Mermaid Pageant Deadlines Announced

“Creatures of the Deep vs Super Heroes,” is the theme for the 2012 Mermaid Festival slated for June 13-16. Entry deadlines to participate in the Queen of Lakes Pageant and the Cutie Pageant are quickly approaching. The deadline for the Queen’s pageant is June 2, with a discounted entry … Read More

Indiana Files Lawsuits Against Foreclosure Scammers

More out-of-state scammers who profited off of Hoosiers desperate to keep their homes now face lawsuits by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. Five lawsuits were recently filed against Freedom Equity Savings of Ohio, Integrity Mortgage and Credit Solutions of Florida, Provident Law Group Inc. of California, Nationwide Mediation … Read More

Fire Victims in Need of Help

By STACE PAGE Editor [email protected] North Webster, Syracuse and Leesburg Fire departments responded to a house fire at 6838 E. 600 N. in North Webster today. According North Webster Fire Chief Jeremy Likens, the home was fully engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived. All occupants did escape … Read More

Youth Athletic Complex Making Progress

Work on the Syracuse Youth Athletic Complex is moving along at a faster pace than park superintendent Chad Jonsson expected. He gave the Syracuse Park Board an update during the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. The Walk-a-Thon, which was held Saturday, raised about $2,000 in pledges. Overall, … Read More

Turkey Creek Board Supports Renovations

By REBEKAH WHIRLEDGE Staff Writer [email protected] The Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board met for their regular monthly meeting Monday evening at Fire Station 2. The most discussed item on the agenda involved the proposed renovations to Syracuse’s Fire Station 1, 402 N. Huntington St. (SR 13). Proposed plans … Read More

Rain Barrel Bidding Under Way

The Kosciusko County Habitat for Humanity fundraiser for 2012 is now in full swing. Voting and bidding online for Rain on Kosciusko 2012 is now available. Habitat for Humanity is raising funds through online votes and donations of rain barrels. The barrels were sponsored by local businesses and … Read More

Democrats Open Headquarters

By STACEY PAGE Editor [email protected] Kosciusko County Democrats hosted an Open House at its new facility in Warsaw on Friday. Stopping by for the event were Brendan Mullen of South Bend. Mullen is seeking the District 2 Congressional seat. Also at the Democratic headquarters was Kevin Boyd of … Read More

CCS To Open In New Building Thursday

By STACEY PAGE Editor [email protected] Combined Community Services is in the process of moving into its new facility at 1195 Mariner Drive in Warsaw and will be open to serve the public from that location on Thursday. Constructed by Robinson Construction of Warsaw, the new CCS building is … Read More

K9 Hugo Loses Battle With Cancer

By STACEY PAGE Editor [email protected] Winona Lake Police Department lost a member of its enforcement team over the weekend. Hugo, the police K9 with Winona Lake for a little over 6 years, passed away Saturday from complications of lymphoma. Officer Joe Bumbaugh, Hugo’s partner, first saw local veterinarian … Read More

ECSD: Investigating Home Improvement Scam

Elkhart County authorities are investigating a case of home improvement fraud that targeted an elderly Nappanee woman for nearly $10,000. Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department Capt. James Bradberry says that on April 28, a deputy was called to the woman’s home after two subjects posing as good Samaritans stopped … Read More

Outboard Motor Fans To Meet in North Webster

Several hundred antique outboard motor restorers, historians, collectors and enthusiasts from across the Midwest region and Canada will gather in North Webster Town Park for a day of activities related to their hobby. The public is invited to attend. The Antique Outboard Motor Club will hold its 2012 … Read More

Collections Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

The annual Stamp Out Hunger event sponsored by the United States Postal Service was held Saturday in Kosciusko County. Officials and volunteers for service organizations including Combined Community Services, The Salvation Army, Heartline Pregnancy, Mary & Jerry’s Helping Hands and Our Father’s House were at the Warsaw Post … Read More