First Lady Pence To Host Bicentennial High Tea

INDIANAPOLIS — Tomorrow, First Lady Karen Pence, Indiana’s bicentennial ambassador, will welcome members of the Indiana State Assembly Club to the governor’s residence for an 1816 bicentennial high tea. The first lady and guests will dress in period attire. The 1816 bicentennial high tea, an official First Lady … Read More

The oath of office was administered to members of the Warsaw Common Council, clerk-treasurer and mayor Monday, Jan. 4, to complete their election process. In front, from left, are Lynne Christiansen, clerk-treasurer; Diane Quance, District 5; Ron Shoemaker, District 2; Cindy Dobbins, at large. Standing in back are Mike Klondaris, District 3; Jeff Grose, District 1; Jack Wilhite, at large; Jerry Frush, District 4; and Mayor Joe Thallemer. (Photos by Deb Patterson)

Common Council Envisions Warsaw’s Future

WARSAW — Yesterday evening, Monday, Feb. 1, members of the Warsaw Common Council met for the second part of a series of discussions surrounding the city’s strategic plan, which was last revised April 19, 2012. The meeting focused on establishing basic goals and objectives for the city for … Read More

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Manchester University Offers New Interfaith Literacy Certificate

NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester University will offer a new certificate in interfaith literacy at its North Manchester campus beginning in 2016-2017. Designed to address the challenges and dynamics of a changing and increasingly diverse world, the certificate will help fulfill Manchester’s mission of graduating people “who draw upon … Read More


Governor Pence Marks First Anniversary of HIP 2.0

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence today marked the first anniversary of the landmark approval of the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 waiver at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where he first announced “HIP 2.0 is open for business.” There, he recognized the early successes of the HIP 2.0 program … Read More


Indiana Competes Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier business leaders were prepared to offer testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Jan. 27, on Senate Bill 66. The bill, which was not called for a vote, includes language similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was initially signed into law in March, 2015. … Read More


Kip Tom On Ballot For Indiana Congressional District

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Republican businessman and family farmer Kip Tom has officially filed to appear on the ballot for United States Representative in Indiana’s third Congressional district. Tom submitted his paperwork with Secretary of State Connie Lawson earlier today and made the following statement: “Since announcing my candidacy, I … Read More

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Wawasee Receives Accountability Grades

SYRACUSE — Indiana Department of Education publicly released 2015 school accountability grades Tuesday, Jan. 26. Final grades were approved unanimously by the State Board of Education during its board meeting, also Tuesday.

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Park Foundation Convened For Committee Updates

SYRACUSE – Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation board members assembled at Syracuse Community Center Monday evening, Jan. 25, to hear updates from the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee and the parks department during a brief meeting.

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Walorski Files Congress Re-election Paperwork

INDIANA — Today, Rep. Walorski (IN-2) visited the State House to officially file paperwork for re-election to Congress in Indiana’s Second District. While at the State House, she also had the opportunity to address the House and Senate Chambers. Rep. Walorski said, “I’m honored and grateful to serve … Read More


Pam Galloway Awarded A+ NRA Rating

WARSAW — Republican Congressional candidate Pam Galloway has been awarded the highest possible rating of A+ by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. “An A+ rating is reserved for a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made … Read More


Indiana Establishes Six Commercial Courts

INDIANA — The Indiana Supreme Court is authorizing six judges to preside over pilot project commercial courts, which will begin hearing cases June. These specialized trial courts will benefit all court users by resolving complex business cases more efficiently, which will afford more court resources for other case … Read More


Representative Curt Nisly Applauded For Opposing Tax Hikes

INDIANAPOLIS — Americans for Prosperity-Indiana applauded Representative Curt Nisly for opposing tax hikes to pay for transportation funding. AFP-IN’s 70,000 members have led the charge urging lawmakers to oppose hiking taxes to pay for transportation funding. “Representative Nisly understands that Hoosiers don’t need higher taxes, Indianapolis needs to … Read More


Grant Received For New Water Initiative

By LYN CRIGHTON Executive Director, The Watershed Foundation NORTH WEBSTER — The Clean Waters Partnership, an extension of The Watershed Foundation, formerly The Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation, recently received a $200,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Beginning at Lake Tippecanoe, the Tippecanoe River and its tributaries … Read More

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Redevelopment Authority Updated On Buffalo Street Project

WARSAW — Conducting a reorganizational meeting, according to state statute, the Warsaw Redevelopment Authority met briefly Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. Following the election of officers, including George Clemens, president, and Max Mock, vice president, Jeremy Skinner, city planner, updated the authority board on the Buffalo Street Project. “The … Read More

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Two-Month-Old Ordinance May Be Rescinded

WARSAW — An amendment to the city’s new snow removal ordinance was tabled Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, by members of the Warsaw Common Council. Instead the council will be looking to rescind a portion of the ordinance. Mayor Joe Thallemer asked council members to consider rescinding the section … Read More

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New Programs For Parks Department

WARSAW — A new year brought not only new officers for the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department, but also the announcement of new programs. Members of the parks department approved new programs Tuesday night, Jan. 19, at the department’s monthly meeting. Sheila Wieringa, recreation director, presented the proposed … Read More


‘Keep Costs Down,’ Council Admonishes

NORTH WEBSTER — While admonishing the town’s engineering firm Triad Associates to keep the costs of the sewage redo down, North Webster Town Council approved a change order for contractor R.E. Crosby & Son, Fort Wayne, for an additional $12,863 at the January meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, in the North Webster Community Center.

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SYRACUSE — Syracuse Town Council wants people using the Harold Shrock Youth Athletic Field to use the parking lot provided. So a no parking ordinance for Maple and Brooklyn streets was adopted during the council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 19. The new ordinance states there is … Read More