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Car thefts in Goshen

Goshen Police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins. Investigators say the break-ins and thefts of around a dozen cars happened during the overnight hours on Monday, Aug. 8, in neighborhoods between along 12th Street to 16th Street. Items taken include clothing, money, bank cards, a wallet, a passport, a...
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Missing 16-year-old Walkerton girl found safe; suspect arrested

WALKERTON, Ind. (WNDU) - Update: Lacie has been recovered safety by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and Jamison has been placed under arrest. The Walkerton Police Department needs your help locating 16-year-old Lacie Lynn Mattke. Lacie weighs 120 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes. She...
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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.
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Wawasee School Officials Says School Safety A Priority

SYRACUSE - Wawasee Community Schools began its 2022-23 school year on Wednesday. The night before, the Wawasee School Board heard a safety report from Superintendent Dr. Steve Troyer, Wawasee High School Assistant Principal Steve Perek and Syracuse Police Department officer Joe Leach. “One of the things that’s been a hot...

Missing 16-year-old found, convicted felon arrested

Lacie Lynn Mattke. Photo courtesy: Walkerton Police Department Jamison Al Ashby. Photo courtesy: Walkerton Police Department 2005 red Ford Focus with Indiana license plate CPG660. Photo courtesy: Walkerton Police Department.
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Physical Evidence Presented To Jury In Murder Case

The state of Indiana called eight additional witnesses in the second day of a jury trial regarding a murder in Warsaw. In this case, Vickie Louise Wooldridge, 45, of 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.

Plans being made to combine Milford and Wawasee Middle Schools

WAWASEE, Ind. (WNDU) - At a board meeting on Tuesday, Wawasee Superintendent, Dr. Steve Troyer stated that it was time to start thinking of how to combine Milford’s 6th through 8th grades with Wawasee Middle School. Troyer said that at Milford, the 6th through 8th grades only have a...

Marshall County Bridge repair

MARSHALL, Ind. -- Bridge repair work begins August 10th in Argos. East of Hickory and Filbert, 17th road will be closed for two weeks. Marshall County asks you to take a different route.

Sheriff’s Merit Board Hears Details About Barricade Incident

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in which a man had barricaded himself in an attic. KCSO Sgt. Travis Shively provided that information at the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Merit Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10. He noted that Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes had asked him to mention it at the meeting.
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Budget Process Underway For Wawasee Schools

SYRACUSE - Planning for Wawasee Community School Corporation’s budget for 2023 has been underway, with interim Chief Financial Officer Dr. Brandon Penrod leading the School Board through a budget workshop Tuesday. After going through the workshop, the Board approved for Penrod to advertise the proposed budget on the public...

Lake City Bank Announces Two Promotions

WARSAW — Lake City Bank recently announced two new promotions. Karla J. Kroll has been promoted to assistant vice president, loan systems support officer. In this position, Kroll manages, develops and implements commercial lending tools and works with business units and third-party partners to provide the best solutions for the bank and its customers. She has been with the bank for 23 years.

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...
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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...

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.

BMV holding a hearing on closing the Nappanee branch

NAPPANEE, Ind. -- The Indiana BMV is holding a public hearing on closing the Nappanee branch. If the Nappanee branch closes, the closest branch would be the Goshen branch which is more than twenty minutes away. The hearing will be on Market Street on Tuesday, August 23 at 6 p.m.

Funeral set for Emma Thomson, Rep. Walorski’s communications director

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Rep. Jackie Walorski’s communications director, according to the obituary. Emma Thomson, 28, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday in an SUV-car crash near Wakarusa, Indiana. Thomson was in the SUV with Walorski in the crash that killed a total of four people.

Quick Hit: ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Grammy- and Tony-winning Smokey Joe’s Café, featuring The Songs of Lieber and Stoller will be at Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw from Aug. 11-20. One of Broadway’s longest-running musical revues, Smokey Joe’s Café features 40 songs that you know and love, making this a show that already feels familiar from the start.

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.

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...