City By City Report for June 10, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, June 10, 2014:


A new restaurant has opened inside Niles' Wonderland Cinema. The theater is on North Front Street and is now home to Jim's Smokin' Café. According to the Niles Daily Star, the restaurant features barbecue items like pulled pork, beef sandwiches and bourbon baked beans. The owner is Niles High School graduate Jim Morris.

Starke County

A Starke County cemetery will be adding more space for families to lay their loved ones to rest. The North Judson town board voted to add three extra rows to Highland Cemetery, according to our reporting partners at WKVI. The expansion will add 100 to 115 grave sites and those will be available in the coming months.

North Webster

Registration is open for North Webster's annual firefighter's challenge. Firefighters will dress up in full gear and compete in obstacle challenges like climbing ladders and busting down doors. First through fifth place winners will get cash prizes. First prize is $500. During the intermission, kids will compete in a mini-obstacle course. You can register on North Webster Fire's website. We have a link on the Big Red Bar.


Pet Refuge will hold an official flag-raising ceremony, in honor of Flag Day, at their location in South Bend on Saturday at 8 a.m. "Grounds and Hounds" coffee as well as Dunkin Donuts will be served afterward. Local marines will be there to lead the ceremony.


A mobile food pantry is taking place Tuesday at the Bristol Community Food Pantry on West Vistula Street in Bristol from 10 a.m. to noon, first come first serve. You should bring a valid photo ID and boxes or bags to carry your items. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana will offer fresh as well as non-perishable food items. There's another food pantry going on at the same time at the Town Barn on South Graceland Avenue in Claypool.


The Plymouth Public Library is hosting a Pet Parade for kids. Children can bring a leashed pet or a stuffed animal and meet outside the library on Washington Street at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Parents are encouraged to attend.

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