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Bomb Threat Discovered In WCHS Bathroom

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Warsaw Police Department is currently investigating a written bomb threat discovered in the boy’s bathroom during the school’s lunch period today. The school has been searched thoroughly by officers and administration and no threat has been detected, however, parents and students were notified of the threat at the … Read More

Jail Hours Change In Elkhart County

Effective Monday, May 5, inmate visitation hours at the Elkhart County Correctional Complex will be reduced due to temporary staffing issues. The following changes will be implemented: Visitations will only occur on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Visitation hours will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on those … Read More




UPDATE: Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery

Daniel Ybarra Jr.

Daniel Ybarra Jr., 29, was taken into custody this afternoon charged with armed robbery. Ybarra was arrested by Warsaw Police detectives, who have charged him with a Class B felony. Ybarra is accused of using a handgun to demand money from the Lassus Handy Dandy gas station and convenience … Read More

TV Tops Area Schools In FAFSA Filings

Tippecanoe Valley High School seniors ranked 1st out of 12 area high schools and 8th out of 358 Indiana schools for the percentage of students who completed the 2014 free application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is a form that can be prepared annually by current or … Read More

Fussle Hosts Successful Clean-Up

Jon Fussle, current Kosciusko County Councilman and candidate for southern district county commissioner, is flanked by volunteers who helped clean up CR 100 East in an effort to give back to the community. (Photo provided)

County Councilman and commissioner candidate Jon Fussle hosted a county-wide clean-up effort on Earth Day called “Campaign Clean-Up.” Fifteen supporters and volunteers worked in Silver Lake and in Warsaw along a stretch of County Road 100 East on Tuesday. Almost 1,000 pounds of trash were collected in a … Read More

Teen Sentenced For Stealing Gun Used In Shooting

Devin Myers

Already serving a jail sentence in Delaware County for a 2013 shooting, Devin Xavier Myers, 19, will have an additional year behind bars in Kosciusko County. Myers was arrested by Milford Police late last summer after his uncle, a Milford resident, alerted police that his handgun was missing. … Read More

Convenience Store Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

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Warsaw Police continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred early this morning at the Lassus Handy Dandy gas station. Police were called around 4 a.m. to 1900 Plaza Dr. in reference to the report made to dispatch. The store clerk notified police that the suspect entered the … Read More

Cardinal Services Notes Importance of WIC

Since 1996, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants and Children, often referred to as WIC, has been one of Cardinal Services’ most highly utilized programs. As Cardinal Services celebrates its 60th anniversary year, the national WIC program is turning 40. It was then that WIC began … Read More

Walorski Announces Staff Office Hours In Syracuse

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) has announced that a member of her staff will be holding office hours from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 30, at the Syracuse Town Hall to assist constituents with casework and official business.  Residents who cannot attend the listed office hours are encouraged to contact … 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

WCS Hosts Pre-Registration For All Schools

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Pre-registration for all Warsaw Community Schools began Monday and continues through May 30. Families that currently attend WCS are encouraged to pre-register their children for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-registration can be accomplished using the WCS PowerSchool system. Log-in information was sent to families prior to spring break. … Read More

WCS Sixth Graders May Receive iPads

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During last night’s Warsaw Community School Corporation monthly board work session, WCS Technology Officer Brad Hagg presented the board with a proposed 3-year technology plan that may allow all WCS sixth grade students to receive a take-home iPad to be utilized during their middle school experience. According to … Read More

Funds For Feasibility Study

Shown are Donn Baird, left, treasurer of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Project, and Kay Young, president of the WPOA.

Wawasee Property Owners Association recently gave the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Project $5,000 for a feasibility study on installing trail along the southeast end of Lake Wawasee. With the trail nearly complete around Syracuse Lake, the trail committee is looking to start putting trail around Lake Wawasee. … Read More

Syracuse Seeks To Expand Fitness Room

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Syracuse Park Foundation learned Chad Jonsson, park superintendent, will be applying for a K21 Foundation grant to help with the expansion of the fitness room at the Syracuse Community Center during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Jonsson explained he wants to remove the wall between the fitness … Read More

Trail Committee Discusses Maintenance Issues

Now that Old Man Winter has finally moved on, Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee discussed trail maintenance during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Committee member Bob Trame brought up several maintenance issues. He met with Larry Mock, who has agreed to trim back the brush on several sections of … Read More

City Engineer: Sinkhole ‘Not A Risk’

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Warsaw Engineer James Emans says a sinkhole identified late last week does not appear to be a risk for a catastrophe. On Thursday, Emans and stormwater coordinator Theresa Sailor approached the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety seeking emergency status on the sinkhole at the northern end … Read More

WL Man Charged With Raping Friend

Michael Elliott

Authorities have arrested a Winona Lake man on a rape charge following a two-week investigation. Michael J. Elliott, 50, was arrested this afternoon by Warsaw Police on charges that he forced sex acts on a 17-year-old family friend at her Warsaw home. The girl went to Kosciusko Community … Read More

Governor’s FEMA Appeal Is Successful

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Governor Mike Pence received word today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted his appeal for federal assistance for the severe winter storms that impacted much of the state from Jan. 5-9. The major disaster declaration from FEMA will allow grants to 19 counties, including Kosciusko County. … Read More

Seven Seek County Council, Commissioner Seats

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Three men are seeking the candidacy for southern district county commissioner in the May 6 primary election. There are no races for county council seats, however, four Republicans are vying for re-election. Two Republicans and one Democrat are seeking the southern district commissioner seat. The two nominated in … Read More

Effects Of Domestic Violence Is Long Lasting

The effects of domestic violence on children can be long lasting and perpetuates the vicious cycle of abuse into the next generation. That’s why Beaman Home Executive Director, Tracie Hodson, wants to remind community members that children who have witnessed domestic violence are more likely to experience depression, … Read More