15 years

Nearly two 1/2 years into his first term, Gov. Mitch Daniels pointed out that he led charges to change the state’s clocks, erase a $600 billion budget deficit and raise cigarette taxes to pay for new health care initiatives.

The Logansport Jaycees were collecting money for the fireworks display.

Elizabeth Loposser would be the new principal of Columbia Elementary School.

Adam Truax, Lewis Cass High School golfer, returned to regional play after winning a medalist playoff at the Logansport Sectional.

25 years

Working with Dave Ingram and Cyle Dibble of Roeing Corp., Dick Dilling of Dilling Mechanical Contractors Inc. as well as Brown Construction Co. and Marcus Cable, the project of wiring classrooms in six Logansport schools ready for internet access came together slowly but surely.

Installation of five more strategically-placed tornado warning sirens would greatly benefit the city of Logansport, according to Kevin LoCoco, Director of Cass County Emergency Management.

Jeffrey VanCuren, M.D., joined James A. Hall, M.D. and Duffy C. Murphy, M.D. in practice at the Women’s Health Center.

This week a bottle containing a message, handwritten in 1943 by Louise Slusser Wilson, was found in the Wabash River near Lafayette. The author of the message requested that whomever found the bottle contact Roberta Rose of Logansport.

The Pharos Tribune/Iron Horse Golf Club Junior Tournament drew 124 junior players, almost double the participants of the previous year.

The Logansport Berries’ 8-0 win over Pioneer in the final of the 1997 Logansport Baseball Sectional Tournament gave the team its 27th sectional championship.

50 years

U.S. 7th Fleet ships joined the bombardment of North Vietnam, shelling the coastal road and canal network.

Cass County was allowed $45,757 in federal funds for employment of unemployed people in new local governmental jobs.

Forty-five Cass County college students were employed for the summer at the Logansport State Hospital.

The Stainless Processing Company of Chicago would operate a business in the Penn-Central’s Yard “C” just south of the Shafer Hardwood Company.

A single-story structure would be erected at 2500 George Street by Dr. R. H. Fawcett, optometrist and Dr. D. E. Goris, dentist.

Nora’s Party and Bridal Salon, 617 N. Cicott Street, Logansport, had a sale.

Mark Surface, 27, replaced Coach Jim Hollibaugh, making him the youngest head football coach in the history of Logansport High School.

Don Vore, Logansport, sat in the pole position on July 4 when the 10th annual Twelve Mile riding lawnmower race gets underway.

100 years

The feed barn on East Broadway, for years owned by Judge D. D. Dykeman, was sold to John H. Witmyer for $13,125.

The firm Palmer, Girton and Duffey, of this city, was awarded the contract for the improvement of College Hill by paving of the street with brick.

The Pennsylvania RR shops added 45 men to its workforce immediately.

Local boys Charles Porter and Dione Trout, both age 14, were credited with saving Clifford Gifford, age 12, from drowning in the Eel River this week.

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