15 years

The Hoosier Heartland corridor leg from Logansport to Lafayette is still on track to be built as soon as 2009, with completion in 2011.

The Cass County Arts Council, along with Logansport Mayor Mike Fincher, held a meeting to discuss the future of the arts in Logansport and Cass County.

De Marcus Nelson scored 19 points as No. 11 Duke held on to beat Indiana 54-51 in the ACC Big Ten Challenge.

25 years

After debuting 10 years ago as a festival marketplace, the century-old Union Station in downtown Indianapolis is closing due to falling revenues.

Cass County’s France Park received a state grant that will help with building the Wabash River trail.

English as a second language classes are being offered at El-Tip-Wa.

The annual Winter Fest will be held at Riverside Park. Free carousel rides and sleigh rides will part of the weekend event.

The Cass County Community Health Center opened at 631 E. Broadway.

The lady Berries netters knocked off No. 6-ranked Huntington North, 46-34, accomplishing the feat with a stellar fourth-quarter performance by senior Crystal Zartman. The Lewis Cass girls team raised its record to a perfect 3-0 with a 42-30 win over Pioneer. Lindsay Chambers led the scoring for Cass with 14 points.

50 years

FBI agents and police fanned out in the Cascade Foothills searching for the daring hijacker, known as D.B. Cooper, who parachuted into the wilderness with $200,000 ransom.

Free immunization against Rubella (three-day measles) will be offered to all Cass County children from 1 to 12 years old. The program is being sponsored by the Cass County Medical Society.

The Harlem Globetrotters basketball game scheduled to be played in Logansport in December was canceled due to the fact that the team was on strike.

St. Nicholas, escorted by a fire truck and the Logansport High School rube band, will arrive in Logansport on Nov. 27. He will occupy headquarters in the former Schiff’s Shoe Store at 404 E. Broadway.

Sears is offering mini bikes on sale from $119 to $179.

Logansport’s Joe Draper hit 17 points to lead the Berries to a 72-62 win over Frontier. Lewis Cass dynamic duo Phil Miller and Jay Strauch poured in 20 and 19 points, consecutively, to assist their fellow Kings in defeating Peru 83-57.

100 years

Judge James A. West, judge of the police court of Logansport, and six other local men were found guilty of conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition law.

The stockholders of the Logansport Body Works ordered the directors to close the plant within 10 days unless additional capital can be raised to justify a continuation of the business.

The city was “closed” for the most part on Thanksgiving Day, with the exception of pool rooms, cigar stores and motion picture shows.

During a large-scale raiding on alleged bootlegging houses, conducted under the personal direction of Mayor James I. Barnes, five men were arrested and more than 1,200 gallons of wine were confiscated.

The members of Wea Tribe No. 170 Red Men held their Thanksgiving meeting in the hall downtown.

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