(From left) County Commissioner and Vice President  President and President Ron Truex were installed as acting officers during the first Kosciusko County Commissioner's meeting of the year.

Wheel Tax Paves Brighter Future For Highway Department

WARSAW — Though many have grumbled over the wheel tax, according to Kosciusko County Commissioner Ron Truex, the funds raised from the wheel tax are paving a brighter future for the county’s highway department. Faced with ever decreasing funding from the state for highway repairs, the county highway … Read More

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Property Bidding Scrapped After Discovery Of Foreclosure Error

KOSCIUSKO — In an unexpected turn of events, the recent process of approving bids for a North Webster property was scrapped after an investigation into the property revealed the county may not have rights to it. In a meeting set to accept a bid for the property, located … 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

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Property Tax Bills To Be Mailed

Property tax bills will be mailed out possibly as soon as next week. Kosciusko County Treasurer Sue Ann Mitchell told the county commissioners this morning that 62,170 bills will be printed and mailed. She said it’s important to note that Kosciusko County will be one of the first … Read More


UPDATE: Kosciusko Level 3 Emergency Still Active

(UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. this afternoon (Tuesday) Kosciusko County’s Level III Travel Warning will be downgraded back to the Watch Level. Kosciusko County Government Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall County is terminating its Warning Level at noon today. Whitley County will go under a Level II … Read More

James E. Plummer Sr. of Syracuse was named Veteran of the Month at Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Plummer served in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1974. 
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Work Begins On CR 100E Project

Kosciusko County Commissioners approved a contract for work on a portion of CR 100 East, Milford, at Tuesday’s brief meeting. The road project will cost approximately $13,000. Phend and Brown was awarded the contract. The project will entail the re-building of the road as well as widening it … Read More

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Swearing In Ceremony Held

    Kosciusko County elected officials were sworn into office today in a special ceremony hosted at the courthouse. Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge Rex Reed did the honors of swearing in all of the officials individually following an invocation given by the county’s veterans affairs officer, Rich … Read More

Tom Hughes, center, is pictured after receiving the Veteran of the Month award by the Kosciusko County Commissioners and county veteran's affairs officer Rich Mayer. Among those pictured, from left, are Mayer; and commissioners Brad Jackson, Bob Conley and Ron Truex. Also pictured are members of Hughes family. (Photo by Stacey Page)

County 911 Center Inundated During Storms

During Friday’s storm, the Kosciusko Communications Center reported receiving 440 emergency calls for service in a one hour period. That was an average of about 7.3 calls per minute and did not include non-emergency lines which were largely not answered while the storm was in progress. KCC Director … Read More

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Burn Ban Extended To July 17

Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning extended a burn ban in light of the continued drought conditions. Emergency Management Director Ed Rock recommended the commissioners sign a new disaster declaration extending the ban for another two weeks. Unanimously, commissioners president Bob Conley and Ron Truex and Brad Jackson approved … Read More