September 1, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


---- — Thanks for makingevent a big success

I want to take time to thank all the participants, sponsors and colunteers who helped make this year’s Walton Independence 5K a big success. We were able to raise $4,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

2013 sponsors were Creative Roots, The Anderson’s, Vohne Liche Kennels, Leffert Stone Co., Johnson Agency, DeHaven’s Soil Service, Staffing Resources, Eastpoint Muffler and Brake, Post 418 American Legion and Auxiliary, Club Fitness 24, Jim Kitchel Agency, Cass County Tire, The Fox’s Den, Engineering Aggregates Corporation and Leicht Insurance Inc.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

John Mangan


Power plant could putcity on the map

For months now, everyone who sees me wants to know what I think about the power plant project. Every time I look at the paper they are talking about the 6,000 tons of garbage and all the associated problems. I have talked to various people who have opposing thoughts on the subject.

So far the way I understand what is going to happen is this and things might change. Basically, you have two plants. One is the natural gas fired generating plant. The other is a garbage-eating plant the somehow turns out fuel for the generator plant. Instead of one big generator, they are going to use six smaller ones and only use as many as needed for demand and also as back-up. Now the garbage plant will have as many as 18 small little garbage/refuse processors.

The idea is to start with a little garbage like 500 tons or less and maybe one generator. Then when more garbage is obtained (which people pay the city to bring here) is obtained, the second little processor will be brought up online.

Slowly, as the garbage contacts are increased, more generators will start up. The 6,000 tons is just the maximum amount that can be obtained, but it might take two years to get there. If the garbage/refuse processors don’t work, then they can turn a switch and use natural gas to power the generators.

The Logansport Municipal Utilities plant (this might be the Pyrolyzer group) gets paid for accepting the garbage and also sells any excess electricity. The idea is fantastic and I give them a 10 for the idea, the hard part is going to get the plants operational and all the logistics of the garbage/refuse smooth flow into the Pyrolyzer plant by rail and truck.

If everything goes well, then Ted could run for governor, and Logansport will be a word heard ‘round the world. If it doesn’t work, Ted might be hunting for a job.

Jerry Anderson


Thanks for clearing way for emissions controls

I have recently moved back home to Logansport from Thousand Oaks, Calif., and am learning about the waste-to-energy/incinerator project. It seems like the name of the project depends on who is doing the talking.

The Pharos Tribune’s Aug. 7 story about local emissions limits was very interesting.

Good for the county commissioners for considering making any new incinerator be just as clean as a natural gas plant. This is a conservative, reasonable approach, and passing these requirements could diffuse a lot of controversy surrounding the Pyrolyzer proposal. Requiring Pyrolyzer to be as “clean” as a natural gas plant should be no problem, provided that it is actually as clean as the mayor and his consultants claim.

I hope the commissioners go forward with this plan.

Barbara Stein


Thanks for supportof Shrine hospitals

The Logansport Shrine Club would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Shriner’s Hospital’s for children and Murat Transportation Fund.

It is important to recognize the local community for helping us help kids.

Sponsors were D & J Liquor, Char-Betts, Tipton Lodge # 33, Arone Hardware, Denny’s Heating & Cooling, Krysevig Electric, Cole Hardwood, Mike Anderson Auto Group, Bill and Nancy Michael, Oak Ridge Farms, Gundrum Funeral Home, The Employee’s of Small Parts, Robert Moore, Logansport NAPA, The Neighborhood Tavern, Gangloff Industries, Nails by Carol Roth, Walter’s Auto Sales, Baldwin Accounting, Tierney Industrial Warehouse, Something About Mary’s “Polsinelli’s,” Logansport Elks #66, Deichman Excavating/D & B Trucking, Fernbaugh’s, B&K West, Peck’s Sales and Service, Tri-Green Tractor, Warner’s Greenhouse, Pete Riggle/State Farm, Styles On Broadway, Wilkinson’s Heating, American Legion Post #60, McCords, Incom, Wedges, Logan’s Run Golf Club, Dave Arnold, Ralph Anderson, Jim Sailors, Moss Fertilizer, Fisher Funeral Home, Eel Township Trustee Tom Knepper, Stanz Food Service, Good A&E Service, Weldstar, Dilling Group, Security Federal, D&R Fruit Market, Mark Baker, Twin Rivers Medical Lab, Chas A. Michael, East Main Mini Storage, Arnold’s Jewelry & Gifts, Ralph and Toni Colter, Myers Sport Bowl, Chevi’s Bar & Grill, Kokomo Auto World, Phil Miller Farms, The Andersons, Doug Odom, Worly’s Asphalt, Jim Kitchell Agency, Tom Lane Family, Young’s Culligan, John and Vicci Grant, Amilio’s & Ikes Sports Bar, Randy and Sue Pryor, Art Borton, Jeff Reinke and Al Ellsworth, Anderson Glass, USW Local 4863, Cass County Roosters, Bear and Moe, Baker Bros, Workman & Associates, Federal Mogul, VFW Post 3790, Bill and Nancy Rynerson, Lucerne Lions Club, Logansport Shrine Niddee Guild, Knights of the Craft Masonic Riders, Beacon Credit Union, Coffings Ro-Way Door, Tina and Max Weatherwax, Buffalo Wild Wings, Royal Center Masonic Lodge, Rick and Bert Schlinglof, Herd Agri, Dan and Lisa Kistler, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Roger Reed, Tammy’s Grooming, Dutch Mill, Stolte Pools and Spa, East Point Muffler, All-Phase Electric Supply, Galloway Repair Service, Ed and Tammy Wilkinson, The Madam Carroll, Sportsman Inn, In Memory of Ernie Cloud, Moore and Crimmins, Miller’s Flooring America, Panaderia Country Bakery, Ed Nason Insurance Group, Star Building Supply, Schroder’s Barber Shop, Tony Musall Family, Bill Rasner and the Sub Tavern.

We want to thank these businesses and individuals for putting a smile on a child’s face in the difficult times they are facing. Again I want to say, “Thank you for helping us help kids.”

Bill Michael

Frolic coordinatorLogansport Shrine Club