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Six Witnesses Testify In Warsaw Murder Trial

WARSAW — Thirteen jury members were selected and six witnesses testified during the first day of a four-day jury trial regarding a murder in Warsaw. Vickie Louise Wooldridge, 45, 19 M Dee Acres, Nappanee, is charged with murder, a felony; attempted murder, a level 1 felony; aggravated battery and attempted criminal confinement, both level 3 felonies; and battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony.
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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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City Deals With 2 Dilapidated Buildings Owned By Same Person

Those were the first words from a woman last week when she was approached and asked about the dilapidated four-unit apartment building at 500 Chinworth Drive in Warsaw. The neighbor said the building near her residence has gone downhill in the past year with police calls, drug use and a continuous flow of new people in and out of the building.

Warsaw Man Receives Local Sentence On Two Drug Cases

WARSAW — A Warsaw man will serve a four-year sentence locally on two drug possession cases. In the first case, Chadd Leroy Shumaker, 40, 113 S. Wood St., Warsaw, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear, both level 6 felonies. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony, in a second case. Eight additional criminal charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Nappanee Man Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Possession, Resisting Law Enforcement

A Nappanee man was arrested Saturday, August 6 following a traffic stop in the area of 9A Road and Collins Drive in Marshall County. A Marshall County Sheriff’s Department deputy initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Yamaha moped at 3:30 a.m. ET. Police say the driver of the moped, Brandon J. Hattery, failed to comply with officers and threw an item into a yard. Officers discovered the item to be a methamphetamine pipe with residue, according to the report. Officers also allegedly found marijuana hidden on his person.

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."

Summer ’23 season at Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., in Warsaw has announced the lineup for their 2023 Summer Season. The immersive “in-the-round” theater will welcome six shows to the stage next summer, starting in June and ending in August. The first show will be family friendly favorite The Little...

Syracuse Man Gets Six Year Sentence For Firing Handgun

WARSAW — A Syracuse man has been sentenced to six years after he fired a handgun near two people. Phom Ma Jack Davis Nakasen, 40, 1206 N. Algonquin Drive, was sentenced for five charges related to the incident. Those include one count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony; two counts of pointing a firearm at another, both Level 6 felonies; carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, a Class A misdemeanor.

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...
Times-Union Newspaper

WCS And SYM Financial Advisors Announce Free All-Sports Passes For WCHS Students

Warsaw Community Schools announced a five-year partnership with SYM Financial Advisors to cover the cost of all-sport passes for all ninth- to 12th-grade Warsaw Community High School students. In celebration of the partnership, the Warsaw Tiger cheer block will be identified as the “SYM Zone.” Students can look for the...

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.

Friday Fest hits Downtown Nappanee

NAPPANEE, Ind. -- Downtown Nappanee is hosting Friday Fest for families to come out and have fun. The Festival will have live music, food and beverages, bike and car shows and more. A fourth annual food truck competition will also take place and needs guests to vote on their favorite...
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Warsaw School Board Hears Safety Update

School safety was a topic of discussion during the Warsaw School Board meeting Tuesday. Dr. David Robertson, assistant superintendent of elementary education, highlighted some of the work Warsaw Community Schools did over the summer in regards to school safety. He said the summer did start off with a countywide tabletop...

Friday Night Football Fever Preview: Warsaw Tigers

WARSAW — The Warsaw Tigers are returning a whole host of players with experience. The Tigers have six returners on offense and four of their five leading tacklers on defense. Warsaw started 7-1 a year ago but limped to the finish, getting outscored 48 to zero in the team's...