Pharos-Tribune

Local News

November 20, 2013

Future of Logansport Eagles uncertain

Aerie has until Jan. 8 to become self-sustaining

After 110 years, the Logansport Eagles is faced with the possibility of being forced to close its doors.

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aeries No. 323 has been given until Jan. 8 to raise enough revenue to cover upkeep and everyday expenses. If the nonprofit organization doesn’t bring in enough to sustain itself and see better attendance by that time, it will close, said Rick Ricci, Logansport Eagles chairman of trustees.

“We knew it was something that was a possibility in the back of our minds,” Ricci said.

Wayne Baker, secretary at the Logansport Eagles, said the biggest issue is that the organization is currently unable to meet expenses like utilities, food and entertainment, because of falling membership and lack of attendance.

The Logansport Eagles was given notice by Mike Cummings, the Grand Aerie agent. With volunteers running the organization and slow attendance during the week, it has been hard, Ricci said.

Lodge No. 323 is the third oldest Eagles Aerie in Indiana and was the site of the 1938 Indiana State Convention. But this isn’t the first time The Logansport Eagles has struggled. The Eagles closed briefly in the early 2000s. A few members re-opened the lodge and have been working to keep the organization going.

Since then, more events have been planned for both members and non-members. It is also now a non-smoking establishment.

There will be a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Logansport Eagles, 201 S. Sixth St., for all officers, trustees, auxiliary members, current members of the Aerie and anyone affiliated with the organization who is interested in giving ideas or recommendations of what can be done during the time period the organization has been given, Ricci said.

The Eagles is an international, nonprofit organization standing for many things including helping people, liberty, truth, justice and equality, according to its charter. The national organization is 115 years old.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • UPDATED: Logansport HS teacher arrested on child seduction charge

    A Logansport High School teacher was arrested Thursday on a charge of child seduction.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police blotter: April 18, 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • NWS-PT041814 LC50 cords.jpg 50 years later WALTON -- Dean "D.A." Zehring graduated from the current Lewis Cass High School, but he never attended classes there. It's one of the unique characteristics of the graduating class of 1968, the first class to complete all four years of high school un

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Caston considers Logan bus stop FULTON -- Caston Schools administrators are considering establishing a bus stop a few miles outside its boundaries on the north side of Logansport. The school board recently discussed the feasibility of adding a bus stop for students transferring fro

    April 18, 2014

  • mushroom Parks let mushroom hunters forage off-trail INDIANAPOLIS - Rain that pounded Brown County State Park in early April dampened the number of hikers and mountain bikers in Indiana's largest state park, but foragers of the property's 15,000 acres of forest welcomed the weather. With the arrival o

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police blotter: April 17, 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.

    April 17, 2014

  • NWS-PT041714 G.jpg Sign of support: Class meant to connect hearing-impaired family members Jordanna Dishner-Rush gestured forcefully to a coat rack hanging in the back of the meeting room at the Logansport Library. She was trying to use just hand motions — no speech — to get the other women to guess the secret word she'd been given. Dishne

    April 17, 2014 12 Photos

  • Logansport graduation rate rises again Logansport High School's graduation rate jumped almost 2 percentage points to 92.9 percent in 2013, data released Wednesday show. The Indiana Department of Education released graduation data for the 2012-2013 school year Wednesday. The data show that

    April 17, 2014

  • NWS-PT041714 Mustangs.jpg Local dealer celebrates the Mustang Fifty years ago today, the Ford Mustang was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair. Now, six of them will be on display for the next few weeks at Rick's Auto Sales in Logansport celebrating what the business owner says is a half centur

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Redevelopment commission proposes new TIF expansion The Logansport Redevelopment Commission is now considering including land surrounding Water Street in a proposed consolidation of the city's tax increment financing districts. A tax increment financing, or TIF, district, captures the increments of an

    April 17, 2014

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
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 mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
eEdition