Mishawaka Mayor David Wood has announced the opening, ribbon cutting and naming of the recently completed landscaped parkway connecting Capital Avenue (SR 331) at milepost 83 of the Indiana Toll road with Fir Road. The ceremony will take place on Thursday April 16, 2015 at 3:00pm at the east end of the parkway at the corner of Capital Avenue and the parkway entrance. This roadway will serve as a new gateway into the north side of Mishawaka and was made possible by the donation of over eleven acres of right-of-way for the construction of the 4,000 foot long parkway.
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.