Albums of the Year: Indiana Edition


In lieu of the usual weekly album review, I thought I’d follow suit with many music publications and offer up some of the best music from 2013. This week’s list will cover local and regional acts from the Hoosier state. Before we get to it, I have to … Read More

Slide-Offs Problematic Over Weekend


As snow fell persistently over the weekend, and temperatures remain below freezing, slide-offs were a real problem. Four slide-offs were reported on SR 15 north of Leesburg early Sunday morning, and a slide off in Silver Lake on Saturday sent four people to the hospital. (See related story) … Read More

Hall Of Fame Inductees Honored


Several inductions into the Kosciusko Innovation and Entrepreneur Hall of Fame were made Wednesday, Dec. 11. The third annual induction into the hall of fame had a record turnout, as only a handful of tickets remained for the event held at Champagne Jam in Warsaw. Kosciusko Economic Development … Read More

Wawasee Schools Recap SRO Program

For the past few months, a school resource officer has been present in Milford School. During Tuesday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board in Syracuse, the board heard a report about the SRO pilot program from Ryan Connor, assistant principal. Connor noted the officers helped … Read More

Eldon J. Sorensen

Eldon J. Sorensen, 83, of Milford, Ind., passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Milford to Emil and Edna (Wheeler) Sorensen. He married Nola Morehouse who preceded him in death on April 20, 2004. Eldon was … Read More

Milford Navigates Health Care Reform

Representatives from Frazzetta Financial Services Inc. spoke to the Milford Town Council during its regular meeting Dec. 9 about the health care reform and the town’s current group health insurance, which is with Medical Mutual of Ohio. Anthony Frazzetta, president of Frazzetta Financial Services, stated that Medical Mutual … Read More

James J. Jonasch

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James J. Jonasch, 70, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born March 30, 1943, in Long Island, N.Y., to the late Edward A. and Nilah (Harvey) Jonasch. He was a Navy veteran and member of the VFW. James worked … Read More

SRO Pilot To Expire In December

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Milford Town Council president Doug Ruch read a letter addressed to the council from the Wawasee School Corporation thanking Milford for participating in the pilot program during its regular meeting, Dec. 9. In the letter, WSC addressed methods they were taking to improve school safety from door security … Read More

Innovation And Entrepreneur Hall Of Fame 2013 Inductees Announced


It appears that the 3rd annual induction into the Kosciusko Innovation and Entrepreneur Hall of Fame this Wednesday, Dec. 11, will have a record turn-out. Only a hand-full of tickets remain. This year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame are: John Byrd and John Hand of Othy/Symmetry for … Read More

Area Police Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department
 Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following incidents: Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:07 p.m. An intoxicated man at Suburban Acres Trailer Park got into a vehicle that did not belong to him. Sunday, Dec. 8, 3:04 a.m. Officers respond to a … Read More

Area Incident Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following incidents: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11:14 p.m. A domestic dispute was reported in the 6900 block of East Mulligan Court, Syracuse. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8:37 p.m. Police were initially called to a reported accident … Read More

Janelle Renae Schmucker

Janelle Renae Schmucker, infant daughter of Steven and Karen (Miller) Schmucker, of Milford, Ind., was stillborn on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind. Janelle is survived by her parents; a brother: Lyndon Dale; grandparents: John and Donna (Borkholder) Schmucker, Nappanee, Ind.; Homer Lee … Read More

Jail Bookings

Jason L. Sheppard

Kosciusko County The following individuals were recently booked into the Kosciusko County Jail: Nov. 26, 2013 Jacob Michael Cochran, 23, 110 S. Main St. Apt. J, Claypool, arrested for theft under $100,000. No bond Shateak Akem Jones, 26, 508 W. Catherine St., Milford, arrested for failure to appear … Read More

Drug Dealer Gets 6 Years

Domingo Melendez III

Initially charged with three felonies relating to drugs, a Milford man was remanded to custody in court this morning to begin a 6 year prison sentence. Domingo Melendez III, 34, was arrested in March for dealing/delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine. As a result of the investigation, the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office … Read More

Milford Public Library Announcements

Miss Heidi Warstler and friends posed for this picture with their mustaches on.  The theme for last week's story time was Hair, Hair, Everywhere! Our last story time will be on at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. (Photo provided)

After School is Cool Celebrate Thanksgiving at After School Is Cool! What are you thankful for? Come tell the Milford Public Library. We’re going to be doing a craft and playing games. Make something for your Thanksgiving table, and learn to some new games to play on Thanksgiving Day. … Read More

NWS: EF-2 Tornado Struck Kosciusko County

A home in Silver Lake suffered heavy damages following Sunday afternoon's storms (Photo provided by Deb Spencer)

The National Weather Service has officially announced that it was a tornado that hit Silver Lake Sunday afternoon. The EF-2 tornado was estimated to have wind speeds of 125 mph and spanned 150 yards as it traveled on the ground for 4 miles. The tornado hit at about … Read More