In 2011, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, encouraged Communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” A resolution was passed unanimously by the United States Senate designating March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” to honor the return home of our armed services members after serving in Vietnam.
Battell Park has been selected as a fundraising recipient for Macy's “Heart Your Park” program. This program, introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s in University Park Mall can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Battell Park. Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
The historical documentary "Downtown Mishawaka (circa 1959)" will be shown Thursday, March 13th at 7pm in the Spencer Gallery of the Mishawaka Public Library, 209 Lincolnway East in Mishawaka. Written, directed, and produced by long-time Mishawaka resident Ed Chamberlin, the documentary focuses on the downtown Mishawaka businesses surrounding the "four corners" of Lincolnway and Main Street around 1959. The event will be hosted by Mr. Chamberlin.
Corporals Glen Roach and Don Magnuson were awarded Officers of the Fourth Quarter for 2013, being recognized for their actions in two separate incidents.
Cpl. Roach, while on routine patrol, observed a suspicious vehicle located in a drive-thru at a McDonalds. It was not moving, as other motorists had to go around the vehicle. It was discovered that the driver was asleep. Cpl. Roach also noticed a handgun lying on the floor board. After removing the driver from the vehicle a further search was made of the vehicle in which marijuana and several pills of ecstasy were found. It was also learned that the suspect was a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.