Warsaw Times Union 03 31 2016 E Edition Page 1A

The Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners announced the 2016 spring and summer calendar of events. May 21 - Lake Cleanup, 8 a.m. Patona Bay snack bar. June 15 to 17 - Safe boating class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Patona Bay showroom. June 18 - Annual fish and tenderloin fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Camp Crosley on James Lake (Little Tippy). July 2 - "Float Olympics" Flotilla, 1 p.m. Begins at the Patona Bay snack bar beach front. July 2 - Fireworks, 10:30 p.m. over Big Tippecanoe Lake. For information, contact Angie Drook at adrooka1@embarqmail.com Dan Drook at ddrook@embarqmail.com or 574-527-7587. Visit the LTPO website at www.ltpo.org. The LTPO was formed in 1944 for the purpose of pre- serving the health of the lake. It has over 670 members. Together for more than 72 years LTPO remains commit- ted to ensure lake preserva- tion, fish & wildlife, and qual- ity of living, according to a press release provided by LTPO. WINONA LAKE - Every generation faces its unique set of challenges, and U.S. Senate candidate and Indi- ana 3rd District Congress- man Marlin Stutzman believes that the ever-bal- looning U.S. debt is one such challenge facing Amer- ica today. Because he's willing to stand up to both political parties to bring down that debt, he feels very confident going into the Republican May primary against Todd Young and then the Novem- ber general election against Democrat Baron Hill for re- tiring Dan Coats' Senate seat, he said. "We feel very good," Stutz- man said during an inter- view at a campaign fundraiser Wednesday night in Winona Lake. "I think this is an election ... (where) folks are really frustrated with Washington, D.C., and that they're tired of Washington picking winners and losers, and that a select few in Washington are doing well and the rest of the country continues to struggle; and Washington's bureaucratic agencies continue to rain down regulation after regu- lation; Congress continues to spend more money. "I've been a congressman who has been willing to stand up to both parties and say, 'Look, spending has got to be held under control,' and we have $19 trillion of debt in the current budget. They want to increase spending $30 billion more and I'm saying something's got to stop. So I think my record and our approach to Washington is something that people are feeling re- freshed by, that there's somebody that's actually going to stand up and fight against the status quo," he said. One of the biggest strains on the budget is healthcare, particularly the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to Stutzman. "I've heard Todd (Young) say he wants to eliminate major parts of it. I want to repeal all of it and put it back to the states where it belongs, and allow for the states to develop programs just like the Healthy Indiana Plan here in Indiana - it's helping people. And we can't have this one-size-fits-all from Washington, and we need to empower the patient, empower families, empower doctors and providers rather than having this large bu- reaucratic agency out of Washington tell the people in California what their health insurance needs to look like compared to what it needs to look like in Indiana," Stutz- man said. Going from the House of Representatives to the Sen- ate would increase his influ- ence to get things done, Stutzman acknowledged, as a senator is one of 100 ver- sus one of 435. But the Sen- ate is where a lot of the problems are, he said. "The filibuster rule is one Times-Union Sports World Scattered storms tonight; showers Friday. Contact Us Phone: 574-267-3111 Email: news@timesuniononline.com Website: www.timesuniononline.com Mail: P.O.B. 1448 Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 Low 39 High 49 Thursday March 31 2016 In our 162nd year of continuous service to Kosciusko County MLB Jon Lester pitches, powers Cubs to win. Page 1B India At least 15 die, many trapped, as overpass collapses. Page 7A TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union 50 Cents Warsaw, IN Founded 1854 No. 77 The YMCA's Corporate Chal- lenge, for the businesses of Kosciusko County, is offered to increase employee and commu- nity health and fitness, to build employee pride and dedication and to develop community spirit, according to a press re- lease from the Y. Participants spend quality time together working as a team, outside of the normal work environment. This year's participants to date are City of Warsaw, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Lake City Bank, Or- thoPediatrics, Tecomet, Warsaw Community Schools, Wawasee Community Schools and Zim- mer-Biomet. There's still room for more organizations if they register by April 15. The opening ceremonies of the Corporate Challenge will take place April 22 and awards will be given May 1. The 22 competitions include tug-a-war, corn hole, karaoke, pickleball, kickball, spike ball, 5k walk/run, a swim meet and more. Contact Steven Kuhn with any questions at 574-269- 9622 or skuhn@kcymca.org. See more information at www.kcymca.org. The Y is a nonprofit com- mitted to strengthening com- munities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the press release states. All the ef- forts 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 2015, the Kosciusko Community YMCA provided $168,201 in financial assis- tance to make sure that hap- pens. U.S. Senate candidate and Indiana 3rd District Congressman Marlin Stutzman (third from right) speaks with Scott Silveus (R) and other supporters during a cam- paign fundraiser Wednesday evening at the home of Scott and Cindy Silveus, Winona Lake. Stutzman is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Dan Coats, who announced in March 2015 that he was retiring and would not seek re- election. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union BY DAVID SLONE Times-Union Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com Stutzman Says He Wants To Tackle America's Debt Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory saw off one of its veterans Wednesday, as Battalion Chief Ed Kipker retired after 35 years of service. Kipker started with Warsaw Fire Department March 1, 1981, and worked as a full-time employee since then. Kipker plans on spend- ing some of his retire- ment time working on his farm. Kipker said the things he will miss the most about WFD is the broth- erhood and the educa- tion possibilities. "Memories of the brotherhood made this the best job in the world," he said. Working 24-hour shifts with peo- ple reinforces the family- like connection, he added. Kipker also loved being involved with local children. He often hosted tours of the fire- house and visited schools to teach about fire safety. He hopes WFD remains instru- mental in public educa- tion. His retirement party ran from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, where Kip- ker was visited by nu- merous co-workers, friends and family. Pictured at right is Ed Kipker, retired Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory battalion chief, with a commemorative clock. Kipker retired Wednesday after 35 years of service with the Warsaw Fire Department. He started with WFD March 1, 1981. CLAYPOOL - Patricia Warner was named the new clerk-treasurer for Claypool during a special town coun- cil meeting Tuesday. Council President Niki Miller motioned during the brief meeting to hire Warner, one of three candidates for the position vacated by new Clerk-Treasurer Beth Brewer. Brewer was elected in November but resigned for health reasons. Warner was the preferred candidate because of her ex- perience, Miller said, and will begin the full-time posi- tion after being sworn in at the county clerk's office this morning. Suzie Bloom was the other eligible applicant; a third did not live in Clay- pool so could not be consid- ered. Warner is currently the owner of the Claypool Inn and has been the supervisor for a convenience store. She said she "balances the books all day" and so is familiar with a town clerk's duties, and added that she applied for the position because "I've been here a few years and I knew there weren't a lot of candidates, but a lot of work needs done." The special meeting was needed to appoint a replace- ment clerk rather than a party caucus because Brewer was elected as a Lib- ertarian, and town attorney John Barrett couldn't find a Libertarian party at the county level. He checked in- stead with the Libertarian Party of Indiana, and the chairman "gave his blessing to (council appointing) a res- ident who was interested," according to Miller. BY JORDAN FOUTS Times-Union Staff Writer jfouts@timesuniononline.com See DEBT- Page 2A Ed Kipker (holding badge) is pictured with his duty crew (L to R): Kerry Stogsdill, Brian Drobitsch, Kipker, Jeff Puckett, Andrew Callaway, Justin Miller, Drew Shilling, Josh Engler, Brooks Huffer and Michael Brubaker. Photo by Chris Tulley, Times-Union Warsaw Firefighter Ed Kipker Retires After 35-Year Career BY CHRIS TULLEY Times-Union Staff Writer ctulley@timesuniononline.com Claypool Gets New Clerk-Treasurer 'Y' Gearing Up For Corporate Challenge STAFF REPORT Tippecanoe Property Owners Announce 2016 Events

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