July 7, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, July 7, 2013


---- — Concerned about the power plant proposal

After listening to our local television station about the Pyrolyzer plant, I would really like our representatives to please explore more options. I feel that plant is a very unhealthy solution to our need.

There was some untruths brought up by Pyrolyzer and reasoning it out. Pyrolyzer is not giving all the facts in truth.

I'm much concerned about the surrounding area around that plant and trash. No one has said anything about the sorted trash that is unusable. Or the concern about the water and soil around the plant.

I do not think the consultant that was hired really did their job. This could turn out to be a disaster if not all the "what if's" are investigated.

I'm sorry, Mr. Hartman says the air turbines and solar-powered systems are not reliable, but did they really check it out?

I do not want anyone to lose their jobs at the power plant we have now, as they seem to be doing very well for us; but why are there so many wind farms being built and solar if they are not good sources?

I feel much safer with wind farms than nuclear-powered plants. They are beginning to cause us concern.

I read the articles in the newspaper, too, and I think there is good points in their writing.

I also read Mayor Franklin's forum and I think he should know, everyone has a right to question and for opinions.

This is a matter of great concern for all of Cass and surrounding counties.

Do we need to petition? Please do not drag us into something we can't afford or handle.

Madella Gellinger


Acts of kindness much appreciated by family

Some people seem to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds. Before you ask, they understand your problems and your needs. They help because they want to, they find joy in being kind; making others happy is the first thing on their minds. They make this world a better place by practicing the art of reaching out to others and by giving from the heart.

We would like to thank every person on this list who gave to Jack Pentland Benefit for cancer, and especially the Elks, and all that played in the golf tournament, and prepared the supper. You don't know how much we appreciate all the hard work it took to put this on. Thank you again Jody and Jeff Frank, Albright, Jackson, Harvey, Collier, Gary, Maryann, Angie, Steve, Tom Frank, Dave Frank, Bob Masters, John Centers, Wallace, Nethercut, Blake, Kevin McCloskey, Jim Best, Darr, Gene, Darr's son, Nate McGuire, Clay Bays, Joe Ness, Nalyn McGuire, Moe, Dora Walker, Jan, Brent, Jerry Wolf, Roland Normy, Wis, Jim Wolf, Jim Vance, Mark Boucher, Wag, Cotton, Keith, Berkshire, Heidi, Melinda J-lo, Graig, Scarlett, Mike, Deb, Daldy, Bryant, Eric Laymon, Steve, Dallis, Rick Hopper LLC, Moss Fertilizer, Gundrum Funeral Home, Jack and Tine Becker, Eric Flowers, Westside Transmission Repair, Clay and Tracy Jackson, Matt and Tonya Collier, Steve and Dottie Harvey, Elk's 66, USW #4863, Hinshaw Construction, Jim and Kim Wolf, RMS Leasing, Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge and Jeep Ram, Melskis Grafiti, Marshand AFF.

Jack and Sue Pentland

Royal Center

Old Style Raft Race a huge help for animals

The 2013 Old Style Raft Race on June 22 owes many thanks to businesses and individuals in Cass County. We are projected to donate almost $6,000 to A Cause for Paws dog and cat animal rescue. This wonderful organization rescues homeless animals and relies solely on donations to survive. Located in the Logansport Mall on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., A Cause for Paws appreciates all donations of dog food and monetary gifts to pay overhead costs and veterinary bills.

The Raft Race committee would like to thank the Old Style Inn's Scott and Beth Jones, MidAmerica Radio Group and Dan and Lisa Keister; AgSource and Diversified Electric and Jake and Laura Woolever; the Cass County Roosters, Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and Terry Osborn; Hartz Mountain, Wealth Management Solutions, the Cass County Community Foundation, Mark'd Improvements and Mark English; Petsense; Annual Lilly Float's Doug and Barb Spaulding; Grand Industrial; and Natasha Walters; the Elks and Reid Roofing.

Other generous sponsors include ATD Sign & Design, Baldwin Accounting, Central Paving, Collision World, Community State Bank, Consolidated Union, Danely Stump Eaters, Federal Mogul, Home Depot, Foppers Pet Bakery, Kline Construction, LMC Workholdings, Logan's Run Family Golf Club, Loretta's Therapeutic Massage, Maxx Tan, the Moose, Moss Fertilizer, Myers Spring, Peck's Sales & Service, the River Stop, State Farm/Pat Long, Ted Franklin, the Neighborhood Tavern, Jim Bauer, Walgreens and Zip-Thru. Also many thanks to so many other wonderful businesses.

The committee also owes many thanks to Old Style Inn staff and Jami Best and MidAmerica Radio's fantastic DJs Mathew Paul and Dale Lowe who fearlessly floated down the river broadcasting live. This event could not have been successful without the help of Chris, Larry and Jill Stienbarger; Mark and Connie English, Cody Koedam, Dave Grantham, Jeff Jones, Laura Woolever, Gary and Candy English and friends, Rick Anderson and the Cass County Roosters, the wonderful entertainment of Steve Michaels, Radar and the Elks, Lee Gaumer, Bob Shively and Brian Shafer. Also thanks to the Cass County Parks Department, Department of Natural Resources, the Cass County Communication Network and Michelle Dials, and the Pharos-Tribune.

This event could not take place without the help of so many wonderful racers. This year we had 69 floaters with three homemade rafts, 30 canoes, a kayak, a paddleboat and many floatable watercrafts. Also, congratulations to our four categories of winners: the Roosters won the homemade raft category; Bev Krantz and Larry Stienbarger for canoe; Jay Irvin in a kayak; and Winter Shideler for the floatables; who donated the winnings back to A Cause for Paws.

Kim English