Breaking News


October 5, 2012

Thorns & Roses, Oct. 5, 2012


To the sponsors of a recent "Bite of Science" dinner for 15 area teachers. The program, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education, was designed to show teachers how the scientific principles they teach in the classroom work out in real-world careers. The event in Logansport was one of about 10 dinners the organization is presenting this fall and winter to acquaint teachers with local scientists. “They are to connect the research that scientists and engineers in the community are doing with what’s being taught in the classrooms,” said Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, director for the center’s teacher enrichment program. Casey N. McMurtrie, quality assurance and laboratory manager at The Andersons Clymers ethanol plant, showed several diagrams of the steps involved in turning raw corn into ethanol. “Bite of Science” came to Logansport in part because the center’s president, Joann DiGennaro, is a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, and her brother, Thomas A. Pasquale, president of Pasquale Trucking Co. Inc., was a co-sponsor of the event.

To everyone involved in efforts that led to a decline of more than 30 percent in reported domestic battery incidents in Cass County. The county saw a decline from 144 reported cases in 2008 to 97 cases in 2011, according to Mary Fox, victim advocate with the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office. Fox credited the decline to the information provided to victims and offenders by the Domestic Violence Task Force and local law enforcement’s efforts to crack down on the culprits. Fox also attributed some of the success to the Cass County Domestic Violence Task Force. With a group of volunteers, including local law enforcement officers and city employees, the group offers treatment resources and information for victims on 24-hour hotlines, in addition to working with local shelters.

To those involved in forming a new Main Street organization in the community of Flora. About 30 people attended a recent meeting with Indiana Main Street program manager Shae Kmicikewycz to take final steps necessary to make “Flora Main Street: The Crossroads of Carroll County” a recognized community Main Street organization, giving businesses access to technical support and grant funding that can be used to revitalize Flora’s business district. Flora Main Street could be official by the beginning of next year, Kmicikewycz said. The idea to form a Main Street organization came out of an April  brainstorming session, according to steering committee member Susie Dyke, owner of The Grapevine Boutique. Now, all that remains for Flora Main Street is to develop a work plan and submit it to Indiana Main Street for approval. Kmicikewycz told those gathered for the meeting  that they could have an official Main Street organization by the end of the year.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • COATS: What to do next with Putin, Ukraine The tragic death of 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in a wheat field in eastern Ukraine marks a moment when words of disapproval and expressions of grief are not enough. This is a moment when action must follow the outrage and rhetor

    July 28, 2014

  • LYONS: The most powerful men in the world? Search the phrase “the most powerful man in the world” and what comes up are photos of grotesquely over-developed weightlifters; also Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Awfully ironic under present circumstances. It’s a cant term TV news anchors use to

    July 28, 2014

  • CEPEDA: What are students to eat now Remember last year’s hysteria over school lunches? Administrators, cafeteria workers, students and parents across the country freaked out when — gasp! — school lunches were made healthier.News reports throughout the 2012-13 school year — when lunch s

    July 27, 2014

  • HOWEY: Rising up to meet Putin’s thuggery Any illusions I had about the progressive nature of Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime quickly dissipated when I returned to my Moscow Grand Marriott room in August 2007. Upon opening the door, I was greeted with the spectacle of my papers and note pads

    July 27, 2014

  • HAYDEN: Congress scolded for its failures Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton has warned of the perils of political ideology, calling the body where he spent 34 years “noxiously partisan.” Now, he worries the divide is downright dangerous. A co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Hamilton and fell

    July 27, 2014

  • PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, July 27, 2014 Residents want to see development pactI’ve been attending the Utility Service Board monthly meetings for the past several months to better understand the ongoing plans for first Pyrolyzer and now a purchase agreement with Total Concept Solutions.Thre

    July 27, 2014

  • DORAN: How to handle the pool problem By Terry DoranGuest columnistAs a longtime board member of the parks board and having grown up nearby, it troubles me to read of the decision to close the city pool at Tower Park. This is obviously not a new discussion. I sat in on many meetings with

    July 27, 2014

  • WOLFSIE: A trip to end all trips My wife is planning a very exciting vacation to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. This was a big surprise to me. Not the vacation part, but the 35 years. I thought it was 34. Right now she is on the back porch, the patio table stacked high with

    July 25, 2014

  • FREY: Hero pilot still on a mission to save lives Ordinary people who live their lives, do something spectacular one day, and then embrace a great cause after retirement are tops in my book.Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III is such an individual. He is the pilot who safely landed a US Airways airplan

    July 25, 2014

  • HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting reelected It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a mid

    July 24, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

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

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 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

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.