Soft Roads Cause For Concern Throughout Kosciusko

Drivers are advised to take caution when driving on Kosciusko County roads. According to Ed Rock, director of Kosciusko County Emergency Management, hard freeze conditions during the winter combined with the rapid thawing recently has left county roads very soft. Rock stated, “When you observe a spot in … Read More


‘Good Chance’ Derailed CSX Train Passed Through Kosciusko County

The train that derailed in West Virginia at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Monday most likely traveled through northern Indiana, and possibly even Kosciusko County. The train, which was carrying crude oil, was reportedly still burning as of Tuesday night, with oil pouring from the wreckage. Members of the … Read More

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Emergency Declaration Lifted In Kosciusko County

As of 7:15 a.m. today Kosciusko County has lifted the emergency declaration and lowered the travel status to a watch/orange level, according to Ed Rock, Kosciusko County Emergency Management County roads remain snow covered and slick with some drifts. Motorists are asked to stay off county roads if … Read More

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Kosciusko County To Remain Under “Red” Warning Through The Night

According to Ed Rock of the Kosciusko County Emergency Management Department, Kosciusko County will remain under the red warning/declaration through the night. A re-evaluation will take place after the county plows have had a chance to observe and report.

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Kosciusko County Works To Clear Snow

With up to 17.2 inches falling in areas of the county, it is no wonder that Kosciusko is currently under a travel “watch”. According to the National Weather Service in Syracuse, 17.2 inches of snow fell 7 miles east/southeast of Leesburg, 14 inches fell in Warsaw and 11.2 … Read More

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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