City by City report for March 11, 2014

Here’s a recap of our City by City report from Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

Francesville

The West Central school district has a new superintendent. According to WKVI, the board voted to promote high school principal Don Street. He has been with the corporation more than a decade. He takes over for Charles Mellon on July 1st. The board is now looking to hire a new high school principal.

Goshen

We will find out by the end of the month which school will claim the new pool for the Goshen district. The Elkhart Truth reports that the district hired a consulting firm for the school renovation project. It recommends putting the new pool at Goshen Middle School. Officials considered the cost, as well as class schedules, in making that recommendation. The board plans to vote on the location at their March 24th meeting. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to share their input with the district.

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A million dollar gift is making loans and scholarships available to students going into the medical field. The Ned and Agda Farber Estate donated the money to the Goshen Hospital and Health Care Foundation. The couple spent their entire lives in Goshen and was very active in the community. To learn more about the Farber Education Fund, call 574-533-4500.

St. Joseph, Mich.

A new hotel on St. Joseph's waterfront has reached a major construction milestone. WKVI reports that the Inn at Harbor Shores now has a roof. The $115 million project involves 92 hotels rooms and several other amenities. Developers hope to finish construction in time for the Senior PGA Championship in May. So far, they are right on schedule.

Walkerton

The John Glenn School Corporation is considering moving to a balanced calendar. It traditionally shortens summer break and adds those days throughout the year. Parents can learn more at two public meetings this month. There is a meeting Tuesday at 7p.m. at the Walkerton Elementary School cafeteria. Another meeting will be held Thursday at the John Glenn High School media center at 7p.m.

Burket

A mobile food pantry is stopping in Burket on Tuesday. It will be at the Burket United Methodist Church on Market Street from 10a.m. to noon Eastern time. The food is first come, first serve. They ask customers to bring a valid photo I.D. and boxes or bags to carry the items.

Nappanee

Anyone hoping to participate in the Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival this summer needs to register soon. The application deadline is April 1st. Space is limited to about 300 booths. The festival runs July 31st through August 4th. Click here for an artist application.

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A Nappanee company is being recognized for its environmental efforts. ATC Trailers, Inc. is the recipient of the fourth annual Green Manufacturing Award from the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers. The Goshen Farmers Market will receive $5,000 on behalf of ATC Trailers.

Elkhart
Families can learn more about what Elkhart Christian Academy has to offer. Interested families can check out the school, meet the teachers and staff and look at the curriculum. The open house runs from 6:45-8p.m. Tuesday at the school on County Road 22 E in Elkhart.

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