City By City Report for Jan. 14, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, January 14, 2014:

Goshen

Miss Indiana is in Goshen. Mekayla Diehl will help open a new life enrichment program at the Life Center on Plymouth Avenue. It is moving from the Salvation Army location. They'll offer community wellness and education programs through the IU Goshen Hospital, to the entire county. Activities include everything from medical screenings, to chair volleyball.

Mishawaka

Tuesday is a community support day at Whole Foods. Five percent of profits from the day’s sales will go to the Mishawaka Education Foundation. Mishawaka High School football players will be at the store, to help shoppers bag and load their groceries. The Grape Road store is open until 10 p.m.

South Bend

St. Joseph High School's quiz bowl team is getting international attention. The school ranked 37th out of 1500 schools worldwide in the academic competition. They are one of two Indiana schools to make the top 200 rankings.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Bow Wow Bowl, supporting the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. It is coming up on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend. It costs $20 per person and includes unlimited bowling for 2 and a half hours, music, light refreshments, raffles and other contests. Shoe rental is 99 cents.

Elkhart

A bus manufacturer wants to expand in Elkhart to a facility on County Road 6. Ameritran Bus Inc. has another location already on Ada Drive. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the proposed expansion would mean 20 new jobs by December 2016. The council approved the first step Monday of declaring the property in the 3600-block of County Road 6 east as an economic revitalization area. They would still use the building on Ada Drive as well.

Burket

A mobile food pantry is taking place in Kosciusko County until noon on Tuesday. You can get fresh produce, dairy, protein and grains, plus non-perishable items at Burket United Methodist Church while supplies last. That's located at 102 Market Street in Burket. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana asks you to bring a valid photo ID and bags or boxes to carry your items.

Lakeville

There's an opportunity for free gas in Lakeville today. You can get a $10 gas card by donating blood. The blood drive will be at the Newton Center on North Michigan street from 3 to 7 p.m.

Berrien Springs

You can learn important skills to save a life. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, a disaster preparedness class is coming to Berrien Springs on January 30. Officials say the recent polar vortex that caused dangerous driving conditions, subzero temperatures and power outages is an example of how important this training is. You can call 269-983-7111, extension 4915 to sign up.

Dowagiac

Save your aluminum cans and old newspapers. A Dowagiac boy scout troop is collecting them this weekend to raise money. Members of troop 563 will be at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church on Front Street in Dowagiac this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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