City By City Report for Feb. 26, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

Elkhart

An RV company now boasts the number one brand of motorhomes in the United States. One out of every four motorhomes in the country is made by Thor. In fact, Thor is the number one seller of motorhomes for all of North America, for the third year in a row.

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Time is almost up to register “Show of the Stars". Singers will compete for prizes and a chance to perform at various Concord Mall events throughout the year. The deadline to sign up is Thursday at 9 p.m. Categories include youth, up to age 12, teens, ages 13 to 19, and adults 20 and older. The actual competition will be this Saturday. We have more details on the Big Red Bar.

Niles

A new medical center is now open. According to The Leader, the community health center is taking patients at 24 North Saint Joseph Avenue. It was all made possible by a $650,000 federal grant. The clinic is also certified to help people enroll in federal healthcare or Medicaid.

St. Joseph County

You can get a free flu shot in St. Joseph County on Wednesday. They are available at the St. Joseph County Health Department in the county-city building in South Bend and at the Mishawaka clinic location on Lincolnway West. No appointment is required.

LaGrange County

Parkview LaGrange Hospital now has a "Kids Corner" at its Terrace Cafe. According to The Goshen News, dietary supervisor saw a need and wanted to fill it. She says it will allow kids to focus on healthy things like nutrition and being active when families stop by to visit loved ones.

South Bend

On Wednesday night you can learn more about the city’s new animal ordinance proposal. A presentation and question and answer session will be held at IU South Bend's Wiekamp Hall starting at 6 p.m. Parking is available for free in the attached garage. Representatives from the city, South Bend Animal Care and Control, Pet Refuge and many others will be on the panel.

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There's a discussion going on next month that will help people who are struggling to get some shut eye. “Sleepless in South Bend” is happening at the Samaritan Counseling Center on Cleveland Road on March 6 from noon to 1 p.m. They say an estimated 46% of Americans suffer from some sort of insomnia. Pre-registration is requested. Call 574-277-0274.

Mishawaka

A spaghetti supper this weekend will benefit Hannah's house and the moms and babies who need their services. Tickets are available now for the event on Friday night. It's taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on West 1st St in Mishawaka. Tickets for “all you can eat" cost $8 dollars for adults, $5for kids ages 5 to 12 and children under 5, eat free. We have more details on the Big Red Bar.

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