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.
Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will deliver his State of the City address on Monday night, February 17th. The State of the City address will immediately follow the Common Council Meeting which starts at 7:00pm and will take place in the Council Chambers.
The theme that will be highlighted for this year’s address is “Our Formula for Success”. Mayor Wood will be talking about the City of Mishawaka’s infrastructure and improvements. The Mayor will focus on our livable community, quality of service and the quality of life in the City of Mishawaka.