City By City Report for May 5, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, May 5, 2014:

Pulaski County

Lunch prices are going up next year for the West Central School Corporation. Not much -- just 10 cents per meal. According to WKVI, the school board also approved pay raises for some staff, ranging from 25 to 35 cents an hour.


The city is flushing fire hydrants this week. They will run water from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., every day until Friday. According to The Leader, during that time, the city recommends that you avoid doing laundry because the water could run red during the hydrant flushing. If you forget, and your clothes get stained, don't dry them. Keep them wet, and the city will give you a powder to help remove the stains. Click here for more information about the schedule.


Knox is beginning their last spring leaf pickup of the year. You should rake your leaves to the curb, not the alley. According to WKVI, if you don't get everything raked up before Friday, you can drop off your leaves and grass clippings at the city composting site any time. It's located behind city hall.

Marshall County

Marshall County is kicking off a week of celebrations for "national tourism week" with activities going on, such as a breakfast on Monday morning. We have a link to their "tourism week" page on the Big Red Bar.

South Bend

Letter carriers are holding a rally Monday in South Bend. They want to get the word out for residents to leave canned goods by their mail boxes this weekend. The annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is on Saturday, May 10.


Now is the time to sign up for free youth fishing day in South Bend. Kids ages 7 to 17 will get a free fishing lesson, including how to clean the fish, from South Bend Parks and Rec. There will also be competitions and prizes. It’s all going on at Pinhook Park on Saturday. Call (574) 299-4765 to register.


Students are getting out and getting exercise in Mishawaka. Monday begins "Running is Elementary,” a free running club for all Penn Harris Madison fourth and fifth graders. More than six hundred kids are expected to run Monday for the kickoff events at Elm Road Elementary School.


The Hearing and Speech Center, located just off North Main Street, will provide free hearing tests on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. but space is limited and appointments are necessary. You can call 574-247-6047, extension 103, for more details.

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