Winona Lake News

WL Man Charged With Raping Friend

Michael Elliott

Authorities have arrested a Winona Lake man on a rape charge following a two-week investigation. Michael J. Elliott, 50, was arrested this afternoon by Warsaw Police on charges that he forced sex acts on a 17-year-old family friend at her Warsaw home. The girl went to Kosciusko Community … Read More

Grace College Students Honored At Intern Luncheon

On Feb. 5, Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence at the 8th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon in Indianapolis. Indiana INTERNnet exists to increase the quantity and quality of experiential learning in the state of Indiana in order to retain top talent. It is a free internship-matching program linking employers, … Read More

Caucus To Replace WL Councilman Hood


A Caucus of eligible Kosciusko County Republican Precinct committeemen will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the Winona Lake Town Council chambers, Winona Lake Town Hall, 1310 Park Ave., Winona Lake, for the purpose of filling the vacancy (remainder of the unexpired term) of Philip Hood. Hood submitted … Read More

Winona Lake Reviewing Skateboard Restrictions


At the Winona Lake Town Council meeting Tuesday night, there was discussion about drafting an ordinance restricting skateboarding on some streets in Winona Lake. “It’s a huge safety issue,” said town marshall Paul Schmitt. “It’s a problem in the streets, and that’s where we want to restrict the skateboarding.” … Read More

UPDATE: Gas Leak In Winona Lake

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Emergency personnel responded to a gas leak reported on the west side of Canal Street in Winona Lake. According to Kosciusko County Dispatch, the gas leak has been contained at this time. Winona Lake Fire Department and NIPSCO were called to the scene with Warsaw Fire Department called … Read More

DNR Conducting Winona Lake Fish Survey


A DNR survey to estimate the number and size of northern pike and walleyes in Winona Lake in Kosciusko County will start in early April. Fisheries biologists will set six traps daily at various near-shore locations at the 562-acre natural lake. Each captured pike and walleye will be … Read More

Grace’s ‘Day To Make A Difference’

WINONA LAKE, Ind. — On Tuesday, March 25, Grace College and Seminary is beginning a new tradition – Day to Make a Difference. This 24-hour online day of giving is a new opportunity in which Grace alumni and friends can come together and show their support for current … Read More

Eva Kor Speaks Of Surviving Auschwitz


Community members are invited to hear Eva Kor’s first-person account of surviving Auschwitz concentration camp and the medical experiments of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele on Eva and her twin sister, Miriam. (See related) The event, “The Eva Kor Story: Surviving the Holocaust” will be held at 6 p.m. … Read More

Kids Market Hosts Semi-Annual Event

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Kids Market Inc, a non-profit organization with 501c3 status, will be holding their semi-annual event on March 29, at Rodeheaver Auditorium in Winona Lake. Kids Market Inc. exists to help the women and children of Kosciusko County by holding two consignment sales each year — one in March … Read More

Park Board Approves Summer Programs

At the March Warsaw Park Bard meeting March 18, the board voted to approve several popular summer programs for the 2014 season. Anna Burke from Grace College was at the meeting to get approval for the annual Lakes Festival. The festival is set for Saturday, June 14, at … Read More

GC Calling On Supports To Inspire Students

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – On Tuesday, March 25, Grace College and Seminary is beginning a new tradition – Day to Make a Difference. This 24-hour online day of giving is a new opportunity in which Grace alumni and friends can come together and show their support for current … Read More

Cardinal Day Services: It’s About Reaching Goals

With the assistance of her DSP, Michelle Cover, Terri makes it to her feet for the first time in many years. It’s a significant step on her road to greater independence. (Photo provided)

By: Michelle Boxell Community Relations Manager Cardinal Center Terri is a 50-year-old woman with cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability. She has spent her entire life in a wheelchair, though in her youth she was able to bear weight for short periods of time. This gave her a … Read More

Birthday Boy Giving Gifts To Orphans


Christopher Banghart is only 6 years old, but he has already grasped the concept of sharing the blessings in his life with others. On March 14, Christopher will turn 7 years old, and he hopes his happy day will bring joy to Haitian orphans. Instead of birthday presents … Read More

KLAS Undergoes Major Rebranding

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – To keep up with program growth, Kosciusko Lakes and Streams was renamed the Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College. The renaming was part of a more extensive rebranding effort that included a new website and logo. “Our mission will remain the same: … Read More

Former Grace President Receives Sagamore Award

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Former Grace President Ronald Manahan was honored with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award on Monday. The award was presented at a meeting held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 in Westminster Hall. Present at the meeting were Grace employees and invited guests, community … Read More

Gas Leak In Winona Lake

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Crews tearing down in Winona Lake caused a gas leak at the corner of 13th Street and Chestnut. Local resident Josh Gales provided us with a video and photo from the event, where NIPSCO is working to repair the leak. … Read More