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“The Dewart Lake Protective Association was founded in 1965”

Dewart Lake Officers

President:  Chip Wallstead  306-7249
Vice Pres.:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Secretary:  Sue Lenz  708-334-8371

Treasurer:  Currently Vacant
Newsletter:  Janet Roth  260-438-4221
Website:  Alex Barrett  658-4895

Lane Directors

Lanes 1, 2 & 25:  Alex Barrett  658-4895
Lanes 3 & 4:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Lane 5:  Roger Saxon  658-5563
Lane 6:  Ed Gooding  678-013
 &  Nick Mueller  696-1025
Lane 7 & 8:  Harley Chalk  529-0889 
Lane 9, 10 & 11:  Sue Lenz  708-334-8371
Lane 12:  Jerry Jacquay 658-4865
Lanes 13:  Andy Brown  658-9746
CR 1000*:  Dave Smith  658-4594
Camp Logan:  Camp Office
Lane 15:  Dennis Pressler  457-8608
Lane 16:  Peggy Arnett  574-457-5444
Lane 17:  Evon Foyle  658-3969
DeFreese Rd**:  Evon Foyle  658-3969
Lanes 18 A&B:  Jeff Drummond  528-0632
Lanes 18 C&D:  Betty Busch  658-4874
Lanes 19 & 20:  Nancy Warrick  214-7047
Lane 21:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Lane 22:  Don McAfee  658-4790
Lane 23:  Ann Robbins  513-237-6644
Lane 24:  Chip Wallstead  658-4183
All (574) Area Code unless otherwise stated.
* Between Lanes 12 & 13 

** Between Lanes 17 & 18

Free Fishing Days

Indiana  residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public  waters on FREE FISHING DAYS.

Indiana's 4 FREE FISHING DAYS are April 20, May 18, and June 1 and 2, 2019.

On all other days, only youth (age 17 and younger) and a few other special anglers are exempt from the license requirement.  Check out the DNR website.

In Remembrance

Beverly Robbins, a longtime summer resident on Dewart Lake, died peacefully on January 8, 2019.  She and her husband of 64 years, Ed Robbins who survives her, enjoyed living in their distinctive bright red cottage on D 23 since l972.  Ed and Beverly loved spending summers there with family and neighbors.  Their daughters, Ann Robbins, Kay Cochran and her husband Mac, also live on Dewart Lake, as well as her niece Kim Freeman and her husband Darwin, and her nephew Junior Barkdull.  Niece Nan Phillips and her husband Bob live on Lake Wawasee.  She was loved and is missed by all who knew her on Dewart Lake.


Carol Clark, Lane 15, passed away March 7th.  She was the wife of Dr. Jack Clark, who survives.  They had been married for 52 years.


Martha “Marty” Whitehead Scearce, born in 1931, passed away December 9, 2018.  Her parents, Bert and Hazel (Dewart) Whitehead, developed the lakefront on D15 long the east side of Dewart Lake in the late 1930's and built one of the first cottages along that shore.  Lewis Dewart (1826-1889), for whom the lake was named, was Marty's great grandfather. She was married at her family's lake cottage in 1952 to Donald Scearce, who preceded her in death in 2010.  Don's architectural engineering firm, Scearce & Associates, and later Scearce Rudisall Architects and Engineers, were based in Warsaw.  Marty was the office manager for many years.  Don was a past president of the DLPA, woodcarver and Kiwanis member.   Marty and Don built the current lake home in 1996 and lived there year round in their retirement years. They were members of the North Webster United Methodist Church, world travelers, bridge players and gardeners.  Marty was a writer, genealogist, historian, artist, volunteer and member of P.E.O. Organization.  Her roots ran deep in the Syracuse area.  Her ancestors include the Whiteheads, Dewarts, Mocks, Guys, Kirkendalls, Stuards/Stewarts, Blanchards and Striebys, all early 1800 settler families from PA and OH.  Marty and Don's daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Stan Rice, continue to enjoy the lake home on beautiful Dewart Lake.  Susan, her brother Gary, and their families, wish to thank all the lake friends for their outpouring of kind words, love, condolences and support.

Membership Form

You can find our membership form here.


P. O. BOX 152, SYRACUSE, IN.  46567

Address Correction Requested

Letter from the President

Winter has passed, at least as far as the calendar states, and the ice is gone from our beautiful lake.

We are beginning to see some of our summer residents returning from down south, and many robins have been sighted all around. Those who stayed here this winter survived a Polar Vortex!

Winter was not easy on some of our residents.  Ann Robbins lost her mother in January, and our good friend and Lane Director, Ralph Blust, is currently at Millers in Syracuse.

As in past years, your association will be sponsoring the roadside cleanup (April), then the neighborhood garage sales (May), followed by our annual meeting at Quaker Haven, the popular chicken barbeque and golf event all taking place in June.

The lake has been stocked with walleye fingerlings, and the fish will be harvest size at 16 inches.

The new directories will be done soon, and your Lane Directors will be distributing them.  We ask that you look these over and let us know if any corrections are needed.

We look forward to a safe and delightful summer!  See you on the lake!

Chip Wallstead, President

Dewart Lake Protective Association


Important Dates for 2019:

Event - Chairperson - Date

Roadside Clean Up   Harley  Chalk & Nick Mueller  April 13

Lake Garage Sale  Evon Foyle    May 17&18

Golf Outing  Tom & Janet Roth
June 3

Rain Date: June 10

Annual Meeting Chip Wallstead    June 9

Chicken BBQ  Chuck Ranney
June 15

Flotilla  Dave & Brenda Smith  
July 7


Annual Roadside Clean Up

Saturday, April 13, 2019, was the annual roadside cleanup.  Thank you to Larry Sheets, Tom and Janet Roth, Dave Smith, Harley Chalk, Ed Gooding, Alex Barrett, and Nick Mueller.

Annual Dewart Lake Garage Sale

The lake-wide garage sale will be held the weekend of May 17th and 18th.  It will be advertised in the newspaper.  If you have questions, please call Evon Foyle.

Golf Outing

The 13th annual Dewart Lake Protective Association Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 3rd, with rain date of June 10th, at Max Welton Golf Club in Syracuse.  All proceeds go to the Association.  Come out and play some golf with your neighbors!
Printable Golf Outing Sign-Up Form

Annual Meeting

The DLPA Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 9th, at Quaker Haven Activity Center.  As in a few years past, there will be a carry-in dinner with pulled pork and drinks provided by the DLPA at noon with the annual meeting to follow the meal.


Chicken Bar B Q

The annual chicken bar b q will be held on Saturday, June 15, in the New Market/Dollar General parking lot in Syracuse.  There will be chicken, pork chops and pit-tatoes available for purchase.  See your lane director for tickets.  All proceeds go to the Association.  For more information, call Chuck Ranney.


The Annual July 4th Flotilla will be held on Sunday, July 7th.  This year's theme is “Fun at Dewart Lake.”  Meet at the far west  bay in  front of the boat ramp at 1:45 pm; the procession starts at 2:00 pm.  It takes about an hour and a half to go around the lake.  Bring noise!!  Have fun!!  Anything goes!!   We want to have more boats participate this year, so encourage everyone to come out and have fun.   There will be prizes for the top three boats: $100 for 1st place; $50 for 2nd place; $25 for 3rd place.  There will also be trophies.   Contact Dave Smith if you have questions.


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Dewart Lake Protective Association 
P.O. Box 152 
Syracuse, IN 46567

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