Pharos-Tribune

Local News

October 13, 2013

Local airport named Airport of the Year

Logansport/Cass County Airport receives honor in Plymouth.

The Logansport/Cass County Airport was named the Aviation Association of Indiana’s Airport of the Year at its annual conference in Plymouth Thursday evening.

“When I got the call, it was a big honor,” said Tim Dalton, manager of the airport. “To be identified as one that stands out — that industry peer recognition is huge. It’s a statement about what we’ve been able to do in the last eight to 10 years.”

An airport’s role in promoting aviation safety, education, economic development and corporate sponsorship are all evaluated when selecting the Airport of the Year, said Bert Giesler, executive director of the Aviation Association of Indiana. This year marks the tenth year the association has bestowed the honor, which saw four other applicants along with the Logansport/Cass County Airport.

Giesler said the committee that makes the decision is generally made up of airport managers who have applied for the award in the past, making them adequate judges of the applications.

“One of the things they were most impressed with is how the airport has grown,” Giesler said of the committee’s decision.

Dalton said he wrote about the airport’s additions over the years in the application, including its runway extension, new T-hangars and Terminal Operations Center.

Dalton said the T-hangar additions have led to a capacity of 25 units, which he said he expects to be filled by the end of the year.

“It was a culmination of many little things,” Dalton said. “It makes you sit back and appreciate it a little more.”

All of these efforts have allowed the airport to contribute to the community’s economic development, Dalton said.

“During the worst economic time I’ve ever seen in my life, we’ve actually increased traffic by 40 percent,” he said.

“We’re the only corporate class airport between Fort Wayne and Lafayette,” he continued, adding “the pieces are in place” for commerce with the community’s air, highway and rail capabilities all complementing one another.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • NWS-PT072714 - manhunt deputy - MLK Manhunt: Law enforcement capture State Hospital escapee BURROWS — An inmate who reportedly escaped from the Logansport State Hospital Thursday evening was apprehended in Carroll County late Friday morning.Jim Gavin, director of communications and media at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administrat

    July 27, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sports briefs for Sunday, July 27 Sports BriefsKizer helps Feverrally to beat StarsSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lynetta Kizer scored 16 points and the Indiana Fever dominated the fourth quarter in rallying for a 75-68 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Saturday night.Shavonte Zellous added

    July 27, 2014

  • NWS-PT072714 Gregory Konrath mugshot Trial set for man accused of plotting murder PERU — An orthopedic surgeon at Dukes Memorial Hospital who is accused of plotting to murder his ex-wife and make it look like a suicide is set to face a jury trial.In Miami County Circuit Court Thursday, Gregory Konrath, 48, was scheduled to face tr

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cass Co. United Way to move offices Cass County’s United Way office is moving Sept. 1 to Cass City Center from its current location a block away, in the corner of the Security Federal Savings Bank building in downtown Logansport.“The United Way has appreciated the generous agreement wi

    July 27, 2014

  • NWS-PT072714 - wagoner mug [Duplicate] Former Kokomo doctor to forfeit $1.2 million KOKOMO — Former Kokomo doctor Donald Wagoner, who recently was convicted and sentenced for over-prescribing pain medication, has agreed to pay $1.2 million as settlement in a civil suit brought by the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office.Prosecutor Mark

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ-PT072714 Braun1.jpg Braun's Paratransit vehicle being retired WINAMAC — After some 35 years, one of Braun Corp.’s iconic vehicles is being retired.Company representatives and employees at the 40-year-old company’s Winamac hub on Wednesday honored the legacy of its Paratransit van, a Ford Econoline-based vehicle

    July 27, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police Blotter: July 26, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    July 26, 2014

  • NWS-PT072714 - manhunt pickup - MLK Escapee apprehended in Carroll County w/VIDEO

    The inmate who escaped from the Logansport State Hospital Thursday night was apprehended in Carroll County late Friday morning. Carroll County Sheriff's Department Major Tobe Leazenby said Christopher J. Robbins, 23, Medaryville, was appreh

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Police Blotter: July 25, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    July 25, 2014

  • NWS-PT072514-Begindergarten-BCM Focus on kids: Data shows rising poverty, but better education Indiana and Cass County children are making improvements in education, but the poverty rate still stays high, according to national data. The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2014 Kids Count Data Book released its annual evaluation of the nation’s children

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
eEdition