Community Highlights

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The Pokagon Gaming Authority announced recently the expansion of its fourth and most recent property, Four Winds Casino South Bend. The details of the expansion were highlighted during a press conference and a groundbreaking ceremony at the property. 

The expansion of Four Winds South Bend will feature a 23-story hotel tower with 317 rooms, including 83 suites. There will also be a spa, convention area, meeting space, a ballroom, lounge, bar & grille, an outdoor roof-top swimming pool, and terraces with spectacular views.  Construction will take approximately 24 months.   

Citizen Joyce Noble shared two poems she wrote about her experience with domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The End

unpublished work
by Joy Noble 2018

a room once filled with laughter
silent
cold
devoid
its walls groan with the burden
of hidden things
we both avoid

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to shine a light on the abuse that impacts too many of our families and to let those who are suffering in silence know that help is available when they are ready.

The sun shone and the crowds gathered to celebrate the huckleberry harvest and indigenous culture at Rodgers Lake for the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow August 31 and September 1, after the Women's Water Walk. More than 350 dancers and singers from dozens of native nations competed for prize money in several categories and divisions. On Sunday Norell Wright and Chelsy Olson were crowned Lil Mr. and Miss Pokagon after exhibiting their leadership and knowledge of Potawatomi language and culture to the committee.