City By City Report for July 14, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday July 14, 2014:

South Bend

The University Of Notre Dame is getting a bible that was once owned by the first roman catholic priest ordained in the U.S. Reverend Stephen Badin built a log chapel on land that is now the school's campus. On Monday, a delegation from the Sisters of Loretto of Nerinx, Kentucky will be at Notre Dame to deliver the bible. The university’s founder, the Rev. Edward Sorin, began building the university 172 years ago on land where Badin built the log chapel for his mission headquarters. The chapel burned down in 1858, but a replica still stands on campus.


Volunteers from the Elkhart County Humane Society will wash your dog on Monday. The minimum donation is $5 and all proceeds benefit the shelter. It’s going on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Martin's Paw Mart at Cobblestone Crossing on East Bristol Street.

Berrien County

There is a new smart phone app for folks enjoying southwest Michigan. It's called 'Harbor Shores Life', and offers detailed information about area trails. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the app can show you exactly where you are on the trails while you're walking in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. It also features descriptions of all the golf holes. You can get the app in the Apple App Store.

The Berrien County Democratic Party has opened a new office. It's located at 215 East Main Street in Benton Harbor. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, right now they are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days. They'll be open more hours as the November election gets closer.

Van Buren County

The Van Buren County Youth Fair kicks off Monday in Hartford, Michigan. Adult tickets are $5 and kids’ tickets are $2. Kids five and under get in free. The Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo will be on display all week. The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Monday night. Also going on right now are the Starke, Fulton, and Marshall county fairs. We have a full list here.

Starke County

The Starke County community foundation still has some college scholarships available. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, they've awarded $30,000 so far but still have five specific opportunities left. Those include scholarships for specific college majors, for students of specific high schools, or students who want to go to specific colleges. If you'd like to see if your child qualifies, we have a link to more information on the Big Red Bar.


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