City By City Report for Nov. 6, 2013

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, November 6, 2013:


The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office is once again inviting the community to help solve crimes. The department is holding 10 meetings this week in various cities, to connect residents with their township officers, and open the flow of information. Wednesday night’s meeting is at 7 p.m. at Northridge High School.


The city will soon be upgrading six railroad crossings on the east side. Currently, there's only a stop sign at several crossings. According to the Elkhart Truth, the city will provide $176,000 to cover 10% of the $1.5 million project. The rest comes from a federal grant.


The Culver Union Township Fire Department is inviting the community to purchase bricks to honor local firefighters. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, the bricks will be placed in an honor wall at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and State Street. They're for both active and former firefighters who have spent at least 10 years with the department, held the rank of chief, died in the line of duty, or passed away while active. You can contact Secretary-Treasurer Dave Cooper for more information, (574) 952-2809.

South Bend

Bakers are busy preparing for Cupcakes for a Cause which begins Monday at Indulgence Café on Edison Rd. For every cupcake sold, they will donate a dollar to the South Bend Center for the Homeless. The winter months are especially busy at the shelter due to their weather amnesty program. That's when they open their doors to more people during the extreme cold.

There's a job fair going on Wednesday at Notre Dame. It will be at Café de Grasta on the ground floor of Grace Hall from 4-7 p.m. They are hiring food service positions. Parking is available in the B16 lot.


It's free movie night at the Elkhart Public Library. Wednesday night’s flick is White House Down.

Here’s a synopsis: “While on a tour of the white house with his young daughter, a capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.”

The film is rated PG-13 and starts at 6 p.m.


There's a unique exhibit right now at the Bremen Public Library. It's all about the Emu. According to the Pilot News, the collection comes from the home of Randy and Hilde Kraft, former owners of Drumming Bird Limited in Denver, Colorado. They now live in Bremen. The exhibit will be there to see throughout the month of November.


The community is gearing up for its Fall Craft Show this weekend. It will be held at the Newton Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Newton Center is located at 601 North Michigan Street.


You can play miniature golf inside of a library this weekend. They will shut down normal operations at the Nappanee Public Library and turn it into an 18-hole mini-golf course. Tee time will be on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more details, click on the Big Red Bar.

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