WCHS Grad Gets A Jumpstart At IU

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Friday, Bryce Carter, a 2014 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, completed his two-day freshman orientation at Indiana University, which included enrolling in classes for the Fall 2014 semester. Knowing he wanted to double major in computer sciences and mathematics, the road to graduation had the potential to … Read More

Park Foundation Hears Updates

Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation board members heard updates on several projects during its Tuesday meeting. Two quotes, one for equipment and the other for work to the building, were presented for the expansion of the fitness room located at the Syracuse Community Center. Combined, the two estimates would bring … Read More

DTF Takes Down Alleged Drug Dealer

Chad Monroe Morgan

The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force arrested a Warsaw man Wednesday for allegedly selling prescription drugs and marijuana to undercover officers. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force Officers, Warsaw Police Department Narcotics Officers and Sheriff’s Department detectives arrested and preliminarily charged Chad Monroe Morgan, 35, with felony dealing in … Read More

Man Arrested For 22 Sex Crime Charges


Wanted for six counts of rape, six counts of sexual abuse and 10 counts of sodomy, a Kentucky fugitive was apprehended in Noble County Tuesday night. Sylvester R. Slone, 43, has the numerous felony charges against him in Kentucky. Indiana State Police, Noble County Sheriff’s Department deputies and … Read More

Eisenhower Park Neighbors Plead For Lights

Residents of the Eisenhower Park neighborhood are asking Warsaw city officials to help them feel safer by adding some street lighting. A small group of people representing the neighborhood asked the Warsaw Common Council Monday night to install street lighting as a deterrent to recent break-ins and to … Read More

Camp Crosley YMCA Recognized By LPTO

Terry Walker, left, Terri Matchett, both from Ball Foundation board of directors, and Richard Armstrong, Camp Crosley YMCA director, with the Distinguished Lake Tippecanoe Honoree Award presented at the annual meeting of the Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association Saturday, July 19, at Lake Tippecanoe Country Club.

Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association honored Camp Crosley YMCA and the Ball Foundation at its annual meeting recently at Lake Tippecanoe Country Club, Leesburg. As the 20th winner of the Distinguished Lake Tippecanoe Honoree Award, Camp Crosley YMCA and the Ball Foundation, Gary Calhoun, held off revealing the name … Read More

Blues & BBQ Helps WLFD Celebrate 100 Years

The Village at Winona will be smokin' hot on Saturday with the celebration of the WLFD 100 year anniversary and the CCS Blue Jeans & BBQ Gala. Pictured are Village manager Jeremy Marsh; Community Cowboy Chefs, Mayor Joe Thallemer, Gordy Clemens, John Tucker, Dana Leon Huffer, Matt Metzger and Dane Miller's Guest Chef, Mitch Titus. chief of Winona Lake Fire Department.

The Village at Winona Lake will be smokin’ hot on Saturday. Combined Community Services Inc., The Village at Winona Lake and the Winona Lake Fire Department will join forces to pump some energy and flavor into the weekend.  This year the Winona Lake Fire Department celebrates 100 years … Read More

New Executive Director Announced For Trails

Chad Jonsson announced Megan McClellan will be the new executive director of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail. The announcement was made during the trail committee’s regular board meeting Monday. McClellan was one of six candidates considered and currently lives in the Cincinnati area, but is in the process of relocating … Read More

New U.S. 31 Segment Connects Plymouth, South Bend

A new segment of U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth is slated to open soon. Indiana Department of Transportation Spokesman Will Wingfield has confirmed to Inside INdiana Business the $221 million, 15-mile stretch should open by the end of August. INDOT says that although the new stretch … Read More

Kosciusko Not Selected For State Pre-K Pilot

Governor Mike Pence today announced that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties have been selected for the pre-K pilot program which will help prepare low-income 4-year-olds for success in school. Kosciusko did not make the final cut. The 2014 General Assembly established the pilot program in House Enrolled … Read More

WCS Announces Administrative Changes

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Warsaw Community Schools is pleased to announce the following hires for the 2014-2015 school year: Kyle Carter has been named the principal of Jefferson Elementary. Carter graduated from Grace College and received his master’s degree from IPFW. He taught sixth grade for 6 years at Jefferson Elementary. For … Read More

Leesburg Man Arrested In Fatal Crash

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, was arrested in Illinois after causing an accident Monday that killed four people. Illinois State Police said Espinal-Quiroz was going faster than the posted construction site speed limit when his rig slammed into a red passenger car that caused a chain reaction crash. … Read More

Listeria Contamination Leads To Fruit Recall

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A California packing company has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of fruit lots that could be contaminated with listeria.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released information today that Wawona Packing is recalling certain lots of white and yellow whole peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots, … Read More

Landlords Fear ‘Unintended Consequences’ Of Rental Program


A proposed Neighborhood Preservation / Rental Registration Program was introduced to the Warsaw Common Council last night, but it did not win favorable reviews from landlords who attended the meeting. “We’re trying to get into the neighborhoods as part of a revitalization effort and try to define rental … Read More