Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has announced Sergeant Louis Beehler as the "Officer of the Year" for 2013. The award recognizes Sgt. Beehler's tireless investigation of three suspects involved in numerous scams and thefts throughout St. Joseph County as well as his attention to detail in the performance of his daily job duties. "Sgt. Beehler can always be counted on to gather enough evidence and complete a very precise report," states Chief Witkowski. "His investigations are very thorough, leaving no stone unturned."
Mishawaka Parks & Recreation has announced the schedule for their "Rockin' by the River" Summer Day Camps. The camps will run weekly Monday thru Friday between June 9th and August 15th and feature a different theme each week. Camps are open to all youths ages 6-11 and feature both 3-day and 5-day options with activity schedules running from 9:15am-3:30pm (Basic) or from 7:30am-5:30pm (Extended).
In 2011, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, encouraged Communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” A resolution was passed unanimously by the United States Senate designating March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” to honor the return home of our armed services members after serving in Vietnam.
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.