City By City Report for Oct. 24, 2013

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013:


A business is growing. United Federal Credit Union is building a 20,000 square-foot operations center. Construction should begin in December. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the corporate headquarters in St. Joseph will also be renovated and the branch on South State Street will be replaced with a new building.


A big celebration is going on Thursday. They're going to open a time capsule as the town marks its 150 year anniversary. Our reporting partners at WKVI say after they open the time capsule, they will fill and bury a new one. The celebration starts at 5 p.m. Central time.


You can visit the Haunted Thrill at Crosson Mill, starting Thursday night. It is open from 7:30-10 p.m. and only costs $5 per person. It is located at the Veterans Memorial Park at Crosson Mill, located directly off State Road 13.


The new Starke County Jail and Sheriff's Department will go up just east of Knox. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, they will break ground on November 7. The new facility is double the size of the existing jail and will house more than 140 people. The project was prompted by a federal lawsuit after overcrowding became an issue at the current building. Construction will be done in two stages, with the first finished by this May.


Folks can get a scary experience if they dare to enter a haunted corn maze. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, it opens Friday at 6:30 p.m. and runs through the weekend. It costs $5 to enter.


Employees at the public library hope you'll bring your kids to story time Thursday. They're using songs, finger plays, and other activities to help familiarize your family with their services. Thursday’s event is for kids between two and six years old. Registration is required.

South Bend

Folks at the Studebaker National Museum are expecting witches, ghouls, and ghosts at Friday night's annual "truck or treat" event. It runs from 5-7 p.m. Kids ages three to ten-years-old are invited to play games, do arts and crafts, and collect treats. They must be in costume and accompanied by an adult and the best part, the event is free.

The Center for the Homeless is in need of blankets. The Acting Ensemble is helping them out by offering discounted tickets to any performance of their current production "Freud's Last Stand" if you bring a new or used blanket to the box office. Their next performances will be Friday and Saturday. For a list of other dates, click here. The Fisher family and Demotte State Bank Relay for Life put on the festivities. A dollar for every ticket does go to help the team. Last year, they were able to raise $300 to help fight cancer.

Benton Harbor

In Benton Harbor, Harbor Shores plans to build two cottages worth $400,000 each along Graham Avenue. But the CEO of nearby New Products Corporation has some concern. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, Cheryl Miller is worried noise from the plant will be upsetting to guests. She wants to be protected from potential complaints. Harbor Shores says they may build more units in the future.

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