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02/22/2016
Rebuilding Journalistic Integrity | Michelle Reed

Let's face it, journalism has taken a real hit in the past decade. The profession has become a laughingstock among the public. A once illustrious profession has begun to crumble and it needs to be rebuilt. Brian Williams: NBC News anchor and, by accounts and admission, a fabricator of the news.

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10/26/2015
SUICIDE SOLUTION | Michelle Reed

As a journalist it is our job to report the news, truthful news; seek truth and report it. That's one of the most important ethical codes of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), but when does reporting the truth go too far? Before a story is published the journalist needs to think of the far-reaching...

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09/26/2015
STOLEN ETHICS | Michelle Reed

Every great political scandal, or any scandal actually, has started with someone leaking sensitive, confidential information to a third party: the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, the Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal. There is even a whistle-blowing website dedicated to this cause called WikiLeaks. It was founded by Julian Assange and allows anyone to upload secret, confidential data...

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08/08/2016
Celebrating 150 Years In Pierceton Days Parade

weaver_youtube wFc4dTyiTT8 rel=0] PIERCETON - The town of Pierceton is celebrating their 150th birthday and this years theme for Pierceton Days Festival was "Happy Birthday, Pierceton. The grand marshal was Tony "Roach" Young. Saturday, Aug. 6, Pierceton celebrated their birthday with a parade during Pierceton Days. The crowds lined the streets...

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08/07/2016
BLPOA Held Second Annual Poker Paddle

caption id=attachment_228706 align=aligncenter width=700] John Leatherman, Drew Preston and Jennifer Leatherman heading to shore (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Barbee Lakes Property Owner's Association held their second annual Poker Paddle event yesterday, Saturday, Aug. 6. The event worked like this; there were two dealer boats and five stops. At the...

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08/02/2016
Jackson Charged With Attempted Murder

caption id=attachment_226498 align=alignright width=268] Alexander David Jackson[/caption] NORTH WEBSTER - Alexander David Jackson, 24, 105 S. James St., Milford, son of Kosciusko County Commissioner Vice-President Brad Jackson, has been charged with a level 1 felony of attempted murder; a level 5 felony of battery, bodily injury to a law enforcement...

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08/12/2016
County Council Talks Economics And Farewells

caption id=attachment_229724 align=aligncenter width=700] The County Council paying rapt attention to George Robertson giving the economic quarterly report, from left: Councilman Jon Garber; Councilman Larry Teightmeyer; Councilman Jon Fussle; County Council President Bob Sanders and County Auditor Michelle Puckett[/caption] KOSCIUSKO COUNTY - The Kosciusko County Council met last night, Aug....

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08/02/2016
Holloway Leads Police On Chase Around Syracuse

caption id=attachment_226708 align=alignright width=260] Shane Ashley Holloway[/caption] SYRACUSE - Shane Ashley Holloway, 45, 306 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is being charged with a level 6 felony of resisting law enforcement; criminal recklessness with a vehicle, a class B misdemeanor and four counts of a class B misdemeanor of criminal mischief.

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08/06/2016
First Friday Was Cruisin' In The 80s

caption id=attachment_228645 align=aligncenter width=700] 1967 Chevy Bel-Air[/caption] WARSAW - Augusts First Friday was Cruisin in the 80s with Sock Monkeys and the Baker Youth Club. Crowds gathered to ooh and aah over the vehicles that were around the courtyard square yesterday, Friday, Aug. 5, for the 26th Annual Cruisin Hoosier Car...

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06/13/2016
Lewallen Arrested For Theft

caption id=attachment_216513 align=alignright width=262] Brittney Michelle Lewallen[/caption] WARSAW - Brittney Michelle Lewallen, 23, 55216 Glenn Road, South Bend, was arrested Friday, June 10, for a level 6 felony of sentence enhancement theft. Warsaw Police Officer Brian Hupp responded to theft that had taken place at a Warsaw pharmacy. When Warsaw Police...

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08/18/2016
Mr. And Mrs. Smith Accuse Officers Of 'Peeping'

caption id=attachment_230781 align=alignright width=222] Travis Allen Smith[/caption] [caption id=attachment_230778 align=alignright width=219] Naomi Kay Smith[/caption] SYRACUSE - Couple fighting claim to be having sex to avoid arrest. Travis Allen Smith, 32, 400 W. Valleyview Drive, Syracuse, is being charged with a class A misdemeanor of battery and a class B misdemeanor of disorderly...

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08/07/2016
Accident On 2176 E. Armstrong Road, Leesburg

caption id=attachment_228729 align=aligncenter width=700] One-vehicle accident on East Armstrong Road (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] LEESBURG - At approximately 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, Lutheran EMS, the Leesburg Fire Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriffs Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on 2176 E. Armstrong Road, Leesburg. It was reported one...

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07/28/2016
Link Accounting Starting Repairs After Driver Crashes Into Building

caption id=attachment_225959 align=aligncenter width=700] Front of Link Accounting on 405 S. Main St., North Webster after the July 27 crash (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] NORTH WEBSTER - A suspected road rage incident which started at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, ended in a shooting involving an on duty Kosciusko County...

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05/15/2016
Sumo Robot Battles At Warsaw High School Career Center

weaver_youtube 57KuNgLj-DY rel=0] WARSAW - The Warsaw High School Career Center had crowds that were elbow-to-elbow yesterday, Saturday, May 14, as the fourth, fifth and sixth graders from Warsaw Community Schools had their first Robotics Showcase. A donation from Zimmer-Biomet enabled all eight Warsaw schools to be on equal ground in...

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08/02/2016
Elijah Charged With Theft

NORTH WEBSTER - North Webster man steals iPhone, but is busted because theres an app for that. Jason Wayne Elijah, 42, 121 E. Esterbrook Drive, North Webster, is being charged with a class A misdemeanor of theft; a class B misdemeanor of unauthorized entry...

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05/16/2016
Cruise In A Success Despite The Cold

weaver_youtube HBmJeaHqkIA rel=0] WARSAW - The day may have been windy and quite chilly, but that didnt keep the car enthusiasts away from the Courthouse Square in downtown Warsaw yesterday, May 15, for the 7th annual City of the Lakes Cruise In. The event began at noon and lasted until 4:30...

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08/04/2016
Jensen Scheduled For Sentencing

caption id=attachment_161253 align=alignright width=145] Doctor Mark Jensen[/caption] FULTON COUNTY - Mark A. Jensen, 63, 1923 E. Timberline Circle South, Warsaw, was present today, Thursday, Aug. 4, to offer a plea agreement for the charges of four counts of child exploitation and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor. All...

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06/08/2016
Whatley Arrested For Fraud

caption id=attachment_215235 align=alignright width=238] Mene D. Whatley[/caption] KOSCIUSKO - A Chicago man was arrested Saturday, June 4, for fraud. Mene D. Whatley, 24, 10737 S. Lowe Ave., Chicago, Ill., is being charged on two counts of fraud, both level 6 felonies. On Oct. 20, 2015, a Waterloo Wisconsin Police Officer, Sgt.

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05/26/2016
GRLPWR Graduates

caption id=attachment_212759 align=aligncenter width=700] The instructors and graduates from GRLPWR, front row, from left; Brooklyn Shepherd, Courtney Goodwin and Jaine Reed. Back row, from left: 4-H Youth Development Educator Mindy Wise, Gabi Farmer, Maria Reed, KyLynn Fuller, Cami Brown and Health and Human Services educator Jackie Franks (Photo by...

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08/10/2016
Heckaman Charged With Intimidation

NORTH WEBSTER - Johnathan Roger Heckaman, 35, 7745 N. SR 13, North Webster, is being charged with a level 6 felony of intimidation after hitting his girlfriend on the thumb with his crutch, sending her threatening texts and threatening a local judge. According to...

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08/09/2016
Veteran From WWII Is Honored At Commissioner's Meeting

caption id=attachment_229149 align=aligncenter width=700] Honoring Don From left are; Ron Truex, Rich Maron, Veteran of the Month Don Locke, Brad Jackson and Bob Conley[/caption] KOSCIUSKO COUNTY - The veteran for the month of August was honored today at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Don Locke was born...

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06/09/2016
Castro Sentenced On Theft Charges

caption id=attachment_210889 align=alignright width=282] Miguel Raymond Castro[/caption] WARSAW - Miguel Raymond Castro, 22, 701 S. Robinson Lake Road, Pierceton, was sentenced today, Thursday, June 9, on a level 6 felony of theft. He is to serve 1 1/2 years in the Koscisuko County Jail, with five days jail-time credit and...

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08/12/2016
Shaw Charged With Child Molesting

caption id=attachment_229670 align=alignright width=274] Terry Lee Shaw[/caption] KOSCIUSKO COUNTY - Terry Lee Shaw, 53, 357 Imagination Drive, Anderson, is being charged with a level 4 felony of child molesting. An officer from the Syracuse Police Department responded to a claim of child molesting. When the officer arrived he talked to the...

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06/13/2016
Hot Day For The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival

weaver_youtube Hsno3NaieRQ rel=0] WARSAW - People were swimming, little ones were playing in the sand and fun and educational events took place all over the park. Temps reached into the upper 90s, with high humidity, Saturday, June 11, and there was even a brief downpour, but that didnt stop the people...

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07/25/2016
Oswalt Charged With Child Molestation

caption id=attachment_225101 align=alignright width=249] Jeffery James Oswalt[/caption] WARSAW - Jeffery James Oswalt, 35, 3190 Old Colony Road, Warsaw, is being charged with two counts of child molesting, both a level 4 felony. On May 6, 2015, an officer with the Indiana State Police Department spoke with a Child Protective Services caseworker,...

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06/01/2016
Commissioners Give Local Woman Second Chance On Appeal

WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Commissioners met Tuesday, May 31, to discuss budgets, resolutions and appeals. Leann Ritenour came before the commissioners to ask for an appeal after being denied by the Wayne Township Trustee Sheila Burner for utility assistance. Ritenour owes NIPSCO approximately $624. The maximum amount the trustee...

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08/18/2016
Foreman Charged With Sexual Misconduct With A Minor

caption id=attachment_230782 align=alignright width=326] Terry Lee Foreman[/caption] WARSAW - Terry Lee Foreman, 38, 502 W. Winona Ave., Warsaw, is being charged with a level 4 felony of sexual misconduct with a minor. An officer with the Warsaw Police Department spoke with a woman who said she found out that Foreman had...

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06/09/2016
Hall Sentenced On Residential Entry

caption id=attachment_209954 align=alignright width=232] Mitchell Patrick Hall[/caption] WARSAW - Mitchell Patrick Hall, 44, 920 Anchorage Road, Warsaw, was sentenced sentenced today, Thursday, June 9, in Superior Court I for residential entry, a level 6 felony. His other charge of intimidation was dismissed. Hall will serve 2 1/2 years in the Indiana Department of...

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05/20/2016
Parasite Prevention For Pets

caption id=attachment_211624 align=aligncenter width=700] Male and female Deer tick that causes Lyme disease[/caption] WARSAW - The days are starting to warm up as spring approaches, and springtime is tick-time, which means its time to start taking preventative measures, especially for those who cant take those measures themselves; family pets. One tick-borne...

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03/22/2016
Commissioners Honor Rescuers

caption id=attachment_197870 align=alignright width=299] From left: Jeremy Noland and Crista Noland, Ohio, Tyler Rothhaar and Chriss Willavize, Warsaw (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Two men were honored today, Tuesday, March 22, at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting for their actions that possibly saved the lives of an Ohio couple,...

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05/06/2016
Get Your Tootsie Rolls And Donate Today And Tomorrow

caption id=attachment_208219 align=aligncenter width=700] A Knight of Columbus taking donations and giving out Tootsie Rolls at the intersection of Center Street and Detroit Street[/caption] WARSAW - Its that time of year again; The Knights of Columbus are out at the City of Warsaws intersections, wearing their bright yellow vests, waving...

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05/29/2016
Enjoying High Life At Central Park Plaza

caption id=attachment_213427 align=aligncenter width=700] High Life, the first in the summer concert series hosted by Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department[/caption] WARSAW - The crowd at Central Park seemed to enjoy the High Life [Band] Friday evening, May 27, at Central Park Plaza, as the City of Warsaw Parks and Recreation...

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08/12/2016
Hobbs Attempts To Steal Fireworks

caption id=attachment_229735 align=alignright width=238] Sally Jo Hobbs[/caption] WARSAW - Woman attempts to steal fireworks from Wal-Mart, not once, but twice in the same day. Sally Jo Hobbs, 55, 1692 E CR 200N, Warsaw, is being charged with attempted theft, a class A misdemeanor; theft, a class A misdemeanor; two counts of...

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05/03/2016
Kosciusko County Primary Elections: Washington And Clay Township

caption id=attachment_207572 align=aligncenter width=700] The Augustine family visiting the polls; from left, Charlotte, Adam and Elizabeth[/caption] KOSCIUSKO COUNTY - Things have gone smoothly and without too much fuss, according to Paul Berkey, Republican Inspector for the Claypool primary elections. As of noon, Tuesday, May 3, the Claypool registered voter turnout was...

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07/28/2016
Shooting Incident Names To Be Released Soon

NORTH WEBSTER - Names of the individuals involved in the North Webster Shooting will be divulged tomorrow, Friday, July 29, mid-morning or afternoon, according to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Trent Smith. Smith stated the...

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06/06/2016
Morton Arrested For Child Solicitation

caption id=attachment_215228 align=alignright width=230] Adam Lee Morton[/caption] WARSAW - Adam Lee Morton, 36, 928 E. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro, Tenn., was taken into custody by the Warsaw Police Department, Saturday, June 4, on four counts of child solicitation, a level 5 felony; possession of child pornography, a level 6 felony; and...

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07/21/2016
Road Rage Lands Amburgey In Jail

SOUTH WHITLEY - Zachary Eugene Amburgey, 23, 907 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, is being charged with battery causing serious bodily injury, a level 5 felony; aggressive driving a class A misdemeanor and failure to stop after an accident a class A misdemeanor.

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05/17/2016
Grant Approved For The DoC

WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Commissioners approved a grant today, Tuesday, May 17, for the Department of Corrections to keep running. Kosciusko Community Corrections Director Kurt Jones asked the commissioners to approve a $356,200 grant the Indiana Department of Corrections has granted the DoC to hire employees and the electronic...

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05/06/2016
Free Comic Book Day Celebrates 15 Years

caption id=attachment_208123 align=aligncenter width=700] Nick Kelley, owner of Chimps Comix, displays some of the titles to be given away during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7[/caption] WARSAW - Break out your favorite cosplay and head to Chimps Comix, located at 919 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw, from 10 a.m....

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03/29/2016
Hoshal Charged With Attempted Robbery

caption id=attachment_199077 align=alignright width=281] Matthew Christopher Hoshal[/caption] WARSAW - Matthew Christopher Hoshal, 24, 1246 E. CR 400S, Warsaw, is being charged with a Count I robbery (attempt), a level 5 felony and Count II resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed March, 28,...

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06/06/2016
Robertson Arrested For Domestic Battery

caption id=attachment_215034 align=alignright width=235] Matthew Lee Robertson[/caption] PEIRCETON - Matthew Lee Robertson, 34, 4330 E. CR 100S, Pierceton, was arrested Saturday, June 4, on domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. Officer Joel Popenfoose, of the Kosciusko County Sheriffs...

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06/14/2016
Commissioners Talk Budgets And Awards

caption id=attachment_217015 align=aligncenter width=700] Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine presenting the Phil D. Hochestetler Memorial Scholarship award to Krystal Neely (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Commissioners met today, June 14, to discuss nonprofit budgets and present awards. [caption id=attachment_217057 align=alignright width=357] Assistant Highway Superintendent Stephen Moriarty accepting the Master...

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03/23/2016
Renowned Mentalist Makes An Impression

caption id=attachment_197569 align=alignright width=229] George The Amazing Kreskin (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - "He has a gift, it's absolutely undeniable," Harley Schwartz said of George "The Amazing Kreskin," as he waited in line at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts Saturday, March 19, for an autographed copy of...

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07/21/2016
Lindsey Batters Partially Paralyzed Wife

WARSAW - A physically handicapped woman, who is paralyzed on her right side, was transported to Kosciusko County Hospital covered in blood with a large laceration on her head. She reported the abuse was at the hands of her husband. Michael K. Lindsey, 59,...

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06/02/2016
Public Feedback Wanted For Stellar Community Project Series

caption id=attachment_214373 align=aligncenter width=700] The Argonne Road Streetscape Project[/caption] WARSAW - The City of Warsaw is bringing 10 Stellar Community projects, two each week, to the public and asking for feedback. These projects are all just ideas at the moment, which means the publics feedback could be implemented into the...

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05/02/2016
Veteran Of The Month: Byron Hunter

caption id=attachment_207218 align=aligncenter width=700] Byron Hunter receiving Veteran of the Month certificate. From left; Kosciusko County Commissioner President Ron Truex; Commissioner Bob Conley; Veteran Affairs Officer Rich Maron; Byron Hunter, veteran of the month and Brad Jackson, vice-president (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Byron Hunter, of Warsaw, was honored...

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07/22/2016
Local Teen Wrecks Car Playing Pokemon Go

WARSAW - The new fad sweeping the nation is Pokemon Go, but one teen played a version called Pokemon stop. A teen was playing Pokemon Go while driving...

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06/08/2016
Mike Brubaker Promoted to Fire Captain

WARSAW - The Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory met Tuesday, June 7, to discuss reports and promotions. Michael Brubaker was promoted to captain of the fire department. He began his duties June 5. Mayor Joe Thallemer said, Im very appreciative to see that, because I know when Mike was ready to...

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05/24/2016
Mancuso Says Indiana Is Not A Police State

WARSAW - Barry Mancuso, of the South Bend/Mishawaka area, was in Warsaw visiting his sister, Thursday, May 19. They were walking around the courthouse lawn when he was stopped by 12 local law enforcement officers. Mancuso decided to visit his sister, who lives in Warsaw, so he began making preparations....

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06/11/2016
BREAKING: Three Vehicle Accident On SR 15 and CR 350N

caption id=attachment_216545 align=aligncenter width=700] One of the vehicles from the three vehicle accident. (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Lutheran EMS and Warsaw Police Department responded to a three-vehicle accident on SR 15 and CR 350N, Warsaw. According to the officer on scene, there were no injuries. [gallery columns=2...

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03/29/2016
Hawn Sworn In As Winona Lake Town Marshal

caption id=attachment_199571 align=aligncenter width=700] Winona Lake Town Marshal Joe Hawn being sworn in by Town Attorney James Walmer (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WINONA LAKE - A new Winona Lake town marshal was sworn in today, Tuesday, March 29. Lifetime law officer, Joe Hawn, will be taking over for retired Winona Lake...

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04/01/2016
Charges Officially Filed In March 25, Police Chase

caption id=attachment_198998 align=alignright width=204] Christopher Michael Spaulding[/caption] WARSAW - Charges have been officially filed for the traffic stop on Friday, March 25, that turned into a hot pursuit, with two being apprehended and one still on the loose. Christopher Michael Spaulding, 23, 610 N. Thompson St., Bourbon and Erika Jean Nichols,...

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05/08/2016
Oakwood Cemetery Discusses Internet And Columbariums

WARSAW - As of yesterday, Thursday, May 5, OakWood Cemetery is live with high-speed internet and phones, through Warsaw Fiber. Oakwood Cemetery Board President Dave Baumgartner asked Oakwood Cemetery Sexton Hal Heagy, Is the whole city on this fiber now? Heagy said no, but eventually all the city buildings will be...

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06/03/2016
Oakwood Cemetery President Offers Appreciation

WARSAW - The Oakwood Cemetery board meeting on Thursday, June 2, was short and to the point. The meeting started with President of the cemetery board, Dave Baumgartner, making sure Oakwood Cemetery Sexton Hal Heagy knows hes appreciated for all he does in the cemetery, I want to take a moment...

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06/15/2016
Bench Donated Honoring Claude 'Red' Davis

Morgan Ousley is setting on the bench she presented to the town. Behind her is from left; Council Member Kevin Smith, Volunteer Fire Chief Randal Byer and Town Council President Todd Slabaugh. ETNA GREEN - The Etna Green Town Council met last...

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03/08/2016
Three Sentenced On Drug Related Charges

caption id=attachment_182864 align=alignright width=165] Renee Marie Plazola[/caption] WARSAW - Three were sentenced Monday, March 7, on drug charges in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Reed presiding. Renee Marie Plazola, 63, 2856 S. Country Club Road, Warsaw; Dyrell Aaron Kreis, 35, 3211 W. 700 S., Claypool; and David William Akridge, 23, 6127...

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06/01/2016
Commissioners Give Local Woman Second Chance On Appeal

WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Commissioners met Tuesday, May 31, to discuss budgets, resolutions and appeals. Leann Ritenour came before the commissioners to ask for an appeal after being denied by the Wayne Township Trustee Sheila Burner for utility assistance. Ritenour owes NIPSCO approximately $624. The maximum amount the trustee...

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02/27/2016
Area Incident Reports

North Webster Officers with the North Webster Police Department investigated the following incident: 3:29 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 700 block of East Boydston Mill Drive, North Webster. North Webster Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance at the residence of Amanda S. Stivers. Warsaw Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated...

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05/10/2016
Pierceton Has First Field Delivery

caption id=attachment_208768 align=aligncenter width=700] Lutheran EMS dispatch and first responders who responded to an in-home birth, from left; Dispatcher Jeanne Thomas, Mother Brittany Prater with son, first responders Nathan Rhoades, Sarah Ellison and David Manuszak, Paramedic Darrell Sopher and Pierceton Fire Chief Gordon Baker.[/caption] PIERCETON - Yesterday, May 9, Lutheran...

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03/31/2016
Owens Sentenced For Child Molesting

caption id=attachment_181739 align=alignright width=232] Dustin Edward Owens[/caption] WARSAW - May the wrath of God be on you for harming a child, condemned a relative of the victim. Dustin Edward Owens, 42, 10402 S. SR 15, Silver Lake, was sentenced today to 30 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections on count...

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03/28/2016
Higgins Speaks About 'Journey To Love' At BYC Fundraiser

caption id=attachment_199172 align=alignright width=294] The Bachelor Ben Higgins and Fiance Lauren Bushnell[/caption] WARSAW - "It's been a whirlwind week for us and I think now it's going to start slowing down a bit. I'm excited to go to Denver, date her well, and just let this craziness kind of slow...

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03/08/2016
March Is American Red Cross Month

caption id=attachment_194211 align=aligncenter width=700] Shown are members of the American Red Cross Kosciusko Disaster Assistance Team. From left, are, John Yingling, Brian Sexton, John Bochman, Sherry Lantz, and Joe Sechrist, disaster team program manager for District Two. Not shown is Bob Jarkness.[/caption] WARSAW - Mayor Joe Thallemer started off the...

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05/05/2016
Cavender Sentenced For Battery

caption id=attachment_175241 align=alignright width=221] Michael Alan Cavender[/caption] WARSAW - Michael A. Cavender, 49, 604 E. Miami Drive, Syracuse, was sentenced today, May 5, in Superior Court I on a count of battery, a level 6 felony. Cavender was sentenced for striking a man several times in the mouth while the man...

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05/06/2016
Arnold Has Lucky Day In Court

caption id=attachment_176279 align=alignright width=272] Vanessa Eileen Arnold[/caption] WARSAW - Vanessa Eileen Arnold, 20, 318 W. Spring St., Etna Green, realized yesterday, Thursday, May 5, that perseverance and hard work really do pay off. Arnold went into Superior Court I expecting a harsh sentencing for robbery, a level 3 felony and possession...

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06/01/2016
Traffic Commission Discuss Intersections

WARSAW - The Warsaw Traffic Commission met today, June 1, to discuss parking spaces, going paperless and roundabouts. The traffic commission will have BoardPaq Paperless Meetings sometime later this year. Members of the traffic commission will have BoardPaq training after Captain Kip Shuter returns from leave. Dana Hewitt, parking officer, discussed...

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03/12/2016
Family Seeks Assistance Due To Tragic Loss

caption id=attachment_195277 align=alignright width=289] Katy Bowser[/caption] NORTH WEBSTER - Katy Bowser, 27, North Webster, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. It was just a little over a month ago, Tuesday, Jan. 26, that Bowser drove herself to Kosciusko Community Hospital saying she felt weird and...

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03/05/2016
Come Enjoy The Home Show

weaver_youtube 9rAF86IgsNQ rel=0] WARSAW - The 2016 Builders Association of Kosciusko Fulton Counties is taking place this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6. The event is taking place in the Detroit Street Complex, (formerly Spartech/Uniroyal Plant) 3454 N.

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03/07/2016
Trostle To Serve Full Sentence

caption id=attachment_182705 align=alignright width=198] Bradley Allen Trostle[/caption] WARSAW -The judges hands were tied in a probation violation hearing Monday morning, in Kosciusko Circuit Court. Instead of returning to home detention, Bradley A. Trostle, 30, 497 Clinic St., Warsaw, will be spending his sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Trostle, who...

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03/30/2016
New Clerk/Treasurer Appointed In Claypool

CLAYPOOL - The town council of Claypool appointed Patricia Warner as the new clerk/treasurer yesterday evening, March 29, in a 10-minute special meeting that was held in the Town Barn. John Barret, town attorney, had been talking with the Indiana State Board of Accounts to see what the towns next...

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04/05/2016
Roger Fetters Named Veteran Of The Month

caption id=attachment_201266 align=aligncenter width=700] Honoring the veteran of the month, from left; Kosciusko County Commissioner President Ron Truex; Commissioner Bob Conley; Veteran Affairs Officer Rich Maron; Roger Fetters, veteran of the month and Brad Jackson, vice-president[/caption] WARSAW - The Kosciusko Commissioners meeting began today, Tuesday, April 5, by honoring Roger...

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04/08/2016
Official Blues Brothers Revue At The Honeywell

WABASH - Backed by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow, Judy Belushi-Pisano, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is live at the Honeywell Center this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Ink Free News had a chance to talk with Kieron Lafferty, who performs as Elwood Blues (2.0) and Wayne...

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06/03/2016
Jail Bookings

Elkhart The following persons were booked into the Elkhart County Detention Facility: [gallery columns=2 ids=214893,214894] Marshall The following persons were booked into the Marshall County Jail: [gallery columns=2 ids=214896,214895] Kosciusko The following people were booked into the Kosciusko County Jail: [gallery columns=2...

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03/08/2016
Area Accident Reports

Syracuse Officers with the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accident: 6:57 p.m. Monday, March 7, North Huntington Street, north of East Main Street, Syracuse. Drivers: Karen S. Pamer, 61, East CR 1300N, Milford, Abigail M. Bevins, 19, County Road 40, Goshen, and Jessica K. Fought, 29, North CR 620E, Syracuse....

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03/29/2016
Rachel's Ride Benefit

CHURUBUSCO - Then annual event of Rachel's Ride will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18. This Ride/Benefit is to Honor Rachel Sheets, who was killed Oct. 25, 2015, when her vehicle collided with a semitractor, as she was on her way to work. Rachel's Ride is a chance to...

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03/09/2016
Visitors Commission Approves Grants

caption id=attachment_194574 align=aligncenter width=750] Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission members met today March 9, for its by-monthly meeting. Shown, from left, are: David Gustafson, board member; Kristi Plikerd, president; Mark Skibowski, treasurer; Tammy Kratzer, secretary and Jo Pczkowski, vice-president (Photo by Michelle Reed).[/caption] WARSAW - The Kosciusko County...

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06/14/2016
Policy, Taxes and Pierceton Days Discussed In Meeting

PIERCETON - The Pierceton Town Council had a brief meeting, last night, June 13. A resolution for an Internal Control Policy was passed. The policy is mandated by the Indiana State Board of Accounts. After June 30, the town of Pierceton must instate this policy to promote government accountability and...

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03/05/2016
Local Man Circumnavigates Globe

caption id=attachment_192715 align=aligncenter width=700] Brett Dickerson displaying his tent as essential gear[/caption] WARSAW - A local man has clocked more than 9,000 miles cycling the globe. In March, 2015, Brett Dickerson, 36, Warsaw, hopped on his bicycle without any idea where his next stop would be.

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06/01/2016
Traffic Commission Discuss Intersections

WARSAW - The Warsaw Traffic Commission met today, June 1, to discuss parking spaces, going paperless and roundabouts. The traffic commission will have BoardPaq Paperless Meetings sometime later this year. Members of the traffic commission will have BoardPaq training after Captain Kip Shuter returns from leave. Dana Hewitt, parking officer, discussed...

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05/18/2016
Mayor Gives Presentation At Winona Lake Meeting

WINONA LAKE - A Stellar Communities presentation by the mayor and parking restrictions were the main topics, after a bit of lighthearted fun, at the Winona Lake Town Council meeting, Tuesday, May 17. The meeting opened with Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer bringing a small gift for the town of Winona...

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06/09/2016
Carpenter Faces Drug Charges

caption id=attachment_201701 align=alignright width=266] Brandon Charles Carpenter[/caption] WARSAW - Brandon Charles Carpenter, 29, homeless, was booked into Kosciusko County Jail, Sunday, April 6, and charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony. On April 6, Officer Joseph D. Bumbaugh, of the Winona Lake Police Department, responded to a...

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05/29/2016
Mentone Honors Veterans

caption id=attachment_213611 align=aligncenter width=700] Veterans from American Legion Post #49[/caption] MENTONE - The winds were high, but that didnt discourage the veterans, at the Mentone Cemetery, May 29. Nor the people discouraged who came to honor them and those that had fallen while fighting valiantly for this nations freedom. After an...

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04/05/2016
Commissioners Sign ABATE Proclamation

caption id=attachment_201273 align=alignright width=900] Ty Marshall, ABATE treasurer[/caption] WARSAW - The Kosciusko Commissioners signed a proclamation making the month of May Motorcycle Awareness Month. Ty Marshall, Kosciusko American Bikers Aimed Toward Education treasurer, was in attendance at the meeting to sign the proclamation. ABATE is a non-profit safety, educational, charitable and...

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03/08/2016
Gypsy Moth Treatments For Atwood And Pierceton

caption id=attachment_194230 align=aligncenter width=700] Discussing the Indiana Department of Natural Resources gypsy moth project, from left, are, Commissioner Bob Conley; Brad Jackson, vice president; and Marsha McSherry, assistant county administrator.[/caption] WARSAW - Kosciusko County Commissioners met today, March 8, to discuss the mating habits of the gypsy moth. The moths...

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03/08/2016
Mayor Gives State Of City Address

weaver_youtube 5TVftt7elMs rel=0] WARSAW - Mayor Joe Thallemer gave his State of the City address at the Kosciusko County common council meeting Monday, March 7. Thallemer began by saying, "It's been a privilege to serve as your mayor for the past four years and tonight it's an honor to stand here and...

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02/12/2016
Orthopedic Company Expanding In Warsaw

WARSAW - Texmo Precision Castings Inc, an orthopedic manufacturer, was approved for a tax abatement at the Feb. 11, county council meeting and the company expansion will begin this year. Richard Helm, attorney for Texmo Precision Castings Inc., once again came before the council for his requested public hearing for...

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03/02/2016
Dual-language Immersion At Eisenhower Elementary School

WARSAW - Parents have the option of gifting their children with a second language and a broader sense of cultural sensitivity and awareness at Eisenhower Elementary School starting next fall. Eisenhower was one of five schools to receive a grant from the state of Indiana for the dual-language immersion program,...

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05/13/2016
Wheel Tax Keeps On Spinning

WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Council met Thursday, May 12, to discuss grants, the wheel tax and courtesy funds. Pertaining to the county wheel tax/surtax, a decision on whether to lower the wheel tax on trailers is required by July 1, so it can be enacted in 2017.

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05/02/2016
County Commissioners Consider Collaboration

WARSAW - The major topic of the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting today, Monday, May 2, was the request to move forward with a collaboration agreement with OrthoWorx Incorporated to establish and operate Accelinx. Sheryl Conley, president and CEO of OrthoWorx, a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) organization, requested $1 million in funding...

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06/15/2016
Three Michigan Men Arrested For Using Cloned Credit Cards

caption id=attachment_216975 align=alignright width=170] Christopher Shaquille Jones[/caption] WARSAW - Three Michigan men were arrested June 13, after attempting to use cloned credit cards at a local big box chain store. Diamante Mateo Warren, 20, 16195 Ashton Ave., Detroit, Mich., Antonyo Idisa-Julius Clark, 22, 16199 Oxley Road, Southfield, Mich. and Christopher Shaquille...

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03/11/2016
Scott Thomas; Life After Cancer

caption id=attachment_194919 align=alignright width=379] Scott Thomas, Addyson, age 4, Stacy Thomas and Landon, age 2 (Photo provided).[/caption] WARSAW - InkFreeNews caught up with Goshen Firefighter Scott Thomas, 33, and his family to find out how he has been doing since his 2013 diagnosis of a cancerous tumor on the frontal...

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06/08/2016
Butcher Arrested On Drug Charges

caption id=attachment_215229 align=alignright width=275] Arista Ann Butcher[/caption] WARSAW - Arista Ann Butcher, 23, 4031 N. Old Port Road, Warsaw, was taken into custody, Sunday, June 5, and is being charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony and operating a...

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03/30/2016
Getting To Know Winona Lake's New Town Marshal

caption id=attachment_200006 align=alignright width=287] Winona Lake Town Marshal Joe Hawn (Photo provided)[/caption] WINONA LAKE - God has just led me in this direction. His handprint has been on my whole career, said the new Winona Lake Town Marshal Joe Hawn. Hawn said when he was a sophomore at Columbia City High...

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03/31/2016
Hernandez Sentenced On Robbery Charges

caption id=attachment_132712 align=alignright width=220] Ritchie Hernandez Jr[/caption] WARSAW - You have a substantial criminal history, Superior Court I Judge David Cates said to Ritchie Hernandez Jr. as he sentenced him for burglary, a class B felony; obliterating identification marks on a handgun, a class C felony and robbery resulting in...

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03/22/2016
Claypool Council Discusses Water Woes

CLAYPOOL - The town council discussed invoices, audits and working without a clerk/treasurer at its Monday, March 21, meeting. Niki Miller, town president, told the board John Barrett, town attorney, is looking into the issue of the town no longer having a clerk/treasurer since Beth Brewer, previous clerk/treasurer, presented her resignation...

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04/08/2016
Oakwood Cemetery Talks Road Repairs

WARSAW - Road repairs, facility upgrades and equipment trade-ins were the topics of the cemetery board meeting Thursday, April 7. Oakwood Cemetery Sexton Hal Heagy talked to the board about road repairs that need to be taken care of. He said, If we dont get them fixed now were going to have...

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02/12/2016
Local Experts Examine Zika Threat, One Indiana Case Reported

WARSAW - Travel-associated Zika infection is on the rise in the United States and one case has been reported in the Hoosier state. According to a press release from the Indiana State Department of Health, with confirmation from the Center for Disease Control, Feb. 9, marked the first case of...

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03/02/2016
Caudill Sentenced In Circuit Court

caption id=attachment_155556 align=alignright width=234] Jesse Caudill[/caption] WARSAW - A 24-year-old Warsaw man was sentenced to a total of nine years on Tuesday, March 1, to the Indiana Department of Corrections on two charges of dealing a narcotic drug, both level four felonies. However a portion of the sentence was suspended.

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02/25/2016
Let Birds Be Birds

WARSAW - A healthy chicken is a happy chicken and happy chickens lay better quality eggs, according to John Brunnquell, founder and president of Egg Innovations and the Blue Sky Family Farms brand. Egg Innovations has locations at West CR 100N, Warsaw and an organic feed mill at 578 N.

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02/27/2016
Jail Bookings

Kosciusko The following people have been booked in the Kosciusko County Jail: Feb. 26 David Allen Gannon, 49, 221 W. Main St., Warsaw, arrested for public intoxication. Bond: $400 cash. Anthony James Fitzgerald II, 25, 1615 Randolph St., South Bend, arrested for OWI - schedule I, II controlled substance.

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02/23/2016
InkFree Now Translates

WARSAW - InkFree News now has Google Translate. InkFree News is Warsaw's most read, free news source; just last month IFN had over 3.6 million page views. IFN has been working on a way to reach out to more of our diverse community of readers. Because of this diversity IFN...

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02/22/2016
Tragedy Claims North Manchester Students

gallery ids=190001,190000,189999] NORTH MANCHESTER - Three North Manchester University students were returning from Ball State and Taylor University Sunday morning, Feb. 21, when their lives were cut short by a tragic accident. Nerad Grace Mangai, Brook M. Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu were killed in the accident, according to a press...

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02/18/2016
Renowned Mentalist Coming To Warsaw

caption id=attachment_185726 align=alignright width=230] George The Amazing Kreskin[/caption] WARSAW - George The Amazing Kreskin, mentalist, will perform at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Kreskin has been a mentalist for over 30 years and even had his own television show from...

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03/08/2016
No Contact Order For Washington

caption id=attachment_148189 align=alignright width=233] Davion Marques Washington[/caption] WARSAW -One charge was dismissed, while a jail sentence of 10 days was given to Davion Marquis Washington, 26, 111 S. Wood St., Warsaw, on a level 6 battery charge in Kosciusko Circuit Court. Washington was sentenced Monday, March 7, to one year in...

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04/06/2016
On The Fence

WARSAW - A Warsaw property owner is at odds with the Plain Township Trustee over a fencing issue. Chad Zartman, Warsaw area property owner, came to Ink Free News because he says hes having an issue with Plain Township Trustee Jerry Kammerer and wants to bring this matter to light...

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03/07/2016
Richardson Sentenced On Cocaine Charges

caption id=attachment_160306 align=alignright width=262] Brian LaMar Richardson[/caption] WARSAW - Im going to give you a chance because I think you can be a productive part of the community. Youre a smart guy, said Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed to Brian Richardson in his sentencing today, March 7. Richardson, 27,...

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02/10/2016
Etna Green's Electric Rates

caption id=attachment_187118 align=aligncenter width=700] From left: Todd Slabaugh, president; Keith Claassen, vice-president; Kevin Smith, council member; Laura Baker, clerk/treasurer and Don Gruenemyer, Sawvel and Associates (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] ETNA GREEN - On Feb. 9, Don Gruenemyer, of Sawvel and Associates, an engineering service firm from Findlay, Ohio, presented the...

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06/09/2016
Hall Sentenced On Residential Entry

caption id=attachment_209954 align=alignright width=232] Mitchell Patrick Hall[/caption] WARSAW - Mitchell Patrick Hall, 44, 920 Anchorage Road, Warsaw, was sentenced sentenced today, Thursday, June 9, in Superior Court I for residential entry, a level 6 felony. His other charge of intimidation was dismissed. Hall will serve 2 1/2 years in the Indiana Department of...

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02/09/2016
Pierceton Is Looking To Buy New Radios

PIERCETON - The Pierceton town council meeting Monday evening, Feb. 8, started off with the discussion of the completion of the towns $1.4 million sewer lining project and the news of the infiltration being reduced from 40 percent to 38 percent. The next order of business was the trash totes...

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06/13/2016
Connolly Arrested For Theft

caption id=attachment_216518 align=alignright width=291] Calvin Lance Connolly[/caption] WARSAW - Calvin Connolly, 19, 1404 Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail, Saturday, June 11, for aiding, inducing or causing burglary, a level 4 felony and a class A misdemeanor of theft. Warsaw Police Officer Ryan Moore responded to a burglary/theft...

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03/11/2016
Council Discusses Wheel And Surtax

caption id=attachment_194959 align=aligncenter width=750] Kosciusko County Council discussing the importance of the wheel/surtax. From left: John Fussle, councilman; Robert Sanders, president; Michelle Puckett, county auditor and Tom Anglin, councilman.[/caption] WARSAW - An update on the countys status for the regional cities was among the topics at the the Kosciusko County...

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05/29/2016
Mentone Honors Veterans

caption id=attachment_213611 align=aligncenter width=700] Veterans from American Legion Post #49[/caption] MENTONE - The winds were high, but that didnt discourage the veterans, at the Mentone Cemetery, May 29. Nor the people discouraged who came to honor them and those that had fallen while fighting valiantly for this nations freedom. After an...

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06/15/2016
Searfoss Arrested On Drug Charges

caption id=attachment_217468 align=alignright width=182] Bradley Ryan Searfoss[/caption] KOSCIUSKO - Police have arrested a North Webster resident on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony and possession of meth, a level 6 felony. Charges were filed June 13, against Bradley R. Searfoss, 37, 325 E Madison St., North Webster.

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05/27/2016
New Life Premiered At North Pointe Cinemas

caption id=attachment_213353 align=aligncenter width=700] Drew Waters and Erin Bethea from New Life the movie (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - The most important thing about life - is to live it," according to Benjamin Morton (Jonathan Patrick Moore) from New Life the movie, which premiered last night, May 26, at...

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02/09/2016
Max Miller Named Veteran Of The Month

caption id=attachment_186731 align=aligncenter width=700] From left: Ron Truex, president; Bob Conley, board member; Rich Maron, veteran's affairs officer; Max Miller, veteran of the month and Brad Jackson, vice-president (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - The county commissioners meeting kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 9, with naming Max Miller, Warsaw, as Februarys Veteran...

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01/21/2016
Warsaw Woman Arrested For Battery

caption id=attachment_183947 align=alignright width=335] Kailey Morgan Schue[/caption] WARSAW - A Warsaw woman was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 20, on two charges of battery. Kailey M. Schue, 23, 1692 E. CR 200N, Warsaw, was arrested for a count I domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor and a count II domestic battery with a...

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02/25/2016
KCV Cycles Into Spring

caption id=attachment_190975 align=aligncenter width=700] Brett Dickerson at the KCV meeting showing the group his travel route across America on a map (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WINONA LAKE - Kosciusko County Velo is gearing up for the upcoming cycling season. The season and other news for the organization was discussed Tuesday evening,...

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02/04/2016
Tippecanoe Woman Wins An Arctic Cat 300

caption id=attachment_185715 align=alignright width=277] (From left) Jay Michaels, Kerlin Motors; Roger Grossman; Kyle Hilliard holding Ethan Hilliard; Chris Lake; Carson Hilliard; Stephanie Hilliard holding Nolan Hilliard; Valerie Warner, Kerlin Motors; Mark Andis and Nick Prenice, Kerlin Motors (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Stephanie Hilliard from Tippecanoe was the grand...

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02/03/2016
Preliminary Plans Approved For New Fire Station

caption id=attachment_185534 align=aligncenter width=700] Preliminary design for the new three-bay Wayne-Warsaw Fire Station (Photo provided)[/caption] WARSAW - The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory meeting started off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, with an introduction of all those present, including Jack Daniel and Aimee Shimasaki from Martin Riley Architects of Fort Wayne.

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02/18/2016
Warsaw Teen Waived To Adult Court

caption id=attachment_188978 align=alignright width=204] Ivan Gonzalez Herrera[/caption] WARSAW - A 17-year-old Warsaw teen has been waived to adult court on multiple charges. Ivan Gonzalez Herrera, 17, 1041 N. Park Avenue, Warsaw, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, then released on his own recognizance.

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02/01/2016
Family Seeks Help For 27-Year-Old Woman With Heart Failure

(function() { var ARTICLE_URL = window.location.href; var CONTENT_ID = everything; document.write( +\x3C/scr+ipt); })(); [caption id=attachment_185267 align=alignright width=345] Katy Bowser (Photo provided)[/caption] WARSAW - Katy Bowser, 27, North Webster, mother of two girls and fiancé of Dwayne Cooper, was in a coma at Lutheran Hospital just days...

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02/25/2016
Bourbon Teen Charged In 2015 Fatality

caption id=attachment_152588 align=aligncenter width=700] (Photo by Chelsea Los)[/caption] WARSAW - A Bourbon man has been charged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death with a schedule I or II controlled substance, or its metabolite, in the blood, a level 5 felony. [caption id=attachment_190733 align=alignright width=207] Justin Ray Gladieux[/caption] Justin Ray Gladieux,...

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01/21/2016
Kohl's Employee Arrested For Theft

caption id=attachment_183946 align=alignright width=265] Amy Nicole Foreman[/caption] WARSAW - A Winona Lake woman was arrested for allegedly stealing from Kohls. Amy Nicole Foreman, 27, 409 Oak Hill St., Winona Lake, was arrested for count I theft, a level 6 felony. According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed Jan.

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02/18/2016
Nappanee Man Batters Child

caption id=attachment_188979 align=alignright width=212] Jesse Doe Walker[/caption] MILFORD - A Nappanee man has been arrested on a charge of battery to a person less than 14 years of age, a level 5 felony, and battery, a class A misdemeanor. Jesse Doe Walker, 25, whose address was listed as 8784 N.

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02/27/2016
Mayor Takes Part In Veterans History Project

caption id=attachment_191461 align=aligncenter width=700] Mayor Joe Thallemer, right, interviewing Phillip Neff (Photos by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Staff from the office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, along with Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer and several other volunteers participated in preserving history yesterday afternoon, Feb. 26, at Lake City Place Senior Living....

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01/30/2016
Tim Hawkins To Appear At The Honeywell Center

caption id=attachment_185059 align=alignright width=276] Tim Hawkins[/caption] WABASH - Singer/songwriter, author, comedian and jackwagon, the multi-talented Tim Hawkins will be at the Honeywell Center 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. Hawkins' style of clean comedy is for the whole family. He says he takes things from every day life and incorporates it...

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02/19/2016
Boomerang Backpacks Get Donation From K21

caption id=attachment_189505 align=aligncenter width=700] Tippecanoe Valley Schools Life Skills class, from left: Rosy Jansma, K21 board of directors; Gage Williams, Floyd Bradley, Miles Fowley and Sara Shumacher. Back row: Kyle Perry, Eric Hume, River Thomas, Mike Bendicsen, principal; Emma Coppes, teacher; Jenna Schultz, student intern; Kendra Kimes, instructional assistant...

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01/08/2016
Kevin Smith Elected To Etna Green Town Council

caption id=attachment_182263 align=alignright width=221] Kevin Smith[/caption] ETNA GREEN - Etna Green has a new town council member. Kevin Smith was appointed by the Kosciusko County Republican Chairman in December to fill Andrew Cooks vacancy. Cook, who was re-elected by default to another term, declined that re-election. Smith, who is a first responder,...

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02/02/2016
Warsaw Common Council Discusses Snow Penalties

(function() { var ARTICLE_URL = window.location.href; var CONTENT_ID = everything; document.write( +\x3C/scr+ipt); })(); WARSAW - The Warsaw Common Council's Feb. 1, meeting kicked off with old business and a second reading of an ordinance to increase the Traffic Safety Commission from seven members to nine. Mayor Joseph Thallemer said,...

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01/15/2016
Proposed Tax Abatement, Funds Allocated

caption id=attachment_183144 align=aligncenter width=700] Kosciusko County Council President Robert Sanders and Vice-President Brad Tandy (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - The Kosciusko County Council met 7 p.m. Jan. 14, to discuss salary ordinances, appropriations and tax abatement. During the meeting, Ed Rock, emergency management director, presented a hefty grant sum before...

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01/08/2016
Miss Kosciusko County 2016 Announces Contestants

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY - The annual Miss Kosciusko County pageant is almost here. The participants have been chosen from Kosciusko and surrounding counties. The pageant will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, in Wawasee Middle School. There is an admission fee. The event is sponsored by the Miss Kosciusko County Scholarship...

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01/07/2016
Grovertown Man Arrested For Alleged Forgery

caption id=attachment_182063 align=alignright width=317] Thomas Levendowski[/caption] PLYMOUTH - A Grovertown man has been arrested by Plymouth Police for allegedly attempting to cash counterfeit travelers checks. Plymouth Police Department received a report on Nov. 17, regarding a counterfeit travelers check in the amount of $500 that had been cashed on Nov....

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12/29/2015
Help From Public Sought By Police

PLYMOUTH - Marshall County Sheriffs Department is seeking the publics help in locating a suspect in a stolen vehicle case. Officer Sgt. Nicholas Laffoon of the Marshall County Sheriffs Department witnessed a vehicle speeding and driving erratically on US 30 at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27. When Laffoon attempted a...

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01/11/2016
Warsaw Man Arrested For Theft, Probation Violation

WARSAW - Virgil R. Dordon, 50, 701. S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, was arrested Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, on theft, class A misdemeanor; conversion, a class A misdemeanor, and probation violation. The theft charge was enhanced due to a previous conviction of conversion on...

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01/19/2016
Claypool Meeting Almost Cancelled

CLAYPOOL - The Claypool Town Council started off with a small hiccup as the meeting was almost cancelled due to the board not having the proper paperwork completed to be sworn into office. Previous Clerk/Treasurer and Notary Connie Morgan saved the meeting when she swore in the president, Niki Miller, and two...

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01/26/2016
NIPSCO's $270 Million Project Begins Construction In Early Spring

caption id=attachment_184579 align=aligncenter width=700] Kosciusko County Commissioner and Vice-President Brad Jackson[/caption] WARSAW - The County Commissioners meeting started off with an announcement regarding an error made in roles of elected officials. Since the current vice president, Bob Conley, was president last term he cannot hold the vice-presidency this term. Conley stepped...

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01/07/2016
Milford Woman Arrested On Warrant For Alleged Drug Charge

caption id=attachment_182072 align=alignright width=265] Pamela S. McGreevy[/caption] MILFORD - A Milford woman was arrested on warrants for alleged drug related charges. Pamela S. McGreevy, 49, 13276 N. 150E, Milford, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6, for a level 6 felony, possession of methamphetamine; and level 6 felony, maintaining a common nuisance.

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01/06/2016
Local Man Arrested On Heroin Charges

caption id=attachment_181928 align=alignright width=269] Brandon David Mettler[/caption] WARSAW - A Warsaw man was arrested recently for alleged possession of a narcotic drug and possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Brandon David Mettler, 34, 3483 N. 100E Lot 2, Warsaw, was arrested Dec. 21, both...

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01/28/2016
Local Man To Compete In World Dodgeball Cup

caption id=attachment_184826 align=alignright width=296] Scott Stoffel[/caption] COLUMBIA CITY - Dodgeball, the game that strikes terror in the hearts of middle school PE students everywhere, is deeply entrenched in the heart of one Columbia City man. Columbia City native, Scott Stoffel, has the opportunity to represent the United States in the first...

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02/02/2016
Legislators Looking To Eliminate Meth Epidemic

INDIANA - The Senate considered two proposals Tuesday, Feb. 2, that would address Indiana's meth epidemic. One was Senate Bill 80. This bill approaches the topic of giving more power to pharmacists in deciding whether to sell pseudoephedrine or ephedrine on the basis of the pharmacists professional judgement. This bill would...

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01/06/2016
Warsaw Woman Arrested For Battery Of Minor

caption id=attachment_180228 align=alignright width=255] Amika Joyce Bolen[/caption] WARSAW - A Warsaw woman was arrested mid-December on two counts of battery. Amika Joyce Bolen, 21, 920 Anchorage Road, Warsaw, was arrested Dec. 19, for a level 6 felony battery on a person less than 14 years and a class A misdemeanor battery...

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01/13/2016
Etna Green Town Council Looking For A Sign

caption id=attachment_182844 align=aligncenter width=700] Etna Greens new town council vice-president and president; Keith Claassen and Todd Slabaugh (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] ETNA GREEN - The Etna Green town council met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The meeting started by installing the new president, Todd Slabaugh and vice-president, Keith Claassen.

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01/16/2016
Stimmel And Bontrager Sentenced

caption id=attachment_115019 align=alignright width=174] Michelle A. Stimmel[/caption] WARSAW - Two individuals arrested in August 2014, have received sentences in their court matters. Both were facing multiple charges relating to corrupt business influence, drugs and synthetic drugs. Michelle L. Stimmel, 37, 6351 Jackson St., Kimmel, was sentenced to the Indiana Department of...

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01/25/2016
Market Street Project Ribbon Cutting Held Today

caption id=attachment_184454 align=aligncenter width=700] Front (from left) row: Mayor Joe Thallemer; Rob Parker, president and CEO of Chamber of Commerce; Kevan Biggs, president of Biggs Property Management; Rich Haddad, K21 Foundation Director; Brad Bishop, Orthoworks; Cindy Heplar, Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation; Cindy Dobbins, City Council; Melanie...

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02/04/2016
Pierceton Talks Parcels

PIERCETON - The Pierceton town council met last night, Wednesday, Feb. 3, for an administrative meeting. The only ones present for the meeting were members of the council, although, the meeting was open to the public. Jerry Kreger, clerk/treasurer, stated that the meeting was informal and informational. The topic of the meeting...

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02/04/2016
Tippecanoe Woman Wins An Arctic Cat 300

caption id=attachment_185715 align=alignright width=277] (From left) Jay Michaels, Kerlin Motors; Roger Grossman; Kyle Hilliard holding Ethan Hilliard; Chris Lake; Carson Hilliard; Stephanie Hilliard holding Nolan Hilliard; Valerie Warner, Kerlin Motors; Mark Andis and Nick Prenice, Kerlin Motors (Photo by Michelle Reed)[/caption] WARSAW - Stephanie Hilliard from Tippecanoe was the grand...

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12/31/2015
Angola Man Arrested For Possession Of Methamphetamine

caption id=attachment_180237 align=alignright width=375] Travis Lee Covell[/caption] NORTH WEBSTER - An Angola man was recently arrested for possession and dealing of a narcotic, theft of a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license. Travis Lee Covell, 29, 612 Carlin Dr., Angola, was arrested on Dec. 18, for a level 2...

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08/15/2016
Supernatural Star Calls Out Bartender - The Indy Muse

MINNEAPOLIS - Around 2 a.m est, Monday, Aug. 15, Jared Padalecki, who stars in the CW show Supernatural, took to Facebook to air a complaint against a woman he called, "The meanest human being" he's ever been around.