City By City Report for May 14, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, May 14, 2014:


Two new school principals will begin work this fall. According to our reporting partners at the

Benton Harbor

There will soon be another baseball diamond in Benton Harbor. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the Parks Conservancy announced Tuesday night that they will put in a fourth diamond at Union Field. Maintenance work begins Thursday at all city parks. Union Field will get a major overhaul this year.


Benton Harbor is inviting community members to share their vision for the future. A public hearing will be held at city hall starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to get feedback on the city's 2014 action plan. The commission will vote on the plan on May 19.


Mishawaka Police will hold their annual police memorial on Wednesday and you're encouraged to attend. It's happening at the police department on North Church Street at 2 p.m. The ceremony honors all fallen officers who gave their lives for the community.

Starke County

The Starke County jail is keeping people safe in more ways than one. A new water line was installed for the jail and it improved water pressure for fire hydrants along east Culver Road too. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, before the installation of the new line, water pressure in the area was just barely in line with minimum firefighting requirements, but the new line has more than doubled the amount of water that can flow through the hydrants.

South Bend

The 80's classic, "The Goonies" is playing Wednesday night at the State Theatre downtown for this week's "Brew and View". They encourage people to dress up and there will be a prize for best costume. There will also be a "shadow cast" competition where teams compete to act out scenes from the movie. All ages are welcome but alcohol will be available for those 21 and up. It costs $3 to get in.


Can you stump the Studebaker experts? You can take a shot on Wednesday. Bring all of your Studebaker questions to Wiekamp Auditorium at 1 p.m. and a panel of experts will answer them. it only costs $2 to get in and its free to museum members.


Niles High School graduates who got their diploma 40 or more years ago are invited to a special reunion event. In fact, even if you're not a graduate, you're welcome to attend. According to The Leader it will be held on June 21st at Riverfront Park. The organizers, a group called "Vikings 40 Plus" will donate any money raised to a scholarship fund. Click here to check out their Facebook page.

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