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Board Approves Contract For Artificial Turf Field

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School’s football field will have a significantly different look by August. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, April 18, in Syracuse, the board approved entering a contract with Cincinnati-based The Motz Group for a new artificial turf field to be installed at the high school this summer.

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Understanding Life On The Farm

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Admittedly, numbers can sometimes be manipulated or arranged in such a way as to be misleading. But when it comes to the number of people directly engaged in farming, the story told is one of far fewer people involved in agriculture than a couple of generations ago.

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Superintendent Leads Tour Of New School

SYRACUSE — Mostly Smart boards and a few other items can be found now in what will be the classrooms of the new Syracuse Elementary School. But only a few months from now, students and teachers will fill those classrooms.

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County BZA Approves Pickup Window For Business

WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 11, in Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a petition by Armstrong Holdings to install a drive through for a new business coming to the intersection of SR 13 and CR 500N, south of North Webster in Tippecanoe Township.

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Beautification Was Hot Topic Of North Webster Chamber Meeting

NORTH WEBSTER — It was a productive general meeting for the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce held at noon Monday, April 10, at the Tippecanoe Township Building. President Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations, led the group through the business at hand.

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Re-Plat Of Subdivision Stalled By Lack Of Votes

WARSAW — Terry Shepherd, developer of the Candlewood Estates subdivision in Wayne Township, wants to re-plat the second phase of the subdivision from six lots to three. Also changing would be the shortening of a cul-de-sac by a considerable distance and relocating a 20-foot emergency access easement to the western edge of one of the three lots.

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Wawasee Students Qualify For National DECA Competition

SYRACUSE — Four Wawasee High School students had to think fast in role playing situations during the state DECA competition in Indianapolis in January. But they were able to do so effectively enough to finish second and third and to qualify for the national DECA competition, more specifically the International Career Development Conference, April 26-29 in Anaheim, Calif.

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New Category Of Super Mileage Cars At Shell Marathon

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School engineering students, led by teacher Allen Coblentz, are preparing two super mileage cars for the annual Shell Eco-marathon April 26-30 on the streets of downtown Detroit. One of the cars, diesel powered, will have four wheels, is larger and will actually look a little closer to a real life car.

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Wawasee Recommended For Accreditation By AdvancEd

SYRACUSE — A team of five visited Wawasee schools on a “whirlwind tour” and came away with a recommendation for accreditation for the school district. An exit report of the AdvancEd team’s findings was given by Dr. Michael Henry of Springfield, Ore., Wednesday afternoon, March 22, in the Warrior Room at Wawasee High School.

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Turkey Creek Sewer Passes Motion to Become Independent, Add Revenue

CROMWELL — As Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District wraps up one multi-million dollar project, the board members seemed surprised to find themselves gearing up for yet another one. After several months of attempting to address grievances with bills coming from the town of Syracuse, TCRSD passed a motion to begin a $53,000 study that will help the board determine the process on becoming self-sufficient.

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Sewer Upgrades Spotlighted At North Webster Council

NORTH WEBSTER — News and requests resulting from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management mandated improvements to the North Webster sewer system and treatment plant dominated the Tuesday, March 22, meeting of the North Webster Town Council. It was held at the North Webster Community Center.

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State Releases Wawasee’s 2016 Annual Performance Report

SYRACUSE — Among the many reports public school corporations are involved in each year is the annual performance report. The 2016 version for the Wawasee Community School Corp. was recently released by the Indiana Department of Education and is published in its full form in this edition of The Mail-Journal.

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