New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Buy-a-Brick Program

Building support for community and veterans, one brick at a time

Leave a lasting legacy for your loved one with the Buy-a-Brick program at Battell Veterans’ Memorial Plaza. By participating in this initiative, you not only honor the service of our brave military men and women but also contribute to a worthy cause. Your support helps provide housing and essential services for homeless veterans, giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and make a meaningful impact on their community. With each brick you purchase, you mark their place in history. Bricks cost $75 apiece. 

The Buy-a-Brick program is a tribute to all who have served their country. Bricks will be placed around the new memorial at Battell Veterans’ Memorial Plaza. Funds generated through brick sales support the Mishawaka Troop Town to provide housing and services to help homeless veterans.

Eligibility for Buy-a-Brick program

To qualify for the program, individuals must be current or former Mishawaka residents who call the city their hometown. Individuals must also have served in any of the six military branches, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Space Force. In addition, the individual must currently be serving or have received an honorable discharge. Individuals who died in the line of duty are also eligible.

How to Buy a Brick

To order a brick through the program, you’ll need to download the program PDF, shared at the link below, then fill out the form and send it back to the program leader. Follow the instructions below.

    1. Download the program PDF
    2. Fill out the form with the required information
    3. Mail the form and payment to the following address:
        • Mishawaka Troop Town Inc.
        • P.O. Box 231
        • Mishawaka, IN 46545

Checks should be made out to “Veterans DD214.”

When completing the form, share the exact text you wish to be reflected in the inscription. A maximum of four lines of text is allowed, with space for up to 12 characters per line. Specific requests for placement of the bricks within the walkway cannot be taken. However, we will attempt to locate multiple bricks purchased at the same time near one another but can’t guarantee their position.

Take advantage of the opportunity to leave a legacy for your loved ones. Questions? Contact James Metherd at 574-346-1866 or by email at jim.metherd@gmail.com

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