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

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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

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(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

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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

County Appointments For 2014 Approved

Several appointments for county offices and organizations for the new year were approved at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The 2014 appointments are: Alcohol Beverage Commission – Gordon Vanator Area Planning Commission – Dan Richard Area Planning board – Bob Conley Arrowhead RC & D – Stanley Moore … Read More

Local Federal Disaster Declaration Not Likely

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Kosciusko County will more than likely not receive federal assistance due to a Nov. 17 storm. Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock broke the news to the county commissioners this morning. Rock said, “The odds are against us for that federal declaration” in regards to the Nov. … Read More

Commissioners Meeting Rescheduled

The Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 31, will be moved to Monday, Dec. 23. The meeting will be at the Kosciusko County Courthouse, 100 W. Center St., in the third floor courtroom in Warsaw. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.

Hoosiers: Report Storm Damages Online


Hoosiers can report damage from Sunday’s severe storms online, and they are encouraged to report all damages. That was the message from Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock for the county commissioners this morning. Residents who sustained property damage caused by severe weather Nov. 17 are encouraged … Read More

County Council Districts To Be Revised

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Several county council election districts will require revisions. That was the main topic of discussion at Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting this morning. Indiana Code requires the redistricting of the county fiscal body after each federal decimal census. The biggest change will be to Districts 1 and 2, which … Read More

Lakefront Vacation Request Tabled

When does the public have the right to use a lake when property owners pay taxes on their lakefront property? It was a debate that ensued at great lengths at this morning’s regular meeting of the Kosciusko County Commissioners. The debate centered on the fact that three property … Read More

Work Begins On CR 100E Project

James E. Plummer Sr. of Syracuse was named Veteran of the Month at Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Plummer served in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1974. (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

Kosciusko County Commissioners approved a contract for work on a portion of CR 100 East, Milford, at Tuesday’s brief meeting. The road project will cost approximately $13,000. Phend and Brown was awarded the contract. The project will entail the re-building of the road as well as widening it … Read More

Winona Lake Flooding To Be Addressed


A Winona Lake man asked Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning if a body of water near his property could be part of the Tippecanoe River clean-up project. The Tippecanoe River project is being funded by a Department of Natural Resources Lake and River Enhancement Grant. Therefore, Tony Kindig’s … Read More

Tippecanoe River Clean-Up Efforts Near Reality

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The Tippecanoe River clean-up project is closer to becoming a reality. That was the message provided to the Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning. According to information provided in a recent study of the river, there are 111 blockages in the river. Blockages include tree limbs and other debris … Read More

County Signs Tax Bill Agreement

An effort to better serve the public without increasing expenses was approved at this morning’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. The board signed a letter of agreement with GovTech Services Inc. for property tax billing. The company will pull the county’s tax billing files nightly. The information will then … Read More