Counties Lessens Travel Advisories

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Kosciusko and Marshall counties have decided that road conditions have improved enough to terminate the Emergency Declaration which includes the “Warning Level” Travel Advisory. However, both counties remain at a “Watch Level” advisory until further notice. Secondary road conditions remain very hazardous especially north/south roads. Only essential travel is … Read More

Homeland Security Survey To Gauge Emergency Preparedness

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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is gauging Indiana citizens’ readiness for emergencies and disasters through a brief online survey. The outcomes of the survey will help the public safety community gain a greater understanding of how prepared Indiana residents are and how to help increase that preparedness. … Read More

Small Business Faces Demise From State Requirements

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Tim Carter and his daughter, Beth Thompson, are fighting what they are perceiving as an impossible battle that threatens to put their own small business, and many others, out of business. The owner and operator of The Bulldog Saloon in Mentone, Carter said he has been visited by … Read More

Boats Restricted On Barbee, Tippecanoe Chains

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While the waters are now receding, Tippecanoe River overflowed its banks below the Webster Lake Dam in North Webster due to the recent rains. Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather and flooding that began April 17 and resulted through April 22, can report damage online. Also, … Read More

Hoosiers Asked To Report Suspicious Activity

With many upcoming local events, it’s important for Hoosiers to be vigilante in monitoring and reporting suspicious activities. Suspicious activity reports are one of the best defenses against violent acts. According to a survey released earlier this week, 56 percent of Americans said they hadn’t heard of the … Read More

State Agencies Urge Winter Preparedness

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With high winds and significant amounts of snow in the forecast for much of Indiana today, state officials are warning Hoosiers to prepare for the worst. Preparations include charging cell phones and other items in case power is interrupted, evaluating whether driving is necessary, taking your time if … Read More

Indiana Deploys 107 People To East Coast

INDIANAPOLIS – In response to Hurricane Sandy and the overlapping winter storm expected to affect the East Coast and New England area, several Indiana emergency response assets, including elements with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) District Response Task Forces, have deployed to the region. On Saturday, … Read More

Holiday Weekend Flooding Still Possible

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INDIANAPOLIS—As rain and wind from Hurricane Isaac approach Indiana, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is asking everyone to join emergency management officials in preparing for potential storms and localized flooding. As the prediction stands now, the National Weather Service is forecasting that Indiana may receive 2-8 inches … Read More

Burn Ban Extended To July 17

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Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning extended a burn ban in light of the continued drought conditions. Emergency Management Director Ed Rock recommended the commissioners sign a new disaster declaration extending the ban for another two weeks. Unanimously, commissioners president Bob Conley and Ron Truex and Brad Jackson approved … Read More

Extreme Temps Warrant Extra Caution

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The Kosciusko County Coroner’s office is in support of the public safety with our citizens who live, work and play in Kosciusko County. Accidental death can occur from extreme temperatures, dehydration, and over exertion in temperatures as we are experiencing. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security … Read More

Coroner’s Office Supports Burn, Fireworks Ban

In support of the public safety with our citizens who live, work and play in Kosciusko County, The Kosciusko County Coroner’s office is in support of the following press release in reference to the extremely dry weather. County fire departments, along with the coroner’s staff, are extremely concerned … Read More