City By City Report for March 4, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, March 4, 2014:


Goshen-based Supreme Industries is selling its shuttle bus division to Forest River. The sale will net about $7 million for Supreme Industries. Roughly 120 employees will be affected. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, company executives expect them to either seek jobs with Forest River or find a place in Supreme Industries' fleet truck division, which is ramping up production this spring.


A Plymouth High School student has made poetry history. Emma Libersky won the state Poetry Out Loud competition for the second year in a row. She's the first repeat champion in the eight-year history of the competition. She'll receive a $200 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national finals in April; plus Plymouth High School gets $500 to purchase poetry books.


IMKO Workforce Solutions is hosting a grand opening job fair until 2 p.m. Tuesday to fill job openings in Middlebury. You should bring two forms of ID to complete the application process. IMKO is located at 118 east Vistula Street in Bristol.


You can learn how to churn your own butter in Elkhart County. Sign-ups are going on now for the March 14 class, at Ox Bow County Park in Dunlap. Pre-registration is required by March 13 at 4 p.m. It costs just $3 per person and all ages are invited to attend.

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As we get older, routine tasks become more difficult. But a group in Elkhart County is helping seniors take care of their feet. The Council on Aging is now hosting foot care clinics once a month. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, it costs $15 and you must be 55 or older to attend. You do need to make an appointment.


Low income, under-insured or uninsured Michiana women can get free health screenings from United Health Services. St. Joseph's Family medicine is one of four locations offering a program called WISEWOMAN. It determines their risk for cardiovascular disease. A federal grant from the CDC, administered by the Indiana Department of Health, is making it all possible. To determine if you're eligible, you can call 574-247-6053. The other locations are Bendix Family Physicians in South Bend, Heart City Clinic in Elkhart and Lincoln Avenue Clinic in Goshen.


The Niles Public Library is kicking off March with a long list of activities for kids. The Toddler Dance Party will be on March 8 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages 18 months to five years old. The Tween Book Club gets underway on March 13 with the novel Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. We have a link to more events on the Big Red Bar.


Brush up your resume. Amish Acres is hosting a job fair this weekend. It's happening on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Nappanee. They're looking for restaurant managers, tour guides, box office personnel, front desk staff, wait staff and more.


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