City Awards $158,000 in Grants to South Bend After School Programs.

Mayor Stephen J. Luecke has announced that twenty-one grants totaling $158,000 have been awarded to various After School programs. “The City of South Bend is committed

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Affecting Latino Victims of Domestic Violence

Indianapolis, IN ­The Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, in collaboration with Marion County Purdue Extension and many other organizations and sponsors, presented the Derecho A Vivir Sin Violencia: Latinos Speak Out statewide conference.

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City Plan is READY!

This is a historic moment for our city. Mayor Stephen Luecke and his City Plan Team are ready to present the Final Draft of City Plan, South Bend’s first comprehensive plan in over 40 years, to the Area Plan Commission (APC) and the Common Council for adoption. All are invited to attend these public hearings

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Neighborhood Olympics

Neighborhoods from across Goshen came together on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Shanklin Park for a morning of games and food to highlight the city’s neighborhood associations.  Eight active neighborhood associations (Reith Park, East Lincoln Crossing, Parkside, Wilson Ave., Historic South Side, Best Dam, Shanklin-Millrace, and Dickerson Landing) competed for the highest attendance.   Historic South Side beat the Best Dam Neighborhood by one person and won a party sub from Subway on Pike St. and an $80 gift certificate from Maple City Market.   

“We all know we’re supposed to love our neighbors ­ this was an opportunity to show our neighbors that they matter,” said Julia King who lives in the Best Dam Neighborhood.  

The event was organized by LaCasa, neighborhood leaders, and the Goshen Parks and Recreation Dept.  Funding came from NeighborWorks, a national non-profit organization that supports grassroots, community leadership.

Sharon Mellin, Director of Elkhart County Democratic party and Allan Kauffman, Goshen mayor, in front of the Democratic Party Headquarters in the inauguration event. (photo; Axel Hernandez).


With four certified student lifeguards on duty and the entire Goshen College campus community looking on, students (left to right) David Martinez (Soph., Goshen), Libby Smith (Fr., Iowa City, Iowa), Jon Brelsford (Fr., Telford, Pa.) and Caitlin Helmuth (Soph.,Harrisonburg, Va.) carried new president James E. Brenneman — properly attired with flippers, a snorkel, goggles, a bright yellow poncho and an inflated shark — into the shallow waters of the Schrock Plaza fountain during his inauguration weekend. According to Mennonite Historical Library Curator Joe Springer, the tradition of dunking new presidents in the college’s Schrock Plaza fountain dates back to the fall of 1971 when the college was preparing for President J. Lawrence Burkholder’s celebration activities. (Photo by Dustin Combs/Goshen College Public Relations)