10 Years Ago
Elizabeth Van Allen, granddaughter of the late Francis and Freda Van Allen of Logansport, has just released a new biography of James Whitcomb Riley.
Michigan dashed Purdue’s hopes of a home court victory with an 88-86 double overtime win.
The Buffalo Bills are the hard-luck losers thanks to the “Music City Miracle” that has propelled the Titans in the NFL playoffs.
The Detroit Lions have lost an NFC wild card game to the Washington Redskins.
“Deuce Bigelow” is playing at the Eastwood in Peru.
Local residents say they generally favor the death penalty and even support the use of the electric chair.
City and county residents are preparing for Vision 2000, an exercising in community visioning to set a local agenda that can be benchmarked for community improvement.
The Rev. John Arnold of Calvary Presbyterian Church is portraying Dr. Granny Stewart as one of the millennium characters being presented in first-person by local volunteers led by Lisa Terry.
25 Years Ago
A 13-year-old Indiana boy has been diagnosed with AIDS he contracted from a blood transfusion.
Indiana University economist Morton Marcus has said at a meeting of community leaders from Fort Wayne to Lafayette that the completion of a four-lane highway connecting the two cities is essential. Marcus said the counties in that corridor, including Cass, Miami and Carroll, grew at the fastest rate of any Indiana region from 1940 to 1970, but job creation has lagged and so has personal income growth. The region has created 10,000 jobs in the past 10 years, but to keep pace with the rest of the economy, it should have produced an additional 5,000. Marcus quipped that the two-lane section of U.S. 24 from Logansport to Peru should be preserved as a tribute to the state’s “Wander Indiana” tourism campaign.
Unemployment locally has dropped to 7.7 percent.
10 Years Ago
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Martino: Hunters more than happy to take part in Freedom Hunt
On almost any given day, Jim Rogers’ Cass County farm is a tranquil setting with rolling crop land, green pastures and sprawling woods bordering the gently flowing waters of the Eel River. But for one weekend a year it becomes a hub of activity, a place where friendships and memories are made transgressing lifetimes.
Newcom: Indiana DNR releases spring turkey results
The warmer-than-normal temperatures did not seem to deter hunters from pursuing turkeys this past spring. A release from the Indiana DNR reports that the 2012 spring seasons had the fourth highest harvest numbers on record.
de la Bastide: IndyCar had right idea but wrong execution
There’s an old saying “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water” and it fits the ongoing discussion since Saturday night’s twin Firestone races at Texas Motor Speedway for the IZOD IndyCar series.
Americans should stand up against proposed mosque
Local Columnist Joe Bowyer writes about the proposed mosque at ground zero.
Winamac High School opening doors
Local columnist Dave Kitchell looks back at the last 100 years.
A good idea for shrinking the government
Local columnist Joe Bowyer talks politics.
General Baden-Powell founder of Scouting
Local columnist Richard Copeland writes about the foudner of Scouting.
Hoarding habit not easy to break
I don’t think I’d qualify as a hoarder.
A slob, sure; but a hoarder? No way.
Hoarders are in a league unto themselves. And if you don’t believe me, watch an episode of TLC’s “Hoarders: Buried Alive.”
Absence says something, even if school board doesn’t
Is she or isn’t she?
That was the line one hair product manufacturer once used to promote a women’s hair color product.
For the past week, that question could be asked in the Logansport Community School Corporation Administration Building.
Christmas has become too rushed
Local columnist Tony Thomas feels people should remember to enjoy the anticipation of Christmas.
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