Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, May 12, 2014:
Elkhart County Police are meeting with residents, in an attempt to solve crime. They'll hold 10 separate township meetings this week and another round is scheduled in October. The department is also encouraging you to use their online media, like Facebook, Twitter, Citizen Observer, and the Elkhart County Police website. Click < ahref="http://www.elkhartcountysheriff.com/PDFs/Community%20Policing%20Meetings.pdf">here for the schedule.
The community is flushing hydrants this week. That means the water could run brown. If you have problems with your water color, the city says to keep the faucet on, until the water runs clear.
A local band is on a national tour. Seldom Told formed in 2006 in North Judson. Now they are opening for Saving Abel. Saving Abel's first single "Addicted" reached number one on several music charts, and their debut album sold more than 650,000 copies. Seldom Told's first show with Saving Abel was Sunday night in New Hampshire. The tour is two weeks long. They'll perform in LaPorte on May 18. Click here to learn more about Seldom Told.
St. Joseph County
Property taxes are due Monday in several counties, including Elkhart and St. Joseph. Payments must be post-marked or made in person by the end of the day or else you may face a penalty. If you have questions you can contact your county treasurer's office.
A longtime TRANSPO operator will be honored Monday night by the South Bend Common Council for reuniting a child with her mother. Back in February, Cheryl Moore was driving her daily route when she noticed a small girl wandering in the street, cold and crying. Moore brought her on board and called authorities to get her back to her family, even getting her something to eat and drink while they waited for police to arrive at the TRANSPO station. Moore already received TRANSPO's General Managers Award for her service. On Monday night, the council will pass a resolution commending her for her acts of heroism.
Bremen Castings, a family owned machine shop, is celebrating 75 years. The company's president says many employee families have been there for generations and it has helped them build a sense of community.
You're invited to "Chalk on the Walk" in New Carlisle this Saturday from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. Artists of all ages can create their own master piece for free.
Pet Supplies Plus is hosting its third annual Hamster Races this weekend and now is the time to sign up. You can call or stop by to do so. Their phone number is 574-875-9199. The hamster races will be on Saturday starting at noon.
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