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  • The Kosciusko?County DUI taskforce will have a sobriety checkpoint Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m in Kosciusko?County.

    This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) Monday announced that a member of his staff will visit Warsaw and Columbia City on Oct. 5 to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

    Banks’ staff will host office hours in Warsaw from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at city hall, 102 S. Buffalo St.

    Office hours in Columbia City will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Peabody Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205.

     
  • The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), operated in Fort Wayne, has decided to remove collection boxes from Kosciusko County due to an increase in unusable items and stealing from those collection points.

    “Costs to haul items that can’t be used and even people dumping their trash has forced The Salvation Army to make this decision,” said Major Bill Welch, local Salvation Army director. “The Fort Wayne office has told us that their fees for trash removal have dramatically increased. To process this trash has added thousands of dollars to their budget which takes away from serving others.”

    The ARC serves men who have alcohol addiction issues and the donations support the family stores in the area.

    At the present time, The Salvation Army does not have a store in Warsaw.  Donations may still be picked-up in Warsaw with an appointment by calling 800-SA-TRUCK.
  • The Kosciusko Community YMCA will host two parenting classes and a series of marriage seminars that are open to the public.
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing the city of Warsaw today, weather permitting.

    Today will begin Day 24 of the project.

    Today: Little Eagle Drive, Channelview Drive, Baythorne Drive

    Tuesday, Day 25: Fairlane Drive, Miner Drive

    Wednesday, Day 26: Osborn Street, Miner Drive, Lakewood Hills Drive, Morton Street, Harding Street, Washington Street

    Thursday, Day 27: Prairie Street

    Friday, Day 28: Washington Street, Latta Street, Vandeveer Street, Wedrick Drive, Kincaid Street, Mary Mac Street.

     
  • The city of Warsaw Board of Works will hold an executive session at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 to discuss pending litigation per Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-6.1 (B). The location will be at City Hall, 102 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, in the council chambers. The public/press is excluded from this meeting. 
  • Faculty and students from Debra Collier's School of Dance in Warsaw attended the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters' (CNADM) annual Ballet Forum, Dance & More, Training School and Convention, held in Oak Brook, Ill.
    Studio owner and CNADM Past President Debra Collier, all of her faculty members and students attended the various workshops to improve their skills in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and modern dance. The attendees received instruction from a faculty of renowned dance professionals.
    Colliers staff member Claire Kois was accepted into membership by the organization after successfully completing written and demonstrative testing in three disciplines of dance.
  • GOSHEN – A Syracuse family of a 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted is holding a fundraiser to help with her counseling costs. 

    The event will be held Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

    It will include a garage sale and a “hillbilly hot dog” sale on Sept. 2. 

    The family is asking for donations for the sale and also will accept cash donations.

    Bracelets will be on sale for $5. 

    The family will be on hand at the event for people to meet. 

    People can call 574-275-1810, 574-275-1928 or 574-312-8865 for more information.
  • Warsaw Community High School will host parents and students at the school for its annual college night Sept. 13.

    Over 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and Armed Services will be represented. The college fair will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center gymnasium.

    Area high school and home school students and parents also are invited. This is an opportunity to speak with multiple college representatives at the same time. 
  • Due to the rain Tuesday morning, no city of Warsaw streets were resurfaced by Pavement Solutions.

    Today will be Day 19 of the project.  The schedule will continue as planned from that point with Day 20 on Thursday, Day 21 on Friday, Day 22 on Saturday, etc.
  • The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department announced the Central Park Concert Series at the Central Park Plaza Friday will feature The Perrys.

    Dubbed America’s favorite mixed group, this southern gospel group will play from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

    Sponsors include Indiana Arts Commission, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5 and 1480 News Now!

    The Central Park Plaza is located at 225. E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw.

    For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department by email at parksevents@warsaw.in.gov; visit the office 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 117 E. Canal St., Warsaw; call 574-372-9554 or visit the website at www.warsaw.in.gov.
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing the city of Warsaw today.

    Today will begin Day 18 of the project.

    Today: Washington Street, Alpha Street, Gable Drive, Pieta Street, St Marys Drive.

    Day 19, Tuesday: Prairie Street, Westcreek Drive, Latta Street

    Day 20, Wednesday: Herscher Drive, Ra Mar Street, Woodlawn Drive, Crestlane Drive

    Day 21, Thursday: Buffalo Street, Edgewater Drive, Deer Trail

    Day 22, Friday: Gilliam Drive, Gilliam Drive South and North

    Day 23, Saturday: Sheridan Street

    Day 24, Sunday: Little Eagle Drive, Channelview Drive, Baythorne Drive

    Day 25, Aug. 28: Fairlane Drive, Miner Drive

    Day 26, Aug. 29: Osborn Street, Miner Drive, Lakewood Hills Drive
  • Petro Selected For 76th Annual Girls State
    Annie Petro, daughter of Mike and Miechi Petro, of Warsaw, was chosen by Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary Unit Post 49 to attend the 76th annual session of ALA Hoosier Girls State.
  • AKRON – The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation will again offer a High School Equivalency (HSE) class free of charge to anyone in the Tippecanoe Valley community or surrounding areas.
  • Pavement Solutions will continue microsurfacing streets in the City of Warsaw today.

    Today will begin Day 14 of the project.

    Today – Duncan Drive, Meadow Lane, Flora Avenue, Marion Avenue

    Tuesday – Eisenhower Parkway, Leedy Street, Wedrick Drive, Mary Mac Street

    Wednesday – Kincaid Street, Edgewood Drive, Harding Street, Prairie Street, Detroit Street

    Thursday – Morton Street, Washington Street (Bass Street to Market Street), Vandeveer Street, Tyner Street

    Friday – St. Marys Drive, Pieta Street, Gable Drive, Alpha Street, Washington Street (Market Street to Lake Street).
  • The Winona Lake Heritage Trail (greenway) will be closed on Saturday  from 8:00 a.m. to around 12:00 p.m. for removal of a tree. Areas along the Winona Lake Mountain Bike Trails will also be affected. 

    The area being closed is from approximately near the residence and shed along the trail in the "Chicago Boys Club" area to Roy Street.

     
  • WABASH – The Honeywell Foundation recently announced a public campaign to raise essential funding needed to establish and sustain new educational programs to be housed at the Eagles Theatre building following its renovation, which will begin early this fall.

    The renovation, dubbed the Eagles Renovation Project, is the largest construction project to take place at the site since the historic vaudeville theatre first opened in 1906. The Eagles Renovation Project will rework and reimagine unused areas within the building, creating interactive classrooms for educational programs, a second movie theatre and rentable event spaces.

    Educational programs will include vocal and instrumental courses, a multimedia arts program and a partnership with the Heartland Career Center for high school students to earn college credits. These programs will foster art appreciation and education for regional residents and students, creating learning opportunities that are currently unavailable. Such enriching experiences will contribute to the larger Northeast Indiana initiative to grow and retain local talent in blossoming industries, according to a news release from the Honeywell Foundation. 

    To launch and maintain these endeavors, the Honeywell Foundation is turning to the public for support. 

    “We are nearing the end of this amazing campaign. We have received so many humbling donations and grants. As we seek to close out the campaign, we hope that everyone joins the effort with a gift in support of Eagles,” said Cathy Gatchel, vice president of development and marketing. “All donations made to the Eagles Renovation Project will help education and culture thrive in Northeast Indiana for years to come.”

    Donors have the option to select a one-time or recurring monthly contribution. Additionally, naming opportunities and donor recognitions are available to donors of certain thresholds, including personalized nameplates in the renovated theater and special event invitations. Thanks to a donation-matching grant, all first-time donors’ contributions will be matched on a two-to-one basis.

    To make a donation to the Eagles Renovation Project and learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.eaglestheatre.com/donate. For more information on the Eagles Theatre Renovation Project or to subscribe to the latest project updates, visit http://www.eaglestheatre.com/my-eagles. 
  • MENTONE – The Bell Memorial Library in Mentone is now the community’s resource for electronic books (e-books) as well as audiobooks and printed titles.

    The service is from Baker & Taylor, a long-standing supplier of library materials, through their Axis 360 electronic platform.

    Current library patrons need to stop by the library for user information and easy instructions to access the service. To help with busy schedules, patrons can also get the login information and user instructions by e-mail as well.

    For more information, contact the library at 574-353-7234 or contact Stephen Boggs via e-mail at sboggs@bell.lib.in.us .

     
  • Hungry for fish, chicken, tenderloin or some bake items on Saturday? 

    If so, head to Silver Lake on Saturday afternoon for an event sponsored by the Silver Lake Fire Department and held at the Silver Lake Conservation Building.

    Bake items will be sold by the Treasurers for Troops.

    The event begins at 4 p.m. and continues until sold out. 

    Side dishes will be available and chicken, tenderloin and fish will be sold for $9 per pound.

     
  • Organizers say the July 1 Kool Kruise at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds was a  success.

    Ron’s Angels were Avaleigh Fuller, Londyn Higgenbotham and Addison Tignor; they were escorted into the fairgrounds by Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer in Dan Sumwalt’s Mustang convertible.

    Thallemer chose Bob Tucker’s vehicle for the Mayor’s Choice Award. Tucker is from Warsaw.

    Best of Show was given to Jeffery Smith, Rochester. 

    The burn-out contest was won by Doug Walls, Pierceton, beating his own son, Brek Walls, Pierceton, and Doug Owens, also from Pierceton.

    “A good time was had by all and I want to thank Kosciusko County Fair Association and Larry and Jeanette Wood, R&B Car Co., Akron Concrete, because without them, this would not have been possible,” said organizer Ron Prater. “A special thank-you goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Curt Shepherd for bringing out their circus wagon for the kids to enjoy complimentary rides in. And thank you to all of my family and friends who came out to help.”

    Music was provided by Claude Clark.
  • SILVER LAKE – Kerlin Motor Company & Kerlin Tractor are partnering for the inaugural Car & Tractor Show featuring nine decades of Ford automotive history beginning with models as far back as 1927.

    The event is from noon to 4 p.m. today.

    Kerlin Motor Company is one of the oldest family owned Ford dealerships in the nation and won more Ford customer service awards than any other dealer nationwide, according to a news release from the company.

    Family-owned businesses turning 90 are rarities in todays’ business landscape, 

    The entry fee is a non-perishable item for the Silver Lake food pantry.

    Registration for the car and tractor show is 8 a.m. to noon.  Judging will be from noon until 3 p.m.  An awards presentation begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.

    Awards will be given in grouped categories based on the number of participants. One overall winner, the “Kerlin Pick,” will receive cash and prizes and a plaque.

    To learn more, call 574-268-9400.

  • The Magical Meadows, 3386 East 525 North, Warsaw, is holding a Movin' for the Meadows benefit day on Sunday, July 30.

    Buddy and Dawn Webb will be leading the way for the second annual motorcycle benefit ride. Riders will take off from the Nappanee American Legion and finish at the Magical Meadows.

    For those without motorcycles, people are encouraged to simply move their feet and register for the Magical Meadows 5K. The 5K event will begin and end at the Magical Meadows.

    A cookout lunch will be served complete with a horseshoe tournament. A silent and live auction will also take place starting at 1p.m.  with a variety of items available.

    People can spend the afternoon listening to  some music from a local band. Then a  concert by country artist John King will be held. The cost is a $5 donation. For more information please visit our Facebook page or call (574) 265-3085. 

     
  • The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department is offering free community paddle boarding from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pike Lake Beach.

    No registration is required.

    An annual waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant, and it must be signed by parent for anyone under age 18. Participants under the age of 16 must have a parent in the water with them. 

    Paddle boards are available for community use. Paddle boards are first-come, first served and may be used in timed increments. All equipment and life vests are provided. All participants will be briefed on safety measures prior to paddle boarding. All paddle boarding will be supervised by staff.

    The next community paddle boarding dates and time are noon to 6 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7.

    For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department by email at parksevents@warsaw.in.gov; visit the office from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 117 E. Canal St., Warsaw; call 574-372-9554 or visit the website at www.warsaw.in.gov.

     
  • The city of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department announced the Central Park Concert Series at the Central Park Plaza is at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Performing a capella will be Smooth Edge 2.

    The group starts performing at 7 p.m. and the concert will go until 8:30 p.m.

    Bring your lawn chair or favorite blanket and enjoy the evening’s outdoor concert.

    Sponsors include Indiana Arts Commission, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5 & 1480 News Now!.

    The Central Park Plaza is located at 225. E. Fort Wayne St., 
  • WINONA LAKE – This fall, Grace College & Seminary will begin an Associate of Science degree in ministry leadership in coordination with Christian University GlobalNet from Our Daily Bread Ministries.  
    This new program will blend relevant CUGN certificate courses with applied learning through Grace College. All course content is available online and requires no traditional text books or classroom time.  Students will have interaction with Grace College faculty online through tailored projects, papers and presentations. In as little as two years, students can earn an accredited associate degree from Grace College, ready to launch or redirect their professional ministry.
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  • NORTH MANCHESTER – The North Manchester Public Library has received a grant for $9,814 to implement a mobile learning lab in the children’s department of the library.

    “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to update the technology resources that we offer the children of our community with a mobile learning lab,” stated library director Amy Acree. “In the last year, we have seen our programming numbers skyrocket, and we believe that we can reach even more children. With enhanced technology with the implementation of mobile learning lab, we hope to provide programming on gaming, coding and graphic design for children within the next year.”

    This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, and administered by the Indiana State Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

    The North Manchester Public Library hopes to have the mobile learning lab in use this fall.

    To look for updates or to learn about other services at the North Manchester Public Library, visit  www.nman.lib.in.us or follow the library on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that a member of his staff will visit Warsaw and Columbia City Aug. 3 to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

    Banks’ staff will host office hours in Warsaw from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 in the Warsaw City Hall, 102 S. Buffalo St.

     
  • Music In Akron Friday

    AKRON – Weather-permitting, the band Night Shift will play classic rock in the Akron downtown park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

    Bring a chair and enjoy the evening with friends.

    Music in the Square is sponsored by the Akron Area Arts League

  • YMCA?Asks For Public Feedback

    The Kosciusko Community YMCA is engaging in a Strategic Planning process to develop direction and vision for the next three years.  

    The Board of Directors and YMCA officals welcome the public’s  input on how the Y can continue to take an active role in strengthening the community.

    Induvials can take the needs assessment survey, at Bit.ly/kcymcafeedback.  The link will be open until midnight  July 22.

     
  • WINONA LAKE – On Thursday,  four new members will be inducted into the Lake City Toastmasters club.

    This induction ceremony is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. in room 107 of McClain Hall at Grace College.

    David Wolfe, one of the new members, said, “Being part of Toastmasters is a great way to build confidence and enhance my speaking skills. I can learn at my own pace with others who share an interest in improving.”

    “Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills; we are excited to support our new members and grow together,” said Serena Case, president of the club. 

    Jean Wolfe, Toastmasters Area 13 director, encouraged people to consider visiting and becoming a member.  

    “Toastmasters is nothing like high school or college speech classes. If you were uncomfortable in classroom settings, consider Toastmasters. If you loved speech class, also consider Toastmasters as a practical way to take your skills to the next level. You are provided with feedback to help you improve, not a grade; you are with a group of people who want to be there and want to develop; and you set your goals and pace to achieve them,” she said.

    Lake City Toastmasters have club meetings at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. To learn more about the Lake City Toastmasters club, go to 7566.toastmastersclubs.org.

    Those interested in Toastmasters also have the option to attend the Warsaw Noon Toastmasters club, which meets at noon each Thursday at DePuy-Synthes Company, 700 Orthopaedic Drive, Warsaw. For more information on that club, visit warsawnoon.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • WINONA LAKE – Winona Lake has announced several road closings due to the Optimist club Triathlon from 8 to 11 a.m. 

     
  • Argonne Road, Warsaw, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for improvements on the viaduct by the railroad maintenance crews.

     
  • NIPSCO will be working along East Arthur Street between Park Avenue and Cook Street today and tomorrow, weather permitting, for pole replacements.

    Arthur Street will be restricted to one lane and occasionally be closed for very short periods of time. 
  • MENTONE – Mentone EMS and Zebra Pride Running Club are hosting a 5k run and one-mile walk in?Mentone.

    The 13th annual Egg City Run is June 3 in downtown Mentone at the Mentone Community Emergency Services building. 

    Registration is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Registration on or before 11:59 p.m. May 30 is $18. The day-of registration is $25. People can go to runsignup.com and register and pay, or forms are available at Java Jacks and Bell Memorial Library, Mentone.

    For more information, contact Marsha Scott at mscott49@frontier.com or 574-353-7460.
  • SYRACUSE — A support group for people caring for those with dementia will meet Thursday.

    The Alzheimer’s Association has monthly support group meetings to give family members and other caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences.  

    The support group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.
  • The Friends of the Milford Library will have its annual used book sale during Milford Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 on the lawn of the Milford Public Library.

    Everything will be priced to sell, including more than books in all genres. There will be CDs, DVDs, books on tape, bundled magazines, VHS tapes and encyclopedia sets for adults and children.

    Any donations of good condition books, especially western and children's books, are appreciated and can be brought to the library's downstairs meeting room during normal hours prior to the sale.

    Friends Tote bags also will be offered for sale.
  • PIERCETON — A free community meal is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Pierceton.

    The meal will feature beef and homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit and dessert. It will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church parish hall, 408 W. Catholic St., Pierceton.  

    All communities in the area are invited.  
  • The Warsaw Community High School class of 1987 is planning its 30-year reunion for June 17, 2017.  

     The deadline to purchase tickets for the main event is June 12.  

    In addition, the class is seeking members for the reunion. 

    Anyone who wishes to purchase tickets may contact the reunion committee at WCHS1987Reunion@gmail.comThe Warsaw Community High School class of 1987 is planning its 30-year reunion for June 17, 2017.  

     The deadline to purchase tickets for the main event is June 12.  

    In addition, the class is seeking members for the reunion. 

    Anyone who wishes to purchase tickets may contact the reunion committee at WCHS1987Reunion@gmail.com
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Lincoln Street between Main and Clark Streets will be closed today. Also Fort Wayne Street between Lincoln and Lindberg will be closed. G&G Excavating will be cutting Lincoln Street in front of the old Lincoln School location as part of the school project. The closure is only for today.
  • SILVER LAKE – The 41st Annual Silver Lake Days Festival will be June 17.

    The parade theme is “All Aboard … Choo Choo.”

    Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted by calling Tonya at 260-352-2120 during regular business hours.

    Car show, parade, corn hole tourney and bed race forms are available  at several Silver Lake businesses. Forms also are available on the town website at www.townofsilverlake.com.   

    A list of festival events will be finalized soon.

    For additional festival information, contact Sandy during regular business hours at Lake City Bank by calling 260-352-2124 or after 6 p.m. or by contacting Marlin J. Carr at 574-267-5858.
  • An Alzheimer’s and dementia support group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living.  
    The group will address what can be done to make living with dementia easier, safer and a blessing. Meetings will be facilitated by Karen Kauffman, who has been leading small group discussions on dementia and its challenges for more than 10 years. 
    Tuesday’s meeting will include dialogue on caring for the caregiver.
    The center is inside the YMCA, 1305 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. Note any detour signs since Husky Trail will be under construction. 
    The meeting is sponsored by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services/REAL Services.
  • The Kosciusko County DUI Taskforce will conduct a sobriety checkpoint  beginning Friday 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. This project is made possible through grants received by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. DUI:  Taskforce Indiana is a year– long statewide project aimed at reducing alcohol-related crashes, deaths and injuries.  
    With the increase in traffic, the DUI Taskforce is committed to making the roads safer by their increased presence and DUI enforcement throughout Kosciusko County. 
  • WINONA?LAKE – Fellowship Missions’ second annual “Night of Hope and Inspiration” is set for March 28 at the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave., Winona Lake.
    Deadline to buy tickets is Tuesday.
    The event serves as an annual fundraiser for the homeless shelter.
    A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m.  and dinner begins at 6:15 p.m.
    This year’s featured speaker will be author and motivational speaker Delvyn Crawford. His book, “Out Of The Gutter,” looks at the story of a boy who escapes childhood trauma.
    Tickets are $75 per person. To reserve tickets or learn more about the event, email Eric Lane at elane@fellowshipmissions.com or call 574-268-9555.
     
  • Mentone Council Executive Session
    MENTONE – The Mentone Town Council will hold an executive meeting at 6 p.m. March 23. 
    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel. 
    The meeting will be at the town hall, 201 W. Main St., Mentone.
  • The city of Warsaw and Oakwood Cemetery are requesting that all winter decorations that have been placed in or on the ground at gravesites be removed before Wednesday.
    All ground decorations not removed by Wednesday will be removed and discarded by cemetery staff.
    All decorations for spring, summer and fall must be placed on the monument's foundation or on top of monument.  Decorations placed in or on the ground will be removed.
    The staff of Oakwood Cemetery thanks the friends and family members of deceased loved ones for abiding by the cemetery rules, allowing the staff to properly maintain the cemetery as a place for visitors to honor their loved ones.
  • SILVER LAKE – The board of directors of the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake would like to remind patrons that all faded winter grave decorations should be removed by March 15, weather and ground conditions permitting.
    Any decorations remaining after that date will be discarded. In addition, decorations not in compliance with cemetery regulations will be removed as well. New decorations may be placed after the spring clean-up is completed.
  • SILVER LAKE – A meeting for the upcoming Silver Lake Day Festival will be at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Silver Lake Lions building.
    Anyone interested in assisting with this year’s festival or participating in the festival is urged to attend. 
    The festival this year will be one day only, June 17. The parade theme is “All Aboard ... ChooChoo.” 
    Questions regarding the festival may be directed to Sandy at Lake City Bank during business hours at 260-352-2124; Tonya at the Silver Lake Town Hall at 260-352-2120; or Marlin J. Carr at 574-267-5858 after 6 p.m.
  • NORTH WEBSTER — The North Webster Lions Club will hold its sixth annual Dan’s Fish and Tenderloin Fry Fundraiser Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tippecanoe Township Community Building in North Webster.
    The all-you-can-eat dinner includes fish, tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a drink. Advance tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12; kids 5 and under eat for free. Cost at the door will be $10 for adults. 
    Carryout will be available.
    Tickets are available from any North Webster Lions Club member and at Able Printing, Ace Hardware and Sue’s Creations, all in North Webster. 
    Proceeds go to support the Lions Club Leader Dog program and various programs in the North Webster area.
    The community building is at the corner of East Washington and Morton streets in North Webster.
    Contact Scott Fox at 574-527-1645 for more information.
     
  • On  Thursday,  the Kosciusko Community YMCA, both the Parkview Warsaw branch (from 5 a.m. to 10  p.m.) and the North Webster branch (5  a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 - 8  p.m.) will be offering free admission to anyone who brings in a donation of a jar of peanut butter. Admission is good for the whole family. Those who come in for the free day will also receive a coupon for $25 off the joiner’s fee when they bring in five  non-perishable food items. For more information, contact the Y at 574-269-9622.
    The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to a news release from the YMCA. All the efforts and offerings of the Kosciusko Community YMCA are guided by the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with  neighbors to make sure everyone regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. In 2016, the Kosciusko Community YMCA provided $191,009 in financial assistance to make sure that happens.
  • Bella Vitale Italian Eatery will have a give-back night for the Warsaw Community High School choirs from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
    The choirs will be serving and performing throughout the evening at the eatery located at 2519 E. Center St., Warsaw.
    Diners should mention that they are there in support of the Warsaw choirs, and 20 percent of their purchase – dine-in or carry-out – will be donated to the Warsaw choral program.
    More information on the eatery can be found at www.bellavitaleitalianeatery.com.
  • SYRACUSE – Chautauqua-Wawasee of Syracuse will present Comedy Improv LIVE! from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19.
  • Fall leaf pickup in the corporate city limits of Warsaw will begin Monday.
  • The Kosciusko Community YMCA will honor community members serving in the United States Armed Forces by giving them free and discounted services. 
  • “The Schools of Kosciusko County 1835-1975” is available for pickup at the Old Jail Museum, 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw.
    The book has been recognized as a Bicentennial Legacy Project.
  • PIERCETON – Pierceton police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing for more than two years.
  • Main Street in Warsaw will be closed to traffic from Hickory Street to Colfax Street Monday.
  • On Aug. 5, the Warsaw Parks Department held its Annual Family Carnival.
  • WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Erick Loe, son of Brian Loe, North Webster, and Gea and Chris Jordan, South Whitley, completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy.