City By City Report for Jan. 27, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, January 27, 2014:


Officials are hosting a public hearing for the public to weigh in on vote centers in Elkhart County. It's the fourth of 5 meetings planned, to show folks how to use the new voting machines, and gather feedback. Monday night’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Elkhart city council chambers. So far there is no word on a cancellation due to weather.


Elkhart County is looking for fifty more homes to help in removing dangerous lead-based paint. The county's lead hazard control and Healthy Homes program has enough funding to help more people. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the grant expires next year. Keep in mind, not every home qualifies. It must have been built before 1978. To learn more about the program and its requirements, or to find an application, click on the Big Red Bar.


Goshen High School and Goshen College are hosting a financial aid workshop, to help parents navigate the complicated process and make sure your students have money for college. They'll go over everything from who qualifies, to deadlines and forms. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the Goshen High School auditorium, weather permitting.

Michigan City

A street will be named after a super bowl legend, Tom Nowatzke. He is a Michigan City native, and was an All-American fullback at Indiana in the early 60's. He scored a game-changing touchdown for the then-Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 5, and they eventually beat the Dallas Cowboys. A section of Wabash Street, will be named Tom Nowatzke way, in his honor.

South Bend

The weather has put a damper on National Catholic Schools Week in South Bend and surrounding areas. The event usually kicks off with open houses at Michiana schools on Sunday, but many of them, including the event at Saint Joseph Grade School, had to be postponed. A new date hasn't been announced yet. Classes Monday are cancelled. They have a special event set for Wednesday called “A Night to Un-Wined" that discusses the role of catholic schools and their future but it is not yet determined if it will still go on as scheduled.

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