About Phoebe Muthart

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

Syracuse BZA Approves Fitness Center Variance


A petition for a variance for Eastlake Athletic Club was approved at the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Thursday. The case was the sole item on the agenda. The club’s co-owner, Jason Evers, requested a variance to allow the change and alteration to a previously granted variance … Read More

Commissioners Support Warsaw Air Show

airshow feature

(Video from the 2013 Warsaw Air Show) Indiana’s largest air show is coming to Warsaw in August. Allen Hoover, local pilot, said the Warsaw Air Show will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. Hoover told the Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning that, last year, more than 7,000 people … Read More

Nappanee Chamber Honors Businesses, Individuals

Adam Fleming Nappanee Chamber Awards March 2014

Businesses and individuals were honored at the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce appreciation dinner and awards ceremony March 31. Three businesses were honored with the Excellence in Business Award, while two people were given the Craftsman Award and Citizen of the Year award. Guest speaker was Adam Fleming … Read More

Trail Committee Seeks County To Be Applicant

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee made a presentation to county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. The committee is seeking support for the SR 13 trail section project in Syracuse. The trail committee is seeking a federal grant and the county would have to be the signatory on it. The county’s approval … Read More

Syracuse BZA Approves Sole Case

The sole case at Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals meeting was approved Thursday. Derek and Tisha Powell’s petition for a variance was the only case on the agenda. The petition permits the construction of a 22-foot by 40-foot accessory building with living quarters 2 feet from the railroad … Read More

Eclectic Consignment Store With Affordable Prices

The Posh Frog is celebrating its one-year anniversary by hosting an open house Tuesday, April 1. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Owner Gretchen Kellems invites everyone to check out the best kept secret in Warsaw. This unique consignment store carries gently used, … Read More

Property Tax Bills To Be Mailed

property taxes

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

Controversial Road Vacation Approved


A heated debate about a roadway vacation petition took up most of Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. At issue was a vacation of public ways in Prairie Township, near Hoffman Lake. The petitioners, William and Beverly Long, own Hoffman Lake Campground, located off CR 300 North in Warsaw. … Read More

Animal Welfare League Starts Capital Campaign


Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County is outgrowing its building and is looking to build a new facility. It recently kicked off a capital campaign to raise funds for a new building. “The Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County has suffered with a deteriorating facility long enough,” said … Read More

United Way Announces 2013 Fundraising Results

New United Way logo

United Way of Kosciusko County had its annual celebration at Center Lake Pavilion in Warsaw Thursday. The agency announced its campaign results for 2013 and honored three volunteers with awards. Last year, United Way raised $1.9 million. Patricia Coy, director of United Way said, “The annual campaign is … Read More

Army Sergeant Named Veteran Of The Month

James Marshall was named February’s Veteran of the Month at Tuesday’s commissioners meeting. An Army veteran, he served from 1994 to 2007, including a stint in Iraq.

An Army sergeant was named Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. James Marshall was named February’s Veteran of the Month. An Army veteran, he served from 1994 to 2007. He enlisted in the Army in November 1993 and graduated from Warsaw Community High … Read More

Warsaw Chamber Speaker Discusses ‘Sharing Fire’

Dr Marc HArdy

Warsaw Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce held its 102nd annual banquet Thursday night at Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center at Grace College in Winona Lake. There are approximately 600 members in the chamber this year. Alan Alderfer and Julia Moore were named Man and Woman of the Year respectively. Other … Read More

Commissioners Do Support Eliminating Tax


Kosciusko County Commissioners do support eliminating the state’s personal property tax and they want to let elected officials know how they feel. They do not, however, support additional local tax to replace it. Sue Ann Mitchell, county treasurer, asked commissioners Tuesday to sign a resolution drafted by Association … Read More

County Gives $10K To Rail Study


Kosciusko County Commissioners voted this morning to give $10,000 to a high-speed rail service study. High-speed rail service is being proposed and the passenger service would travel through Warsaw. (See related) The county needs to raise $67,000 for their portion of the study and the state must raise … Read More

County Meets Guidelines For Disaster Declaration


Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday the county qualified as a one-day snowfall event and broke a record for the amount of snowfall, meaning the county will more than likely qualify for a federal disaster declaration. A reported 14.3 inches of snow fell in the county during “the arctic … Read More

Milton ‘Big Sister Of The Year’

Sherri Milton of Warsaw was named Indiana’s Big Sister of the Year by Indiana’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has been a Big Sister for the past nine years to her Little, Sarah.

Warsaw resident Sherri Milton was recently honored as Big Sister of the Year by Indiana’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. The announcement was made Monday in Warsaw. Mayor Joe Thallemer also announced January is National Mentoring Month. In 2013, Milton was recognized by her local Big Brothers Big Sisters … Read More