped. He lost control of the moped and crashed into the side of a vehicle … Read More

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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