Leesburg News

Man Charged With Battering Police Officer

Steven Charles Emery

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

4-H clover

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


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

Leesburg wreck old road 30

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


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

(Photo provided by KCSD)

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

Typical packaging of synthetic marijuana. (Photo courtesy of AAPCC)

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

Kosciusko County Remembers Fallen Heroes


From North to South and East to West, Memorial Day ceremonies were held throughout Kosciusko County today as hundreds paid tribute to the men and women who fought and died for our freedom. Parades were held in Leesburg, Milford, North Webster, Pierceton and Syracuse and veterans organizations from … Read More

UPDATE: Head-On Crash In Leesburg

One of two vehicles involved in a serious head-on crash near Leesburg. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

UPDATE: Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Plain Township/Leesburg Fire Department personnel responded today to a reported head-on vehicular crash near Leesburg. Officers and rescue personnel arrived at the intersection of Armstrong Road and CR 200 East at approximately 3:35 p.m. after receiving a 9-1-1 call of the two … Read More

Judicial Candidates Face Off For Votes


It is an unusual year for Kosciusko County courts as two judicial seats are opening up. It is also uncommon to have contests in the races, but this year, a total of six candidates are vying for the two open seats in Superior I and Superior II courts. … Read More

Leesburg Man Walking Lincoln Highway

A Leesburg man is walking historic Lincoln Highway starting Friday, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday. Jeff Blair, president of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, will walk the 150-mile route in 11 days from April 25 to May 5. Blair will walk through Warsaw May 1. The walk will … Read More

Six Candidates Vying For Two Judge Seats


A total of six candidates — all Republicans — are seeking two Kosciusko County Superior Court judge seats in the May 6 primary election. David Cates, Stephen Harris and Chad Miner are seeking the Superior Court 1 seat currently held by the retiring judge, Duane Huffer. Torrey Bauer, … Read More

Kosciusko Looking Good For Economic Development


President of Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation George Robertson had a lot to tell the Kosciusko County Redevelopment Commission at the April 11 meeting. First, Robertson showed the commission how Kosciusko County staked up in the annual Combined Ratings Corporate Survey. Robertson said this was a corporate survey of … Read More

Helfers, Ashpole Tops At Wawasee

Close up of a graduation cap and a certificate with a ribbon

Ashley Helfers and Katy Lanae Ashpole have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian for Wawasee High School Class of 2014. The two students will speak at graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 7. Helfers is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Helfers, Leesburg. She plans to attend Purdue University majoring … Read More