BAKFC Names April Associate, Builder Members

Pictured are Joni Truex, Executive Officer, Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties; Mayor Joseph Thallemer; April Associate Member Carol Ousley, Kosciusko REMC and April Builder Member Larry Coplen GMB, Coplen Construction, Inc.; and Board President Brett Harter CGP, Freeman & Harter Custom Homes.

By JONI TRUEX Builders Association Kosciusko-Fulton Counties The Builders Association Kosciusko-Fulton Counties is pleased to announce the members chosen as April Associate Member and April Builder Member. Carol Ousley, Kosciusko REMC, was chosen as the April Associate Member. Carol is the Kosciusko REMC Energy Advisor and Key Accounts … Read More

11th Annual Fat & Skinny Tire Fest

Fat & SKinny

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – K21 Health Foundation and KCV Cycling Inc. present the Fat & Skinny Tire Fest Friday through Sunday, May 16-18, in Warsaw and Winona Lake. The 11th annual bicycle festival takes place every year, the third weekend of May, as the community celebrates National Bicycle Month … Read More

Zimmer-Biomet: The Deal That Shook Warsaw


(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following appeared in The Wall Street Journal.) WARSAW, Ind. — A $13.35 billion deal to combine two medical-device makers was big news on Wall Street Thursday—and also in this 14,000-person city where both companies are based, which proudly calls itself the “Orthopedic Capital of the … Read More

City Looks To Grants For Sidepaths

Ride Walk

A total of $650,000 is being sought through grants so the city of Warsaw can begin construction on two new bike/pedestrian sidepaths. Both projects are part of the city’s Ride+Walk initiative. The first will be on East Market Street from Argonne Road to Bronson Street. The second, along CR … Read More

City Purchases Fourth Buffalo Street Property

321 N. Buffalo St. (Photo from Beacon)

In hopes of developing a boulevard concept linking downtown Warsaw to Center Lake, the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission agreed Monday to a $94,000 purchase of a residence at 321 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw. The signed purchase agreement means the city now owns a total of four properties on North … Read More

Bulletproof Vests, City Hall Door Purchases Approved


One year ago, the Warsaw Police Department’s request to the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety to apply for grant funds to purchase new bulletproof vests was approved. On Wednesday, WPD Lt. Kip Shuter announced the grant money had finally been awarded. The Bureau of Justice Assistance … Read More

Engineering Work Approved For New Fire Station


An $11,200 contract for engineering services was approved this morning, paving the way for Warsaw Fire Station No. 3 to become a reality. Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory Chief Mike Brubaker brought the contract to the Board of Public Works and Safety this morning. The contract is with Martin … Read More

Warsaw Approved For Railcrossing Upgrades


In August 2013, reported that three of Warsaw’s railroad crossings had been approved for upgrades, which include the addition of gates. (See related) The project is expected to cost just under $1 million and is being paid for by Norfolk Southern Railroad and Indiana Department of Transportation. … Read More

Former Street Super Arrested For Theft


Mayor Joe Thallemer and the Warsaw Police Department this morning have released information noting formal charges of theft, corruption and providing false information to a government entity will be filed against former street superintendent Lacy Francis Jr. Francis was arrested on eight felonies early this morning. In a … Read More

Market Street Revitalization Work To Begin


Engineering studies on East Market Street will soon begin after receiving the blessing of the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety. City planner Jeremy Skinner asked the board to approve a contract with A&Z Engineering LLC of Fort Wayne to begin the necessary engineering work that will … Read More

Council Shuts Down Stormwater Ordinance


Two hours of discussion ended with the city of Warsaw no closer to adopting an ordinance establishing stormwater utility rates and charges. For the second time, Ordinance 2014-03-01 topped the discussion of the Warsaw Common Council, but once again, the matter stalled on possible credits and an appeals … Read More

Physicians Urgent Care Opens In Warsaw

Physicians Urgent Care-Warsaw

Physicians Urgent Care celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art clinic in Warsaw with Mayor Joe Thallemer and members of the Warsaw/Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce. Providing area residents a convenient solution to their urgent and unexpected health care needs, the new 4,250-square-foot clinic at 2680 Escalade Way … Read More

Business Tax Relief Passes General Assembly


Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar called the Indiana General Assembly’s action to reduce the business personal property tax “a positive move” for the state, but for communities like Warsaw, it is those taxes that largely support public services and schools. The package approved by … Read More

TippeRiver Downs Hosts Ribbon Cutting

n Photo: Cindy Hathaway, The Paper/WKChamber Ambassador; Marcia Erickson, Zing Recruiting/WKChamber Ambassador; Emerson Poort, Beauchamp & McSpadden/WKChamber Board; Carmen Henninger, Protechs/WKChamber Ambassador; Mayor Thallemer, City of Warsaw; Ashley Puckett, TippeRiver Downs manager; Alan Collins, TippeRiver Downs Owner/developer; Karen Gehrke, TippeRiver Downs Director of Property Management; Kyle Reese, TippeRiver Downs Assistant Director of Property Management; Rob Parker, CenturyLink/WKChamber Ambassador; Renea Salyer, WKChamber VP Member Relations.
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The Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting for TippeRiver Downs in Warsaw. TippeRiver Downs provides a new residential option for seniors who are still active and want to avoid the high costs associated with traditional “independent living” and “assisted living” communities. It combines non-subsidized, … Read More