Mayors Step in to Help Families in St. Joseph County

Christmas is a joyous time of year for many families, but for some, who have trouble paying their rent and utilities every month, it’s just a reminder of how bad things are. No money for a Christmas meal or coats and shoes for their children, let alone the toys they would like to buy. Year after year, this community steps in to help these families by donating to The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign.

Lifesaving Award Presented By Mishawaka Police

Cpl. Jennifer Wilson was presented with the Lifesaving Award by Mayor David Wood and Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski.

On August 29, 2013 Cpl. Wilson responded to a daycare facility where a 4-year-old child was unresponsive to attempts to awaken from a nap. Cpl. Wilson began taking steps to perform CPR including tilting the child's head to open the airway and checking for a pulse.

Mishawaka Riverwalk Extension Project Opening

The official opening of the Mishawaka Riverwalk Central Park to Madison Street Extension Project, which runs next to the recently completed Center for Hospice Care Campus, will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 23, at 9:00am. The ribbon cutting will be at the fish ladder adjacent to the new “Circle of Life” sculpture which was created by Robert M. Kuntz.

Ray Chamberlin honored as Mishawaka's Poet Laureate

Ray Chamberlin was officially honored at the Mishawaka High School Alumni Luncheon as Mishawaka’s “Poet Laureate” on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Ray grew up on Wenger Street in Mishawaka, one of ten children, and was greatly influenced by his father, George Chamberlin, who was both a poet and a painter. Ray was a Mishawaka mail carrier for 25 years and began getting some local renown when he wrote a poem in response to the silly song, “The Little Blue Nun,” which was written by an Alabama football fan in protest of Notre Dame winning the 1977 national championship.


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