First Friday Unveils Urban Art Gallery

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An event long anticipated and expected to garner much attention throughout the summer is coming to Warsaw this week. On Thursday, the Walk n Wander display was debutted to a VIP crowd, and it’s being introduced to the public during tonight’s First Friday event. Also as part of this evening’s celebration, … Read More

KCCF Hosts Burger Wars Mini Showdown

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A special tasting was held today of the final four burgers featured in the Kosciusko County Burger Wars. Five community judges were asked to sample the final four to choose their favorites from two burger brackets. The B-Mac Burger, from B-Mac’s on Buffalo in Warsaw, was named the … Read More

Buffalo Street Boulevard Concept Moving Forward

A study completed in 2002 led to this artist's rendition of what Buffalo Street in downtown Warsaw could look like in the future.

At the meeting of the Warsaw Park Board on May 20, Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer stopped by to get input on a revitalization project in the downtown area. “We’re just exploring right now what kind of development might work on Buffalo Street,” said Thallemer, referring to a project … Read More

Money Laundering Charges Stem From City Investigation

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As the investigation into alleged wrong-doing by former Warsaw Street Superintendent Lacy Francis continues, his wife has now been arrested and charged in connection with the crime. Mildred “Millie” Francis, 56, was taken into custody Tuesday on six Class D felony charges of money laundering. The investigation into … Read More

RR Donnelley Donates Walk-n-Wander Brochures

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Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer and members of the Walk-n-Wander Warsaw sculpture committee met for an official presentation of the 8-page colorful brochure that RR Donnelley graciously printed for this summer’s downtown exhibit. In the photo are, from left, Trina Hoy; Steve Reed, RRD Quality Analyst; Cindy Dobbins; Michelle … Read More

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

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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