City By City Report for Jan. 24, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, January 24, 2014:


IU Health Goshen has made an elite class of hospitals. They have achieved magnet status once again. The distinction is awarded to less than six percent of hospitals nationwide. Goshen has earned this award three times.

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A group of New Prairie Middle School students are among 80 winners nationwide in the Verizon Innovation app challenge. The competition pushes students to develop concepts for mobile apps, which address problems in their communities. The New Prairie students' app teaches about the benefits of recycling. They are competing for a $5,000 grant for the school.


A pair of robot enthusiasts at Plymouth High School is headed to the state championship Vex Robotics competition. Our reporting partners at WKVI say Josh Kuhn and Kennedy Schneiders made it all the way to the world championships last year, and came in 18th. But robots aren't cheap, and neither are the competition entry fees. If you'd like to support their efforts or learn more, you can email


A state representative from Granger traded his dress shoes for sneakers at the statehouse Thursday. It’s all in support of the Suits and Sneakers campaign to raise awareness of the fight against cancer, going on all weekend long. Republican Dale DeVon says it was a day to show compassion and give hope and support to those affected by cancer. The American Cancer society's Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers challenge is an annual event. We have more details on the Big Red Bar.


The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is holding a pancake breakfast to raise money for community events as well as a scholarship for students. The cost is five dollars. It's happening at Pierceton's community building on West Walnut Street from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday.


You can learn more about Queen of Peace School this weekend at an open house. It's going on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school on Vistula Road. There you'll find more information about a catholic education. Queen of Peace serves students in pre-k through 8th grade.


Students are kicking off a safe-driving campaign Friday. The high school's Students Against Destructive Decisions group or SADD is using a $2,000 state grant for the project. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, a group called "The Road Crew" will hold events reminding people to "Put it Away and Drive". An all school assembly will get things rolling.


The library has resources available to help you with your taxes, including forms from the IRS and computers for online help. There will also be volunteers from the United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, beginning on January 27. We have all of those details on the Big Red Bar.

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