Leaf Collection To Begin October 19th

UPDATE:  The Mishawaka Street Department will be making their final leaf pick-up the week of November 30th thru December 4th.

ORIGINAL:  The Mishawaka Street Department will begin the city’s annual fall leaf collection program on Monday, October 19, 2015 and will follow a schedule that should help residents plan their leaf raking activities. Residents may begin raking leaves to their curbside starting the weekend of October 17-18. Leaves will be picked up each week on the day before each resident’s regular trash pick-up day. Those with a Monday trash pickup will have their leaves picked up on Friday. The leaf collection program will continue through November or until leaves are no longer a problem for residents.

Oktoberfest Coming to Beutter Park

Mishawaka Parks will once again host an Oktoberfest event on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Beutter Park. Events will start at 9:00am with the Beutter Park 5K Run and the main portion of the festival will kickoff at noon and continue until 6:00pm Saturday evening and will feature live local music, a beverage garden (21 and over), arts and crafts vendors, kids tent, Jam Speedway r/c car tournaments and horse-drawn hayrides. Entry to the festival is free.

Mishawaka Police Accepting Applications

The Mishawaka Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next round of testing. Applications can be picked up in the Human Resources office located in Mishawaka City Hall, Room 207 (600 E. Third St. in Mishawaka) or downloaded here.

Deadline for submitting the application is 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Mishawaka Heritage Festival -- September 7, 2015

The City of Mishawaka, in partnership with a committee of citizens, will hold the first annual Mishawaka Heritage Festival on Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day) from 10am-4pm in Central Park. This new festival, made by the people of Mishawaka for the people of Mishawaka, will celebrate the ethnic, religious, and industrial heritage of the Mishawaka community. It will include music, dance, food, drink, and history; focusing on where our City has been and the core of what makes our City unique today.

Due to the snow over the weekend the Street Department has suspended leaf pick up until Wednesday November 25th to allow for some predicted warmer weather. If they are unable to resume this week, pick up will begin again the week of the 30th and complete as scheduled on December 4th.

Learn more about Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division's participation in the Tree Line USA program.