About Phoebe Muthart

Phoebe Muthart has been The Papers Inc. since 1999. She has won numerous awards, including several from Hoosier State Press Association.

Irrigation Water Causing Travel Hazards

Farmers across Kosciusko County are being asked to reduce the use of irrigation due to overuse of water. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Irrigation water shooting onto roads is a problem needing to be addressed, commissioner Brad Jackson said at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting this morning. Jackson suggested drafting a letter to area farmers asking them to refrain from getting water from irrigation systems across county roadways. “We don’t want … Read More

Lake Tippecanoe Hosts Cottage Tour

The Mary and Bernie Berry cottage.

Guests enjoyed Lake Tippecanoe Cottage Tour by cruising the lake and visiting four homes and Tippecanoe Lake Country Club Saturday, July 26. The tour was sponsored by Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation and 285 guests took a tour of the homes and country club. This year’s tour included homes owned … Read More

Bridges, Rezonings Discussed By Commissioners

Bridges and rezonings took up most of today’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. One of the biggest bridge projects is in Warsaw, located on CR 300 North over the Tippecanoe River. It was discussed that an environmental impact study must be conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Division because … Read More

Trupointe Celebrates Milford Agronomy Hub Opening

Trupointe Cooperative Inc. held a grand opening celebration of its new Milford agronomy hub for area growers, business leaders, governmental officials and other guests throughout the day Tuesday. A red ribbon was cut by Trupointe’s board of directors and leadership team. Prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, keynote speaker … 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

Ten Honored For ‘Heart Of Gold’

heart of gold

Ten individuals were given a Heart of Gold tonight in Warsaw. The annual awards are presented by Kosciusko County Community Foundation. This year, for the second time, a Nonprofit of the Year award was given to an organization. This year’s winner is Combined Community Services. The Service Club … Read More

CCD Tax Increase Discussed At Commissioners

Kosciusko County Commissioners discussed re-establishing, and possibly doubling, the cumulative capital development tax rate to help maintain the county’s roads. On June 3, they introduced an ordinance that may double the cumulative capital development tax rate. Commissioners are proposing to re-establish the CCD rate to $0.0333 per $100 … Read More

County Approves Contract For Smart 911 Service

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The county approved a two-year contract for a new 911 service at this morning’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The fee for Smart 911 is $3,000 up front with a two-year contract of $12,000 a year. Smart 911 was first proposed at the last commissioner’s meeting, however, the board wanted … Read More

Non-Profits Present Budget Requests

Non-profit budget presentations were made at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The presentations are made yearly and nine non-profits requested funding from the county for 2015. In years past, the non-profit agencies have requested funding from the county to help meet its budgetary needs. As with most agencies, … Read More

Commissioners Hear About New 911 Service

911

In an effort to better serve the public, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard of a new 911 service Tuesday. Called Smart 911, the service is a national database providing more information than a regular 911 call. The cost of the service is $12,000 a year, with a $3,000 implementation … Read More

Milford Fest Set For May 24

Milford Fest Rides

Get ready for Milford Fest next weekend. The festival, sponsored by Milford Lions Club and local area businesses, is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24. An all-day event, Milford Fest will feature free carnival rides for children, a car and motorcycle show, a cutie contest, … Read More

Syracuse BZA Considers Two Petitions

Two cases were heard at the regular meeting of Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday. One was approved and one denied. Swiss Perfection’s petition for a variance to allow 600 square feet of signage, where 200 square feet is allowed by ordinance, was approved. The property is located … Read More