Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club Recent Donations

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Through various fundraising activities during the year, the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club raises over $20,000 to donate to youth oriented activities. Below are photos of several recent donations. The Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club donated $700 to Warsaw Little League, $1,000 to the Jr. ROTC. and $500 to Winona Lake … Read More

Memorial Fund For Kurt Engler


Friends and family members of Kurt Engler have come together to establish a memorial fund for the boy who was tragically killed Monday night. (See related) Local attorney Patti Taylor is unofficially acting as the family’s spokesperson and says first and foremost, the family wants Richard Riedel of Mentone … Read More

Local Elks Hold Golf Tournament

Warsaw Elks Lodge #802 held its 8th Annual Jimmy Baker Memorial Scramble Sunday at The Rozella Ford Country Club in Warsaw. The charity event supporting the Jimmy Baker Memorial Diabetes Fund and two college scholarships for seniors in Kosciusko County saw 100 golfers participate. Elliott’s Trailers and Carts … Read More

Woman’s Life Hosts Bike-A-Thon

Participants in the bike-a-thon were, in front (from left): Angel Mercer, Mary Lou Baker, Sharon Kersey and Janet Gadds. 

Middle row: Jerritt Coffing, Tibie Packer, Mary Kaiser and Johnathon Mercer. 

Back row: Kaylon Wise, Lonnie Coffing Sr., Kyllin Baker and Marlane Baker. 

Not pictured is Lorwill Coffing.

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Woman’s Life chapter 21 of Warsaw held a bike-a-thon July 19 at Wawasee Middle School to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital. The top rider was Jerritt Coffing, who received a $25 cash prize from the Woman’s Life Chapter. The Detroit St. McDonald’s of Warsaw donated meals to the children … Read More

Healthy Living With Kim: Why We Should Go ‘Back To Natural’

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Kim’s husband, Eric, provided this week’s column while Kim is in Haiti.) By Eric Waggoner A little background on me. I grew up always having a garden, always eating fresh, delicious vegetables that my dad grew for us, and my mom always canned and froze the excess … Read More

KCH Sponsoring Family Safety Day

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Kosciusko Community Hospital will be a sponsor of the upcoming Family Safety Day event, taking place Saturday, Sept. 13, at Central Park, Warsaw. The event will be a fun and free day of hands-on, family oriented activities geared toward safety and health education. Last year, an estimated 4,000 … Read More

Tippecanoe Valley HS Hosting Open Swim

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The Tippecanoe Valley High School Pool will be open to Tippecanoe Valley patrons for Open Swim on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 29 through August 28. A certified lifeguard will be present; however, swimming instruction will not be provided. To participate in … Read More

LCA Tuition Contest Winner Announced

Winner Zach Leedy

It was a great day for both Lakeland Christian Academy and 7th grader Zachary Leedy as Zach won Lakeland Christian Academy’s half-off tuition Kosciusko County Fair drawing. Zach attended Warsaw Christian School last year and earned Salutatorian honors. In addition to being a great student, Zach plays on … Read More

Children Enjoy Getaway At Indiana Deaf Camp

Molly Greer focuses on her work as she paints superhero logos on her lantern during arts and crafts at Deaf Camp.

Indiana Deaf Camp has again returned to the Milford area, giving deaf and partially deaf children — plus their hearing siblings and children with deaf parents — fun camp experiences that have had them returning year after year both as campers and counselors. This year marks 41 years … Read More

‘Big Ride’ Benefits Kosciusko’s Needy Children

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Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Kosciusko County will hold its Third annual BIG Ride for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The event provides riders with the chance to enjoy the open air during the 100-mile round trip ride throughout Kosciusko County starting at The Bowling Alley … Read More

Ken Jennings Golf Benefit Saturday


A record number of golfers are expected Saturday for the Ninth Annual Ken Jennings Putt for PSP golf benefit at South Shore Golf Club in Syracuse. The outing is designed to raise money for research into the causes and a possible cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and since … Read More

Scene From 1920s County Fair

County fair in downtown Warsaw during the 1920s.

Summer means outdoor activities and one of the most popular locally is the county fair. Kosciusko County has already had its fair and Elkhart County’s is being held this week. This old photo provided by the Kosciusko County Historical Society shows a barbecue tent at the intersection of … Read More