Mayor Dave Wood and General Manager of Utilities James Schrader announced today that the Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division will announce and honor Robert (Chuck) Bailey at the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10:00am in Room 205 at Mishawaka City Hall, 600 E. 3rd Street. Bailey was selected as the 2010 Indiana Apprentice of the Year for the State of Indiana. He received the award at the Annual Indiana Municipal Electric Association Awards Banquet on October 6, 2010 in Indianapolis.
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.
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.