Indiana Launches ’15 to Finish’ Campaign

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers today kicked off a statewide “15 to Finish” campaign that aims to boost college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester. Data show that students who complete 15 or more credits … Read More

TVS Announces Registration Dates

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation announces its 2014-2015 registration dates and times for students attending any Tippecanoe Valley school – Akron Elementary School, Mentone Elementary School, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School or Tippecanoe Valley High School. Registration will be held at each school from noon to 8 p.m. on … Read More

Babcock Responds To City Complaint

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In response to a public meeting last week held by city’s code enforcement officer Lawrence Clifford, former city councilman Kyle Babcock reached out to local media saying he never received notification of the hearing. (See related) “I think the city of Warsaw has some explaining to do,” Babcock … Read More

WCS Educators Participate In Principal Leadership Institute

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At Warsaw Community Schools, learning doesn’t stop just because it’s summer. On July 16-17, 10 educators from WCS participated in the second annual Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Summer Seminar at Indiana State University. IPLI is a two-year institute designed to address the professional needs of Indiana principals with … Read More

WLFD 100th Year Celebration Resumes


Postponed to help fellow firefighters in their time of need, the Winona Lake Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration originally set for last weekend will resume this Saturday with plenty of activities for the entire family. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2, kids activities and about $500 in door … Read More

65,000 Chickens Lost In Morning Fire

Smoke still billows  at 9 a.m. from the site of a fire this morning at an Egg Innovations chicken coop.

Atwood Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 5 a.m. today on Crystal Lake Road that resulted in the deaths of thousands of chickens. According to Mike Harmon, Atwood Fire Department Fire Chief, the fire was located in a building owned by Egg Innovations, which reportedly purchased … Read More

Plymouth Man Arrested For Molestation Charges

Jonas Olvera
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At 4:23 p.m. July 25, 2014, the Plymouth Police Department received a report regarding an 11-year-old girl that had been sexually assaulted at a residence in the 100 block of Franklin Street in Plymouth. A suspect was identified as Jonas Olvera, 67, who was visiting from Mission, Texas. … Read More

Blue Jeans And BBQ Delicious Success

The first ever Blue Jeans & BBQ event to benefit Combined Community Services was held Saturday night at the new facility on Mariner Driver, Warsaw. (Photos by Stacey Page)

Last night the smell of smoked meat and the sound of live music filled the air in the Village at Winona Lake. It was the Third Annual Blue Jeans and BBQ Gala to benefit Combined Community Services. A group of “celebrity chefs,” including Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, Winona … Read More

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect


[UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm waning for southwestern Elkhart County, northwestern Kosciusko County, northeastern Marshall county and southeastern Saint Joseph County has been called into effect and has been extended again until 4:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service (NWS).  The NWS has stated that the storm is moving … 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

UPDATE: Accident On US 30

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Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident located at the US 30 and Center Street intersection in the westbound lane of US 30 at 12:39 p.m. Sunday, July 27. According to an accident report filed by Warsaw Police Department, the accident involved Terry P. Burgh, 48, of Warsaw, … Read More

SLFD To Unveil New Helipad

Lutheran Air II

In an effort to better serve the community, Silver Lake Fire Department has constructed a new helipad to serve both Lutheran Air and Samaritan air ambulances in the event of local and area emergencies. Often times firefighters are asked to find and establish “landing zones” for medical helicopters. … Read More

Kolbe Calls For District 22 Debate

David Kolbe

Democratic Candidate for Indiana’s 22nd House District, David Kolbe, is calling for a debate among himself, Republican candidate Curt Nisly, and Independent candidate Michael Stinfer. Kolbe believes the three candidates seeking to represent the citizens of northern Kosciusko and southern Elkhart counties should appear before the public and … Read More

Veteran Archers Sought For Deer Reduction


Only veteran archers will be permitted to apply for the 2014 deer reduction effort in Warsaw. Veteran Deer Task Force archers are defined as those who have successfully participated in the city’s reduction effort for a minimum of one year since the inception of the program. “We have been … Read More