Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013:
The city budget is a quarter of a million dollars under projections.
According to our partners at the Elkhart Truth, the city council trimmed more than $250,000 from their original proposals by cutting four city positions.
A new neighborhood is going up. According to our partners at the Elkhart Truth, Craftsman Village is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, at the neighborhood's main entrance at South Jackson and Newcomer.
It will be a family community with about 20 houses, a community garden, and a children's playground.
IU Health LaPorte is looking out for student athletes. Free screenings are being offered Thursday, as part of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, from 3-7 p.m. Central Time.
Students must have written parental consent. The electrocardiogram and echocardiogram tests take about 15 minutes.
IU Health LaPorte Heart & Vascular Center is located at 901 E. Lincolnway Ste. 102, LaPorte.
Pre-registration is required by calling 219-326-2309. Other upcoming dates are: Oct. 22 (4-8 p.m.), Oct. 24 (4-8 p.m.), Oct. 29 (4-8 p.m.), Nov. 2 (8 a.m.-noon), all Central Time.
Urey Middle School will participate in Thursday's Great Central U.S. Shakeout.
The goal is to prepare students in the event of an earthquake. Schools in ten states have registered to participate in the drill, including dozens across Michiana.
Roll down your window and pull up your sleeve.
On Thursday, the St. Joseph County Health Department will hold another drive-thru flu shot clinic.
It will be at the Central Fire Station on South Michigan St. from 3-5:30 p.m. Shots cost $25 each and can be paid for by cash or Medicare Part B only.
The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated.
The city is gearing up for the 3rd annual "Old Fashioned Days" to help students in the community.
The event, which kicks-off on Friday at 3 p.m., raises money for Rolling Meadows School.
According to the Pilot News, there will be train rides for the kids, Studebaker will show off some cars, and of course, there's food.
"Old Fashioned Days" will continue into Saturday and Sunday.