Mishawaka Welcomes Dave Wood

Republican Precinct Committee people selected Dave Wood to be Mayor of the City of Mishawaka replacing Mayor Jeff Rea. Rea resigned to be President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County. The change takes effect at 5:00pm on Monday, September 6, 2010.

General Assembly Passes “Szuba/Ricky” Bill

Legislation written in tribute to a fallen Mishawaka police officer and his K-9 partner is eligible for Gov. Mitch Daniels' signature.

The Indiana House of Representatives and Senate have both voted to approve the final version of Senate Bill 170, which raises penalties for people who cause the death of an officer while fleeing police and those who kill a law-enforcement animal while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In Loving Memory of Cpl. James Szuba & Ricky

On January 9, 2010, Cpl. James Szuba and his K9 Partner Ricky were “killed in the line of duty.” Cpl. Szuba and K9 Ricky were responding to assist another officer whom had reported a dangerous driver that was fleeing at a high rate of speed. Cpl. Szuba’s patrol vehicle was struck by the vehicle, killing Cpl. Szuba and K9 Ricky. The City of Mishawaka suffered a great loss that night. Words cannot express our grief.

Mishawaka First Runner-Up in Indiana Businessweek's Annual Ranking of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids

Mayor Jeff Rea announced today that the City of Mishawaka was ranked second in the State of Indiana by Business Week Magazine in their annual ranking of the best places to raise your kids. Mishawaka was runner-up to Fishers, and just ahead of Carmel.

According to businessweek.com, the selections were limited to towns that had at least 45,000 residents and a median income between $40,000 and $125,000. Data used included school performance, number of schools, household expenditures, crime rates, air quality, job growth, family income, museums, parks, theaters, other amenities and diversity. Affordability, safety, and test scores were given the greatest weight.

Due to the snow over the weekend the Street Department has suspended leaf pick up until Wednesday November 25th to allow for some predicted warmer weather. If they are unable to resume this week, pick up will begin again the week of the 30th and complete as scheduled on December 4th.

Learn more about Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division's participation in the Tree Line USA program.