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US 33 Bridge Over Elkhart River Closed July 6

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the US 33 bridge over the Elkhart River, in the Town of Benton, is scheduled to close at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6, weather permitting. Work will include a bridge deck replacement between CR 33 and CR 44. The official … Read More

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Numerous Laws Signed Into Effect In Indiana Today

Numerous new laws were signed into effect today by the Indiana Senate. Among those are several controversial laws including the “slowpoke” law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the ability to now own a sawed-off shotgun. Below is a short digest of some of the more notable laws … Read More

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County Revising Flood Control Ordinance, APC Hears

Kosciusko County is in the process of revising its flood control ordinance, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission heard during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon, July 1, in Warsaw. Matt Sandy, assistant planning director for the county, said the revision is mandated because FEMA is updating its … Read More


Poly-Wood Breaks Ground On New Facility

By SHARON HOWELL Poly-Wood Inc. Poly-Wood Inc., Syracuse, held groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, June 25, for their new manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facility. This $23.275 million project marks the sixth expansion in the last five years for Poly-Wood and will provide 250 new career opportunities for already one of … Read More

Over 100 attended the 2014 annual Bug Catch at WACF. This year's event is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Join The ‘Bug Catch’ Saturday Morning

Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s annual Water Bug Catch will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the WACF Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center, Syracuse. The bug catch is the second in the WACF Lake Talk and Eats program during the summer. This is … Read More

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Washington STEM Academy Becomes Fully Certified STEM School

In an Indiana Department of Education Memoranda, the department announced the inaugural cohort of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Certified Schools in Indiana. Warsaw Community Schools is pleased to announce that Washington STEM Academy became a Full STEM Certified School, one of only five elementary schools named in … Read More


Hart Retires After 37 Years From KCSD

By 1ST SGT. CHAD HILL Public Information Office, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department honored one of its own yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, with the retirement of Deputy Sheriff John Hart. Hart began his law enforcement career with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department as a … Read More

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KCH Introduces New Concept In Joint Replacement Surgery

By JOY LOHSE Director, Marketing & Public Relations KCH is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience joint replacement surgery with the introduction of the KCH Orthopedic Center, a comprehensive program that is based on a national best practice model for hip and knee … Read More


Movement Starts NASCAR & Sponsors: Minority Youth Matters Movement

Diversity Motor Sports, LLC comprised of individuals from around the country including Kosciusko County resident Kevin Anderson, has started a NASCAR & Sponsors: Minority Youth Matters Movement. In a press release issued Tuesday, June 30, MYMM is a movement which has a national platform and a national voice … Read More


A Clear View Of Jupiter And Venus

Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest planets, could be clearly seen in the western sky this evening. According to Planetsave after roughly 2,000 years the Star of Bethlehem made its return tonight. More specifically Venus and Jupiter made their tightest highly visibly conjunction in nearly two millennia. According … Read More


UPDATE: Motorcycle Accident Near Warsaw Steak And Shake

UPDATE: A motorcycle driver and his passenger were treated for minor cuts and bruises following a motorcycle/vehicle accident at 7:28 p.m. Tuesday, at Jalynn Street and Walton Boulevard, Warsaw. Warsaw Police report both were wearing helmets and leather gear. Hunter J. Newlin, 16, North Nash Dive, Syracuse, who … Read More

(Photos by Alyssa Richardson)

UPDATE: Vehicle Accident On CR 700N

UPDATE: Several hours after one accident occurred at CR 700N and CR 200E, Leesburg, a second accident happened Tuesday evening. Jim W. McLean, 81, EMS T6A Lane, Leesburg, and a passenger in his vehicle, Sandra S. McLean, 80, EMS T6A Lane, Leesburg, were taken to Lutheran Hospital, Fort … Read More

(Photos by Deb Patterson)

UPDATE: Accident On CR 700N Near Leesburg

UPDATE: Corn growing near the intersection of CR 700N and CR 200W, Leesburg, obstructed the view of 18-year-old Timothy J. Cramer, 602 S. Manor Drive, Syracuse, Tuesday evening. Cramer drove into the intersection hitting another vehicle. The accident occurred at 5:37 p.m. Cramer complained of pain to the … Read More


UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit On Main Street, Syracuse

UPDATE: Janet S. Runyon, 61, East Union Street, Ligonier, complained of pain to the back, after she was struck by a vehicle in Syracuse. The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. at 105  W. Main St., Syracuse. Police report Runyon did not cross the street in a designated cross … Read More


UPDATE: Accident On CR 950S, CR 200W

UPDATE: Richard G. Wagoner, 75, South CR 100W, Claypool, sustained minor bleeding to the elbow/lower arm after he fell asleep while driving. His 2003 Ford went off the road, hit a utility pole and flipped over. The accident occurred at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, on South CR … Read More


Donnelly Welcomes Grant For KCSS

Today, Tuesday, June 30, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the announcement that Kosciusko County Senior Services in Warsaw, will receive the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. The INDOT program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. KCSS … Read More

The Syracuse Artisans & Farmers Market will be one of many events occurring this Fourth of July week. Pictured, Eloise Kuhn, left, speaks with Kiara Stewart during a 2014 farmer’s market.

Syracuse To Be Hoppin’ And Poppin’ With Events

There will be no excuse to be bored with tons of Fourth of July activities occurring in Syracuse in the days leading up to the holiday, in addition to in the days following it. Expect of variety of activities, good eats and, of course, fireworks! Here is a … Read More

Center for Lakes and Streams

Center For Lakes & Streams Discuses Future Projects, Goals

During a social event hosted by Al Campbell, Vawter Park, Syracuse, on Saturday evening, Dr. Nate Bosch with the Center for Lakes & Streams, talked about the future of the center. Looking forward, Bosch noted an endowment project to ensure the center is always there, looking out after … Read More


Update Of Lake & Streams Activities

  Updates of the three-fold approach by the Center for Lakes & Streams was given by Dr. Nate Bosch, director, during a social event Saturday evening at Lake Wawasee. Approximately 80 individuals learned about activities of the center in the past year. Bosch recapped education activities, changing behaviors … Read More


Cisneros Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Kosciusko County officers arrested Bernardo Cisneros, 44, Warsaw Tuesday morning, June 30, on charges of dealing cocaine. His arrest on multiple cocaine charges comes after a two-month investigation. Undercover officers stated the investigation culminated with the arrest of Cisneros, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Cisneros was taken into custody … Read More