Niles, MISouth Bend Tribune

Distribution of nutrition: 'Veggie Van' brings free food to Niles

NILES — The brightly decorated vehicle blazoned with images of carrots, lettuce and radishes pulled into the parking lot at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA a little past 11 a.m. Tuesday. Within ten minutes, more than 50 cars rolled through the drive-thru to receive fresh produce from the Veggie Van. The van,...
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Three Rivers, MISturgis Journal

Preview: Three Rivers Water Festival

What you need to know: The three-day event is St. Joseph County’s first seasonal festival for 2021. Thursday: Ribs and barbecue, strawberry shortcake, carnival rides and games (noon to closing). Parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday: carnival midway, food, classic car cruise and showing of “Wizard of Oz” at 7:30...
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Ligonier, INEvening Star

Stone's Trace tempts visitors with preview of Pioneer Festival

LIGONIER — Stone’s Trace Historical Society will offer a midsummer festival preview on Sunday, June 27, of its annual Pioneer Festival and Regulators Rendezvous at Stone’s Trace Historic Site, 5111 Lincolnway South, across from West Noble School Corp. Hours for this one-day, “Taste of the Festival” are 11 a.m. to...
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Elkhart County,

List of Juneteenth celebrations

A number of events commemorating Juneteenth will be held across Michiana this week. A Juneteenth celebration will be held at Canaan Baptist Church, 933 Fieldhouse Ave., from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 19. The event will feature guest speakers, black-owned vendors from across Michiana, a live DJ and other performances, fireworks, and more. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will take place at the event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is needed. You must be 18 years or older to get this vaccine.
Bremen, INWNDU

Bremen Firemen’s Festival kicks off for 64th year

BREMEN, Ind. (WNDU) - The 64th annual Bremen Firemen’s Festival starts Tuesday. Things kick off Tuesday night with a parade through the town of Bremen, and each night of the festival will feature food and fun for the whole family. This is one of the fire department’s major fundraisers each...
South Bend,

Mission trip a pilgrimage of discovery

Why would a group of teens give up a week of their summer vacation to do service work in the heat, miles from home, for a cause from which they will never benefit?. Apparently for enjoyment, as members of the youth group from St. Jude Parish in Fort Wayne discovered.
South Bend, INWNDU

South Bend Police Athletic League bring smiles at summer cookout

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Police Athletic League brought families together after holding its annual summer cookout. It happened Tuesday afternoon outside Adams High School thanks to Lowes, who helped provide the tents, food, and activities for the event. South Bend Police Captain David Herron Boykins, who...

Bremen Firemen’s Festival Begins Today

Lawn chairs lined Plymouth Street in Bremen Monday afternoon as residents save spots to watch the highly anticipated return of the parade that welcomes the start of the Bremen Firemen’s Festival. The event begins today with the parade at 6:30 p.m. ET starting at Indiana Street to East Street via...
Elkhart, INElkhart Truth

Juneteenth event to highlight Black-owned businesses

ELKHART — Juneteenth is a day that recognizes independence and unity of the country, but to Donald Brown, the holiday hasn’t been promoted or received the acknowledgment it deserves. That’s why he and other community members are organizing a Juneteenth celebration, which will take place from 5 to 11 p.m....
South Bend, INWNDU

Wednesday’s Child: Jaylen’s search for active parents

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - There are hundreds of Indiana and Michigan foster children who are available for adoption right now. Kids like 13-year-old Jaylen. He’s a sports-minded youth who seems to like every game he tries. “I’m good at basketball. I’m good at football. I’m good with kids. I’m...
South Bend, INSouth Bend Tribune

Movie night and fireworks show July 3 at Four Winds Field

SOUTH BEND — An Independence Day movie night double feature and fireworks show will take place July 3 at Four Winds Field while the South Bend Cubs are out of town. The first movie shown will be Disney’s "Wreck-It Ralph," followed by Disney & Pixar’s "Toy Story." Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the first movie starting at 6:30 p.m.
South Bend, INSouth Bend Tribune

Discrimination lawsuit by ex-coach against South Bend schools is dismissed

SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit claiming an ex-Riley High School basketball coach was harassed and discriminated against by South Bend Community School Corp. employees because of his race has been dismissed. The coach, Mark Johnson, also claimed he was retaliated against when he reported the alleged discrimination. Johnson filed an...
South Bend,

Superstars of service — Yadira Gonzalez

Alifornia, Colorado, Mexico: Yadira Gonzalez lived in many places as a child because of her father’s work. When Gonzalez was 8 years old, her father reached out to family members in South Bend. In South Bend, he found work and a place to bring his family to live. “I was...
Michigan StateHerald-Palladium

Michigan town to keep statue of Black child, South soldier

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Leaders in a western Michigan community have voted to keep a statue of Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers with a Black child kneeling between them. The Allendale Township board voted 5-2 Monday, despite a recommendation from a group that the statue be replaced by...
Dowagiac, MINiles Daily Star

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Elks celebrate Flag Day

DOWAGIAC — One local organization celebrated a holiday honoring the American Flag. Friday, the Dowagiac Elks hosted a ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The holiday is celebrated each year on June 14 to celebrate the day Congress commemorated Betsy Ross’ creation of the Stars and Stripes as the American flag.
South Bend, INInside Indiana Business

Startup Studio Launches Fund for Idea Cohort

SOUTH BEND - South Bend-based INVANTI has launched a $2 million Beta City Fund and says it is looking for its next cohort of talent. The startup studio says it is seeking "initiators" to take part in a three-month program to guide them from the "pre-idea" stage to a pilot for a scalable company.