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Altrusa Club Making Plans For Spring Bazaar

WARSAW – Altrusa International of Warsaw Inc. initiated another new member at their meeting on Jan. 19. Connie Daggett was received into membership in a ceremony conducted by membership co-chairs Stephanie Booth and Mary Garrett. Connie was sponsored by Donna Josellis and welcomed into the club by President Vicki Martin.
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Zone variance allows Interfaith to run shelter

GOSHEN — Interfaith Hospitality Network can run a shelter in a Goshen school building on a three-year trial basis after a vote by city zoning authorities. GIHN plans to convert the north half of the former Riverdale Elementary School into an emergency shelter for women and families. They will turn three classrooms into bedrooms and another classroom into office space after the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday granted a variance for the building at 801 W. Wilkinson St.
GOSHEN, IN
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires Warsaw-Native to Build Presence

WARSAW – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana has hired a new Community Development Director, Tammy Smith, to build a stronger presence in Kosciusko County. Tammy, a Warsaw Native, brings expertise as well as a long-standing history within the community along with her. Having worked in the nonprofit sector her entire adult life, Tammy knows the ins and outs of building that presence within her community.
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New Foundation Aims To Boost Non-Profits

WARSAW – Kosciusko County Community Foundation has announced a new grant opportunity for charitable nonprofits serving residents of Kosciusko County. Applications are currently being accepted to fund projects that aid in building nonprofit capacity and sustainability. Grant dollars for this initiative come from the Community Foundation, K21 Health Foundation and the Dekko Foundation.
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Optimism Abounds For Overturning Roe V. Wade On 49th Anniversary

WARSAW — Local pro-life leaders are optimistic about the potential for overturning Roe v. Wade. That hope was expressed at Right To Life of North Central Indiana’s memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 22. Saturday was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. More...
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CASA Kicks Off 30th Year While Reflecting On 2021

During the CASA of Kosciusko County annual luncheon Friday, attendees were told what CASA did in 2021 and its plans for the future. In 2021, the local Department of Child Services assessed 2,086 cases of reported abuse or neglect, down about 7.5% from 2020, Erin Rowland Jones, CASA of Kosciusko County executive director, said during the luncheon at the Blue Apron restaurant at Warsaw Community High School.
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Foundation Announces New Grant Opportunity For Nonprofits

Kosciusko County Community Foundation has announced a new grant opportunity for charitable nonprofits serving residents of Kosciusko County. Applications are being accepted to fund projects that aid in building nonprofit capacity and sustainability. Grant dollars for this initiative come from the Community Foundation, K21 Health Foundation and the Dekko Foundation.
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From ashes to new hope Nappanee church begins rebuilding

Last September, a fire ripped through parts of the First Church of God during a Sunday school worship. It damaged parts of the church including where members worshiped, thankfully, no one was hurt. The building was not a total loss as the two wings in the front are still intact.
NAPPANEE, IN
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Animal Shelters Flooded With Donations In Honor Of Betty White

WARSAW — Animal rescue organizations and shelters around the country have been flooded with donations this week in honor of the late actress and animal advocate Betty White, who passed away just weeks before her 100th birthday. White, a beloved Hollywood legend, passed away on Dec. 31 in her...
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CASA Kicks Off 30th Year While Reflecting On 2021

During the CASA of Kosciusko County annual luncheon Friday, attendees were told what CASA did in 2021 and its plans for the future. In 2021, the local Department of Child Services assessed 2,086 cases of reported abuse or neglect, down about 7.5% from 2020, Erin Rowland Jones, CASA of Kosciusko County executive director, said during the luncheon at the Blue Apron restaurant at Warsaw Community High School.
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KCV Cycling Club Donates Bike Lights For WPD Officers To Distribute

On Thursday, the Warsaw Police Department was visited by members of the Kosciusko County Velo Cycling Club. The club’s board of directors met with WPD on station to present bicycle lights for officers to distribute during patrol when the need is recognized. The set includes a red light for the rear and white for front. Each can be in flash or steady mode, according to a news release from WPD.
WARSAW, IN
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North Webster Lions Club Fish & Tenderloin Fry Feb. 5

NORTH WEBSTER – The North Webster Lions Club will hold a Dan’s Fish & Tenderloin Fry fundraiser dinner on Feb. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the North Webster American Legion Post 253, Ind. 13, North Webster. This will be drive-thru carryout only. A ticket includes fish...
NORTH WEBSTER, IN
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WEF Awards Three Red Apple Grants

WARSAW — The Warsaw Education Foundation recently awarded three Warsaw Community Schools’ educators with Red Apple Grants. They were awarded for fall 2021. It was the second of two cycles of grant awards for 2021. Teachers will use the remainder of the school year and beyond working on these projects, and their students will benefit from the learning these opportunities provide.
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County Velo Cycling Club Donates Bike Lights To Warsaw Police

WARSAW — Warsaw Police Department recently received a donation of bike lights from the Kosciusko County Velo Cycling Club. On Thursday, Jan. 20, WPD was met by KCV Cycling Club’s Board of Directors at the police station. KCV Cycling Club presented bicycle lights for Warsaw officers to distribute during patrol when the need is recognized. The set includes a red light for the rear and white for the front. Each can be in flash or steady mode.
WARSAW, IN
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Foundation Awards $17,500 For Limitless Park In Winona Lake

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation has awarded a Community Funds Grant of $17,500 to Winona Lake for the planned completion of the town’s Limitless Park. Winona Lake Limitless Park’s “Countdown to Completion” campaign was launched in 2021 and aims to raise $1.3 million through public grants and private donors. The final phases of the park’s development will include an upgrade and extension of the playground, new interactive elements, improvements to the beach and greater connectivity throughout the park.
WINONA LAKE, IN
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Community Quiz Bowl Planned For March 15

WARSAW — The Warsaw Education Foundation will host its annual Community Quiz Bowl in-person on Tuesday, March 15, in the Warsaw Community High School TRAC. Community members and businesses are invited to participate in teams of five members. Trivia questions will be presented, and the winning team earns bragging rights and the quiz bowl trophy.
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