Warsaw News

Landlord Bucks City Order, Demolition Likely

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Market Street house in serious disrepair Ralph Fitch is the landlord of a Warsaw property that the city is demanding be brought up to code. On Monday, he appeared before code enforcement officer Lawrence Clifford to explain why the property at 832 E. Market St. is in such disrepair. … Read More

BREAKING: House Fire On Perry Street

(Photos by Stacey Page)

Homeowner James Dubbs tells StaceyPageOnline.com that he awoke this morning to his alarm, then the power went out. “I heard some popping and smelled plastic burning,” he says, “then people were saying ‘You have a fire, get out!’” James and Judy Dubbs and their dog escaped their home … Read More

Pheasant Ridge House Temporarily Spared Demolition

This home at 330 Ringneck Trail in Warsaw has been the center of a legal battle since 2006. (Photo from Beacon)

The case of an unsafe house in Warsaw’s Pheasant Ridge subdivision grew even more confusing with a second code enforcement hearing held Monday afternoon, but the city’s request to have the home demolished was not yet granted. Kyle Babcock is the owner of record on the house at … Read More

Tom Farms Provides Harvest Safety Tips


With the cooler weather of fall comes one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for farmers – harvest season. As farmers head to the fields to harvest, farm-vehicle traffic increases on local roads and highways. Local farmers encourage all drivers to exercise caution when … Read More

Teen Who Killed For Money Died In His Warsaw Home

Mark Wilson in an old newspaper photo.

The man responsible for one of the most brutal local murders ever reported, died in his Warsaw home last week. Mark Wilson was 18 years old when, on Feb. 5, 1963, he forced his way into a Winona Lake home and stabbed and bludgeoned widow Louise (White) Bolinger to death. Grace … Read More

Pedestrian Struck In Warsaw Sunday Evening

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At 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, emergency personnel were called to respond to an accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian at South Buffalo Street near Marsh Supermarket. According to an accident report filed by Warsaw Police Department, Penny J. Small, 51, Claypool, was traveling northbound on South Buffalo … Read More

Annual Special Olympics Dance in Warsaw

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“This is the third one we’ve had,” says Jon Hembree, one of the organizers of the Special Olympics Dance held at First Christian Church in Warsaw on Friday, Aug. 15. Hembree says in the past the dance has had a formal theme and a western theme. This year … Read More

WCS Team Travels to D.C. For Stem Curriculum

The Smithsonian K-12 STEM Road mapping took place in Washington, D.C., from July 20-25. Warsaw Community Schools was represented by 15 educators and community members. The team included elementary, middle and high school teachers and administrators along with district administrators and two community STEM advisors from the local … Read More

Kosciusko FOP Awards Three Local Scholarships

Pictured from left are Kosciusko County FOP President Lt. Chris McKeand, McCune, Ayres, FOP Chaplin Joel Beam and FOP Vice President Jim Smith. Cameron Shepherd was unavailable for the photo due to his participation on the Anderson University football team.

The Kosciusko County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 149 recently awarded three local students scholarship awards. The first scholarship recipient is Brette Ayres, North Webster. Ayres is attending Ball State University, Muncie, and pursuing a degree in criminal justice. The second scholarship recipient selected was Sadie McCune, Warsaw. … Read More

Fire Station 3 Site Work Begins

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B.O.W. contracts with G&G Hauling & Excavating to have ground readied by winter G&G Hauling & Excavating of Warsaw has been contracted for site work at Warsaw’s new south side fire station. The contract, written by city engineer James Emans, was approved by the city Board of Public … Read More

UPDATE: Subject Unresponsive In Mo-ped Crash

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UPDATE: When officers arrived on scene, the found Jeffrey Hodge, 22, of Warner Drive in Claypool, lying in a parking lot at 125 W. 250 North. Hodge stated he’d gone off the roadway and crashed. A witness stated she saw the moped strike the edge of the roadway. … Read More

Denham Murder Has Ties In Warsaw

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached for information at the time of this posting. We will update the information when we speak to PCSD.) Julie Kline was concerned when Amber Taylor didn’t show up for work on Monday morning. The 34-year-old Taylor lived in … Read More

Gambling Contractor Gets 18 Months


After a jury found him guilty last month of contracting with agents to take part in illegal gambling at the Warsaw VFW, James Lee Sparks, 40, was sentenced today in Kosciusko Superior Court I. Sparks faced several felony counts related to the 2011 case, including theft, illegal gambling, … Read More