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Kosciusko Recovers From Morning Storm

This morning’s storm packed a one-two punch with two lines of storms bringing severe winds that have left numerous trees and power lines down throughout the county and thousands without power. Though many have speculated about the possibility of tornado touchdowns this morning, as of this time, meteorologists … Read More

Barbee Watch Hosts Emergency Management Director

Barbee Neighborhood Watch is hosting a meeting about homeland security with Kosciusko Emergency Management Director Ed Rock. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. (SR 13). The meeting is open to the … Read More

Residents on Sunset Drive in Warsaw have begun preparing for the potential of rising waters this weekend. 
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Kosciusko Prepares For Possible Flooding

As lingering snow finishes melting and rainfall begins draining into local waterways, some in the county are preparing for possible flooding in low lying areas. Though the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Kosciusko County due to the threat of flooding, according to Kosciusko … Read More


Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Thursday

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week for Indiana and also National Flood Awareness Week. As such, Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock said a Tornado Drill has been scheduled for this week. Communities that have tornado sirens will undergo two tornado warning tests this Thursday. The first … Read More

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UPDATE: Kosciusko Residents Preparing For Floods

(UPDATE: Sand and bags are now available in the following locations: Kosciusko County Highway Garage in Warsaw, North Webster Community Center in North Webster, at the Winona Lake Street Department and in Syracuse. In Syracuse, those wanting to fill bags will have to register at the main office … Read More

LEPC Holding Special Meeting

The Local Emergency Planning Committee will conduct a special meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Justice Building in Warsaw. The Kosciusko County LEPC was formed as a result of the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986. Its purpose is to … Read More

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Sandbags Available For Local Residents

In the event that the public needs sandbags due to flooding this weekend, sand and sandbags are available at the Kosciusko County Highway Department, 2936 E. Old Rd. 30, Warsaw. The heavy snowfall from earlier in the week is being followed by rain in the forecast for this … Read More

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Advisory Level Reduced, Travel Difficulties Noted

As of 9 a.m. today, Kosciusko County’s Watch Level (orange) has been reduced to the Advisory Level  (yellow). Though the Watch Level has been downgraded, the advisory level still warns motorists that travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of hazardous situations and advises that motorist avoid … Read More


Hoosiers: Report Storm Damages Online

Hoosiers can report damage from Sunday’s severe storms online, and they are encouraged to report all damages. That was the message from Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock for the county commissioners this morning. Residents who sustained property damage caused by severe weather Nov. 17 are encouraged … Read More

A home in Silver Lake suffered heavy damages following Sunday afternoon's storms
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NWS: EF-2 Tornado Struck Kosciusko County

The National Weather Service has officially announced that it was a tornado that hit Silver Lake Sunday afternoon. The EF-2 tornado was estimated to have wind speeds of 125 mph and spanned 150 yards as it traveled on the ground for 4 miles. The tornado hit at about … Read More

Problems like these in creeks, rivers and streams can cause big problems for homeowners, but who is responsible for the clean-up? (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

Environmental Concerns Addressed Over Logjam Removal

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a three-part story examining the Tippecanoe River logjam removal project, which is to begin Thursday. Part two, which will include an interview with Nash Brallier, who is opposed to the project, will be released tomorrow.) After nearly a year of … Read More


Warsaw Remembers Victims Of 9/11

Each year, the 9/11 Committee in Warsaw plans a memorial celebration to remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished when terrorists attacked the United States of America on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday night’s memorial included patriotic music by Warsaw Police Officer Brad Kellar, Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director … Read More

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Tippecanoe River Clean-Up Efforts Near Reality

The Tippecanoe River clean-up project is closer to becoming a reality. That was the message provided to the Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning. According to information provided in a recent study of the river, there are 111 blockages in the river. Blockages include tree limbs and other debris … Read More

Linda Berger, a resident of Sunset Drive, states that the flooding of the canal happens frequently for residents of the neighborhood. Bergers stone wall and light post that usually lines the walkway to the canal can be seen here, fully engulfed in water. 
(photo by Alyssa Richardson)

River Debris Largely Blamed For Flooding

After nearly five days of dealing with flooded roadways, lakes, yards and fields an end may be in sight. Although the National Weather Service projects an 80 percent chance of rain late today, according to Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock, the National Weather Service’s Hydraulic Maps … Read More

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Sand, Sandbags Available To Local Residents

As area waters rise, and will continue to rise through the weekend, Kosciusko County residents dealing with flood problems can get sand and sandbags at the Kosciusko County Highway Garage. Emergency Management Director Ed Rock says any county resident in need of the sand and sandbags can bring … Read More


KCEM Offers Weather Spotter Training

Kosciusko County Emergency Management and The National Weather Service will be offering a public Weather Observer and Outreach Weather Spotter Training course. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Kosciusko County Justice Building, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw. School aged children are welcome to … Read More