City By City Report for Jan. 13, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, January 13, 2014:


Elkhart County is changing its procedure for salvage vehicle inspections. Starting Tuesday, those who need inspections will have to take the vehicle to the sheriff's department on County Road 26. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the change will save officers time spent driving to various locations. Appointments can only be made between noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Berrien County

The Berrien County Health Department and County Animal Control are preparing for a big move. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, the departments are moving into the former Schroeder Motors Building on Napier Avenue. The move will consolidate all of the health services from five buildings, down to one.


Non-profit groups from southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana have a shot at thousands of dollars in grants. The Heart of Cook Foundation, funded by Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant, is accepting applications. Last year, they gave out more than $54,000 in funding to 41 programs. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, applications are due by February 4th.


A Goshen middle school student fell just one foot shy of winning a national competition. Nick Hooley, a Northridge 8th grader, competed this weekend, at an NFL sponsored "Punt, Kick and Pass" event. He punted 165 feet, kicked 135 feet, and passed 163 feet, with cumulative totals just one foot short of the winning distance. Nick got to stand on the field during pre-game warm-ups before the Denver-San Diego divisional playoff game.


You can learn more about financial aid for college at Triton High School in Bourbon this week. A meeting will be held Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the library. Anyone in the community is invited to attend and learn more about FAFSA. According to the Plymouth Pilot, a financial aid director from Ancilla College will lead the evening.


Your child can sign up for a reading competition with their friends. The Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library is accepting team registrations for "Battle of the Books" until January 31. This is for fifth grade students in teams up to six members. For more details, click on the Big Red Bar.

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