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Arts Alliance Road Block this weekend
As part of the Cass County Arts Alliance “Support the Arts” initiative, the group will set up a road block downtown Logansport in front of the City Building on Aug. 28 and 29.
The monies collected will support the Civic Players of Logansport, Logansport Arts Association, and the Logansport Junior Civic Theater.
Country Pickers coming to Legion
The Country Pickers will be coming to the American Legion Post #60, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at 828 Burlington Ave., Logansport.
This event is open to the public and will be held in the dining room due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will be a cash bar, snacks, raffles and more.
For more information, call 574-753-8620.
Public Works meeting Monday
There will be a Public Works meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in the City Council Chambers, third floor, of the City Building.
Topics will include trash bids and anything else that may arise.
Social distancing and masks will be required.
Royal Center town garage sale
The Royal Center town-wide garage sale is set for Sept. 12. Activities include
All day: Town-wide garage sales (call 643-3771 to get your name and address on the official map).
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Port-A-Pit Chicken & Pork Chops (at Rogers’ Auction garage, or until meals are gone).
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Port-A-Pit Chicken & Pork Chops (at REA Park, or until meals are gone).
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Car show registration (REA Park).
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Car show judging (REA Park).
Live United Day needs volunteers
United Way of Cass County is looking for volunteers for Live United Day on Sept. 11. Whether you’re a skilled worker or just someone who would like to help make a difference in the community, your help is needed.
There are more than 30 projects this year. This one Day of Action brings together hundreds of volunteers throughout Cass County. Contact Chris at 574-753-3533, email email@example.com or visit www.unitedwayofcasscounty.org/live-united-day to register to volunteer. Deadline is extended to Aug. 31.
Royal Center walleye fish sandwich dinner
A walleye fish sandwich with fries dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. (or earlier if sold out) on Friday Aug. 28 to benefit the Crooked Creek Cemetery Association.
The event will be held at the Community State Bank parking lot, Hwy 35 Royal Center.
Fish & fries dinner is $10, and a fish sandwich only is $8
Carry out only, you may drive up or walk up.
The dinner is sponsored by the Crooked Creek Christian Church Ladies Fellowship to help with mowing expenses of the cemetery.
Organ recitals offered on Fridays
Free organ recitals are being offered at 4 p.m. every Friday in August at the Baptist Temple, 700 E. Broadway, by Robert Moore, organist. On Aug. 28, it will be an all Bach program.
Road construction roundup
- Ind. 49 will be closed between 400 N and 550 N through late September for a bridge deck overlay project on the bridge over Davisson Ditch.
- There will be a road closure for Ind. 14 between U.S. 421 and 600 E that began Monday, Aug. 17. The road will be closed for a small structure replacement over Mosely Branch Ditch. The project is expected to be completed in late September 2020. Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow U.S. 421, Ind. 10 and U.S. 231.
- There’ll be lane closures on Indiana 39 between Indiana 16 and Indiana 14 in Pulaski County until mid-November. Crews will be resurfacing the road and close lanes for about 10 hours a day, during daylight hours only. Flaggers will direct traffic in the area where work is occurring.
- High Street is now closed between Third and Fourth Streets for the relocation of utilities in preparation for the Cass County Jail’s expansion. The work is expected to last until fall. Vehicle access to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Jail is from the intersection of Third and High Streets. The general parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the north side of High Street. The handicapped parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the south side of High Street. The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.
- Indiana 25 between Indiana 16 and Indiana 114 will be closed for seal coating beginning Monday, August 24. The road will reopen in the evening on Friday, August 28.
- Indiana 25 between Indiana 114 and U.S. 31 will be closed for seal coating beginning Monday, Aug. 31. It will reopen in the evening of Friday, Sept. 4.
Public invited to 2nd annual Face of Recovery picnic
The public is invited to the 4th Dimension Recovery House’s second annual “Faces of Recovery Picnic” on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Spencer Park Pavilion.
The event is planned to raise awareness and funds to support recovery efforts locally. Provisions have been established for social distancing.
The free event is co-sponsored by the Cass County Community Foundation, Four County Counseling Center, and Tyson Foods and features speakers, panel discussions, personal recovery experiences and time for lunch and fellowship.
The group will be accepting donations for the lunch and selling T-Shirts as a fundraiser and to raise awareness of the need for transitional housing opportunities.
For more information about the Faces of Recovery Picnic, 4th Dimension Recovery House, how to get involved or donate, please call Eric at 574-601-0866 or Ryan at 574-701-3155.
Logansport Children’s Choir Auditions
The Logansport Children’s Choir is holding auditions for prospective new members from 3:30-4:45 p.m. for four days, starting on Monday, Aug. 31, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 3.
Auditions will happen each day in the Logansport High School choir room and are open to boys in grades 3-8 and girls in grades 3-12.
Students from all public, private and home schools in Cass County and the surrounding area are eligible.
Auditions take approximately 10 minutes, and students do not need to have a prepared song.
Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, only the student auditioning and one parent should attend the audition, and masks will be required. Please use Door 12 to enter (in the back of Logansport High School, across from the Berry Patch). Once inside, follow the signs to the choir room. For more information, visit the LCC website at www.logansportchildrenschoir.org or contact Tim Cahalan at 574-721-6250.
Help kids kick cancer by giving blood with the Red Cross
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.
Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS [1-800-733-2767] or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.To learn more and sign up to host a blood drive this fall and winter, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.
Here are upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 1-15:
Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10: McHale Complex, 1212 Riverside Drive
1-6 p.m. Sept. 15: Sunnyside Park, 68546 S. Clinton
Noon-9/4/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Talma Community Building, 6873 N Indiana 25
2-8 p.m. Sept. 14: Monon Civic Center, 400 North Market St.
1-6 p.m. Sept. 15: First Presbyterian Church, 104 North Illinois St.
Cross-Wind UMC holds Grief Share meetingsGrief Share grief recovery seminar & support group meets at Cross-Wind United Methodist Church on Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. The next session begins on Sept. 1 and runs through Dec. 1. The church is located at 616 Indiana 25.
Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?,”“The Challenges of Grief,”
“Grief & Your Relationships,” “Why, and “Guilt & Anger” as well as others.
For more information, call Cross-Wind UMC at 574-753-4872 or Deb Rhodes at 574-721-4652. Website information is griefshare.org.
Dog training program
A Cause For Paws is starting an eight-week dog obedience and behavior training class starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1.
The classes will be held at 700 Water St. in Logansport, in front of the Cass County Human Society.
There is a fee.
The first night is orientation and sign up, so people should not bring their dogs that night.
The program uses Gentle Leader halters, which will be discussed at orientation.
It’s a class for basic obedience and behavior issues, and will meet every Tuesday.
For more information, call Nancy Moore at 574-889-3495.
Bereavement Support Group Meets Sept. 2The Cass County Bereavement Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the St. Charles Room at All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St.
The meeting is for anyone who is suffering the loss of a loved one.
Please wear a face mask.
For any questions, call Patty DuSchene at 753-3483.
Local silversmith to host jewelry class
Local silversmith Charity Musselman will host a jewelry class from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Legacy & Black Dog Coffee Shop. Students will learn how to make silver or copper spinner rings and take home their work. Mussleman has been handcrafting fine jewelry for over five years and has previously taught classes at Legacy.
A $20 deposit is required at time of sign up. All supplies for the class are covered in the fee. Class size is limited to 15 students. Those interested can reserve a space by calling Legacy at 574-722-4133 or stopping by the store at 116 S.6th St., Logansport.
Chamber’s Golf Outing Sept. 16; Registration due Sept. 9The Logansport Cass County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations and sponsorships for its Annual Golf Outing to be held on Sept. 16 at Dykeman Golf Course.
Registration and lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. and awards at 5:30 p.m. First place will receive $300 cash and trophies. Second place will receive $200 cash. Prizes for men and women on longest drive and closest to the pin will be given.
For more information, including registration and ways to be a sponsor, call the Chamber at 753-6388. Registration deadline is Sept. 9.
Royal Center Sept. 12 ActivitiesA town-wide garage sale will take place all day. Call 643-3771 to get a name and address map.
The Royal Center Port-A-Pit Chicken & Pork Chops event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until meals are gone) at Rogers’ Auction Garage. The event also will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. (or until meals are gone) at REA Park.
Finally, a car show will be held at REA Park. Registration is from 2 to 5 p.m. and judging will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
New Logansport mural to start in September
There’s a multi-story mural coming to Logansport as Cass County becomes one of 10 North Central Indiana counties to get a public art project.
Hoosier native Anthony Brooks will create the large-scale mural on the Transco Building near 18th Street in Logansport, focusing on the county’s history with trains and railroads.
Brooks, a painter and illustrator who has traveled the world to create public art pieces in places such as Croatia, Serbia, the Balkans and Spain, will be painting the mural from Sept. 7-21.
The project is being funded by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) Regional Cultivation Grant and is part of the WHIN Walls project. Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) developed and facilitated the project.
Cass County Regional Advisory Council representative Lisa Terry stated, “The WHIN [and] TAF mural project will truly breathe energy and life into the existing 18th Street city entryway.”
New Waverly United Methodist to hold drive-thru breakfast
A Community Breakfast Drive-Thru hosted by The New Waverly United Methodist Church will be held from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The menu includes eggs, and sausage, choice of biscuit and gravy or french toast. A free-will offering will be accepted, with proceeds supporting various mission projects. The church is located at 9990 East Main, New Waverly.
Farmers encouraged to participate in survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA).
A selection of 28,000 producers will receive the survey over the next few weeks, but all farmers are encouraged to take the survey at farmers.gov/survey.
“We want to hear from our customers so we can learn what we’re doing right and where we’re missing the mark,” Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey said. “Good data is critical to good decision-making. The more responses we receive, the better we can understand what we need to do to improve our services to America’s farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners.”
USDA extends CFAP deadline
Producers of soybeans and other eligible commodities can now apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program [CFAP] assistance through Sept. 11.
Farmers who already applied and received assistance can also expect a final payment. While producers initially received 80% of their payments to ensure availability of funding, USDA said the Farm Service Agency will now automatically issue the remaining 20% to those eligible. Going forward, approved CFAP applicants will receive 100% of their total payment.
The USDA recommends producers, especially those who have not previously worked with FSA, call 877-508-8364 to start the application process. More information on CFAP and how to apply can be found at www.usda.gov.
Cass County auction to be held online
Given current federal and state guidance to avoid large gatherings in light of the COVID-19 virus and its related public health and safety concerns, the Cass County Commissioners have chosen to change the upcoming Tax Lien Sale from a live, in-person format, to an online sale.
The public auction will be conducted as an electronic sale at www.zeusauction.com beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. The properties in the online auction will close at 4 p.m. on that date.
To participate in this public auction, registration information and the procedures are available online at www.zeusauction.com. In order to participate, you must become a member of the auction web site (www.zeusauction.com). You must read, understand and agree to the rules of sale and payment terms. There is no cost associated with becoming a Zeus Auction member or registering to bid. Once you become a member of the auction website, you must register specifically for the Cass County auction.
The period to register for the sale will close close at noon Thursday Sept. 3.
If you do not complete the full registration process for the sale you will not be approved to bid on the auction.
VFW Auxiliary meetings
The Auxiliary to VFW Post #3790 meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and generally last one hour.
The start of the 2020-2021 year will mark a year-long celebration of the formation of the “Ladies Auxiliary” in 1920. In 2006, the “Ladies Auxiliary” and the “Men’s Auxiliary” joined forces and are now known as the VFW Auxiliary. Male relatives of veterans may now join The VFW Auxiliary. Membership is $20 a year, and Life Memberships are available. The Auxiliary has lost over 300 members in the past 10 years.
For more information, contact Auxiliary President, Liz Troxell at 574-721-0166 or Auxiliary Treasurer, Jane Viney at 574-737-8110.
Museum openedThe Cass County Historical Society Museum is open for visitors on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
The CCHS is a 501 nonprofit, so it’s not maintained by tax dollars but by membership.
Become a member and support the preservation of our local history with annual membership dues.
Clarifications about COVID-19 testing in Cass County
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Cass County, Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Cass County Health Department (CCHD) want to ensure that the COVID-19 testing process is clear for local residents.
The current process for where to receive testing is as follows:
At the hospital:
• First call your primary care provider and describe your symptoms.
• Depending on availability, your primary care provider may send you to Express Medical Center instead of seeing you.
• You must have symptoms and be seen by a provider for evaluation.
• The only exception for testing without symptoms is for a scheduled surgery. If you need COVID-19 testing before your surgery date, it is only available from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Express Medical Center. No appointment is necessary.
At the Cass County Health Department:
• Testing is from 7:45 a.m.–2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, subject to change based on community need.
• The Health Department will offer COVID-19 testing for anyone who wants to be tested with no requirements. People can be tested if needed for work, to return to school, if they believe they’ve been exposed or for any other reason.
• Call ahead at 574-355-8754 to make an appointment, a direct line to the testing location staff.
• Testing from the health department will be performed at the former Logansport Regional Cancer Center building, located at 1616 Smith St. across from Huston Park.
Cass County Democrats online meeting
The Cass County Democrats invites the public to Drinking Liberally, An Online Happy Hour, the last Friday of every month at 6 p.m. The event provides an opportunity to meet people and candidates running for office.
For information on how to join, visit the “Online with Linda Lawson” tab at the Cass County Democrats’ web page: www.CassINDems.org, or call 574-992-1121.
Charitable roadblock schedule set
The Logansport Board of Works has announced the following charitable roadblock dates for 2020: Cass County Arts Alliance, Aug. 28-29; Citizens for Change/A Cause for Paws, Sept. 11-12; Logansport Girls Softball Group, Sept. 25-26; Cass County Domestic Violence Task Force, Oct. 9-10.
Roadblocks will take place at the corner of 6th and Broadway. The hours are Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Royal Center library reopened
The Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library is now open. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by scheduled appointment only. The library will only be able to allow three people in at a time and have up to two people on computers at a time.
No children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the building.
Call us at 574-643-3185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to come in during these hours.
The library will be continuing curbside pick up services on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to schedule a pick up time call or email the library.
Farmers’ Market now open
The Logansport Farmers’ Market, at the corner of Fourth and Market Streets is now open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October and on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. through September.
Vendors will wear masks and comply with any other restrictions that may be in effect at that time. Vendors’ selling areas will be situated at least 8 feet apart for better social distancing.
A variety of locally-produced items will be available for sale, and new vendors are welcome at any time. Those who home-produce vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, herbs, plants, baked goods or hand-crafted items are welcome.
As a local market, products should be produced in Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Pulaski or Carroll counties.
For more information, call Frank at 574-699-6971.
Church sponsoring blood drive
Shiloh Christian Church is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Aug. 31 from 2-7 p.m. The drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 1047 N. CR 350 W., Logansport. For more information, or to schedule a time, call the church office 574-753-3331, or Kathleen Kennell at 574-643-9357 or 574-242-2213.
Applications available for Logan’s Landing program
Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district, according to a release. Applicants have a full-year from the date of approval to complete the project, and the program offers 50 percent matching funding up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements.
Those improvements include exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows and doors, facade maintenance and restoration, awnings and installation of brick facade.
For an application or further information, contact Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345 or email@example.com.
Parks Department issues recommendations
During the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic, the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has made recommendations for responsible behavior that benefits all when using the trails and green spaces in the parks:
• When walking a dog, remember to bring a waste bag to clean up afterwards.
• Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
• Remember that although the park restrooms are open, its drinking fountains are not open. You should bring your own drinking water and take care of yourself prior to leaving home.
• Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
• Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other persons at all times.
Indiana 211 adding resources
Indiana 211 is adding additional resources for Hoosiers in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in their local communities. Indiana 211 has created a new website to serve as a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 resources. The organization is also adding 20-30 new navigators to handle increased call volume. Community Navigators help people to contact 211, identify their goals, prioritize their needs, and connect them to valuable community resources. Indiana 211 is a free service that connects Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies in their local communities — quickly, easily and confidentially. This includes needs such as food, utility, health care and childcare assistance.
For individuals seeking services within Indiana, you can contact 211 here:
New website for COVID-19 related information: https://in211.communityos.org/COVID-19
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 (available 24/7, this line is only for seeking services within Indiana)
Text: Text your zip code to 898-211 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
For all other 211 assistance: www.in211.org
Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications
The Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant requests will be considered and awarded by the Cass County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund so that a variety of organizations can be assisted with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive, so it is suggested that applications be made as early as possible.
Rules and regulations for funding requests and grant applications will be available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2020, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Recipients of the 2019 grants were: Carousel in the Park Fun Day, Two Rivers on Two Wheels Bike Tour, the 2 Rivers Music Festival, the Panhandle Pathway Trail, Christmas in the Park, the Taste of Cass County and AIM Softball Fields.
Purdue online agronomy courses for fall
Purdue University Agronomy e-Learning Academy is taking registrations for another online agronomy course series aimed at agricultural producers and businesses serving them.
The 12-week, non-credit courses begin Sept. 16 and run through Dec. 9 but allow participants to work on their own schedules and complete the courses earlier.
Courses offered include:
• Agronomy Essentials: A fundamental crops and soils course that provides a thorough understanding of crop production practices through the growing season from field preparation to marketing.
• Precision Agriculture: For those with at least a basic understanding of agronomy, the course covers the technical science of digital agriculture and technology changes.
• Nutrient Management: The course provides better understanding of nutrient management, including fertilizer sources and methods.
• Agronomy Essentials Europe: insight into crops, soils, nutrient use and other agronomic considerations unique to European agriculture.
Each course is made up of modules with more than 100 videos, accompanied by readings, links to related information and a glossary.
Course graduates receive a personalized certificate from Purdue Online, suitable for framing.
Questions about the courses’ content can be directed to Bruce Erickson at email@example.com. For all other questions, including available discounts, contact Sue Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition and additional details are available at: https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/ADE/Pages/default.aspx.
Ivy Tech offers two-day Certified Professional Food Manager course in Logansport
Ivy Tech Community College is offering an instructor-led training course Sept. 8 and 10 to prepare students to take the Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) certification exam. The two-day class will meet in the Room 215 of Ivy Tech’s building at 1 Ivy Tech Way in Logansport.
Indiana Code 410-IAC7-22 requires mandatory certification of at least one person who oversees the food safety operation within each food establishment. This course will prepare individuals to take and pass the 85-question, multiple-choice certification exam. Participants in this course will study sanitation management, food safety hazards, factors that affect food borne illness, personal hygiene, the use and calibration of temperature measuring instruments, and many more topics.
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a certification, and their name will be added to the National Registry of Food Managers. The certification is valid for five years. The course fee is $210 and includes the manual, all materials and the certification exam. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, Sept. 10, and will be led by instructor Ed Norris of the Indiana Environmental Health Association and retired inspector and trainer with the Indiana State Department of Health Food Protection Program.
To register for the Certified Professional Food Manager Certification preparatory course or for more information, please contact Susan Turrill at email@example.com.
Ivy Tech offering free classes, training
Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is offering free classes and training for 10,000 participants. The college is elevating its commitment to Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19 experiencing unemployment, reduced hours or furloughs across the state. Participants may take more than one class or training in a range of relevant high-demand areas.
Those interested can obtain detailed information about the classes and training, and register for free, by visiting ivytech.edu/RapidRecovery/.
Classes and training sessions that are currently being offered as part of the initiative include:
Advanced manufacturing: Industry 4.0 silver level multi-skill maintenance and operations.
Technician certifications (associate, electrical systems, electric motor control systems, motor control troubleshooting and pneumatic systems.
Tools of the Industry with Autodesk: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and practical CNC machining, Fusion 360 introduction to CAD and CAM, simulation analysis for mechanical engineers, 3-axis machining with Fusion 360, introduction to mechanical engineering design and manufacturing, and modeling and design for mechanical engineers.