Pharos-Tribune

July 2, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for July 2, 2013


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Thanks for making golf outing event a success for hospital foundation

The 27th annual Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament held at Dykeman Golf Course in Logansport was very successful, raising $25,000 for the foundation. With a total of 38 teams playing, we had to break a two-way tie to determine first and second place. First-place winners were from Blue and Company, second-place winners were from the Dr. Dallis Bowditch team and third-place winners were from Security Federal.

Proceeds from the golf tournament help purchase hospital equipment and technology, student

scholarships and community-based healthcare initiatives. Participation from our sponsors and golfers assures that these programs will continue.

We appreciate the support we received this year. Corporate and event sponsors included Consolidated Union, SIHO Insurance Services, Dilling Group, Engineering Aggregates, Gentiva Hospice, Harrison-Metzger, Rans, Marocco Funeral Homes, Lincare Inc., Logansport Savings Bank, LPL Financial, MacAllister/CAT, McDonald’s, Mike Anderson Auto Group, Moake Park and SCO Engineering.

The 28th annual tournament will be June 18, 2014.

Carmen Danhauser

Logansport Memorial Hospital

An independent opinion needed on proposed power plant

Kudos to the members of the Logansport city administration who attended the Q&A session held at the McHale Performing Arts Center. The event presented the opposition’s views on the proposed Pyrolyzer plant and gave the public an opportunity to ask, and get answers, to questions.

After listening to both sides, I must admit that I still do no know what the correct decision is, both have valid arguments to the pro and con. I would still like to have a third neutral party look at the proposal and give an opinion, that is why I have suggested to the mayor and city council to approach the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and ask them to get involved in this project.

If this Pyrolyzer process is the correct choice, a stamp of approval from such a world-renowned institution as Purdue can only serve to enhance the reputation of the company. The involvement of Purdue would not be precedent-setting since the university has already worked to provide development information for the Will Mill and BioTown USA projects in White County to our west.

The very fact that the city administration has chosen not to get this independent and engineering groups opinion, is what leaves me with a less than warm and fuzzy feeling about the whole deal.

Nuff said.

Michael Berkshire

Logansport