This article was published in the South Bend Tribune on July 24, 2011:
Disaster! A horrible storm! Furious wind! A mighty oak bites the dust, blocking the alley, severing all utility lines foolish enough to lay in the path of its demise. Alas, ’tis a dark and silent world!
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.
A recent series of articles in the South Bend Tribune focused on the Saint Joseph River. Two of the articles examined the water quality in the river and the dangers posed by swimming and boating in its waters. The Saint Joseph River is a wonderful resource for our community. It is the third largest tributary into Lake Michigan. The river has gained a reputation as a huge dynamic fishery and is considered one of the finest summer steelhead fisheries in the country. Over 50 species of fish have been identified in the river. The water quality in the Saint Joseph River is very good and continues to improve.
A public information meeting was held in the City Council Chambers at Mishawaka City Hall, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. to present and discuss the revisions and updates of work at Norfolk-Southern Corporation railroad crossings Mishawaka.