Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013:
Two principals have been nominated for Indiana principal of the year. David Maugel, from Northwood High School and Alan Thompson, from Woodview Elementary School, were both nominated, as was Sheryll Harper from Discovery Middle School. According to our partners at the Elkhart Truth, their peers chose them as principals of the year in Indiana's 2nd district, which includes Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Pulaski, St. Joseph, and Starke counties. The state awards will be decided at the end of November.
Knox is the scene of a documentary film, set to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network this weekend. According to our partners at WKVI, "Bridegroom" tells the story of Knox native Thomas Bridegroom, who fell to his death during a photo shoot in 2011. Former president Bill Clinton introduced the film at the Tribeca Film Festival. It airs on OWN this Sunday at 10 p.m. eastern. To learn more about the film, click on the Big Red Bar.
You can get free flu shots on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AIDS Ministries building on S. William St. To take part, just call ahead, (574) 234-2870. They say all are welcome.
Breast cancer survivors will gather in South Bend Wednesday to celebrate beating the disease and to remember those who have died from it. The annual breast cancer survivor event called the Promise Luncheon" is going on at the Gillespie Center. It’s sponsored by Beacon Health Systems.
A free seminar will discuss all you need to know about Indiana's new expungement law that went into effect in July. Under the measure, individuals who meet certain criteria will be able to expunge their criminal records. Wednesday night’s seminar will take place at Saint Peter's United Church of Christ at the intersection of Ironwood, Corby and Rockne. It starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP call 574-234-7666.
Wednesday Wellness Walks are going on at Love Creek on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, starting at 10:30 a.m. The walks last about an hour.
The BluesBusters are on patrol. A team of professionals from Emeritus Senior Living is visiting seniors’ homes for free for emotional wellness checks. They say with daylight growing shorter and the holidays approaching, it can be a sensitive time for seniors. And they're already more prone to depression than younger Americans. "BluesBusters" runs through November 22nd. To recommend a senior for the program, head to their web site; we have a link on the Big Red Bar.
It's free movie night over at the Elkhart Public Library on Wednesday. “Pacific Rim”, rated PG13, will be showing at 6 p.m. Here’s a description of the movie: “As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.”
Owners of a hardware store that has been around for 34 years are handing over the reins. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Fritz and Norma Weaver, owners of New Paris Pro Hardware and Farm Store will retire. The 72 and 73 year old are moving to Arizona. The Weavers are working on finalizing the sale of the store to Tim Spurlock, who owns Spurlock Body and Paint in New Paris.