Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, March 20, 2014:
Three local firemen have been honored with a medal of valor for saving a victim from a burning home back in September 2012. Jerry Roush and Paul Sterns, both from Argos, were honored by the state Wednesday night along with Emery "Hap" Ferry III from Tippecanoe. All three are volunteers for their community fire departments.
After years of community fundraising, the Elkhart County Parks Dept. is less than $5,700 away from rebuilding the Ox Bow Tower, which burned down in 2010. Ox Bow County Park will host the "March for the Tower" this weekend. It features a kids' fun run, and a 1 or 3 mile walk. The event is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fisherman's Camp shelter at the park. They ask for a minimum pledge $10 per person. Those who pledge more than $100 will be entered to win a gift basket.
Thursday is the first day of spring, but folks in Buchanan, are enjoying a hardy cold-weather soup. At the 8th annual Chili Walk. Local businesses and organizations compete for the title of best chili in Buchanan. For $2 a person, you can taste them all. Proceeds go to the Buchanan High School Robotics Club. The event starts at the library at 4:30 p.m. It runs until 7 p.m.
Put on your science hat, it’s all about holograms and lasers at the ETHOS Science Center's Sneak Peek Science Night in Elkhart. They're located at 2521 Industrial Parkway. Thursday night’s event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and it only costs $1 per person to attend. Next month's Sneak Peek Science topic is Robotics, happening on April 17.
We're helping you score free landscaping help. There's a free program Thursday afternoon at the Mishawaka Library on Lincoln Way East, starting at 2 p.m. It will be presented by George Kallimani of McKinley Terrace Garden Center.
The Funkdafied Wresting Federation is coming back. Headlining the event is Lightning Bolt Johnson taking on WRSW Radios' AC McCray. Part of the proceeds will benefit Warsaw Little League and Baker Youth Center. It’s taking place at Lakeview Middle School on Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for floor seats or $15 for bleachers. Parking is free.
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