North Webster News

NWE Hosts Kindergarten Round-Up

North Webster Elementary School is conducting a census to obtain the names of students who will be attending kindergarten in school year 2014-2015. To be eligible for admission to the kindergarten program, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 and reside in the … Read More

U.S. Marshals Seek Convicted Child Molester


U.S. Marshals are on a manhunt tonight for a Henry County man who skipped out on his trial for five counts of child molesting. Timothy L. Johnson, 48, of Knightstown, may be in Kosciusko County. According to the victim’s stepmother, Johnson sexually abused a girl for more than … Read More

Wawasee Plans To Expand Project Lead The Way

Teacher Allen Coblentz, left, helps student Austin Krizman with a wiring circuit simulation board during the digital electronics class at Wawasee High School. It is one of the Project Lead The Way classes offered at the school.

There is a noticeable increase in the emphasis being placed on hands-on, engaging learning in school classrooms. While traditional classroom lecturing still has value, it is less likely to engage students in the learning process. Within the Wawasee Community School Corp., one way hands-on learning has been implemented … Read More

UPDATE: Structure Fire In North Webster

The garage of a home at 65 EMS B5 Ln., North Webster, is a total loss after a fire early this morning. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

North Webster Fire Chief Jeremy Likens reports the cause of a fire is still being investigated that destroyed a 1,344 square foot garage, owned by Lanny Scott, at 63 EMS B5 Lane, North Webster. The fire department was notified of the fire at 5:31 a.m. today. Two pet … Read More

North Webster Contracts For Grant Services

North Webster Town Council took a step closer to satisfying the demands of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management last night by hiring an engineering firm to represent it. Triad Associates Inc. and the town signed a contract for advice during the grant and financing phases of the … Read More

Snowfalls Recapped, Summer Forecast Looks Uneventful

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During a “normal” winter, Kosciusko County usually sees between 40 and 45 inches of total snowfall. This winter, however, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Nick Greenawalt, has been above normal in at least a few areas. The first measurable snowfall of the season — identified as the snow … Read More

KREMC Reporting Power Outages


Heavy snow and extremely high winds rolling through Kosciusko County have caused power outages for roughly 1,700 Kosciusko REMC members. Impacted members include those served by the Maple Leaf substation in the northern part of the county. Crews are currently working to restore the substation and are also … Read More

Doerscher Petition Approved By BZA

Among the petitions considered by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting today in Warsaw, was a petition by Richard Doerscher. He asked for an exception to allow a business to remain on property on Black’s Court North at the intersection with Syracuse-Webster … Read More

NW Chamber Prepares For Warmer Weather

“Spring is coming,” assured North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce President Sue Ward to the membership in attendance at the general meeting Monday. Held at the North Webster American Legion Post 253, planning for spring and summer events was at the top of the agenda. The North Webster … Read More

Wawasee Discusses Snow Days

Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent of Wawasee Community School Corp., posted the following statement on The Wawascene, the Web blog for the school corporation: “Winter has been especially harsh this year causing many delays and cancellations for Wawasee Community Schools. As it stands now, the last student day is … Read More

NW Chamber Honors Local Residents

North Webster Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year Helen Leinbach, left, with chamber president Sue Ward. (Photo by Martha Stoelting)

Helen Leinbach was chosen Person of the Year by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce during an awards dinner held Monday evening. Leinbach has been employed by the North Webster Community Public Library for almost 24 years. She was the only full-time employee, assisted by two part-timers, … Read More

UPDATE: Fire At Summer Cottage Being Investigated

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Quick response from the North Webster Fire Department saved a summer cottage at 7 EMS B33A Ln. on Little Barbee Lake. At about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to the single story cottage where smoke and flames were seen coming from the residence. NWFD Chief Jeremy Likens … Read More

UPDATE: Flood Warning Extended


A Flood Warning has been extended for the following counties: Kosciusko, Elkhart, Marshall, St. Joseph, Lagrange, Noble, Laporte and Starke counties in Indiana; and Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service and is now effect 1:36 a.m. … Read More

UPDATE: Kosciusko Residents Preparing For Floods

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(UPDATE: Sand and bags are now available in the following locations: Kosciusko County Highway Garage in Warsaw, North Webster Community Center in North Webster, at the Winona Lake Street Department and in Syracuse. In Syracuse, those wanting to fill bags will have to register at the main office … Read More

Ward Lane Vacation Filed In Error

Ward Lane in North Webster was vacated at the request of the North Webster Church of God. A typographical error, however, has voided the initial vacation, which is now being refiled. (Photo courtesy of Google Earth)

Back for a second time before the North Webster Town Council Tuesday evening was Jay Rigdon, Ward Lane resident and attorney. He pointed out, through a typographical error, the ordinance vacating a part of Ward Lane passed at last month’s meeting had been incorrectly recorded in the Kosciusko … Read More

Local Flooding ‘Possible,’ Not A Certainty


Record breaking cold temperatures and mounting snow accumulations has topped the news much of this winter and now, even with each day bringing us a little closer to spring, it seems the weather will continue to be a hot topic. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service near North … Read More