Final Sewer Project Approved By TCRSD

TCRSD sign

The last leg to provide sewers around Lake Wawasee by the Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District was approved Monday, Aug. 18. Construction is expected to begin within the next year, with completion up to two years away. The project is called the South Shore-Waco Drive Area Project affecting … Read More

Skeletal Remains Found In Steuben County

Indiana Conservation Officers, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and the Steuben County Coroner are investigating human skeletal remains found by a citizen at Hamilton Lake in Steuben County. At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, a Hamilton Lake resident found what appeared to be human skeletal remains near the … Read More

UPDATE: House Fire On Perry Street

(Photos by Stacey Page)

UPDATE: Squad 70 investigators visited the house Tuesday afternoon and determined the blaze that destroyed the house at 412 Perry St., Warsaw, started on the front porch, but Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Chief Mike Brubaker said it is still too early to determine an exact cause. The home, owned … Read More

Syracuse Trails Committee Introduces New Director

Megan McClellan

The new executive director of the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation Trail Committee, Megan McClellan, was introduced at Monday’s meeting in Syracuse. Although McClellan and her family are still in the process of moving from Cincinnati, she is hard at work learning more about the community and diving into as … Read More

Pheasant Ridge House Temporarily Spared Demolition

This home at 330 Ringneck Trail in Warsaw has been the center of a legal battle since 2006. (Photo from Beacon)

The case of an unsafe house in Warsaw’s Pheasant Ridge subdivision grew even more confusing with a second code enforcement hearing held Monday afternoon, but the city’s request to have the home demolished was not yet granted. Kyle Babcock is the owner of record on the house at … Read More

Tom Farms Provides Harvest Safety Tips


With the cooler weather of fall comes one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for farmers – harvest season. As farmers head to the fields to harvest, farm-vehicle traffic increases on local roads and highways. Local farmers encourage all drivers to exercise caution when … Read More

Teen Who Killed For Money Died In His Warsaw Home

Mark Wilson in an old newspaper photo.

The man responsible for one of the most brutal local murders ever reported, died in his Warsaw home last week. Mark Wilson was 18 years old when, on Feb. 5, 1963, he forced his way into a Winona Lake home and stabbed and bludgeoned widow Louise (White) Bolinger to death. Grace … Read More

New U.S. 31 Opens Thursday

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the new U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth opens to traffic this Thursday, Aug. 21. Some restrictions will remain on the north end of the project near South Bend and the south end near Plymouth through the end of the year … Read More

UPDATE: Cyber Attack Hits KCH


Patients personal information stolen from China-originated attack Kosciusko Community Hospital, a Community Health Systems Inc. hospital, is among those victimized by a cyber attack that stole patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates of 4.5 million patients. Community Health Systems Inc. filed a regulatory statement today detailing the attack … Read More

Pedestrian Struck In Warsaw Sunday Evening

Police lights

At 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, emergency personnel were called to respond to an accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian at South Buffalo Street near Marsh Supermarket. According to an accident report filed by Warsaw Police Department, Penny J. Small, 51, Claypool, was traveling northbound on South Buffalo … Read More

Meth Lab Discovered Near Webster Lake

Courtney Christine Bowling

Kosciusko County officers arrested two individuals Friday on drug charges near Webster Lake. Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers, along with officers from the Warsaw Police Narcotics Unit, received an anonymous tip Friday, Aug. 15, regarding methamphetamine being potentially manufactured at the address of 8912 East, County Road … Read More

UPDATE: Auto Accident Near Shoe Lake

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Emergency personnel were called to respond to an accident that occurred at North 475 East and East Armstrong Road at 6:02 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Though original reports indicated three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection, the accident occurred between two vehicles owned by Ruth … Read More

DUI: Taskforce Indiana Checkpoint in Kosciusko

Police impersonator

County and local law enforcement agencies participating in the Kosciusko County DUI Taskforce will continue to conduct roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the month of August 2014. This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. DUI: Taskforce Indiana … Read More

Research Topic At WACF Meeting

Snapshot 2 (8-17-2014 12-29 PM)

  Dr. Nate Bosch, chairman of the Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, was the guest speaker, at the annual Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s meeting Saturday. His presentation focused on scientific research the center has and is conducting. Bosch’s brief presentation highlighted research studies the center … Read More

Reports Heard At WACF Annual Meeting

Cattail award

    “Volunteers are really the ones who make this organization run. Directors are all volunteers, committee members are all volunteers …” stated Sam Leman, board chairman of the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation. One such volunteer, Roger Symensma was recognized Saturday morning at the annual WACF Breakfast Meeting, … Read More