Report: Medical Device Tax Repeal Needed

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Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the senior Senate Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, today issued the following statement regarding a recent report issued by the Department of the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration detailing numerous issues that the Internal Revenue Service is having with the collection and … Read More

Purdue Shooter Admits To Murder

Cody Cousins

Cody Cousins, 24, admitted in a Tippecanoe County courtroom today that he murdered fellow Purdue University student Andrew Boldt. With the guilty plea, special public defender Kirk Freeman told the Indy Star Cousins reserves the right to raise mental health questions before sentencing. Cousins, 24, testified that he went to the Electrical Engineering … Read More

AG Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Warsaw Employee

Lacy Francis, Jr.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office today filed a lawsuit against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor demanding nearly $334,000 as repayment for the taxpayer’s money the defendants allegedly defrauded from the city. Named as defendants in the Attorney General’s lawsuit to recover public funds … Read More

Kosciusko Lakes Receive LARE Grants

A total of 23 Indiana Lake and River Enhancement projects, including some in Kosciusko, Whitley and other neighboring counties, are receiving a portion of $994,300 in grants to care for Indiana’s water bodies. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife operates the LARE program which includes water quality monitoring, bank … Read More

Indiana Leads Nation In Fiscal Stability

Sen. Ryan Mishler

By Sen. Ryan Mishler (R- Bremen) While the federal debt inflates toward $18 trillion, Indiana has decreased its debt by 50 percent. Other states operate in the red year after year, but Indiana recently closed out another fiscal year with a balanced budget and significant reserves. In Indiana, … Read More

Program Allows Hunters To Donate Venison

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A program that allows hunters to give deer meat to the public will continue again this fall.   GiveIN Game, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s venison donation program, will be available for its fourth year. Hunters who are willing to donate venison to people who would … Read More

Bibler Charitable Trust Donates To Limitless Park

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The Bibler Family Charitable Trust presented members of the Winona Lake Limitless Park committee with a check for $5,000 in support of the multi-phase splash pad, playground and infrastructure project currently under construction at Winona Lake Park. Several members of the Bibler family were on-hand to make the … Read More

Council Discusses Movie, Mathematical Payroll Glitch

If the Syracuse Town Council approves a request by town manager Henry DeJulia, the town could star in its own movie next year. DeJulia pitched the concept at Tuesday’s meeting, after receiving a call from the producer of a show called “Communities of Distinction” airing on Fox’s “Discovery … Read More

Federal Court Rules Indiana Must Recognize Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

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Judge calls Gov. Mike Pence’s actions on marriage “troubling” WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled in Bowling v. Pence that Indiana’s law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. The decision was stayed, pending an appeal. Judge … Read More

Storm Downs Poles, Delays Trains

Two downed utility poles block the railroad tracks about a mile south of Milford Tuesday afternoon. The poles were felled by straight line winds about 3:30 p.m. and train traffic was restored around 6:15 p.m.

A severe sustained gust of straight line winds around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday toppled three utility poles one mile south of Milford. Two of the poles blocked the north-south Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks running parallel to Old SR 15. Crews from NIPSCO reopened the tracks by 6:15 p.m. and … Read More

Meth Lab Leads To Four Arrests

Joseph Werand

Four people were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in a Winona Lake trailer park Tuesday night. Winona Lake Police say that at approximately 8 p.m., narcotics officers of the Winona Lake and Warsaw police departments responded to Lot 63 of Fair Lane Trailer Park, 1202 Wooster Road, … Read More

Barbee Area Sewers Becoming A Reality

Lakeland Regional Sewer District map

Lakeland Regional Sewer District, serving the Barbee Lakes area, is taking off. The lakes included in the district include Big Barbee, Little Barbee, Banning, Kuhn, Sechrist, Irish and Sawmill. The district also takes in Grassy Creek north to East 500 North, better known as Armstrong Road. It does … Read More

North Webster Brush Pickup Guidelines Addressed

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Guidelines for brush pick-up were reviewed with the North Webster Town Council at its Tuesday evening meeting by Utilities Manager Mike Noe, Severn Trent Services. Noe presented a potential door hanger that outlined town policy and told the board, “I want us to be sure we are all on … Read More