Kosciusko County

Bid Awarded On Bridge Project, Approve Rezoning

Kosciusko County Commissioners awarded a bid on a bridge project in Syracuse. There were four bids presented and the lowest bid, $404,278.71 from Northern Indiana Construction Co., Mishawaka, was approved. The bid was under the engineer’s estimate. The bridge is located on Front Street, north of Medusa Street. … Read More

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New Community Corrections Program To Be Implemented

Kosciusko County Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday for the establishment of a new community corrections program. The new program will be for non-violent offenders. The county will receive a $356,000 grant from the state to start the new program. The two-year grant will allow the county to … Read More

Funds Will Be Used To Replace Signs

An inter-local agreement between Elkhart and Kosciusko counties was approved at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting in Warsaw. The agreement is for a highway safety improvement program. The program will be used for signage and $800,000 will come from federal funds through Indiana Department of Transportation. The money … Read More

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Commissioners Mull Public Record Fee Changes

A voter registration ordinance was requested but not approved by Kosciusko County Commissioners today. Kosciusko Clerk of the Circuit Court Ann Torpy proposed an ordinance amending charges for certain information from the clerk’s office. The ordinance deals with computer records, voter history and certain information, including the lists of … Read More

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

Irrigation Water Causing Travel Hazards

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

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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

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

County Can’t Spare Any More Cuts

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

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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

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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

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.

Dispatchers Recognized At Commissioners Meeting

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

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Fussle Hosting County-Wide Cleanup Day

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