July 25, 2012

Public forum

Gas prices hurt local businesses

Almost every day in the place I work someone will bring up the price of gas in Logansport. Then I don’t know how many people will get out their smart phone and bring up their app that will give the price of gas in other communities. It is established that we pay 20 to 30 cents more on the gallon than the other communities. Then the conversation begins on why whoever is responsible for setting these prices thinks that they have to stick it to the people of Logansport.

Almost without fail, someone will then comment on how they will drive out of town to buy their gas and that while they are out of town they will get some groceries and go to a restaurant for a meal. If I were a business owner in Logansport, it would upset me very much that people were dining and buying groceries in other communities.

I’m going to Kokomo today, I think that I will fill up my tank, get some groceries and grab a bite somewhere.

Just wanted to put it out there. I’m sure that I’m not the only one that feels this way!

Steve Hartoin, Logansport


Thanks for support of golf tournament

Logansport Golf Club Ladies League would like to say a big “thank you” to hole sponsors for our July 14 Rock-N-Roll Invitational: Tube Fabrication Industries Inc.; Federal Mogul; Maramart (Logansport and Walton); East Point Muffler and Brakes; Arnold’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts; Steinberger Construction Inc.; Consolidated Union Insurance; Four County Counseling Center; Mark Hetz State Farm Insurance; Amelio’s and Ike’s; The American Legion Walton Post 418; and Star Nails.

We also want to say thank you to our door prize sponsors: Pete Riggle State Farm; Fernbaugh’s Jewelers; Dhings Thai-Philippine Restaurant; The People’s Winery; El Arriero Mexican Restaurant; PNC Bank; Papa Johns; BK East; Mr. Happy Burger; Bob Evans; Domino’s Pizza; Pizza Hut; Criss Cross Hair Design and Day Spa; Village Peddler; McCord’s Do-It-Best; Martin’s Super Market; Char-Bett’s Drive-In; Rossi Greenhouse; Warner’s Greenhouse; The Nest; and Harris Glass Co.

Kay McCarty, Logansport Golf Club Ladies League