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Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office is investigat ing an accidental death that occurred at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of North CR 900E, North Webster. The accidental death involved a 16 year old male. Chris Francis, public information officer for the sheriff's office, said his office is not releasing any further information at this time. Warsaw Community Schools announced Zimmer Biomet's support of Kosciusko County's Work Ethic Certificate. As a participating employer, Zimmer Biomet will consider certifi cate recipients for direct hire employ ment. Additionally, Zimmer Biomet is offering certificate holders who are hired a sign on bonus. If hired for a full time position, the certificate hold ers will have opportunity to take advantage of Zimmer Biomet's benefit programs, such as tuition reimburse ment, health benefits and access to the company's Aspire program, which focuses on career advancement through skills development, according to a news release from Warsaw Community Schools. The Work Ethic Certificate is an award available, for the first time, to seniors in any high school in Kosciusko County. This award was cre ated, endorsed and incentivized by local industry and the governor of Indiana in an effort to address the national labor shortage. To earn the certificate, students must meet criteria related to grades, attendance, leadership, teamwork, work ready skills, personal accounta bility and respectfulness. Students who earn the certificate will be recog nized at a graduation, receive a certifi cate signed by the governor and be eli gible for incentives like the ones described above offered by industry partners who agree to back the award. "The certificate will provide gradu ating seniors immediate access to very attractive employment opportunities," said Kevin Williamson, director of human resources for Zimmer Biomet. "We are pleased that the Warsaw Area Career Center is equipping these stu dents with skills that will prepare them to meet the expectations of full time employment." Zimmer Biomet also will provide the financial support for additional soft skills training courses. The train ing, offered through the Purdue Extension of Kosciusko County, focus es on "teaching life skills necessary to increase the number of qualified applicants for Indiana job openings." In its inaugural year, 16 students at Warsaw Community High School par ticipated in the INWork workshops on topics such as managing time and money, setting goals and making a positive first impression and have earned this certification. A complete list of industry partners can be found online at: https://wacc.warsaw.k12.in.us/wec. Anyone interested in getting involved or learning more information regarding the Work Ethic Certificate should contact Jill Jackson at Warsaw Area Career Center at 574 371 5074, ext. 2105. TIMES-UNION May 16, 2019 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 116 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Nation Alabama abor- tion bill ignites legal, political battles. Page 5A Opinion When athletes didn't crusade for social justice. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 61 High 71 Sports Tennis sec- tional opens with Wawasee vs. Whitko. Page 1B Storms tonight; showers Friday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Thursday IN OUR 165th YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY BY JACKIE GORSKI TIMES-UNION Staff Writer jgorski@timesuniononline.com STAFF REPORT $1 WINONA LAKE - The sec ond of four commissioned sculptures along the new north extension of the Winona Lake Heritage Trail (Greenway) was dedicated in a brief ceremony Tuesday. The sculpture, titled "Winona Queen" and designed to evoke memories of the Winona Queen excur sion boats that used to encir cle Winona Lake, was funded in memory of, and by the family of, the late local sprint car driver Tony Elliott. Winona Lake Town Manager Craig Allebach opened the brief ceremony with remarks about the life of Elliott, who was killed along with three other prominent local men in a plane crash in South Carolina in October 2015. Members of the Elliott business, friends and family, including Tony's wife Cindy, gathered at the site of the sculpture, just north of the wooden bridge crossing Cherry Creek. Winona Art Commission member Terry White, speak ing for the commission chair, Rick Swaim, who was out of town, thanked the Elliott family and gave a brief histo ry of the various watercraft named "Winona Queen," including the most recent one, which is currently dry docked in western Pennsylvania. Ben Solee, the Fort Wayne based artist who cre ated the piece, spoke briefly about his vision to have chil dren able to climb on the simulated wheelhouse, pre tend to be piloting the boat, and generally enjoying the piece. Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer addressed the group briefly, praising the town of Winona Lake for hav ing the vision for high quali ty public art and also paying tribute to the Elliott family. The sculpture is accompa nied by an artistic curved bench, which carries the fol lowing quote from Cindy Elliott: "Be fearless in pursu ing what sets your soul on Photo by David Slone, TIMES-UNION The Winona Queen sculpture at right is accompanied by a bench and a plaque explaining the display. BY TERRY WHITE For the TIMES-UNION Heritage Trail Sculpture Dedicated See TRAIL- Page 2A In its inaugural year, 16 students (pictured) at Warsaw Community High School participated in the INWork workshops on topics such as managing time and money, setting goals and making a positive first impression. Photo Provided Zimmer Biomet Joins Kosciusko Work Ethic Certificate Initiative A pedestrian was involved in an accident after trying to prevent a driver from leaving a NIPSCO substation Monday evening. According to a Warsaw Police Department report, at 5:41 p.m., Mitchell A. Dawson, 37, West CR 100N, Warsaw, stated he was back ing out of the east/west alleyway from a NIPSCO sub station at 303 N. Indiana St., Warsaw. He said he was reversing eastbound toward Canal Street, where James. R. Carpenter, 31, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw, was standing behind his vehicle, preventing him from leaving. Dawson said Carpenter threw himself onto Dawson's car. Carpenter stated he was standing behind Dawson's car, trying to prevent Dawson from leaving. Carpenter stat ed Dawson reversed multiple A Warsaw woman was taken to the hospital after a car pedestrian accident Monday night. According to the police report, the Warsaw Police Department received a call of a hit skip accident at 11 p.m. on Anchorage Road, Warsaw. A witness said Carolyn O. Flores, 60, Anchorage Road, Warsaw, was walking approximately 3 feet from the road on the eastbound side pushing a shopping cart. The witness then heard a bang and saw the shopping cart and Flores land on the ground. When investigating the accident, WPD got a call from Sheree N. Sisk, 32, Pike Shore Drive, Warsaw, at 11:09 p.m., who stated she thought she had hit a mailbox and contin BOURBON - The Bourbon Town Council continues to move closer to adopting a junk vehicle revised ordinance. At Tuesday's meeting, town attorney Tony Wagner presented a revised version of an ordinance for the board's consideration. A pre liminary version of the ordinance had been passed on first reading at the April meeting. Wagner said, "This is dramati cally different from what you had. I feel comfortable with this. It is a good start." Wagner said the proposed ordi nance would need to be published since there are costs for infractions in the document. Barring any fur ther changes, the ordinance could be passed on second and third readings at the June council meet ing. Council members did agree unanimously with updates made to the unsafe building ordinance. It was noted that the changes to the existing ordinance were minor. Wagner said the changes would eliminate the need to have a panel at the local level and the town of Bourbon could file in either small claims court or superior court to resolve issues. Bill Keyser, Zoning Department, had given Wagner suggestions as to procedures for handling cases. The revised ordinance will need to be published due to an infraction com ponent of costs. The council also entertained a presentation by Jackie Wright, Council on Aging. Wright said, "As Bourbon has a lot to offer those of any age, Marshall County Council on Aging is a partner and hopes to continue to assist those who need supportive services and transportation." According to Wright, The Marshall County Council on Aging provided 26,450 trips in 2018 to 1,178 unduplicated individuals. She said that transportation specifically for Bourbon totaled 639 trips to 21 unduplicated individuals. Wright said, "When referring to the 2030 Bourbon Comprehensive Plan, there are a few specific statis tics and goals regarding seniors and transportation." She said 24 percent of the popu lation is age 55 and up and that number is increasing. She then asked the council to help provide financial support and requested $3,000 per budget year. Wright said the Council on Aging can receive up to $200,000 from an Indiana Department of Transportation grant, but must match any amount dollar per dollar. The Bourbon Council took the request under advisement with Council President P.J. Hanley say ing he wanted to discuss the matter BY CAROL ANDERS TIMES-UNION Correspondent Bourbon Moves Closer To Revised Junk Vehicle Ordinance See JUNK- Page 2A Sheriff's Office Probing Teen's Accidental Death Pedestrian Hit By Car Hit And Run Injures 1 BY JACKIE GORSKI TIMES-UNION Staff Writer jgorski@timesuniononline.com BY JACKIE GORSKI TIMES-UNION Staff Writer jgorski@timesuniononline.com See HIT- Page 2A See CAR- Page 2A

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