City By City Report for March 10, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, March 10, 2014:


Dowagiac Union Schools are on the hunt for a new leader. Superintendent Mark Daniel is leaving for a job in Illinois. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, he has been with the district for four years. His new job begins July 1.


Golf balls are now on sale for the Ancilla College golf ball drop. It is a fundraiser for the college. A single golf ball costs $5, but you can also get packages at various costs. On June 9, the golf balls will be dropped, and the owner of the ball that goes in the hole first will receive 15% of the money collected. For more information, click here.

Berrien Springs

The lineup is set for the Berrien County Youth Fair. American idol winner Scotty McCreery will headline on Wednesday, August 13. Travis Tritt headlines Thursday's concert and Winger will play on Friday. Concert ticket prices range from $11 to $43. They go on sale Saturday, April 12. For more information, click here

Berrien County

Life rings will be up for discussion this week in Berrien County. The Board of Commissioners will consider two proposals on Thursday. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, they're talking about adding up to 13 life rings to the south pier of Silver Beach County Park. Another measure would add life rings to the north pier at Tiscornia Park.


You can learn more about the Princess City and how its changed at a free event this week. The historical documentary "Downtown Mishawaka" will be shown on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Spencer Gallery of the Mishawaka Public Library. It was written, directed and produced by long-time Mishawaka resident Ed Chamberlin.

South Bend

Your child could be the "Little Ms." or "Little Mr." leprechaun. The contest is open to kids ages 2 through 7. They'll be judged on the originality and creativity of their costume plus overall stage presentation as they dance an Irish jig. Each contestant gets a small gift and winners will be awarded a $25 gift certificate. You can sign up at the O'Brien Center at 321 Walter St. or call 574-299-4765. The contest is on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Howard Park.

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