Winona Lake News

WLFD 100th Year Celebration Resumes


Postponed to help fellow firefighters in their time of need, the Winona Lake Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration originally set for last weekend will resume this Saturday with plenty of activities for the entire family. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2, kids activities and about $500 in door … Read More

Blue Jeans And BBQ Delicious Success

The first ever Blue Jeans & BBQ event to benefit Combined Community Services was held Saturday night at the new facility on Mariner Driver, Warsaw. (Photos by Stacey Page)

Last night the smell of smoked meat and the sound of live music filled the air in the Village at Winona Lake. It was the Third Annual Blue Jeans and BBQ Gala to benefit Combined Community Services. A group of “celebrity chefs,” including Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, Winona … Read More

WLFD Postpones Celebration To Help Brothers


In honor of Warsaw firefighter Joshua Engler who tragically lost his son earlier this week, the Winona Lake Volunteer Fire Department is postponing its 100th anniversary celebration. Instead of celebrating, the WLFD volunteers will staff the Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory so all WWFT firefighters can attend the funeral … Read More

Blues & BBQ Helps WLFD Celebrate 100 Years

The Village at Winona will be smokin' hot on Saturday with the celebration of the WLFD 100 year anniversary and the CCS Blue Jeans & BBQ Gala. Pictured are Village manager Jeremy Marsh; Community Cowboy Chefs, Mayor Joe Thallemer, Gordy Clemens, John Tucker, Dana Leon Huffer, Matt Metzger and Dane Miller's Guest Chef, Mitch Titus. chief of Winona Lake Fire Department.

The Village at Winona Lake will be smokin’ hot on Saturday. Combined Community Services Inc., The Village at Winona Lake and the Winona Lake Fire Department will join forces to pump some energy and flavor into the weekend.  This year the Winona Lake Fire Department celebrates 100 years … Read More

WL Town Council Seeks New Candidates


A caucus of eligible Kosciusko County Republican Precinct committeemen will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 7 p.m., in the Winona Lake Town Council chambers, Winona Lake Town Hall, 1310 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, Indiana for the purpose of filling the vacancy (remainder of the unexpired … Read More

Smoking Ordinance Passes WL Town Council


The smoking ordinance that has been on the Winona Lake Town Council’s table for months finally passed. The ordinance came before the council last month, but was unable to pass since the vote was not unanimous. Passing with a majority vote, this month the ordinance only had one … Read More

Lakeland Christian Offering Half Off Tuition

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Lakeland Christian Academy will be offering several contests at the Kosciusko County Fair July 7-12. In addition to free popcorn for everyone and periodic drawings for LCA items, Lakeland will be offering two grand prizes. One being half off tuition for a current LCA student, and another half … Read More

NWS Confirms Tornado Hit Near Milford


The National Weather Service has confirmed today that Monday night’s severe storms produced two tornadoes, one of which struck near Milford with high winds and additional damages affecting Syracuse. According to the NWS, the EF-0 tornado struck at 1:06 a.m. and was approximately 50 yards wide and traveled 1.9 … Read More

Power Restoration Efforts Continue


Now into day two of efforts to recover from Monday night’s severe storms, Kosciusko REMC and NIPSCO report crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to well over 120,000 customers who were left in the dark. Kosciusko REMC and additional crews worked through the night … Read More

Kosciusko Recovers From Morning Storm

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This morning’s storm packed a one-two punch with two lines of storms bringing severe winds that have left numerous trees and power lines down throughout the county and thousands without power. Though many have speculated about the possibility of tornado touchdowns this morning, as of this time, meteorologists … Read More

Kosciusko Fair Crowns Children’s Pageant Winners


The Kosciusko County Community Fair children’s pageants were held Saturday evening in the Shrine Building. In the toddler pageant for children ages 2 years old, Arriyanna McCrum of Winona Lake was crowned queen and Jensen Sands of Warsaw was king. First runner-up in the king pageant was Azariah … Read More

E-Cigs: How Safe Are They?

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At the May meeting of the Winona Lake Town Council a smoking ordinance was discussed. During the course of the discussion electronic cigarettes were brought into the discussion. What became clear, as the discussion went on, was that the council and the citizens in attendance didn’t know much … Read More