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.
Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will deliver his State of the City address on Monday night, February 17th. The State of the City address will immediately follow the Common Council Meeting which starts at 7:00pm and will take place in the Council Chambers.
The theme that will be highlighted for this year’s address is “Our Formula for Success”. Mayor Wood will be talking about the City of Mishawaka’s infrastructure and improvements. The Mayor will focus on our livable community, quality of service and the quality of life in the City of Mishawaka.
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.
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.