North Webster News

Sex Offender Re-arrested For Child Solicitation

Robert Loren Northrop

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

UPDATE: Fatal Accident In North Webster

(Photo by Stacey Page)

  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

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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

NW Chamber Urges Dixie Day Support

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)

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

Tipster Wrong In Webster Unsolved Murder

Laurel Mitchell

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

Woman Allegedly Beaten By Her Boyfriend

Zeth A. Begley

On June 22, a North Webster woman was taken to the North Webster EMS station for medical treatment. Just yesterday, the woman’s boyfriend was arrested and charged with battery resulting in serious injury. The woman sought treatment for a large bump on her forehead, scratches on her neck, … Read More

UPDATE: ‘Someone Knows’ Who Killed Laurel Mitchell

Laurel Mitchell

UPDATE: Earlier this Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith said he is once again looking for members of a youth musical group that performed in North Webster on the night of Aug. 6, 1975. While the detective had been given the name of a group known as … Read More

Tip Received On Laurel Mitchell Murder

Laurel Mitchell

Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith said he received a needed tip on the cold case murder of Laurel Jean Mitchell (See related), but more information is still needed. As reported last week, Detective Smith is investigating the 1975 murder of Laurel Jean Mitchell and was seeking information on … Read More

Power Restoration Efforts Continue

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Now into day two of efforts to recover from Monday night’s severe storms, Kosciusko REMC and NIPSCO report crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to well over 120,000 customers who were left in the dark. Kosciusko REMC and additional crews worked through the night … Read More

Barbee Watch Hosts Emergency Management Director

Barbee Neighborhood Watch is hosting a meeting about homeland security with Kosciusko Emergency Management Director Ed Rock. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. (SR 13). The meeting is open to the … Read More

Mowing, Sewer Rates Top Webster News

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North Webster Town Council announced at its Tuesday evening meeting that the tall grass ordinance will be enforced by the North Webster Police Department. Letters have been sent to several residents already and all but two have complied by mowing. The council urged residents to have pride in … Read More

Precious Metals Found In Lake Tippecanoe

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Cody Lindsey was raking out a beach at Tippecanoe Lake on Thursday and found some precious metals. They weren’t valuable in dollars and cents, but they were priceless to a North Webster man. Joshua Fisher served in the United States Air Force National Guard as an Airman First … Read More