A look back

Newspapers in Logansport reported on Dec. 5, 1903 that an agreement had been reached between the city and the Indianapolis-Northern Traction Company for operating street cars over certain streets in Logansport. Said traction company was given permission to commence construction of tracks immediately. This is a photo of workers laying track on Broadway; looking east between Pearl and 5th streets.

Faced with unprecedented destruction of a major U.S. city and communities across the Gulf Coast, President Bush announced a package of new federal aid to help the reconstruction plan in New Orleans.

City funding of $335,000 for Phase 1 of a wireless Internet access project using city utilities water towers, which would have connected city departments off-site from the City Building, was voted down by city council voted 4-3.

Cass County Council members voted to purchase the Dilling Mechanical Offices at 6th and High streets, which was once the site of the Switches Inc.

An Internet parental portal implemented by the Logansport Community School Corporation allowed parents, as well as students, to go online 24 hours a day and check their grades, attendance, and other records.

The Class 4A, No. 9 Berries handed the host Giants a 49-14 trouncing.

Clinton Prairie coach Ted Davis cast his vote for Pioneer HS as the No. 1 team in Class A football, stating his opinion, “They’re so fast and strong. They’re unlike any team we’ve played this year.”

The Lady Panthers softball team was honored during halftime of a Panther football home game for winning conference, sectional and regional championships and advancing to semi-state competition.

Providence, Rhode Island-based Textron Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Elco Industries, Inc. which operates its Precision Stamping Division in Logansport.

The requests to hold Hemp festivals resulted in city government discussion about revisions to certain zoning ordinances.

Pulaski County has revealed plans for a new jail.

Lewis Cass High School’s band is headed to participate in the 12th annual Mid States Marching Band Contest at Indiana State University’s Memorial Stadium.

The Wright Beauty College at 215 E. Market is accepting applications for fall classes.

The Berries football team scored a breakthrough win at Marion 20-14. LHS broke a nine-year losing streak to the Marion Giants, thanks in part to tailback Jason Spear’s most inspiring performance of the season and an impressive team effort.

The nation faces another railroad strike.

A 1968 auto owned by a Logansport man was reported stripped while parked on the north side of a service station on Cicott Street.

An estimated $3,000 worth of marijuana was confiscated in an arrest by LPD Chief Mike Long and Indiana State trooper Glen Hosier.

By popular demand the movie “Patton” is being held over at the State Theater.

The Berries lost 20-0 to West Lafayette. LHS senior Pat Newton broke his right leg during the game.

Reggie Jackson’s two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday rallied the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Twenty-one ice cream manufacturers from Indiana and Illinois met in this city for a one-day business session at the Elks lodge.

Four-hundred delegates are in the city for a three-day session of the 67th annual meeting of the Baptist Association.

The American City magazine is featuring an account of Logansport’s document billing system of light and water accounts.

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