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.Read More
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.Read More
GARY — The Gary Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Gary, Ind., and a regional silver alert has been issued.Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced today that all BMV license branches will be closed Saturday, Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct. 12 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
With Hispanic Heritage Month having just begun and Hispanic immigration recently dominating the political forefront, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s States Where Hispanics Are Most Assimilated.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
NEW PARIS — At least two people were checked at the scene of an accident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the intersection of SR 15 and US 6.Read More
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.Read More
Owen Cobbum finally did what the county asked.
The problem is, he did it without a valid permit, and after $70,000 in fines had accrued.
Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee met Monday evening, Sept. 21, and heard plans for the Eli Lilly Road trail project are moving forward.Read More
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
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.Read More
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.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jackie Walorski issued the following statement after supporting H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015:Read More
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