City By City Report for April 28, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, April 23, 2014:


Voters in Watervliet will face two new property tax proposals on the ballot this August. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, one is a half-mill levy for the library. It would bring in about $14,000 over the next 10 years. This adds on to a half-mill levy already in place. The other ballot item is a renewal for a quarter-mill levy for the north Berrien Historical Society.


Twenty new trees are growing in Middlebury. They were planted in Riverbend Park on Arbor Day to replace 30 ash trees that had to be removed because of a disease called Emerald Ash Borer. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the Middlebury Garden Club also planted a tree this weekend, along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. It is meant to celebrate 84 years of the club's service.

South Bend

Taste of Michiana is coming up this week in South Bend. It will be on Wednesday at the Century Center. More than 30 restaurants will be there. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Christine Karsten will have a live report on the annual event Tuesday morning so be sure to tune in to see what the restaurants are cooking up this year.


A ceremony will honor the local men and women who have lost their lives or were sickened or injured on the job in 2013. The annual service takes place at the at Howard Park at 4 p.m. April 28 is the anniversary of the signing of the OSHA acts by Congress which hold employers responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace.

Berrien County

Thousands of volunteers for the upcoming PGA Championship were in Benton Harbor this weekend picking up their uniforms, credentials and getting trained. The big event is coming up next month, starting May 22. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the training took place at St. Joseph High School on Saturday.

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