City By City Report for Jan. 23, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, January 23, 2014:


Goshen is slowly moving forward with plans to renovate two district schools. They've narrowed down the applicants to three final design-build teams who will submit final proposals for the renovations. According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, the $17 million dollar project was approved in a November referendum.

South Bend

Notre Dame is hosting its 25th annual student film festival this week. It runs Thursday through Saturday at the Browning Cinema. Audience members can vote for their favorite films via text. Screenings are at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. each night.


Mishawaka High School hosts its annual winter band concert Thursday night. The event is always a beautiful display of music, mastered by the students. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Mishawaka High School auditorium.

You can dive into the world of genealogy Thursday night at the downtown Mishawaka library. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to attend a roundtable discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center.

Benton Harbor

Students may get a voice in the Benton Harbor school board. A high school senior, Charles Jennings, says he wants to join the board. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the board will review what it would take to make Jennings a student representative and then discuss it at a later meeting.


Hoosiers can register now to attend Conservation Day at the Indiana State Capitol. It’s coming up next week on Tuesday, January 28. Conservation Day is a chance for Hoosiers concerned about the future of Indiana's natural resources to meet with their legislators and have their voices heard at the statehouse. The tickets are free but you do have to sign up ahead of time. We have a link on the Big Red Bar.

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