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Charles K. “Chuck” Ream

CULVER – Charles K. “Chuck” Ream of rural Culver passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, in his home following an illness. He was born on April 1, 1942, in Knox to the late Nicholas and Etta (Davis) Ream. He was 80 years-old at the time of his death.
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An Ounce Of Meth Leads To 8-Year Sentence

WARSAW — A Mentone man will serve eight years in prison after police discovered him in possession of one ounce of methamphetamine. Dennis D. Meade, 54, 4929 S. 700W, Mentone, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. Two criminal charges, as well as two additional drug cases, were all dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
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Theft Of Tesla In Mentone Quickly Culminates In Crash

MENTONE — A woman who allegedly stole a Tesla in Mentone crashed it minutes later into a thicket of trees. The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. on a gravel road that leads to the town’s sewage plant. The unidentified driver was airlifted by Lutheran Air to a...

Batmobile Garage Raid Hearing Canceled, California DA Considers Dropping Case

Our friend, Mark Racop, who owns Fiberglass Freaks in Indiana, had his garage raided recently by a California Sheriff's Office thousands of miles from their jurisdiction. Racop, who is the only artist licensed to replicate the 1966 Batmobile, told ABC 7 that customer Sam Anagnostou ordered one of the $210,000 vehicles, but missed a $20,000 payment during the building process. He "disappeared on me for over eight months, almost nine months."

Bridge Work Starting this Week in Marshall County

Bridge work is starting this week in Marshall County. The bridge replacement project on Queen Road north of 1st Road has begun with no thru traffic allowed. The road will be closed up to 60 days in order to complete the project. Bridge repair work will begin Wednesday, August 10...

Body of West Lafayette man pulled from Tippecanoe River

Indiana conservation officers are investigating the death of a West Lafayette man after his body was recovered Saturday night from the Tippecanoe River near Monticello. Carroll County dispatch received a 911 call about 8:30 p.m. Saturday of a possible drowning near the area of the 600 block of North 1225 West, according to a Department of Natural Resources news release Monday afternoon.

Monticello man held in homicide investigation

MONTICELLO, Ind. — White County deputies have arrested Randall R. Chamberlain of Monticello while they investigate Sunday's killing of Cayla L. Moore, according to the White County Sheriff's Office. White County deputies were called to the 4400 block of Northwest Shafer Drive about 7:25 p.m. Sunday on a report...

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Named Most Socially Responsible Hospital in Indiana

Saint Joseph Plymouth Medical Center was named the “Most Socially Responsible Hospital” in Indiana by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index. The Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility provides benchmarks for hospitals to measure how well they serve their patients and communities. The Lown Index is a unique tool for evaluating hospitals as social institutions using 53 metrics such as racial inclusivity of patients, employee pay equity, cost efficiency, and clinical outcomes.

West Lafayette man drowns in Tippecanoe River

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana conservation officers are investigating the death of a West Lafayette man after his body was recovered from the Tippecanoe River, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. On Saturday at 8:17 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call of a possible drowning that happened...

Tippecanoe Chapman Sewer Bids $9.5 Million Over Estimate

NORTH WEBSTER — Bids for the Tippecanoe and Chapman sewer project came in over the preliminary engineering report estimate costs and above the funding allocated by the State Revolving Fund and USDA Rural Development. The low bids on all three contracts totaled $41,527,581.27, well above the estimated cost of...
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Silver Lake Lions Donates School Supplies To Claypool Elementary

Warsaw Community Schools thanks the Silver Lake Lions Club for their recent donation to students at Claypool Elementary School. Nichole Taylor, Angel McGlennen, Mia Smith and Lynda Schuster presented the donation. Taylor said, “Over $2,000 was donated by local businesses. We’d like to thank Silver Lake Lions Club;Shankster Brothers; Silver...

Knox City Council to Meet Tonight

The Knox City Council will discuss an ordinance in adopting a water project for new construction standards. The purpose of this ordinance is to ensure development while meeting the minimum standard for working with potable water in the City of Knox. The city’s intent is to establish water project construction standards that will ensure the public health, safety and welfare within the City of Knox Water Utility Service area.

Aaron Walaitis

Aaron W. Walaitis, 45, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at St. Joseph Regional Hospital, Plymouth. He was born Nov. 27, 1976. He is survived by his parents, retired Navy Capt. William and Marleen Walaitis, Culver; daughter, Isabel, Croatia; and sister, Jennifer (Steve) Johnson, Orlando Fla. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is in...

Joan Haag — UPDATED

Joan M. Haag 83, Rochester died at 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Life Care Center of Rochester, Rochester. She was born Jan. 24, 1939. She married Charles E. Clawson on Oct. 8, 1958; he preceded her in death. On Aug. 5, 1995, she married Donald L. Keele; he preceded her in death. On June 19, 2001, she married Russell W. Haag; he preceded her in death.

James Manuwal — UPDATED

James R. Manuwal, 78, Argos, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Argos. He was born Nov. 23, 1943. He married Sandra Phelps on May 1, 1966; she survives. He is also survived by his four children, Sarah (Kip) Emmonds, Tippecanoe, Abigail (Mark) McIntire, Argos, Adam Manuwal, Culver and Seth Manuwal, Tippecanoe; eight granchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Becky) Manuwal, Plymouth; sister, Kathy Herschberger, Westfield; brother-in-law, Richard Larson; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie (David) Wright and Susie (Terry) Bellmer.

Susan “Susie” Clare Long

Susan “Susie” Clare Long, 82, Logansport, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 6, 2022, in the Woodbridge Health Campus. Born January 9, 1940, in Huntington, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Jeanette (Cree) Parker. Susie was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School. A homemaker...