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Kosciusko Commissioners Approve 2015 Board Appointments

At a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Kosciusko County Commissioners approved a number of board and department head appointments for 2015. Those appointments are as follows: Additionally, Kosciusko Emergency Management Director Ed Rock appointed Ron Truex to the Emergency Management Advisory Council. All of the above appointments … Read More

Incoming Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine, left, presenting current Sheriff Rocky Goshert an Indiana Sheriff Association award.

Sheriff Goshert Honored At Commissioner’s Meeting

Last week, out-going Kosciusko County Sheriff Rocky Goshert, along with a number of other past and current Hoosier sheriffs, was honored by Indiana Sheriff Association Executive Director Stephen Luce at a state-wide ISA conference. According to a press release from Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chad Hill, The … Read More

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Council Grants Tax Abatement, Approves 2015 Appointments

At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Kosciusko County Council granted Warsaw orthopedic manufacturing company Alpha Manufacturing a tax abatement. The abatement was requested at the council’s November meeting. “We’re going to triple the workforce with this tax abatement,” said Alpha’s representative Richard Helm. Alpha Manufacturing is planning a … Read More

Pictured, from left, Brad Jackson, Ron Truex, Rich Maron, Veteran of the Month, Duane Gable, and Bob Conley.

Commissioners Honor Duane Gable, Veteran Of The Month

Kosciusko native, and World War II veteran, Duane Gable was honored by the Kosciusko County Commissioners as the December Veteran of the Month. “He’s a Kosciusko County kid,” said Kosciusko County Veteran’s Affairs Officer Rich Maron. “Born in Sidney on a farm.” Gable graduated for Warsaw High School … Read More

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Commissioners Discuss Road Vacation

Kosciusko County Commissioners heard a road vacation petition at Tuesday’s meeting. A vacation for Allan Clough was tabled until a compromise can be worked out. The road vacation request was recommended for denial by the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission Nov. 5. The road is located in the … Read More

County Veterans Officer Rich Maron, left, named Michael Minnick Sr., a U.S. Navy Seabee, November’s Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Monday. Minnick also served in the Indiana National Guard. He spent 22 years in the military.

Milford Man Named Veteran Of The Month

A Milford man was named November’s Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Monday. The meeting was Monday due to Election Day Tuesday. Michael Minnick Sr., a U.S. Navy Seabee, spent 22 years in the military. Minnick was in the Navy for three years and … Read More

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New Veterans Program Starting In County

To better assist veterans in the county, the Magical Meadows is starting a new program for veterans, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday. Tammy Stackhouse, founder of Magical Meadows, said the new program, called Warrior Round-Up, kicks off this week. Magical Meadows offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and … Read More

Army Ranger Named Veteran Of The Month

An Army Ranger was named October’s Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Chuck Dippon of Warsaw was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He joined the Army in March 1991. After basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., he was stationed in Fort … Read More

Bid Awarded On Bridge Project, Approve Rezoning

Kosciusko County Commissioners awarded a bid on a bridge project in Syracuse. There were four bids presented and the lowest bid, $404,278.71 from Northern Indiana Construction Co., Mishawaka, was approved. The bid was under the engineer’s estimate. The bridge is located on Front Street, north of Medusa Street. … Read More

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New Community Corrections Program To Be Implemented

Kosciusko County Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday for the establishment of a new community corrections program. The new program will be for non-violent offenders. The county will receive a $356,000 grant from the state to start the new program. The two-year grant will allow the county to … Read More

Funds Will Be Used To Replace Signs

An inter-local agreement between Elkhart and Kosciusko counties was approved at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting in Warsaw. The agreement is for a highway safety improvement program. The program will be used for signage and $800,000 will come from federal funds through Indiana Department of Transportation. The money … Read More

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Commissioners Mull Public Record Fee Changes

A voter registration ordinance was requested but not approved by Kosciusko County Commissioners today. Kosciusko Clerk of the Circuit Court Ann Torpy proposed an ordinance amending charges for certain information from the clerk’s office. The ordinance deals with computer records, voter history and certain information, including the lists of … Read More

Farmers across Kosciusko County are being asked to reduce the use of irrigation due to overuse of water. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Irrigation Water Causing Travel Hazards

Irrigation water shooting onto roads is a problem needing to be addressed, commissioner Brad Jackson said at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting this morning. Jackson suggested drafting a letter to area farmers asking them to refrain from getting water from irrigation systems across county roadways. “We don’t want … Read More

Bridges, Rezonings Discussed By Commissioners

Bridges and rezonings took up most of today’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. One of the biggest bridge projects is in Warsaw, located on CR 300 North over the Tippecanoe River. It was discussed that an environmental impact study must be conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Division because … Read More

Commissioners Approve Ordinance Increasing CCD Fund

Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning approved the adoption of an ordinance increasing the rate of the Cumulative Capital Development fund. The fund will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The new tax rate, which is the maximum allowed by the state, will be levied beginning with … Read More

CCD Tax Increase Discussed At Commissioners

Kosciusko County Commissioners discussed re-establishing, and possibly doubling, the cumulative capital development tax rate to help maintain the county’s roads. On June 3, they introduced an ordinance that may double the cumulative capital development tax rate. Commissioners are proposing to re-establish the CCD rate to $0.0333 per $100 … Read More