North Webster News

Motorcyclists Turn Out For Fallen Rider Memorial Ride

  SYRACUSE — It was a perfect day for a motorcycle ride. The parking lot at Chubbies Pub & Grub, Syracuse, was filled with motorcycles of every make and model Saturday morning, April 15, for the Fallen Rider Memorial Ride. Riders from all over the area arrived at … Read More

Safe Shooters, Straight Shooters

Once a week during the school year, local middle and high school students assemble at the Tippecanoe Township Building, 102 S. Morton St., North Webster. Some of them attend class, study a 44-page handbook and take quizzes. Others, having passed the obligatory final exam, take their positions in … Read More

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Council Finishes Up ‘A Good Year’

North Webster Town Council finished its 2016 business Tuesday, Dec. 20. “Our past year has been good,” said Jon Sroufe, council president. “We are looking for a smooth 2017,” said council member Lisa Strombeck. “We did a lot of upgrading to our infrastructure.” Much of that upgrading involved … Read More

Lumberjacks entertain at last North Webster Fall Festival

NORTH WEBSTER — From bouncy castles to lumberjack shows, there was something for everybody at the seventh annual North Webster Fall Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Lion’s Club Mermaid Festival Fairgrounds. The one-day event, sponsored by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township … Read More


Crisis In Tippecanoe Township Resolved?

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster/Tippecanoe Township Fire Chief Jeremy Likens is on vacation. A number of firefighters who walked out Thursday, Aug. 25, have returned, others remain uncertain. A release was issued today by North Webster/Tippecanoe Township Battalion Chief Christopher Francis. It states: “On behalf of the membership … Read More

More Than $130,000 Received Locally For Lake And River Enhancement Projects

NORTH WEBSTER — Recently, The Watershed Foundation assisted in writing the grants that were awarded $45,000 to both the Whitley and Kosciusko county Soil and Water Conservation Districts from the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife through the Lake and River Enhancement program for land treatment projects.

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Lakeland Sewer District Placing Final Touches On $28M Project

NORTH WEBSTER — The four contracted areas of the projects are quickly approaching the substantial completion date of Dec. 27, with final touches being added to each area. Contract A, bid by Selge Construction, covers Shoe Lake, Irish Lake, Sawmill Lake and part of Sechrist and Barbee lakes. Casey Erwin, DLZ project engineer, estimated this area to be 59 percent complete with the majority of laterals installed and grinder stations being placed, as well.

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Jackson Out Of Hospital, Booked In Jail

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Alexander David Jackson, 24, 11548 N. SR 13, Syracuse, has been released from the hospital and was booked yesterday, Sunday, July 31, in the Kosciusko County Jail. He was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. His bond has been set at … Read More

North Webster Town Council — Sewer System Improvements Continue

NORTH WEBSTER — A second payment on the state mandated sewer treatment upgrades was approved by the North Webster Town Council at its monthly meeting, Tuesday, June 21, at the North Webster Community Center. General contractor for the project, Crosby Construction, Fort Wayne, will receive $81,468 since the … Read More

How Much Money do Webster Area Lakes Contribute?

NORTH WEBSTER — How much do you think the lakes in Tippecanoe Township contribute to the North Webster area economy? If this topic is of interest then head to the next general chamber membership meeting, noon, Monday, June 13 at the North Webster American Legion Post 253, 756 … Read More

BREAKING: Accident At SR 13 And CR 800N

NORTH WEBSTER — A two-car accident at SR 13 and CR 800N, North Webster, was reported around 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 20. No major injuries were reported. A 2006 Toyota Pruis, driven by Thaddeus DuBois, 43, North Webster, was headed north when a 2013 Dodge, driven by … Read More


Lakeland Sewer Board Refuses To Budge On Extended Warranty Request

NORTH WEBSTER — With $28 million invested around the Barbee chain of lakes, the board placed pressure on Crane Systems and Pumps to extend the warranty on the type one grinder stations and to do so in a timely manner.

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Lakeland Sewer Requests Extended Warranty Following Design Flaws

NORTH WEBSTER — The board wanted to know how long Crane would stand behind their repairs, requesting the company extend its five-year warranty to something more substantial. Walt Erndt, vice president and general manager of the Municipal Group said the team would take the idea back to the president and present an option to the board by Friday, May 13.

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Lakeland Sewer Adds Public Meetings/Workshops To Summer Calendar

NORTH WEBSTER — The Lakeland Regional Sewer District board met for its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, May 5, but added a few more important dates to the agenda. During the 6 p.m. meeting at the North Webster Community Center, the board also agreed to hold another public … Read More

Warsaw Man Works to Rescue Teen Sex Workers

NORTH WEBSTER — The issue of human trafficking has not been on most Americans’ radar for very long. It is seen in the media, from far away, mentally as well as physically. But for Warsaw’s David Grant, national director of Destiny Rescue, that distance has been broken down … Read More