The front of the Pound Store Museum in Oswego.

A Summer For History: The Oswego Pound Museum

OSWEGO — As the Indiana Bicentennial approaches the history that surrounds the county becomes more and more relevant. For the next few weeks, A Summer For History will produce a story a week concerning a different museum located in Kosciusko County. This week’s museum is the Pound Store … Read More

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Leesburg School Celebrates 100th Anniversary

LEESBURG — More than 220 former students, teachers and guests on Saturday attended the 100th anniversary of the first 4-year graduating class of Leesburg High School. The event, which also is the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966, the last to graduate from LHS, took place at … Read More

The front of the Pound Store Museum in Oswego.

Pound Store Museum Fundraiser

OSWEGO — The Kosciusko County Historical Society will be holding a fundraiser at the Pound Store Museum from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The fundraiser will include a bake sale, yard sale, a lunch and free tours. All the money collected from the fundraiser … Read More

Kosciusko County Historical Society Museum Director Sally Hogan shows off one of the pianos in the Old Jail Museum. (Photo by Amanda McFarland)

Historical Museum Runs On Community Generosity

WARSAW — Preserving local history takes a lot of time and resources. According to Kosciusko County Historical Society Museum Director Sally Hogan, donations of time, funds and historical items are always appreciated. The Kosciusko County Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, the same year Indiana celebrates … Read More

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Annual Dinner Celebrates Society’s 50 Years

  WARSAW — Visits by Metcalfe Beck, an early county settler; John Pound, former owner of The Pound Store; and former sheriff James Cisney were made during the 50th annual banquet of the Kosciusko County Historical Society, Thursday evening, Oct. 22. The three visitors told about their lives … Read More

Shown are charter members of the Kosciusko County Historical Society. Seated in front, from left, are Mary Ettinger, John Kleeman, Jerry Lessig and William Landrigan. Standing in back are Michael Klondaris, Betty Stahl, Larry Engle, Carl Diehl, Cindy Klondaris Hampton and Greg Steffe.
Charter members not present are: Jack Anglin, Mrs. Donald Boggs, Eddie and Louise Creighton, Max Egolf, Rex Irvine, Donna Keough, Wayne Teeple, Donna Zimmer.  Children signed up by their parents include William, Tim, and Melinda Creighton (Truex); David, Jeffrey, Amy, and Rebecca Keough; Jeff, Dan, and Jenny Strayer; and Kevin Steffe.

Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary Dinner

WARSAW — Kosciusko County Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary during 2016. Founded in 1966, the society has grown in membership, activities, and properties while remaining true to our mission. That mission is to collect, exhibit and preserve county history, and to provide research materials and educational programs for all people.

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Ghost Hunters Look For The Real Thing In Warsaw

WARSAW — As Halloween looms, things start to get spooky. Haunted houses open, scary movies proliferate on television, jack-o’-lanterns and scarecrows appear in yards.

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Is Annie Chaplin Haunting Warsaw’s Old Jail?

The story of Annie Chaplin contains illicit romance, a cruel father, murder-suicide and, finally, a ghost. So it’s no surprise local historians and ghost hunters have taken an interest, including Greg Steffe of Spirits of Warsaw ghost tours, Evelyn Rake and her sister Marianne Prater of Warsaw Indiana Paranormal Research Studies and members of the Kosciusko County Historical Society, located in Warsaw’s Old Jail Museum, 121 N. Indiana St., where Chaplin was incarcerated and murdered.

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Interested In Ghost Hunting?

Ever wondered what it was like to “investigate” a location? Warsaw Indiana Paranormal Research & Studies has been granted permission by the Kosciusko County Historical Society to conduct informational sessions and investigations of the Old Kosciusko County Jail. There are two options available: Paranormal 101 last for approximately … Read More

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Donald Ring Family Recipient Of Hoosier Homestead Award

By SALLY HOGAN Director, Old Jail Museum The Donald Ring Family from Kosciusko County was one of 63 families receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. On March 6, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Indiana Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney, presented 63 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in … Read More

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Kosciusko County Historical Society Seeking County Photos

By SALLY HOGAN Director, Old Jail Museum, Kosciusko County Historical Society This photo of boating on Winona Lake in 1938 is one of the pictures scanned during the research library’s April scan day at the Old Jail Museum. For the May scan day the museum is requesting county photos … Read More

Kosciusko Historical Society Offers Unique Christmas Gift

By SALLY HOGAN Kosciusko County Historical Society Wondering what to give that person who is hard to buy for or that seems to have everything? Well, the Kosciusko County Historical Society has the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. Four times a year, we publish a fantastic historical … Read More

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Remembering The Soap Box Derby

The Kosciusko County Historical Society’s 49th annual banquet on Thursday evening remembered the early days of The Soapbox Derby. Held in the Center Lake Pavilion, photographs, trophies, two derby cars, helmets, uniforms and other memorabilia were displayed around the room. Julia Frush, Sally Hogan and Michael Alspaugh added … Read More

Remembering The Soap Box Derby Days

Remember the days of the Soap Box Derby? Recall those exciting times at the Kosciusko County Historical Society during its 49th annual dinner meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw. “History of the Soap Box Derby 1938-1963,” will be the program as … Read More

County fair of 1929 in downtown Warsaw.

Another Scene From 1929 County Fair

Here is another county fair photo taken from the 1929 Warsaw High School yearbook. The Kosciusko County Historical Society is not sure, but believes it shows amusement booths at the corner of Center and Buffalo streets in downtown Warsaw. County fairs were held on the streets of downtown … Read More