City By City Report for Nov. 21, 2013

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, November 21, 2013:


A building was so damaged by fire that investigators can't even get in to figure out what sparked the blaze. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, the old Mackey's Boarding House at the corner of Mound and Prettman streets burned down on Sunday. The fire chief says there is too much damage, and the structure isn't safe to excavate.


Eighteen police officers will shave their heads Thursday, in support of Officer Phil Rissot. He is battling leukemia. According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, Officers are also selling t-shirts and wrist bands to help raise money for Rissot's family.

South Bend

Hope Ministries is asking for donations for their Thanksgiving dinner. They expect to serve 700 meals this year, both at their location, and through home deliveries. They're asking for all the Thanksgiving basics -- everything from turkeys, to sweet potatoes, and corn. They could also use some foil pans with lids. You can drop items off at their location on Michigan Street Thursday, before the end of the day.

The Studebaker National Museum is hosting its holiday open house Thursday night. The best part is, your family gets in for free and the first one hundred families also get a free gift. There will also be prize drawings every half hour. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the open house will last until 8 p.m. The museum is located on South Chapin Street. We have more details posted on the Big Red Bar.


Thursday is Tech Time. If you're interested in computers, this event is for you. Sessions are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. It will be at the Culver Library on North Main Street and it is free to attend. One topic up for discussion is transferring old photos to digital files on your computer for safe-keeping.

Winona Lake

If you want to get in some pre-Thanksgiving exercise, you can do it this weekend in Winona Lake. The Turkey Lurkey 5K race will be at Winona Lake Park this Saturday. Pre-registration is over but you can sign up the day of the race for $25 or $20 for students. Proceeds from the race are used to support the many programs at Combined Community Services that help low-income residents of Kosciusko County work toward self-sufficiency.


Neighbors are saying no to a new daycare. According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, the County Board of Zoning Appeals will review a request from a couple that wants to open a licensed day care in their home on Falcon Lane in Benton Township. But more than a dozen neighbors have turned in a petition against it. A public hearing was held Thursday.


Your child can learn all about baton twirling this weekend. According to the Plymouth Pilot, Daphne's Dolls is hosting the Purdue University Marching Band Twirlers and All American Twirler Team for a clinic on Sunday afternoon. Forms for the clinic can be found at Merle Norman in Plymouth.

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