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.
Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will deliver his State of the City address on Monday night, February 18th. The State of the City address is set for 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers after the Common Council meeting.
The theme that will be highlighted for this year’s address is “Shaping Mishawaka’s Future”. Mayor Wood will reflect not only on the accomplishments of 2012, but will also identify those changes that have been made in how the City does its business that will profoundly contribute to “Shaping Mishawaka’s Future”.
Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has announced Cpl. Jeremy Tyler as “Officer of the Fourth Quarter – 2012”. "Because of Cpl. Tyler’s self-initiative and keen sense of awareness, two felony suspects were apprehended after breaking into the new Mishawaka Main Junior High Apartments. It was discovered that both suspects were also responsible for earlier crimes reported at this location," said Chief Witkowski.
A public dedication ceremony for the City’s newest fire station was held Sunday, January 13th. The ceremony took place at the new Fire Station #4 located at 3000 E. Harrison Road was followed by an open house & station tours. The new Fire Station #4 was built by Casteel Construction of South Bend and replaces the city’s historic facility on Lincolnway East that was built in 1929.