City By City Report for August 7, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday August 7, 2014:


A Mishawaka elementary class needs your help. High Ability 1st and 2nd graders at Liberty Elementary found a donor to match funding up to $2,000 to buy tablets, screen protectors and cases for the classroom. If you're interested in helping out you can send a check to the school, care of Mrs. Landis' class. Here is the school’s address: 600 Pregel Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545

North Judson

A building is being donated to be used as the new town hall. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, First Farmers Bank and Trust donated their former bank building on Lane Street; and the town council voted unanimously to accept. The new town hall will house the water department, clerk's office and town council meetings.

Michigan City

Millions of dollars of sail boats, jet boats cabin cruisers, pontoon boats and more will be on the water. Thursday kicks off the In-Water Boat Show at Washington Park Marina. The show runs from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Benton Harbor

Street Ministries is facing a financial struggle. They've called a meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Union Memorial AME Church where the public is invited to help discuss their future. Street Ministries provides after school programs, serves thousands of meals and has a food pantry; but without more funding, they may have to cut several programs, like tutoring and GED preparation.

Berrien County

Berrien County residents now have four more spots to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, Med-Return boxes have been installed in Buchanan, Chikaming Township, Coloma and Watervliet. That's in addition to the boxes already in Saint Joseph, New Buffalo, and Niles. The drop-boxes are all located at police stations to prevent tampering.


It’s Water Play Day in the park over in Warsaw. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to Central Park from 2 to 3 p.m. for water games and other activities with the parks & rec staff. Water balloons are part of the fun. Adults don't have to get wet -- but they should be there to help with their kid. You should meet at the west picnic shelter.

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