City By City Report for Jan. 20, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, January 20, 2014:


If you've ever wished you knew how to find what you're looking for, more efficiently, on the World Wide Web now is your chance. Registration opens Monday for a computer class about using the internet. It will be at the downtown Mishawaka Library on January 29 at 9:15 a.m. To register, call 259-5277, extension 273. Space is limited.


Elkhart is looking to borrow up to $25 million from the state for a combined sewer overflow project. The money will go toward two projects - near the intersection of Waterfall Drive and Jackson Boulevard, and near the Elkhart Environmental Center. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the projects are part of a federal mandate to reduce sewer overflow into waterways. It will cost more than $100 million, over a 20 year period.


An Elkhart family has a new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. On Monday, the work will come to a ceremonial end with a home dedication. The house is located on Erwin Street. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. They're built with donated materials and volunteer labor.

South Bend

Participating McDonald's restaurants in South Bend and across Michiana are celebrating "Free McCafe Coffee Week" through Friday, Jan. 26. You can get a free small cup of their premium roast coffee, one per person. They're also kicking off a McCafe rewards program.


Goshen is stepping up its sustainability efforts. The city is one of 10 cities nationwide, chosen by the American Planning Association, to test certain sustainability measures. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Goshen's former 10-year plan just ended and they're now working with the APA to come up with innovative ways to become more green in 2014, without spending too much money.


Goshen College needs help from Hoosiers in order to be able to offer an alumni license plate. They are still in need of signatures from drivers willing to commit to buying one when they're ready. Twenty-five dollars of the $45 annual plate fee goes back to programs at Goshen College; and that $25 is tax deductible. The deadline is March 31.

Marshall County

The Marshall County Museum is looking for historic pictures or memorabilia from local gas stations, drive-ins, or any other automotive-related businesses in Marshall County. According to the Pilot News, they are working on an exhibit about how transportation shaped the development of Marshall County. Anyone who would like to contribute to the exhibit should contact the museum.

Notre Dame

A prayer service in honor of Martin Luther King’s life and work will be held at Notre Dame Monday morning. It starts at 11:45 a.m. in the Rotunda, with Reverend John Jenkins presiding. A reception will follow and the public is invited to attend both.

North Liberty

Would you like to try before you buy? Girl scouts are offering cookie samples at North Liberty Church of Christ on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. For a dollar per person, you can taste them all and then buy what you like. There will also be milk and coffee available. The girls will have nutritional info about each cookie there if you're interested and will tell you what they plan to do with the money they raise.

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