Leesburg News

Lake Tippecanoe Hosts Cottage Tour

The Mary and Bernie Berry cottage.

Guests enjoyed Lake Tippecanoe Cottage Tour by cruising the lake and visiting four homes and Tippecanoe Lake Country Club Saturday, July 26. The tour was sponsored by Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation and 285 guests took a tour of the homes and country club. This year’s tour included homes owned … 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

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

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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

(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

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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

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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

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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