Hundreds On Shore And Water Enjoy Elite Frogs

  Patriot’s Day 2015 was an activity filled Saturday at Oakwood Resort, Syracuse. Oakwood Resort staff kept busy parking event goer’s vehicles, while restaurant staff grilled out on the lawn and Man Cave Brewery provided drinks with part of the proceeds going back to the Wawasee Navy Seal … Read More

Members of the Lakeland Eagles Club pose with representatives of several local groups who received contributions from the Eagles as part of the People Helping People fundraising campaign. Pictured holding the sign (from left) are Eagles members Denise Mast, Cherri Hapner, Carol Studer, Dennis Hapner and Collin Studer. Second row: Kim Blaha, Syracuse Public Library; Ann Schlabach, Harvest With A Heart; Matt Ringler, Wawaseee Community Youth League; Traci Helton, Syracuse Food Pantry; Lori Mark, North Webster Food Pantry; LInda White, Lakeland Eagles Club; and Allen White, Lakeland Eagles Club. Third row: Mark Mast; Gavin Foster, Milford Volunteer Fire Department; Shane Bucher, Milford Fire Department and Wawasee Community Youth League; and Julie Frew, Milford Public Library. Not pictured are representatives from the North Webster Public Library, North Webster Volunteer Fire Department and Syracuse Fire Department, each of which also received donations from the Lakeland Eagles.

Lakeland Eagles Club Gives Back To the Community

  The Lakeland Eagles Club of Syracuse concluded their 2015 People Helping People philanthropy campaign with a celebration and presentation of checks on Saturday evening. During the campaign, the Eagles raised $16,586 through a variety of fundraisers, including the Bullet Bob Niles golf outing held earlier this year … Read More

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Man Arrested For Intoxication After Sinking Boat On Lake Wawasee

SYRACUSE — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating what caused a boat to sink on a Lake Wawasee this evening. Around quarter after seven this evening, Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a boat sinking with multiple people in the water. The lake patrol witnessed a boat speeding across Lake … Read More

The Kelly Cottage onLittle Tippy was one of six cottages offered for touring during the annual Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation Little Tippy Cottage Tour, held Saturday, July 25.

Delightful Afternoon for Little Tippy Cottage Tour

Despite early forecasts of potential rain in the North Webster area on Saturday afternoon, the weather was ideal for the annual LIttle Tippy Cottage Tour, hosted by the Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation.

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Indiana at 200 — French Lick and West Baden

By ANDREA NEAL The infirm frequented French Lick for its miraculous Pluto water. The rich and famous came to golf — and gamble. Since the 1830s, the rolling hills and springs around the small town of French Lick have drawn tourists to remote southern Indiana. They still do, … Read More

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WCS Middle Schools Host 1:1 Meetings For iPad Minis

For students entering seventh grade who participated in the 1:1 program last year as a sixth grade student, parents and students may attend from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. For students who are new to the 1:1 … Read More

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Great Turn Out For Warsaw Country Concert

WARSAW — Central Park was packed tonight with people of all ages who came to enjoy the tunes of several award-winning country music artists. The show kicked-off with a performance from singer-songwriter Emilee Allan, of Nashville, Tenn. Food vendors opened shop as Allan performed and guests set up … Read More

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Former Warsaw Doctor Arrested For Exploitation, Sexual Misconduct With Minors

A criminal investigation was launched yesterday, Thursday, July 23, by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Rozzi, that reportedly led to the arrest of a former Warsaw Doctor. According to information provided by ISP, Doctor Mark Jensen, 62, 1923 E. Timberline Circle S., Warsaw, was served a Fulton County … Read More

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NCC Announces Merger with Berrien County Farm Bureau Oil Company

WABASH — North Central Co-op (NCC) of Wabash, and Berrien County Farm Bureau Oil Co. of Eau Claire, Mich., recently announced their stockholders and boards of directors approved a merger agreement to combine the two cooperatives. Effective August 1, Berrien employees and patrons will become employees and patrons … Read More

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Dog Rescue From Warsaw Fire Has Sad Ending

WARSAW — The rescue of a small pup from a fire located at 920 Anchorage Road, Lot 84, Shamrock Mobile Home Park Wednesday, July 22, had a sad ending today. The small shitzu mix, who was tended to by paramedics at the scene, passed away just after midnight … Read More

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Educators Invited to Attend Project WET and Project WILD

KOSCIUSKO — Educators, do you need some ready-to-go activities to supplement a lesson that are field-tested, award-winning, and student-proven fun and effective? Come get “WET” and “WILD” at a free workshop held at the amazing Merry Lea Environmental learning Center and sponsored by the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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DNR Announces Campground Rate Changes

By SAM WHITELEATHER Division of Fish and Wildlife Due to increasing campground operating costs, the Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife is raising its campground fees. The fee increase will allow the division to continue maintaining and operating campgrounds at Willow Slough, J.E. Roush Lake … Read More

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WCDC Announces Downtown Warsaw Facade Grant Recipient

Warsaw Community Development Corporation announced the LRB Building as one of the recipients of a 2015 Façade Grant in downtown Warsaw on July 24, 2015.  The building is located at 106 N. Buffalo Street. Improvements included tuck-pointing brick and a new awning.  The City of Warsaw provides matching funds … Read More

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Nathan Polston Announced As New Leesburg Elementary Principal

Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan W. Polston as the principal of Leesburg Elementary School, effective Monday, July 27. The appointment was approved by the Warsaw Board of School Trustees at a special meeting on Friday, July 24. Polston most recently served … Read More

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Local Experts Weigh In On Potential Of Lake Level Decreases

WINONA LAKE — An emergency order to restrict watercraft operations on specified lakes in Kosciusko County was filed Friday, July 17. This ordinance went into effect on Lake Wawasee, Lake Tippecanoe and the Barbee lakes chain and is in effect until further notice from the Indiana DNR. Flooding … Read More

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UPDATE: Elkhart Woman Fatally Stabbed By 12 Year Old Stepdaughter

  ELKHART — UPDATE: Elkhart Police have released a statement saying that they believe a 12 year old girl was responsible for setting a fire in her bedroom of an apartment in Elkhart and stabbing family members during an argument. “At this time it appears a 12 year old girl … Read More


Restrictions Remain On Barbee, Tippy Chains and Wawasee Lakes

KOSCIUSKO — The speed restrictions on Wawasee Lake and Tippecanoe chain of lake were issued seven days ago, three days later Barbee chains were added to the list. Those restrictions remain in force for a maximum of 90 days. It could be less if water levels drop. The … Read More


Wayne Township Will Stick With Multi-Township

WARSAW — Residents of Wayne Township can rest assured, they will have ambulance service for the next six months. The Wayne Township Advisory Board met Thursday, July 23, to discuss ambulance service contracts, particularly the existing contract with Multi-Township EMS. The board advised Township Trustee Sheila Burner to … Read More


Officers Make Arrest For Drug Possession At Waubee Lake

MILFORD — During a routine traffic patrol Thursday afternoon, Milford Town Marshal Rich Miotto noticed some suspicious behavior that led to the arrest of a male subject. While driving past Milford Town Park at Waubee Lake, Miotto said he noticed a car filled with four people and clothing … Read More