Irrigation Water Causing Travel Hazards

Farmers across Kosciusko County are being asked to reduce the use of irrigation due to overuse of water. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Irrigation water shooting onto roads is a problem needing to be addressed, commissioner Brad Jackson said at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting this morning. Jackson suggested drafting a letter to area farmers asking them to refrain from getting water from irrigation systems across county roadways. “We don’t want … Read More

Bridges, Rezonings Discussed By Commissioners

Bridges and rezonings took up most of today’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. One of the biggest bridge projects is in Warsaw, located on CR 300 North over the Tippecanoe River. It was discussed that an environmental impact study must be conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Division because … Read More

Commissioners Approve Ordinance Increasing CCD Fund

Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning approved the adoption of an ordinance increasing the rate of the Cumulative Capital Development fund. The fund will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The new tax rate, which is the maximum allowed by the state, will be levied beginning with … Read More

CCD Tax Increase Discussed At Commissioners

Kosciusko County Commissioners discussed re-establishing, and possibly doubling, the cumulative capital development tax rate to help maintain the county’s roads. On June 3, they introduced an ordinance that may double the cumulative capital development tax rate. Commissioners are proposing to re-establish the CCD rate to $0.0333 per $100 … Read More

County Approves Contract For Smart 911 Service


The county approved a two-year contract for a new 911 service at this morning’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The fee for Smart 911 is $3,000 up front with a two-year contract of $12,000 a year. Smart 911 was first proposed at the last commissioner’s meeting, however, the board wanted … Read More

Non-Profits Present Budget Requests

Non-profit budget presentations were made at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The presentations are made yearly and nine non-profits requested funding from the county for 2015. In years past, the non-profit agencies have requested funding from the county to help meet its budgetary needs. As with most agencies, … Read More

County Can’t Spare Any More Cuts

Kosciusko County Health Fund Actual and Projected Ending Cash Flows (2011-2016) Graph

At the joint Kosciusko County Council/Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting, held Thursday night, it was reported that the disbursements of the county’s operating funds have exceeded annual receipts. Earlier today, we reported that enactment of a wheel tax will most likely be voted on at the Kosciusko County Council’s Thursday, … Read More

Commissioners Hear About New 911 Service


In an effort to better serve the public, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard of a new 911 service Tuesday. Called Smart 911, the service is a national database providing more information than a regular 911 call. The cost of the service is $12,000 a year, with a $3,000 implementation … Read More

Kosciusko County Facing Financial Crisis


At the Kosciusko County Council meeting on the evening of May 8, Kosciusko County Commissioner Ron Truex presented the council with some disturbing data. “I’m once again coming to you guys to ask for money for the highway department,” he told the council. “We’ve got enough money to … Read More

Dispatchers Recognized At Commissioners Meeting

Several 911 dispatchers were honored at Monday’s county commissioners meeting. The dispatchers were honored for their work when numerous school buses collided in North Webster in May 2013. Pictured, from left, are 911 Director David Rosenberry, Dispatcher Trina Gard, Dispatcher Jessica Scheil and Assistant 911 Director Sarah Lancaster. Not Pictured is Dispatcher Tina Cook.

Several 911 dispatchers were honored at Monday’s county commissioners meeting. The dispatchers received the Teamwork Award April 23 at the National Emergency Number Association’s state conference in Indianapolis. On May 22, 2013, Kosciusko Communications Center began receiving numerous 911 calls of three school buses colliding in North Webster. … Read More

Leesburg Man Walking Lincoln Highway

A Leesburg man is walking historic Lincoln Highway starting Friday, Kosciusko County Commissioners heard Tuesday. Jeff Blair, president of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, will walk the 150-mile route in 11 days from April 25 to May 5. Blair will walk through Warsaw May 1. The walk will … Read More

Fussle Hosting County-Wide Cleanup Day

Fussel cleanup

Kosciusko County Councilman and candidate for Kosciusko County Commissioner Jon Fussle is hosting a “County-Wide Cleanup Campaign” on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22. Fussle is taking a non-traditional approach as he campaigns this election season by hosting a clean-up day and is encouraging the public’s support and participation. … Read More

Commissioners Support Warsaw Air Show

airshow feature

(Video from the 2013 Warsaw Air Show) Indiana’s largest air show is coming to Warsaw in August. Allen Hoover, local pilot, said the Warsaw Air Show will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. Hoover told the Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning that, last year, more than 7,000 people … Read More

Property Tax Bills To Be Mailed

property taxes

Property tax bills will be mailed out possibly as soon as next week. Kosciusko County Treasurer Sue Ann Mitchell told the county commissioners this morning that 62,170 bills will be printed and mailed. She said it’s important to note that Kosciusko County will be one of the first … Read More

County Gives $10K To Rail Study


Kosciusko County Commissioners voted this morning to give $10,000 to a high-speed rail service study. High-speed rail service is being proposed and the passenger service would travel through Warsaw. (See related) The county needs to raise $67,000 for their portion of the study and the state must raise … Read More

UPDATE: Kosciusko Level 3 Emergency Still Active


(UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. this afternoon (Tuesday) Kosciusko County’s Level III Travel Warning will be downgraded back to the Watch Level. Kosciusko County Government Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall County is terminating its Warning Level at noon today. Whitley County will go under a Level II … Read More