Hire Park Sees Changes During 30-Year History

WARSAW — Much can happen in three decades and in the world of BMX, this time span has meant changes that are transformative to the sport. Hire Park BMX Track in Warsaw has survived this and is still a vibrant part of BMX’s sub-culture. It will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

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Valley Tackling A Different Challenge In Building Trades

MENTONE — Students and teacher alike are both learning something new this year while the Tippecanoe Valley High School building trades project home is being built.

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Bicentennial Torch Relay Route Announced

INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Office of Tourism Development Executive Director Mark Newman today, Wednesday, March 23, unveiled the statewide route of this fall’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Kosciusko County is on that route. The relay will pass through Kosciusko County between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. … Read More

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Wawasee Entering Detroit Competition For Second Year

SYRACUSE — For a couple of days, racing will be permissible on downtown streets in Detroit. And onlookers will cheer on teams competing in the annual Shell Eco-marathon near the Cobo Center.

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Park Board Discusses Tree Removal, Sprucing Up Community Center

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Park Board discussed tree maintenance and spring cleaning around the community center during its regular monthly meeting Monday, March 14. Jerry Riffle, Syracuse Tree Board representative, reported 11 trees will be planted this spring.

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Mann Working At Her Dream Job In Library

WARSAW — Life’s journeys sometimes take a person through jobs or career paths they may not necessarily like or are not a good fit for. But then a door may open somewhere and they step through it into their dream job.

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Winter Carnival In Frigid Syracuse

SYRACUSE — On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13, Polar Plunge was not an exaggeration at all. The actual temperature was 14 degrees and with the wind chill factored in, it felt more like about -2.

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Snowmobile Drags Not In The Forecast

SYRACUSE — With a warmer than usual fall and winter, it’s been an uphill battle for Syracuse Lake to form enough ice to support dozens of people and snowmobiles. Now with a forecast of snow, the Wawasee Kiwanis Club has canceled its annual snowmobile drags.

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ISP: Take Care When Posting To Social Media

INDIANA — During the course of a year, Indiana State Troopers assist nearly 200,000 motorists along Indiana roadways while driving more than 37 million miles. The Indiana State Police categorizes this encounter with the public as a police service. These police services cover a wide range of different circumstances … Read More


Students To Get Hands-On Health Experience

SYRACUSE — Paige Wright will graduate in a few months from Wawasee High School, wants to be a nurse and will possibly attend Goshen College. She has taken all of the health classes offered at the high school.

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Grain Farmers Analyze, Plan And Prepare In Winter

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Changes in farming in recent years have been well documented, whether focusing on technology, farmland being sold and developed residentially or the diminishing number of family farms. Another aspect of change, that of what takes place on a grain farm during the winter months, has probably not received quite as much attention.

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