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June 7, 2013

THORNS & ROSES: Week of June 7

Getting volunteers where they need to be

The Pharos-Tribune gives this Rose to the Cass County United Way:

We’re exciting about the opportunities made available through Cass County United Way’s acquisition of Get Connected, a new website tool that will help connect nonprofits with volunteers suited to the organization’s needs.

Many times people want to volunteer and help better their community, but it’s hard to figure out where to start. Get Connected is a great starting point!

Good job, United Way!

Strawberries, downtown make a great day

The Pharos-Tribune gives this Rose to the organizers of Celebrate Logansport:

Thanks to everyone who helped put together Celebrate Logansport. What a great day to enjoy downtown Logansport! Residents came out to enjoy the weather, music and strawberry shortcake en masse Thursday.

We think the event is a great way for people to enjoy downtown, and we look forward to next year.

Hope you feelbetter soon, Med

The Pharos-Tribune give this Rose to Med Flory:

Med, this is a get well soon Rose! We’re sad you won’t be able to make it to this year’s festival. It just won’t be the same without you there.

Here’s hoping you’re able to join us next year.

Your turn

Thorns & Roses is our staff’s compilation of the best and worst of the week, but if you have your own nominations, feel free to send them along. Submissions may be addressed to Pharos-Tribune, 517 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947. Or you can email us at publicforum@pharostribune.com. Don’t forget to include your name, address and daytime telephone number.

 

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  • THEIR VIEW: Data confirms our obsession with sports Of the five highest paid employees of Indiana University, three are involved with athletics. That was the case in 2013 as well.In new evidence that spending on athletic department salaries is outpacing the rest of the university, if not the vast majo

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  • OUR VIEW: Indiana's right-to-work law unnecessary It has been a crime for Indiana employers to enter into labor contracts that require workers to pay union dues since Feb. 1, 2012 — the day then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation making the Hoosier State a “right-to-work” state.Whether Indiana ke

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  • THEIR VIEW: Write clear rules for vanity plate licenses We see vanity license plates regularly. Some are funny or thought-provoking. Others are just plain puzzling.One specialty plate backing autism research and support carries the heartfelt message “4MYSON.” Others are more prosaic, as in COLTFANZ.It’s c

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  • OUR VIEW: Keeping insects under control curbs disease State health officials said last week mosquitoes in two northern Indiana counties tested positive for the West Nile virus, The Associated Press reported.The state health department said mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties were confirmed to have

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  • THEIR VIEW: Indiana's ethics laws in need of reform The Indiana State Ethics Commission’s recent approval of an agreement between the state inspector general and Tony Bennett settles the charges against the former state superintendent of schools.But the settlement raises more concerns about the loopho

    July 22, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Heroin plague spreads into our city We published a report in Friday’s edition of the Pharos-Tribune that delved into the city’s growing problem with heroin.In that report, Logansport Police Detective 1st Sgt. Dan Frye said he doesn’t know how much more LPD officers will be wrestling wi

    July 20, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: Companies enjoying U.S. benefits? Pay U.S. taxes The U.S. Supreme Court keeps telling us that corporations are people, but some of these “people” have a curious sense of patriotism.They enjoy making money in the United States. They have a strong market here in a society where their rights and their

    July 18, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: Loopholes a mile wide At least Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma agrees that it’s time to close the loopholes in the ethics policies for state employees.Just how gaping some of those holes are became clear last week, as the State Ethics Commission sorted through the cases

    July 17, 2014

  • ANOTHER VIEW: Let Indiana's inmates vote Lake County is trying to figure out how to allow incarcerated voters to cast ballots. If you think that’s a bad thing, think again.It’s important to remember that county jails, in many cases, house people awaiting trial. They have the same right to v

    July 17, 2014

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