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IDOE Delays A-F Accountability Grades

During today’s meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Board made the decision to table the placement of schools into A-F school improvement categories until its regularly scheduled November meeting. It is expected that grades will be approved at that meeting. Source: Indiana Department of Education, … Read More


Mitchell Reserve Subdivision Receives Initial Approval

Two preliminary plat proposals were approved Tuesday evening by the Warsaw Plan Commission with one of the proposals also receiving a final approval. A proposal for Mitchell Reserve, a residential addition to the City of Warsaw, was approved unanimously by commission members. The residential addition, developed by Biggs … Read More

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More From the Third District Candidates

Last week, our sister publication “The Mail-Journal” published a couple of comments from the U.S. Congress Third District representatives: Democrat Justin Kuhnle, Republican Marlin Stutzman and Libertarian Scott Wise. See that article here. I decided, given the lack of spatial constraints here at Ink Free News, to dig … Read More

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UPDATE: Reported Car Vs. Pedestrian on CR 1300N

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation of a hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning on CR 1300N near Syracuse. Pedestrian Jacob Smith, 18, sustained an arm injury in the accident. The accident was reported at 10:37 a.m. According to information received, Smith was walking eastbound when he was … Read More


UPDATE: Police Locate Mobile Meth Lab Suspect

By Lt. Kip Shuter, Public Information Officer Warsaw Police Department UPDATE: At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Jerron Turpen was taken into custody following a tip that he was hiding in a van north of Warsaw in North Riverwood Estates subdivision. Warsaw Narctoics officers were assisted … Read More

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Trail Committee Completes Syracuse Lake Project

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee gave an update on several trail projects at Monday’s meeting. The Syracuse Lake project is very close to finishing, with just a couple of minor places left to finish. “That completes the five-mile loop around Syracuse Lake,” said Megan McClellan, executive director. As far as … Read More

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School Board Hears About Suicide Prevention Event

Suicide is a topic some simply do not want to talk about, but considering a Wawasee High School student committed suicide just a couple of years ago and others attempted it, the topic does hit close to home. During Tuesday’s regular monthly Wawasee school board meeting in Syracuse, … Read More

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School Board Hears Report About Possible Projects

After the regular school board meeting Tuesday in Syracuse, the board held a work session and heard a report from Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corp., about possible construction projects within the next year or two and several years later. During the regular meeting, … Read More


Bidding On Wastewater Treatment Plant Project To Start

Bids for the construction of the wastewater treatment plant equipment replacement project may be submitted to the town of Syracuse until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. At that time, the bids will be opened and read aloud. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 4, … Read More

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North Webster Chamber Chooses 2015 Leaders

Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations Floral and Gifts, was reelected president and new board members were chosen at the October meeting of the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce Monday. Returning to the board for another term are Stacey Cox, Pletcher Insurance; Jeremy Likens, North Webster Fire Chief; and … Read More

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UPDATE: Accident On Old 30

Pierceton fire and police departments, Multi-Township EMS and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to the single vehicle accident at Old Road 30 and CR 650E. Donn Baird, 73, East Trusdell Avenue, Syracuse, and his wife, Linda W. Baird, 74, were taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital each complaining of … Read More

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Police Search For Mobile Meth Lab Suspect

Officers with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Warsaw Police Department and Indiana State Police responded to CR 100 East and Wellington Drive, Warsaw, today after police discovered a mobile meth lab. According to 1st Sgt. Chad Hill, public information officer with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, at 1:41 p.m. officers … Read More

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County BZA Approves Petition For Webster Business

Michael Mettham’s petition for parking spaces at a North Webster business on Main Street (SR 13) at the intersection with Ward Lane was approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. Mettham operates a dog daycare and grooming business … Read More

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County BZA Approves Hurt Petition With Condition

Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw, approved a petition by Dustin Hurt for an exception to allow an existing semi trailer to be used for tire storage. The property is located on Third Street, south of Market Street in Pierceton. … Read More

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INDOT Announces SR 19 Closure In Nappanee

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that SR 19 between Lincoln Street and Randolph Street is scheduled to close at the morning of Wednesday Oct., 15 as CXS rebuilds their railroad crossings. The work, which will improve the driving surface for motorists, is expected to be complete by … Read More


Syracuse Parks And Recreation Board Announces Events

Syracuse Parks and Recreation board held their monthly meeting at the community center Monday evening. Tyler McLead, program director, addressed the board with the programs report, beginning with community center activities. Rock Solid continues to host Rock Solid Teen Center on Thursdays and pickle ball has returned to … Read More


Milford Town Council Hears CTB Expansion Proposal

During its regular meeting Monday night, Milford Town Council was presented with a proposal by Chore-Time Operations Manager Jeff Miller detailing the company’s plan for a 45,000 square-foot expansion project at its Milford plant (see related article). The proposed expansion would allow Chore-Time increased production space for its … Read More

Turkey Creek Advisory Board Passes Budget

Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board unanimously passed next year’s budget after second reading Monday night. No one from the public offered any comment on the proposed budget. The 2015 budget totals $1,972,926, including $36,855 in personnel compensation, $4,300 for supplies, and $54,450 for other services. The fire department’s … Read More

Fire Department Unveils New Public Services

With one minor exception, all is well with the Turkey Creek Fire Territory. Fire Chief Mickey Scott reported Monday night the annual service testing of all the department’s fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances was recently completed. All equipment met the national standards except for one … Read More