Thorns & Roses
• To the Indiana Department of Transportation for reconsidering its decision to ban left turns at U.S. 24 and Logansport Road. The recently banned left-hand turn from U.S. 24 onto Logansport Road has been lifted. Matt Deitchley, media relations director for the LaPorte district of the Indiana Department of Transportation, said the change had come in response to feedback from nearby residents. State crews have added new markings at the intersection to encourage motorists to stop twice, once before completing the turn and then before crossing the southbound lanes of U.S. 24. Tony Slocum, Indiana State Police public information officer of the Peru post, said he was in favor of anything that might make the intersection safer. “Indiana motorists are a resilient bunch and will adjust to it,” Slocum said. “We’re trying to find a better way to keep people safe and INDOT is doing that too.”
• To the students from Lewis Cass Junior-Senior High School and Galveston Elementary School who represented Cass County this month in statewide competition. Four students competed this month in the state FFA entomology competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, facing off against teams from Indiana’s 10 FFA regions to identify and describe the most insects. Four more students went to the state 4-H crops contest the same day. The teams placed eighth in crops and fourth in entomology.
• To the folks at Fairview Elementary School who organized tonight’s “Be the Match” bone marrow registration drive. The event is being held in honor of Marissa Schoenradt, a 4-year-old pre-schooler set to undergo a bone marrow transplant next week. Although transplant tissue has already been found for Marissa, many other Indiana children remain on a waiting list, according to promotional material for the event. The event, from 6 to 8 p.m. today, is being held in conjunction with the school’s family night. To learn more, call Michelle Sutton at 574-722-5288 or log on to join.bethematch.org/Indiana.