Leesburg News

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

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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

Marsh Gets Alcohol Permit After Paying Fine

Matters were fairly open and shut at the April meeting of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission’s Kosciusko County Board hearing on April 3. Four businesses were slated to renew their alcohol permits, and all of the renewals were approved. Aloha on Detroit Street, Meijer on Lake City Highway, … Read More

Exhaustion Blamed In SR 15 Crash

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No injuries were reported in an accident on North SR 15 at Leesburg that happened shortly after 10 a.m. this morning. According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department report, Michael L. Lawson, 37, of New Paris, was traveling on CR West 600 North and, due to exhaustion, failed … Read More

Leesburg Man Plans 150-Mile Awareness Walk

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A Leesburg man is planning to walk across the state of Indiana to raise awareness of and funds for the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. Jeff Blair, 66, will make the 150-mile walk from the Indiana-Illinois border at Dyer, Ind., to the Indiana-Ohio border east … Read More

Munoz Petition Again Tabled By APC

As it was in February, a petition by Gustavo Munoz to rezone an old Pierceton restaurant from commercial to residential was tabled by the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission during its regular monthly meeting March 5 in Warsaw. Munoz, who was not present at today’s meeting, appeared before … Read More

Exercise Caution As Planting Season Begins

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By Kassi Rowland With the warmer weather of spring comes one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for farmers: planting season. As farmers head to the fields to plant, farm-vehicle traffic increases on local roads and highways. Local farmers encourage all drivers to exercise … Read More

Five Arrested On Drug Charges

Russell Bailey

Five local residents were arrested and charged Tuesday for drug related crimes after undercover officers completed a recent investigation. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers, along with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputies, converged on various locations yesterday to arrest the individuals who had allegedly previously sold illegal narcotics to … Read More

Success, Service Recognized By Extension

Leesburg farmer Bob Bishop was the keynote speaker, talking on "Our Heritage and Our Future" at the county extension annual meeting Monday. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Julia Frush was honored with the Friends of Extension Award during last night’s Kosciusko County Extension Annual Meeting. The meeting was held in the Shrine Building on the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. It was a night of lightheartedness, sharing success, challenges and recognition. (To see the full year in … Read More

High Water Road Closures Noted

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The Kosciusko County Highway Department has updated their listing of roads that remain closed today due to high water. Other areas are marked with high water signs. Road Closings CR 250 West from CRs 700 North to 900 North CR 300 East from CRs 600 South to 700 … Read More

NOTICE: Black Ice Warning


Kosciusko County’s 911 Dispatch Center is warning motorists of a large section of black ice on SR 15 between CR 900 North and CR 1100 North. This is located between Leesburg and Milford. Melting snow and recent rains have already caused flooding and ponding problems and with tonight’s … Read More

High Water Results In Road Closures


We are continuing to gather information from state, county and city authorities regarding road closures due to high water. The following roads are closed. Please check back often as this list will be updated as the day(s) progress CLOSED County Farm Road from SR 14 to CR 1200 … Read More

Kwik Mart Owner, Clerks Arrested

Surjit Singh

The owner and two employees of a Leesburg gas station were taken into police custody last week and charged with selling synthetic drugs. The arrests followed an investigation that spanned several months. According to a Warsaw Police Department press release, police and the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office received … Read More

Submit Weather-Related Delays, Closings


For every snow event that has hit Kosciusko County, StaceyPageOnline.com has provided a listing of delays, cancellations and similar notices for schools, factories and area businesses. As this latest winter event is expected to bring another 3 inches to 5 inches of snow and maybe even freezing rain … Read More

Guns Drawn Following Pursuit

Brandon Stuart Alfano

A Leesburg man is behind bars this morning after leading a Winona Lake officer in a pursuit near Oswego. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched this morning at 8:26 a.m. in reference to the driver of a vehicle who had fled Katie’s Kwik Mart, 100 N. Main … Read More