City By City Report for Nov. 11, 2013

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, November 11, 2013:


LaVille Elementary and High School students headed back to class Monday morning after school was canceled for three days last week because of problems with a well at the high school. They finished repairs over the weekend. There's no word if they will have to make up the days, or if they will be taken from the snow day budget.

Jefferson Township, Elkhart County

There are plans to install two new tornado sirens, before the next windy season arrives. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the sirens have already been purchased. One will be installed at the Jefferson Township Fire Department, on the corner of State Road 15 and County Road 20. The other will be placed at the intersection of County Road 18 and County Road 21. Until now, if there was dangerous weather, the fire department would drive trucks in those areas, with sirens blaring.


Register now for Tuesday’s Mindfulness Nature Walk in Elkhart where you can reconnect with nature and yourself. It will be held rain, snow or shine. It starts at the Elkhart Environmental Center at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. To sign up, call 574-312-0822.

Three Rivers

Aldi is hosting a hiring event Monday for their new store. It runs until 6 p.m. at the Three Rivers Community Center. The jobs pay between $10 and $22 per hour. The store will open early next year.


You can learn how to cook a Turducken at Turducken 101. It is a chicken inside of a duck, inside of a turkey. The two-hour cooking demo will be Tuesday at Duck Down, and Above" on East Church Street starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.

South Bend

South Bend Animal Care and Control is hoping to pair up veterans with a new friend. Throughout the month of November, military members can get $20 off of dog adoptions or $40 off of cat adoptions. They're also working on their 2014 calendar contest. Submit your professional-quality pet photos by November 14th for a chance to have your furry friend appear in the calendar. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

Cupcakes for a Cause begins on Monday at Indulgence Café on Edison Road. For every cupcake sold, they will donate a dollar to the south bend center for the homeless. The winter months are especially busy at the shelter due to their weather amnesty program. That's when they open their doors to more people during the extreme cold.


Warm hearts, warm hands; The Saint Vincent de Paul society is collecting new children's hats, gloves and scarves to help keep kids warm this winter. You can drop them off at the boxes at University Park Mall this weekend and next.

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