Staying Safe In The Water This Summer

WARSAW — Summer in Kosciusko County usually means residents and visitors flocking to one of the many beaches. When it comes to fun in the sun one of most important topics for Sheila Wieringa, Warsaw Parks Department recreation director, is water safety.

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Summer Lunches Feed Hungry Kids

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Warsaw Community Schools is offering free summer meals to children ages 1 to 18 Monday through Friday at two area parks. Free lunches will take place at Winona Lake Park and Center Lake Park (Bixler … Read More

Local Lakes Experiencing Reduction In Invasive Plants

INDIANAPOLIS — Three Kosciusko County lakes are experiencing a reduction in invasive Eurasian watermilfoil this spring. Center, Big Chapman and Webster lakes have had recurring problems with Eurasian watermilfoil in past years. EWM is present in most Indiana lakes. It often grows so densely it creates a nuisance … Read More

Barbee Lake Property Owners Association Addresses Swan Elimination Program

NORTH WEBSTER — Swans and what to do about them was discussed at length this morning during the Barbee Lakes Property Owners Association meeting, held this morning, May 20, at the North Webster Community Center. Kathryn Schmidt, president of the association, opened the discussion saying several residents had … Read More

BREAKING — Vehicle Ends Up In Center Lake

WARSAW — At approximately 5:45 a.m. Sunday, April 16, emergency personnel were called to Center Lake, Warsaw, due to report of a vehicle being driven into the lake. Warsaw Police Department and Lutheran EMS were on scene. It is believed that the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, … Read More

DNR Grants Address Invasive Aquatic Plants In Local Lakes

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Department of Natural Resources grants, totaling more than $585,000, will be used to fight invasive aquatic plants in Indiana’s lakes. Some of those funds will be utilized in area lakes.

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Ice Rink Possibility Study Approved

WARSAW — Preliminary studies for an ice rink and park offices at Center Lake Park were signed Monday morning, Oct. 10, during the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. The study will cost approximately $15,000. The contract was signed with MAI Architects, Claypool. Larry Plummer, parks … Read More

2017 Warsaw Polar Plunge In Planning Stages

WARSAW — In the midst of summer’s heat, Special Olympic coordinators’ thoughts are already turning to colder weather as they plan the 2017 Polar Plunge fundraiser. Event organizers are already seeking groups brave enough to take the plunge. According to Special Olympics Northwest Regional Manger Buzz Lail, last year’s Warsaw … Read More

Free Lunches Offered At Area Parks

WARSAW — Free lunches are being offered in area parks starting yesterday, Monday, June 6, and continuing through Friday, July 29. “We’re super excited about it,” said Stacie Light, assistant director of Food Services for Warsaw Community Schools. “We love going in there and seeing the kids have … Read More

Kids, Families, Compete In Fishing Derby

WARSAW — Kids and their families fished for fun Saturday morning, June 4, at Center Lake for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. Approximately 35 participants signed up to try their hand at catching the biggest fish of the day. Judging took place in four age groups, including age … Read More

Warsaw Parks Offering Walking Program

  WARSAW— An introductory Walking Program class for all ages and abilities, who enjoy being outdoors will take place every Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. through August 31. Each class is FREE, will take walkers on a safe and enjoyable walking route around Central Lake, Central … Read More

Pike And Center Lake Beaches Opening For The Year

WARSAW — Both Pike and Center Lake beaches will open the year from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 28. Guarded hours during the week are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department by email at [email protected], or call … Read More