Top Local News Stories Of 2013

Tears were shed, smiles were shared, anger was fueled and memories were made in 2013, but what caused such a range of emotions? Unlike print media,, which is Kosciusko County’s only all digital daily newspaper, is able to track by views the stories that had the biggest … Read More


No Foul Play In Shoemaker Death

Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson has released information today saying scene investigations by certified crime technicians, autopsy results performed by forensic specialists and information obtained through numerous interviews, find that the death of Aurora Shoemaker did not involve foul play. Findings indicate the young woman died from self-inflicted … Read More


Aurora Marie Shoemaker

Aurora Marie Shoemaker, 18, of Warsaw, Ind., was reported missing on Aug. 16, 2012. Her remains were found on Sept. 29, 2013, in rural Kosciusko County. She was born Feb. 14, 1994, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Todd A. Shoemaker and Lauretta A. Helblig-Shoemaker. Aurora attended Warsaw Community High … Read More

Aurora Shoemaker

Foul Play Not Suspected In Shoemaker Case

Kosciusko County authorities do not believe foul play was a factor in the death of Aurora Shoemaker. In a statement today, Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson said, “The autopsy conducted this week was inconclusive as to the matter of Aurora Shoemaker’s death. Her remains are being sent to … Read More

Aurora Shoemaker poster

Remains Confirmed Those Of Missing Woman

Authorities have confirmed that the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in rural Warsaw are that of a young woman who has been missing since Aug. 16, 2012. Children playing in the woods less than a mile from Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park, Warsaw, located the remains … Read More


Human Remains Found Near Suburban Acres

Late Sunday afternoon, police were called to a wooded area along CR 175 East, Warsaw, where severely decomposed human remains were allegedly found. The woods where Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies have been stationed all night, is just several yards north of Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park. The … Read More


Shoemaker Disappearance Reaches One Year Mark

Friday will mark the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Aurora Shoemaker and police admit they are no closer to discovering what happened to her. Shoemaker was 18 when she went missing during a walk at Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park, Warsaw. The young woman’s family and … Read More

Aurora Shoemaker

Missing Woman Sought, Warrant Issued

Since Aurora Shoemaker went missing, two seasons have come and gone without even a clue to her whereabouts. Since Shoemaker disappeared, she had a 19th birthday, but there was no cake or even a reason to celebrate. On Aug. 16, 2012, Aurora Shoemaker seemingly vanished without a trace. … Read More


Crime Stoppers Promotes Woman’s Disappearance

Crime Stoppers is again featuring the disappearance of a young Warsaw woman, hoping a tip may bring the girl home. On Aug. 18, 2012, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was notified that Aurora Shoemaker, 18, disappeared without a trace. Shoemaker, 18, was last seen on Thursday, Aug. 16, … Read More

Aurora Shoemaker

No New Leads In Missing Woman Case

Aurora Shoemaker has now been missing almost four months and police are no closer to finding her. Shoemaker, 18, was last seen around 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, when she left her house in Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park, Warsaw, to go for a walk. She left with … Read More


Still No Clues In Disappearance

  The family of Aurora Shoemaker is continuing their search for clues in the woman’s disappearance by creating fliers to alert the public that she remains missing. Shoemaker, 18, was last seen Aug. 16 when she went for a walk from her house in Suburban Acres Mobile Home … Read More