KCSD Officers Apprehend Burglary Suspect

(photo provided by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

Kosciusko County Officers apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were advised of a burglary in progress Wednesday morning at approximately 10:18 a.m., along with a suspect that was fleeing the residence 6008 North, … Read More

Michiana Red Crosses Needing Blood Donations


The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer … Read More

UPDATE: Meth Lab Located By WPD

(Photos by John Faulkner)

  UPDATE: A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of four Kosciusko County men Wednesday night in Warsaw. According to a Warsaw Police Department report, at 8:31 p.m. an officer stopped a 2001 Chevy Impala at North Detroit Street and Lake City Highway. Inside the vehicle, the … Read More

Stinfer Welcomes Kolbe’s Call For Debate

Michael Stinfer

Michael Stinfer, a Republican running as an Independent on the ballot for Indiana House District 22, will accept any form of debate proposed by a candidate or the community. “I believe open debate is a bedrock of democracy. Brave men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice for this … Read More

Syracuse Native Serving Aboard USS Somerset

Braxton Riley

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Petty Officer 2nd Class Braxton Riley, a native of Syracuse, Ind., and 2008 graduate Wawasee High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), one of the world’s most modern, networked, survivable and transformational warships. USS Somerset is named in … Read More

Bridge Over Harkless Now Complete

Bill Musser of the Syracuse Town Council stands on the new bridge over Harkless Drive.

Syracuse Town Councilman Bill Musser said the new pedestrian bridge on Harkless Drive in Syracuse is completed. “It’s hard to believe all the walkers, joggers and bikers that use this road on a daily basis, and this will get them off the road and out of traffic,” Musser … Read More

UPDATE: RR Crossing Work Moving Forward


UPDATE: Center Street and Main Street crossings are now open. The crossing at Market Street will be closed the night of Wednesday, July 30. While Norfolk Southern announced it would need only 3-4 days last week to complete infrastructure repairs to two main crossings in downtown Warsaw, the … Read More

Wawasee Budget Process Moves Forward

During a special Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday evening, Jim Evans, director of finances for the Wawasee School Corporation, reminded the board of the five funds making up the budget. The special meeting was in part a budget work session and the board gave approval to advertise the … Read More

Hundreds Attend WCS E3 Technology Conference

Kevin Honeycutt, Tuesday's keynote speaker, talks with guests. 
(Photo by Alyssa Richardson)

Hundreds of educators from across the state gathered both yesterday and today for Warsaw Community School’s E3 Technology Conference, located at Warsaw Community High School in the Performing Arts Center and WCHS classrooms. A total of 380 guests were hosted by WCS today for the conference including Glenda … Read More

BREAKING: Accident On US 30

(Photo by John Faulkner)

Emergency personnel are responding to an accident that reportedly involved a Gradall construction truck and a passenger car on US 30 near Biomet. According to Reporter John Faulkner, police state a passenger vehicle was rear ended near the intersection. The driver of the car and a child passenger … Read More

Registration Information For Wawasee High School

Online registration for the Wawasee Community School Corp. began Tuesday, July 29. To register in person at Wawasee High School, you can do so from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the learning resources center of the high school. There will be … Read More

Mentone Man Behind Bars For Molestation

Brian C. Grosch

A Mentone man has been accused of molesting a young relative and is being held on a $50,000 surety bond. Brian Grosch, 36, was arrested Monday and charged with child molesting, stemming from the girl’s claim that he violated her on at least three different occasions which began when … Read More

Irrigation Water Causing Travel Hazards

Farmers across Kosciusko County are being asked to reduce the use of irrigation due to overuse of water. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Irrigation water shooting onto roads is a problem needing to be addressed, commissioner Brad Jackson said at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting this morning. Jackson suggested drafting a letter to area farmers asking them to refrain from getting water from irrigation systems across county roadways. “We don’t want … Read More

Indiana Launches ’15 to Finish’ Campaign

indiana edu

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers today kicked off a statewide “15 to Finish” campaign that aims to boost college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester. Data show that students who complete 15 or more credits … Read More

TVS Announces Registration Dates

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation announces its 2014-2015 registration dates and times for students attending any Tippecanoe Valley school – Akron Elementary School, Mentone Elementary School, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School or Tippecanoe Valley High School. Registration will be held at each school from noon to 8 p.m. on … Read More

Babcock Responds To City Complaint

Ringneck Trail House Photo

In response to a public meeting last week held by city’s code enforcement officer Lawrence Clifford, former city councilman Kyle Babcock reached out to local media saying he never received notification of the hearing. (See related) “I think the city of Warsaw has some explaining to do,” Babcock … Read More

WCS Educators Participate In Principal Leadership Institute

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At Warsaw Community Schools, learning doesn’t stop just because it’s summer. On July 16-17, 10 educators from WCS participated in the second annual Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Summer Seminar at Indiana State University. IPLI is a two-year institute designed to address the professional needs of Indiana principals with … Read More

WLFD 100th Year Celebration Resumes


Postponed to help fellow firefighters in their time of need, the Winona Lake Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration originally set for last weekend will resume this Saturday with plenty of activities for the entire family. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2, kids activities and about $500 in door … Read More

65,000 Chickens Lost In Morning Fire

Smoke still billows  at 9 a.m. from the site of a fire this morning at an Egg Innovations chicken coop.

Atwood Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 5 a.m. today on Crystal Lake Road that resulted in the deaths of thousands of chickens. According to Mike Harmon, Atwood Fire Department Fire Chief, the fire was located in a building owned by Egg Innovations, which reportedly purchased … Read More

Plymouth Man Arrested For Molestation Charges

Jonas Olvera
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At 4:23 p.m. July 25, 2014, the Plymouth Police Department received a report regarding an 11-year-old girl that had been sexually assaulted at a residence in the 100 block of Franklin Street in Plymouth. A suspect was identified as Jonas Olvera, 67, who was visiting from Mission, Texas. … Read More