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• The 5th annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Eve was planned on Dec. 31 at the millpond on Hamilton Lake in Steuben County. The plunge benefits the Hamilton Lions Club and Steuben County Crimestoppers. The millpond is located on S.R. 1, just north of the four-way stop.
Fugitive sex-offender arrested in Steuben County after multi-hour search
Two people were arrested following a multi-hour search in Fremont on Friday. Just after 9:30 am, Steuben County Sheriff’s detectives arrived in the 700 block of West North Street in Fremont acting on a tip from the public on the possible whereabouts of 43-year-old fugitive registered sex offender Aaron Harp, who had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest out of Steuben County.
Water/Ways going to return
ANGOLA — Water/Ways is going to make a return of sorts. The local edition that was part of the Smithsonian Museum national exhibit that was in Steuben County the summer of 2022 is going to have some encore performances in the Steuben Community Center. From late May to mid-July...
Scchneider wins Lilly full ride scholarship
ANGOLA —Ken Schneider missed his flight Tuesday afternoon because the school called, because of something one of his daughters did, and that’s how he found out his daughter Holly, an Angola High School senior, won the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Steuben County. “Holly demonstrates all of...
Aviation board moving forward in wake of death of its president
ANGOLA — The Steuben County Board of Aviation Commissioners are going to proceed on the agenda established by its late president, Randy Strebig, who died in a plane crash along with his wife, Allison Wheaton, on Nov. 26 outside of Ludington, Michigan, says the board’s vice president. Greg...
CASA recognizes volunteers for service
KENDALLVILLE — Northeast Indiana CASA, a nonprofit advocate for children in the region, recently gathered to celebrate the dedication of two of its volunteers. Nancy Weaver and Kevin Likes each have served for five years as Court Appointed Special Advocates, offering a voice for children involved in judicial proceedings.
ANGOLA — The following people were booked into the Steuben County Jail after they were arrested by police on Wednesday. Formal charges are filed in court by the Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office.
Love will live on in this local prairie
The day was gray and foggy, and the ground was soddened with the leftover rain from the day before. It didn’t really matter as we were all dressed for the occasion, and no one seemed to mind the dampness. With hats and gloves and sweatshirts, 50 of us gathered to plant a small prairie under the guidance of Nate Simons of Blue Heron Ministries. We were of all ages from children to those of us much past the age of children, yet we were kindred spirits on this day. Laughing. Talking. Smiling. Crying.
Election data shows narrowed margins of victory for GOP
ANGOLA — America went to extremes in the last Presidential Election with one side cherry red and the other midnight blue, and the aftermath was brutal — Riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, disrupted a joint session of Congress to count Electoral College votes and photos of a half-naked, buffalo-horned "Q Anon Shaman” protesting with a bullhorn inside the Senate Chamber flashed around the world.
See the lights, and Santa!
CROOKED LAKE — A special night is being planned for visitors to the Steuben County Event Center to see the drive-though light display on Dec. 16. In addition to the display that covers the park's vast property on Crooked Lake, people can also stop at the Event Center and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire, Pursuit Arrest, and Plane Crash Impact Steuben County, Indiana
This week, there were three incidents in Steuben County, Indiana that require attention in the weekly safety report. A house in Orland was destroyed in a fire, resulting in the building being uninhabitable. A pursuit that started in Branch County ended with the arrest of a suspect in Steuben County. Lastly, a plane crash in Ludington, Michigan claimed the lives of an Angola couple and their two dogs.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Adams; Allen; Blackford; De Kalb; Grant; Huntington; Jay; Noble; Steuben; Wells; Whitley. Morning Fog Warning: Dense Patches Expected Early morning commuters should exercise caution due to areas of dense fog, which may reduce visibility to half a mile or less at times. The fog is expected to clear by mid-morning with the arrival of rain from the west. Drivers are advised to reduce speed, use low beam headlights, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
Salvation Army of Elkhart celebrates 120 years of service
ELKHART, Ind. - The Salvation Army of Elkhart hosted their annual Christmas gala, Friday night, raising funds for their programs throughout Elkhart, LaGrange and Steuben counties. Over 70 individuals gathered in formal attire at the Lerner Theater's Crystal Ball room, thanking their sponsors. The Salvation Army of Elkhart aids in...
Public Safety Board approves SRO Agreement
ANGOLA — The Angola Board of Public Works and Safety hired a new patrolman for the Angola Police Department and agreed to appoint another as a School Resource Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County while in session Monday evening. The SRO agreement, effective Jan. 15, states...
Commissioners add third December meeting
ANGOLA — The Steuben County Board of Commissioners will hold an additional meeting this month, deciding late in their meeting Monday that there will be a meeting on Monday, Dec. 18 starting at 9 a.m. Of the items planned for that meeting will be finalizing increased rates for facilities...
• Metropolitan School District of Steuben County Board of Trustees, Pleasant Lake Elementary School, 1205 W. Main St., Pleasant Lake, 1 p.m., executive session. • Angola Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall, 210 N. Public Square, Angola, canceled. • Ashley Town Council, Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley, 5:30 p.m.
Steuben County police arrest man wanted on several outstanding sex offender warrants
STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - Leaders with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office say an investigation into a wanted sex offender resulted in two arrests on Friday morning. Police say detectives got a citizen tip on Friday on the possible location of a wanted 43-year-old registered sex offender, Aaron Matthew Harp. Police say Harp had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest out of Steuben County.
Tips lead to discovery of registered sex offender on the run in Fremont
STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A registered sex offender on the run and a woman accused of helping him hide were found Friday with the help of tips from the public. The Steuben County Sheriff’s office had asked for the public’s help last week to find 43-year-old Aaron Harp, who had “several outstanding felony warrants” including for not appearing at a court hearing on charges of failure to register as a sex or violent offender.
County set to raise rates at campground, park facilities
ANGOLA — Steuben County Commissioners are on the verge of raising camping rates at the Steuben County Campground on Crooked Lake. Final action on the new rates, which will increase about 15% overall, will be taken in the final meeting of the year for the Board of Commissioners, which is Dec. 27. Commissioners often push their second meeting of December toward the end of the month in order to tie up loose ends for the year. Otherwise, Commissioners meet the first and third Mondays of the month.
ANGOLA — The following people were booked into the Steuben County Jail after they were arrested by police over the weekend. Formal charges are filed in court by the Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office.