City By City Report for March 13, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, March 13, 2014:

St. Joseph

Berrien County commissioners will take up a handful of issues on Thursday that affect your safety in the waters of Lake Michigan. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the board is considering putting 13 life rings on the south pier at Silver Beach County Park. They are also debating a separate proposal, about a possible ban on pier jumping. A third measure would add life rings to the north pier at Tiscornia Park.

Lincoln Township, Berrien County

Raises are on the way for elected officials and non-union employees in Lincoln Township. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, the board approved the budget for the new fiscal year this week. It includes 2% raises for elected officials, and 2.25% raises for non-union employees. The raises take effect April 1.


The John Glenn School Corporation is considering moving to a balanced calendar and on Thursday night, parents can learn more about it. A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the John Glenn High School Media Center.


The folks at the Melody Drive-In are ready for spring. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, they have set an opening date of April 4, though that could change if it's not warm enough. The first movie of the new season will be Captain America.

South Bend

Memorial Children's Hospital is getting a big donation and it’s all because Michiana dined out during Winter Restaurant Week. The annual event raised nearly $16,000. The Downtown Dining Alliance of will present the donation on Thursday morning. The Summer Restaurant Week will be held June 23 through July 6.


The Michiana Home Show is coming to the Century Center in South Bend this weekend. Things get started Friday at 5 p.m. More than 180 local companies will be there with ideas for inside and outside of your house. Regular admission is $8. You can find a coupon for $2 off on their web site. We have a link on the Big Red Bar.

Benton Harbor

You can be a superhero to kids in Benton Harbor. Registration is going on now for the second annual "Racers Superhero 5k" to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. There is also a 1k fun run. The best part is, you get to come dressed as your favorite super hero. Prizes will be awarded for the best child and adult costumes. The event is taking place on April 26 at the Whirlpool Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor. Click here for more information.


Time is running out to enter the poetry contest at the Bittersweet Branch Library in Mishawaka. Three cash prizes will be awarded for students in the 6th through 8th grade and three more cash prizes for students in the 9th through 12th grades. Entries must be submitted by Saturday at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on April 17.

LaGrange County

Once again the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department will take on firefighters on the basketball court. The third annual charity game will benefit the LaGrange Council on Aging. It’s taking place on March 22nd at 7 p.m. at Westview High School in Topeka. Adult tickets are $5, students are $2 dollars and kids 12 and under are free.


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