City By City Report for May 6, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, May 6, 2014:


A special honor was handed to the Niles Haunted House at the Volunteer Southwest Michigan's annual dinner. Several state officials were there to thank them for their 40 years of frightening fun. The haunted house raised more than $82,000 last year for 65 different charities and organizations. They have donated 1.35 million dollars in the past 18 years.


A woman from Goshen won the Kalamazoo Marathon. Melissa Gillette ran 26 miles in just 3 hours, 8 minutes, and 53.8 seconds. Our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth say this is her 18th marathon win since she started racing.


Elkhart General Hospital is celebrating National Nurses Week with a "Blessing of the Hands" ceremony on Tuesday. There are activities going on all week long, including a photo op where nurses will get to hold up signs stating why they became a nurse. Other hospitals, including Memorial in South Bend, are also celebrating.

South Bend

Artwork from this year's Congressional Art Competition is on display at the South Bend Regional Airport. Sixty-eight pieces will be there for you to enjoy until May 13. The art was all submitted by students. Local judges will pick their favorite piece, and it will be on display in the capitol for the next year. The winner will be announced later this month. You can also view the artwork online. We have a link posted here and on the Big Red Bar.


Kids staying at Memorial Children's Hospital will get special visitors Tuesday. Elmo and Cookie Monster are in town for Sesame Street Live and they'll be reading a book to kids in the pediatric playroom as well as visiting children in their hospital rooms.


You can learn about how service dogs are trained and how they help their companions at a free event Tuesday in Culver. Certified dog trainer Sheri Warner will be at the Culver-Union Township Public Library at 1 p.m. with her special guest, Rockne, a standard poodle-German Shepherd mix. Rockne will demonstrate different tasks. And Sheri can also answer general dog obedience questions. This is a free program.


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