Here’s a recap of our City by City report for April 9, 2014:
The longtime principal of Northridge High School is retiring after 43 years with the district. According to The Elkhart Truth, the Crystal Valley Exchange Club of Middlebury is honoring Gerald Rasler's years of service with a Book of Golden Deeds Award. It will be presented at a conference May 1. The event is open to the public, for $20 per ticket.
A Denver Broncos player is coming to his hometown to promote his new music career. Nathan Palmer goes by the artist name Napalm. The Elkhart Truth reports that he is coming home to Elkhart for a concert and record release party for his album, "R.I.P. 2 My Heart." The performance is part of the Michiana Music Conference. It starts at 8p.m. Saturday at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart. It is only for those 18 and older. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Napalm Football Camp – a youth program in Elkhart that Palmer started last year.
A harsh winter is putting a squeeze on the Starke County Highway Department's road repair budget. This winter drivers spent 94 days plowing and hit more than 150,000 miles. According to WKVI, the department will be able to absorb the extra costs in the existing budget, but that means other road repairs will be delayed or pushed until more funds are available.
A scholarship named after a Niles native will benefit Brandywine students. The fund is in memory of Ryan Anthony Hartman. It will go to a Brandywine student entering the medical or teaching field. A student will be awarded $200 this fall and another $200 in the spring of 2015. Ryan was studying elementary teaching at Southwestern Michigan College in December 2009, when he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer.
Indiana's largest air show is coming to Warsaw this August. An area pilot tells the Stacey Page Online the show will run August 15-16. Last year, more than 7,000 people attended the air show. This time around, it's predicted to be even bigger. It will cost more than $35,000 to host.