SILVER LAKE- Silver Lake Fire Department responded to a
grass fire Thursday at 12638 S. CR 200W in Silver Lake
around 1:40 p.m. According to Silver Lake Fire
Chief John Conley, nearby residents were burning trash and the grass caught
fire, though he said no structures were harmed during the blaze. The fire was
under control by 3:04 p.m. and there were no injuries reported.
WARSAW- Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety Thursday
approved the city applying for grants to create sidepaths on East Market Street
and on CR 300N in Warsaw. The board approved a request for the city to apply
for a $500,000 grant through the K21 Health Foundation for the construction of
a new sidepath and sidewalk on East
Market Street. The sidepath will be 10 feet wide
on the south side of the street and be designed with safety for users of all
age groups as the highest priority. The sidewalk will replace the deteriorating
sidewalk on the north side. The project is being planned to coincide with
reconstruction of Market Street
and also will include other grant requests for accompanying amenities such as
street trees and informational signage.
INDIANAPOLIS – Teams from Wawasee and Warsaw Community
High Schools will compete at the 19th
annual IMSTEA Super Mileage Challenge at Lucas
Park, Indianapolis, April 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
A total of 23 Indiana
high schools have entered 31 cars in the four classes of competition, according
to a press release from Indiana Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their
kids live bunnies or baby chicks, experts stress that bringing any animal into
the home should be a well thought out decision and not just a holiday whim. Ryan
McTigue with the Humane Society says with the right nutrition, housing, and
exercise, rabbits can make great pets, but they are a long-term family
The Kosciusko County Bar Association and Warsaw-Kosciusko County Chamber of
Commerce will present a Judicial Candidates Forum Tuesday.The event will be
held at Center Lake Pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m. The primary election
May 6 will determine the Republican judicial candidates for three of Kosciusko County’s courts: Superior 1, 2 and 3.
The sitting judges of Superior Courts 2 and 3, Duane G. Huffer and James C.
Jarrette, will retire from the bench in 2015.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The
Indiana Attorney General’s office is teaming up with alcohol distributors and
retailers to end underage drinking. They joined a nationwide program
called “We Don’t Serve Teens” to raise awareness of problems caused by underage
drinking. The program looks at current laws and the industry’s commitment to
not serving anyone under 21. According to a report by the Federal Trade
Commission, in 2012, 42 percent of 12th graders, 28 percent of 10th graders and
11 percent of 8th graders said they drink alcohol. That same year, 24 percent
of 12th graders, 16 percent of 10th graders and 5 percent of 8th graders
reported binge drinking, which is having five or more drinks in one occasion.
-- Eight people are being charged in connection with the the
shooting death of a 2-year-old boy in South
Bend. The charges include
murder, attempted murder, aiding in murder, assisting a criminal and
gang enhancement. The suspects' ages range from 23 to 17.
WARSAW -- The
Kiwanis Pancake & Egg Breakfast is Saturday morning from 6:30 am to 10:30
am at Center Lake Pavilion in Warsaw.
Adult tickets are $6, and kids 6 and under are $3. Get a good, all
you can eat breakfast for a good price, while helping a good cause! The
Warsaw High School Jazz Band will be playing from 9 am to 9:45 am, so you can
enjoy some good music with your breakfast!
WARSAW -- In
honor or Earth Week, the City of Warsaw Department of Public Works has
scheduled compost give-aways for the following Saturdays: April 26, May 03, May
10, May 17, and May 24th. You are invited to bring trailers, dump trucks,
pickup trucks and/or small containers between 8 am and noon to West Center Street
just inside Boggs
The City will also continue leaf pick-up April 21st to the 25th and April
28th to May 2nd. Leaves need to be at the curb-not in the street, free of
trash and sticks, on your normally scheduled trash day.
WARSAW -- Hendricks Street in
Harrison and Lindberg Streets on the east side of Dalton Foundry will
close beginning May 5th for oxygen tank replacement. It's expected to
reopen on May 9th.
Kosciusko County residents can sign up
to receive free, real-time safety information from the sheriff's department by
texting their zip code to 888777 or by visiting www.nixle.com. Once
registered, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive via
text, email, and online.