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Politics in Days Gone By

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed.  One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County … Read More

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Early Kosciusko County And Indiana

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed.  One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County … Read More

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Warsaw Comes Out of the Swamp

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed.  One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County … Read More

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Palestine’s History With Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed. One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County … Read More

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Early Kosciusko County And Horses

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed. One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old … Read More

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The Role Of Women In Early Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed.  One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County … Read More

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The Early Life Of Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed. One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of the Old County Jail … Read More

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Kosciusko County Historical Society Celebrating 50 Years

By Sally Hogan KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —In January of 1966 the Kosciusko County Historical Society was formed.  One hundred sixty-five persons attended the first meeting held at the courthouse.  From that beginning fifty years ago, the society has grown to nearly 500 members and has become the caretaker of … Read More

The Kosciusko County Old Jail Museum sign.

Exciting Contest From The Kosciusko County Historical Society

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Join the adventure of discovery as participants travel around the county visiting festivals, parks, historic buildings and sites by using the unique passport to Kosciusko County from the Kosciusko County Historical Society in commemoration of their 50 years of preserving county history for future generations. All seventeen … Read More

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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