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Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals Grants Four Variances

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals heard four variance requests at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 16. All four cases were approved. Danny and Linda Strombeck petition for a variance was approved. The couple want to allow the construction of a new residence 20 feet from the road’s … Read More

Syracuse Community Remembers Knisley And Thornburg

SYRACUSE—Beginning Sunday, Feb. 19, one can see white ribbons tied to lampposts lining the streets of SR 13 in Syracuse. These white ribbons were tied around the poles in remembrance of the two year anniversary of the deaths of Joshua Knisley and Tara Thornburg Feb. 19, 2015.

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National Weather Service — A Part Of The Lakeland Area For Almost 20 Years

SYRACUSE—The National Weather Service, Northern Indiana, has been a part of the Lakeland Area for close to 20 years. How did it get to this area?

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Syracuse Commercial District To Be Named Riverfront District

SYRACUSE — After hearing a request from two local businesses to expand a newly formed riverfront district, Syracuse Town Council approved naming the entire commercial district a riverfront district during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21. The vote was 4-1 with Councilman Bill Musser abstaining. Police Chief … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Syracuse Officers with the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accident: 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, South Huntington Street, north of East Palm Drive, Syracuse. Drivers: Dennis Shumaker, 55, East CR 100S, Pierceton, and Jeremy R. Weaver, 36, West Pearl Street, Syracuse. Weaver rear-ended Shumaker’s vehicle. Damages up … Read More

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Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee Discusses Financial Report

SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee met Monday, Feb. 20, and discussed the financial report at great length. Due to the amount in the available general funds account, Megan McClellan, executive director, suggested moving some of the money into another account. She said the amount may be a deterrent … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 3:51 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, West CR 1350N, Nappanee. Driver: Loren J. Lehman, 21, West CR 825N, Ligionier. Driver went into a ditch and struck a culvert at a driveway. Damages up to $5,000. 12:04 a.m. … Read More

Betty Jane Finney — UPDATED

Betty Jane Finney, 91, Syracuse, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Goshen Hospital in Goshen.  She was born July 30, 1925 in Huntington to Earl F. and Edna (Shivley) Garretson. She graduated in 1943 from Huntington High School and was a World War II … Read More

Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 4:34 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, South SR 15, north of West Union Street, Warsaw. Driver: Michael J. Knoop, 21, West CR 1300N, Silver Lake. Driver drove through a fence and into a field. Damage up to … Read More

M. Lynn Atwood

M. Lynn Atwood, 70, Syracuse, passed away at 2:44 a.m. Feb. 13, 2017 at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 4, 1946 in Indianapolis to Richard K. and Beverly (Morse) Weisenfluh. She graduated in 1965 from Arlington High School in Indianapolis … Read More

Miriam E. ‘Pat’ Benson

Miriam E. “Pat” Benson, 85, Syracuse, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was born on March 2, 1931 in Milford to James R. & Pauline O. (Ringler) Losee. She was a lifetime Syracuse area resident and attended Syracuse … Read More