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Chautauqua Wawasee


The ChautauquaWawasee is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program of events focused on Art, Education, Faith, and Recreation. Our goal to to provide unique programs that enrich the individual, families and community.
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Visit Kosciusko County

Live well in the moment.
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The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations to make the freshwater lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe, and beautiful.

DNR: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The DNR Customer Service Center offers DNR licenses, permits and maps. The center is at 402 West Washington Street, Room W160A in Indianapolis and is open 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 317-232-4200 or 877-463-6367. Email:
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Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce

Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce is the voice of our members to stimulate healthy and diverse business growth in our community.
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WACF - The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation

WACF was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 27th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 51 wetland areas totaling over 900 acres.
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The Watershed Foundation

Over the past 20 years, TWF has worked with farmers and lake residents to implement water quality improvement projects along with adult educational programs, monitoring and partnerships.
In the last three years alone, these efforts have prevented over 800 million pounds of weeds and algae from growing in area lakes and streams!

Indiana Clear Choices Clean Water

Clear Choices Clean Water is an award-winning national program designed to increase awareness about the choices we each make and the impact they have on our waterways.
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Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District

A productive county in harmony with a quality environment. The Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a local unit of state government responsible for the conservation and development of local soil, water, and related natural resources. The Kosciusko SWCD was formed in 1957, and has been serving the community since.
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Take Me Fishing

Get on board! The water is open. And it’s time to leave stress in our wake. With take me fishing you’ll find all the information you need to learn, plan and equip for a day on the water.

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The Deb Paton Showley Group 

We can help you find your dream home.
The Paton Showley Group is in the business of Real Estate because we love serving those around us. Whether you are looking for a property or selling a property- we take our job seriously and dedicate 110% to get you a SOLD sign with your name on it!  We offer unparalleled service to ALL clients in the Kosciusko County real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority and we will strive for excellence for you each and every day.

Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know this area inside and out.
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Julia Moore - First Federal Savings Bank

2021 has arrived and is ready to make things happen. We have great programs from our deposit accounts, mortgage lending, financial investing and now, new to First Federal, is a full service insurance offering. We are here for ALL of your lending needs and want to help with accomplishing your goals for your family. We thank you for your willingness to work with First Federal. Please feel free to call or text 574-453-1096 or email
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Patona Bay Marine & Resort

Patona Bay Marina & Resort is an authorized Evinrude dealership and a multi-generational family owned local business in the Leesburg area since the 1920s. Brothers George and Robert Paton are the third generation to own and operate Patona Bay Marina & Resort. The Paton family has been active in the area since 1905, when their grandfather, also named George, came to Leesburg. In 1928, Paton's grandfather purchased a large farm near the lake with the dream of turning it into a family camping and picnic area. In its early days, Patona Bay Marina & Resort hosted mostly tent campers and picnickers, but over the years the Paton family has added many new features. Today Patona Bay Marina & Resort sports a camping area for RVs, park models, and a few tents, plus cottage rentals. Guests have access to the beach, docks, snack bar, and more, and can enjoy a variety of activities, from water skiing to swimming, beach volleyball, basketball, and more!

Go to or come by today and experience our superior service and selection! We look forward to serving you!
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Lakes Estates Manufactured Homes Community

Warsaw, Indiana is surrounded by beautiful lakes, including Winona Lake, Pike Lake, Hidden Lake, and Center Lake. At Lake Estates Community we are lucky enough to be situated directly on a lake ourselves, Irish Lake, which connects to Little Barbee Lake, Sawmill Lake and more. Lakefront homes in our community have their own docks and every home in our community enjoys lake access and the idyllic views that the area provides. We are about 45 minutes from South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen, Fort Wayne, and Huntington. CONTACT US (574) 594-2384
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Timbercrest Senior Living Community

Making Good Things Happen…Together!
Welcome home to Timbercrest. When you step foot inside our doors, a warmth fills your soul. Our community, located on 104 sprawling acres in North Manchester, Indiana sets the tone for comfort and serenity. The campus is a beautiful combination of wooded areas and open spaces — an idyllic scene.
Whether you are ready for independent living without the care of home ownership or it’s time for more intensive assistance, we invite you to visit Timbercrest to discover what it means to live life on your terms. You are welcome anytime! Click here to contact admissions:
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Lee Supply

Since 1949 Lee Supply has provided the highest quality of products and services to customers throughout the mid-west. Building on the principals of Lee Supply Founder Herb Lee, we are committed to provided superior customer service. As you wander through any of our showrooms, chat with our top industry Design Consultants to help discover possibilities for your kitchen and bath. Come see us today!
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Welcome to Metz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Your one-stop shop for all your automotive needs is right here in Nappanee, IN! Metz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is where you can find a spectacular inventory of new and used vehicles, an easygoing financing experience, and a state-of-the-art service center; all the things you need to get the most out of your automotive experience. Our dedicated staff is ready to help with every step of your journey, and we offer plenty of resources to help you breeze through your next purchase, so you can always call on our experts for exceptional customer service.
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Landscape Illumination

When you choose to work with Landscape Illumination, Inc., you can be assured of receiving nothing but the absolute finest lighting system available. All of the fixtures are standard with LED (light emitting diode) technology. They are energy efficient and usually offer a minimum of a 15-year warranty on the light source.

Landscape and seasonal lighting is our ONLY business. Not a sideline or an addition to other outdoor services. We have the knowledge of proper fixture placement and light capabilities, which is the most important aspect in the design and installation of professional landscape lighting systems. Our outdoor lighting fixtures illuminate smooth transitions between indoor and outdoor living spaces while softer lighting textures create inviting scenes and dramatic shadows.
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Kelley Automotive Group

Over the last 65 years, our family-owned and operated business has expanded to offer a vast selection of new vehicles from the following manufacturers: GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Volvo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, BMW and MINI and our newest addition to the family Jaguar Land Rover.

We also have a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles that have been inspected by our reputable service departments. Jim Kelley's priorities always included hard work, integrity, compassion, and community involvement, and he instilled those values in everyone that worked at the Kelley Automotive Group, including his son Tom when he became part of the company in 1974. Today, Kelley Automotive Group continues to serve the Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio, and customers of all states with the same trust and quality service that we have consistently delivered over the years.​​​​​​​
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Discover not only amazing flavors of all varieties in Kosciusko County, but also earn the chance to win $100 in Kosciusko Cash, which can be used at many local businesses in Kosciusko County. Join our free, digital passports: the Sipping Trail, Taco Trail, or Breakfast Trail. The Breakfast Trails offer entry into a grand prize drawing for $100 in Kosciusko Cash upon trail completion, and all the trails offer discounts at some participating locations. Sign up for one or all of the passports and let your tasting adventure begin.

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