Kolbe Calls For District 22 Debate

David Kolbe

Democratic Candidate for Indiana’s 22nd House District, David Kolbe, is calling for a debate among himself, Republican candidate Curt Nisly, and Independent candidate Michael Stinfer. Kolbe believes the three candidates seeking to represent the citizens of northern Kosciusko and southern Elkhart counties should appear before the public and … Read More

Veteran Archers Sought For Deer Reduction


Only veteran archers will be permitted to apply for the 2014 deer reduction effort in Warsaw. Veteran Deer Task Force archers are defined as those who have successfully participated in the city’s reduction effort for a minimum of one year since the inception of the program. “We have been … Read More

Golden Corral Closed For Plumbing Problems


Bad soil is behind plumbing problems that have resulted in the temporary closing of Golden Corral in Warsaw. Kosciusko County Health Department Administrator Bob Weaver told that he had no choice but to close the buffet style restaurant Thursday afternoon for wastewater problems. “I can’t have people eat … Read More

R.R. Donnelley Gets Tax Abatement


At a special meeting of the Kosciusko County Council on July 24, local communications company R.R. Donnelley received the tax abatement it requested at the July 10 meeting. No members of the public were in attendance to object. The motion for abatement passed unanimously. John Pierog of R.R. … Read More

MADD’s Campaign Strengthened Drunk Driving Laws


Washington, D.C. – When Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in the fall of 2006, one state, New Mexico, had an all-offender ignition interlock law. Since then, 23 states have passed all-offender ignition interlock legislation. The Campaign continues to be the nation’s … Read More

Wawasee Textbook Fees For Elementary Schools


Wawasee Community School Corporation has released its costs for textbook rental fees for students entering kindergarten through grade five: Kindergarten – $87.65 Grade One – $93.60 Grade Two – $104.95 Grade Three – $103.25 Grade Four – $107.40 Grade Five – $103.50 Textbook rental fees for students in … Read More

INDOT: Avoid U.S. 30 In Columbia City

The Columbia City Police Department advises the public to avoid U.S. 30 in Columbia City due to pavement resurfacing, beginning tomorrow. The Indiana Department of Transportation has informed the city that Mill-and-Fill paving activities will be occurring on U.S. 30 within the city limits, beginning Friday, July 25. … Read More

New Paris Robbery Suspect Sought


  Elkhart County authorities are still searching for a suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a New Paris gas station. Elkhart County police released these surveillance camera stills that captured the suspect at the Red D Mart on SR 15 Saturday morning. The on-duty attendant reported that … Read More

UPDATE: No Foul Play In Infant’s Death


The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office, in conjunction with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, have completed an investigation into the death of 13-month-old Emily R. Smith and found the baby died of natural causes. An autopsy was performed on the girl at Kosciusko Community Hospital on Wednesday. Smith was found unresponsive … Read More

WLFD Postpones Celebration To Help Brothers


In honor of Warsaw firefighter Joshua Engler who tragically lost his son earlier this week, the Winona Lake Volunteer Fire Department is postponing its 100th anniversary celebration. Instead of celebrating, the WLFD volunteers will staff the Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory so all WWFT firefighters can attend the funeral … Read More

Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors Available


Those in the Syracuse area can protect themselves and their families against the dangers of carbon monoxide by swinging by Turkey Creek Township Fire Department’s station one or two, where firefighters are distributing free carbon monoxide detectors. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website,, “About … Read More

Sex Offender Re-arrested For Child Solicitation

Robert Loren Northrop

A 44-year-old Michigan man with a previous sex crime conviction was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempting to solicit a 10-year-old North Webster girl for sex. Robert Loren Northrop, 44, of Niles, Mich., was reported to have found the girl through a “friends chat” application. He asked her … Read More

WCHS Grad Gets A Jumpstart At IU

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Friday, Bryce Carter, a 2014 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, completed his two-day freshman orientation at Indiana University, which included enrolling in classes for the Fall 2014 semester. Knowing he wanted to double major in computer sciences and mathematics, the road to graduation had the potential to … Read More