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Gambler Charged With Escape

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Austin Gambler, 18, shown with addresses of 1500 Mill Road, Fort Wayne, and 179 Hickary Place, Buckhead, Ga., has been charged with escape, a level 5 felony. He was booked in the county jail at 11:43 a.m. Friday, May 20.

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Firefighters respond to a small explosion north of Piercetion. (Photos by Amanda McFarland)

BREAKING: Industrial Explosion At Northern Gases

PIERCETON — Lutheran EMS and the Pierceton Fire Department are responding to an industrial explosion at Northern Gases & Supplies, 1426 SR 13, Pierceton. One person was transported to Parkview Whitley with minor injuries. There is no word yet on what caused the explosion. … Read More

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Pierceton Alumni Association Reaches its Goal

The Pierceton School Memorial Tribute is a dream come true for the 700-member Pierceton High School Alumni Association. The Tribute has been completed on the site of the old school at the entrance to the new elementary school in Pierceton. Becky Gregory, Association president, says the Tribute is … Read More

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Two Transported Following US 30 Collision

PIERCETON — At approximately 8:16 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of SR 13 and US 30, Pierceton. Officers arrived and found two people were injured. The first driver, Shawna M. Davenport, 46, Pheasant Ridge Drive, … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 10:19 p.m. Thursday, May 5, North SR 13 and East CR 200N, Pierceton. Driver: Tealie Goble, 78, West Wayne Street, Pierceton. Hit deer. Damage up to $2,500. 8:09 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, West Warren Drive and … Read More

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Area Accident Report

Pierceton Officers with the Pierceton Police Department investigated the following accident: 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, East US 30 and South SR 13, Pierceton. Drivers: Daniel R. Norman, 64, North Carlyle Street, Columbia City, and Jerry A. Carter, 54, Spring Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio. At the traffic light, Norman’s … Read More

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Whitko Names Students of The Month

By AMY CHRiSTOFFEL Administrative & Marketing Coordinator, Whitko Community School Corporation KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The Whitko Community School Corporation has named the students of the month of May. Lindsay Moseley is the Student of the month at Whitko High School. Moseley is truly the embodiment of what Whitko High … Read More

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Kosciusko County Primary Elections: Washington And Clay Township

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — “Things have gone smoothly and without too much fuss,” according to Paul Berkey, Republican Inspector for the Claypool primary elections. As of noon, Tuesday, May 3, the Claypool registered voter turnout was 32 percent for Clay I and 22 percent for Clay II, with the … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosicusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accident: 6:19 p.m. Monday, May 2, North Syracuse-Webster Road, Syracuse. Driver: Patricia S. Myers, 61, North Syracuse-Webster Road, Syracuse. Myers backed her vehicle and it hit a parked car. Damage up to $5,000. Pierceton Officers with the Pierceton … Read More

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Purvis Arrested On Meth Charges

PIERCETON — Tara L. Purvis, 30, 604 W. Catholic St., Pierceton, was arrested Thursday, April 28, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. The warrants were the result of an event on April 21, when police were looking for Sterling Templeton, who was arrested … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accident: 8:42 a.m. Friday, April 29, East Armstrong Road and North First Street, Leesburg. Drivers: Jamaica S. Ensz, 19, North CR 200E, Milford, and Ryan M. Slone, 32, Wooster Road, Winona Lake. Ensz’s vehicle went left of … Read More

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Wood Given 10 Years In Fatal Motorcycle Accident

WARSAW — Sarah A. Wood, 35, 787 S. Bunting Lane, Warsaw, was sentenced Tuesday, April 26, to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections on a charge of causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle. The sentencing was in accordance with a plea agreement. … Read More

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Area Police Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following incidents: 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 200 block of North Bobber Lane, Warsaw. Spenser W. Shoemaker reported that someone broke the driver side window of his car. 3:35 p.m. Monday, April 25, 1600 block of east CR … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Pierceton Officers with the Pierceton Police Department investigated the following accident: 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, east US 30 and east CR 200S, Pierceton. Drivers: Dillon Kohler, 23, Allegany Road, Forestville, N.Y., and Brooke Gottschalk, 32, W. Lincolnway, Columbia City. Kohler’s semi-truck rear-ended Gottschalk’s vehicle at the intersection. Damage … Read More