Mishawaka’s Department of Code Enforcement is working hard to complete their sixth Top 100 program, which addresses the city’s 100 most blighted structures each year. Currently, 82 of the predetermined Top 100 cases have been addressed.
As the saying goes, everything old is new again. When the heart of our City was developed in the mid eighteen hundreds, the automobile didn’t exist and walking was a way of life. All the older areas of the City with small lots, alleys, and little off street parking can attest that these properties were probably not developed with the same emphasis on the automobile that exists today.
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.
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.