Turkey Creek Fire Department Depends On Full And Volunteer Firefighters

SYRACUSE—For years it was the Syracuse Fire Department, operating with two separate budgets; one from the town and one with the township. Even the tax rate for those they served were different. There were three full-time firefighters and more than 25 volunteers responding to calls. In 2009, the department became Turkey Creek Fire Department, operating under one budget and governed by a fire territory board comprising of representatives from the town and township.

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Local Volunteer Gives Back To Less Fortunate

WARSAW — Fellowship Missions, Warsaw’s Christian based homeless shelter, operates almost exclusively off of hard working and dedicated volunteers. Betty Trump is one of them. Trump first started providing one meal a month for Fellowship Missions with her church group three years ago. Now she is providing lunches … Read More

United Way Day Of Caring Comes To Tippecanoe Valley

AKRON — As part of the United Way of Kosciusko County’s Day of Caring initiative, a group of Zimmer Biomet employees visited Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, transforming two areas into new health and fitness rooms. Other groups appeared at different area schools throughout the day, painting the bleachers … Read More

Goshen Home Care and Hospice Seeks Volunteers

GOSHEN — Indiana University Health Goshen Home Care and Hospice seeks volunteers to provide comfort, support, and companionship to hospice patients and their families in Elkhart County, including Goshen, Syracuse, Middlebury, Millersburg and Ligonier. Volunteers are required to take 18 hours of training, which occurs over the course … Read More

Volunteers To Advocate For Children

WARSAW — A group of local citizens stepped up Tuesday evening, March 1, and agreed to be advocates for Kosciusko County children who are somehow caught up in the court system. Kosciusko County Superior Court I Judge David Cates swore in nine of the 11 individuals who completed training to become Court … Read More

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Register For Classes At Magical Meadows

WARSAW — Riders Skylar Payton and Cami Phillips, along with founder Tammy Stackhouse, invite the community to sign up for classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Magical Meadows Therapeutic Horseback Riding stable, 3386 E. 525N. Warsaw. Limited classes will begin the first week of … Read More

USW Christmas Meals Ready To Go

WARSAW — This Christmas, many families in the local area will go without a holiday meal. The United Steel Workers Local 809 would like to remedy this. The Union has packed 238 grocery bags full of everything needed to create a traditional Christmas meal. The bags are available … Read More

Successful Kids Market Event

Dear Editor, On Sept. 19, Kids Market Inc., a nonprofit organization, held its semi-annual sale at The Heritage Room, formally known as Rodeheaver, on the campus of Grace College. The organization’s mission is, “supporting women and children in Kosciusko County by distributing proceeds generated from consignment sales of … Read More

Volunteers Sought For Jail Museum

Kosciusko County Historical Society’s Old Jail Museum is in need of volunteers. The museum has many projects and activities for volunteers of any age. Tour guides are needed for Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and guides for school and special tours as required. Current projects … Read More

Recognize Community Involvement with Governor’s Service Awards

INDIANAPOLIS — The term ‘Hoosier hospitality’ wasn’t coined lightly. “Generations of Hoosiers have been contributing to their communities,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels. “There is never a task too great or a job too small, I am constantly reminded of the positive impact that volunteers make on the quality … Read More

Volunteers are the heart, soul of the community

Individuals and organizations can seize the moment and share in honoring America’s volunteers this spring. National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 and it celebrates the millions of people dedicating themselves to taking action bettering the community. The week also provides opportunities to inspire, recognize and encourage people to … Read More