Biking Is In The Blood Of Greg Demopoulos

WINONA LAKE — If it has something to with bicycling or the trails especially in Winona Lake or Warsaw, chances are Greg Demopoulos is involved one way or another. An avid cyclist who grew up riding BMX bikes in northwest Indiana, he is actively involved in the care … Read More

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School Board Awards Construction Bids

SYRACUSE — During an unusually brief meeting Tuesday evening, July 11, in Syracuse, the Wawasee school board awarded two construction bids. R. Yoder Construction’s bid of $536,942 was accepted to transform the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Syracuse into spaces to be used for vocational purposes … Read More

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UPDATE: Device Pickup For Grades Four Through Six

SYRACUSE — Those who will be fourth, fifth and sixth grade students during the upcoming 2017-18 school year and who returned their 1:1 device from last year may pick up their device for the next school year from 3 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening in July at … Read More

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APC Approves Preliminary Plat During Brief Meeting

WARSAW — During a brief meeting lasting less than half an hour Wednesday, July 5, in Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat petition for Rodney Delong. Delong is platting a two-lot agricultural subdivision on his property along CR 650E at the intersection with … Read More

Ink Free News Reaches 57,000 Facebook Likes

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — has officially reached 57,000 likes on its Facebook page. Ink Free News continues to prove itself as Kosciusko County’s breaking news leader. Ink Free News has been providing breaking news to Kosciusko County since April 30, 2012. The news operation has changed names and editors since … Read More

Fourth Of July At Syracuse Lakeside Park

SYRACUSE – Lakeside Park in Syracuse was busy the Fourth of July with people enjoying the beach and swimming, others sitting and talking in lawn chairs, kids burning energy in the playground area, sand volleyball games, vendors serving ice cream cones, shaved ice and more. Begun about 7:15 … Read More

Turf Field And Building Renovation Are Major Projects

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Community School Corporation’s “wish list” of construction projects and renovations is occurring, in part, this summer, but other items won’t be finished until the fall or will wait until next summer. One of the big projects being done and already underway is removing the grass … Read More

Protecting The Valuable Resource Of Water

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Water is a valuable resource worth protecting. But monitoring water quality and involving the public in water related issues just doesn’t happen automatically and that’s where the Hoosier Riverwatch program helps.

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Board Approves Hiring Of New Warrior Football Coach

SYRACUSE — It was not something planned ahead of time, but Michael Eshbach was contacted through a mutual friend about the opening for a varsity football head coach at Wawasee High School. “It went from there pretty quickly,” he said.

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Cemeteries Being Restored In Turkey Creek Township

SYRACUSE — It is meticulous or detailed work, but also much needed especially in rural cemeteries. Headstones have fallen over, broken apart or have become embedded in the ground.

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Pierceton Hayseeds Continues Annual Tradition

PIERCETON — In an era when growing up on a farm isn’t as common as it used to be, more than 200 children were given a taste of farm life during Mini-Farm Day Monday, May 15. The event, now in its 39th year, is offered by the Pierceton Hayseeds 4-H Club and was held at the Roger Studebaker farm west of Pierceton.

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Devices Have Impacted Student Learning

SYRACUSE — It was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Putting a mobile electronic device in the hands of every student and teacher in the entire school district, not just a few grade levels as in the past.

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Open House For Building Trades Project

SYRACUSE — Wawasee, Fairfield and West Noble students have worked together to build a house at Syracuse Lake for a building trades project. Now the public will be invited to see their work at an open house.

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