Leesburg News

Woodbury Addresses Estate Planning At Dinner

Lance Woodbury served as the keynote speaker for Tom Farms’ annual appreciation dinner, Thursday. He spoke about estate planning and mediation as it pertains to the family farm.

Due to stormy weather, the original keynote speaker Orion Samuelson — well-known host of “U.S. Farm Report” — was unable to fly in and attend Tom Farms’ sixth annual appreciation dinner Thursday. Instead, Lance Woodbury — a consultant who provides facilitation, mediation, management consulting and family business advisory … Read More

Tom Farms Provides Harvest Safety Tips

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With the cooler weather of fall comes one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for farmers – harvest season. As farmers head to the fields to harvest, farm-vehicle traffic increases on local roads and highways. Local farmers encourage all drivers to exercise caution when … Read More

UPDATE: Alcohol Suspected In Mo-ped Accident

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At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, emergency personnel were called to a reported motorcycle accident in Leesburg. According to an accident report filed by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a personal injury accident involving a single motorcycle … Read More

Boy, 4, Struck By Backing Truck

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A 4-year-old Fort Wayne boy sustained numerous injuries, including partially collapsed lungs, when he was hit by a truck Friday night. The accident happened at 24 EMS B43A Ln., Leesburg, just after 4:30 p.m. According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department incident report, Blaine Holland was riding his bicycle … Read More

Milford Valley Helps Feed WCS Students

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Growing boys and girls have to eat. There’s no denying that. And from August to June, most kids eat the majority of their meals in their school’s cafeteria. That’s a lot of meals that school systems are providing. Warsaw Community Schools has a total enrollment of about 7,300 … Read More

CCF Charity Golf Tournament Sept. 8

Ron Smock, right, chairman of the 2014 Steve Dodds Charity Golf Tournament for the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County, makes sure Matt Funkhouser, head golf professional and Tippecanoe Lake County Club, has plenty of entry forms for this years event. The golf tournament will return to Tippecanoe Country Club on Monday, Sept. 8. Teams will have a choice between an 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. tee time. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

The 2014 Steve Dodds Charity Golf Tournament for the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County will once again be held at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club. This year’s event will be on Monday, Sept. 8. Tee times will be 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no scheduled rain … 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

Man Charged With Battering Police Officer

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Steven Charles Emery, 54, of Leesburg, was arrested on July 3 after he allegedly injured a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy who had been called to a domestic incident. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, KCSD deputies Rick Oliver and Kreg … Read More

Sold! 12th Annual Sale of Champions

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The 12th Annual Sale of Champions saw 17 4-H champion and reserve champion animals go up on the auction block as well as the 4-H king and queen kisses tonight. Several younger 4-Hers looked a little unsure about whether they wanted to auction their animals off during the … Read More

Power Restoration Efforts Continue

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Now into day two of efforts to recover from Monday night’s severe storms, Kosciusko REMC and NIPSCO report crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to well over 120,000 customers who were left in the dark. Kosciusko REMC and additional crews worked through the night … Read More

UPDATE: Wreck On Old Road 15

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UPDATE: According to a report from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, the Benjamin Robinson, 24, SR 13 in Pierceton, was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed on Old Road 15 when he lost control of his vehicle. Robinson’s vehicle left the west side of the roadway … Read More

Precious Metals Found In Lake Tippecanoe

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Cody Lindsey was raking out a beach at Tippecanoe Lake on Thursday and found some precious metals. They weren’t valuable in dollars and cents, but they were priceless to a North Webster man. Joshua Fisher served in the United States Air Force National Guard as an Airman First … Read More

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

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A male subject walking in the 3300 block of North 150 West near Leesburg was struck by a vehicle at about 5:30 a.m. today and is now in critical condition. According to a press released issued by the Kosciusko County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, upon arrival at the … Read More

The Problems With Synthetic Drugs

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The War on Drugs rages on. New “designer drugs” – synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones – are the latest drug craze to hit the U.S., and law enforcement have a new set of problems to deal with. Synthetic pot, often referred to as “Spice,” “K2,” or “(No More) … Read More