North Webster News


BREAKING: House Fire In North Webster

  Within 15 minutes of the initial call, firefighters from North Webster and the Syracuse/Turkey Creek Fire departments had a house fire at 7057 N. Hoss Hill Rd. under control. Reporter Deb Patterson is on scene and reports the fire, which was reported at just about 4:40 p.m., … Read More


Bucket List Wish Granted For 100th Birthday

  Helen Terhune won’t be 100 until Feb. 1, but her family wanted to celebrate the occasion a special way – letting her ride a personal watercraft. Helen enjoys trying new things, and riding a personal watercraft you could say was on her bucket list. Helen, who spent … Read More

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North Webster Brush Pickup Guidelines Addressed

Guidelines for brush pick-up were reviewed with the North Webster Town Council at its Tuesday evening meeting by Utilities Manager Mike Noe, Severn Trent Services. Noe presented a potential door hanger that outlined town policy and told the board, “I want us to be sure we are all on … Read More


Local Woman Wins On Hoosier Millionaire

A North Webster woman recently competed at the 25th anniversary championship Hoosier Millionaire Show. Though contestant LuAnn Kissinger did not snag the top spot during Saturday, Aug. 16 show, Kissinger, who was the top place winner in last month’s Elkhart road show, snagged $11,000 in the championship show. … Read More

Pictured from left are Kosciusko County FOP President Lt. Chris McKeand, McCune, Ayres, FOP Chaplin Joel Beam and FOP Vice President Jim Smith. Cameron Shepherd was unavailable for the photo due to his participation on the Anderson University football team.

Kosciusko FOP Awards Three Local Scholarships

The Kosciusko County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 149 recently awarded three local students scholarship awards. The first scholarship recipient is Brette Ayres, North Webster. Ayres is attending Ball State University, Muncie, and pursuing a degree in criminal justice. The second scholarship recipient selected was Sadie McCune, Warsaw. … Read More

Mark Edward Bowser

Bowser Waives Initial Hearing For Intimidation

Through attorney John Barrett, Mark Bowser waived his initial court hearing this morning to have his criminal charges read to him and his rights to legal representation addressed. Bowser, 56, of North Webster, was arrested Aug. 1 after he allegedly held a sword to a man’s throat threatening … Read More

Mark E. Bowser

Sword Used To Intimidate Wife’s Boyfriend

Intimidation with a deadly weapon charge has been leveled against a North Webster man who allegedly threatened to kill another man with a sword over an alleged affair. North Webster Police and officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department report that Mark E. Bowser, 56, is charged with … Read More

Robert Loren Northrop

Sex Offender Re-arrested For Child Solicitation

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

(Photo by Stacey Page)

UPDATE: Fatal Accident In North Webster

  UPDATE: A Pennsylvania man was killed and his wife remains in critical condition today after a fiery crash in North Webster Sunday afternoon. Emergency personnel were notified at 3:21 p.m. of the crash located near the intersection of Esterbrook Drive and SR 13, North Webster. Off-duty Kosciusko County … Read More


No Vacation For Effie Mae Street

North Webster Town Council turned down a request to vacate two platted alleys at its meeting Tuesday. Council members Jon Sroufe and Tim Hine voted to not vacate the town’s right-of-way as platted. Lisa Strombeck voted against not vacating the property. Attorney Steve Snyder represented petitioner Robert Phillippe … Read More

The hard working Dixie Day Committee of the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce takes a brief break onboard the Dixie. From left to right, front row are Helen Leinbach, Jen Ducey, Kim Cantrell, Sue Ward, and Linda Land. In the window are Jeremy Likens and Karilyn Metcalf. In back are Chris Lusso, Ben Ashpole, Steve Ward, Richard Owen and Don Roulo. (Photo by Martha Stoelting)

NW Chamber Urges Dixie Day Support

Dixie Day, set for Saturday, July 26, was the major topic of discussion at the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday. Held in honor of the Dixie sternwheel paddle boat, the fun will begin early in the morning and continue throughout the day. Volunteers are still … Read More

NW Chamber Wraps-Up Dixie Days Planning

Dixie Day, Saturday, July 26, was the major topic of discussion at the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday, July 14, at the North Webster American Legion Post 253. Held in honor of the Dixie sternwheel paddle boat, the fun will begin early in the morning … Read More

Laurel Mitchell

Tipster Wrong In Webster Unsolved Murder

There has been a setback in the unsolved murder case of Laurel Mitchell. This morning, Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith said a lead on a youth musical group that performed in North Webster on the night of Aug. 6, 1975, led to the wrong group of performers. Given … Read More