Miniature golf cut down

The former miniature golf course in the 200 block of Mall Road, across from, the Walmart, has been torn down to make it easier to sell.

The property is owned by James M. Hayden, who used to own the Ford dealership to the north of the property, as Mustang Investments LLC.

No plans to develop it have been filed with the city

“Our office worked with Mr. Hayden to better market the property on Mall Road,” said Bill Cuppy, Executive Director of the Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization.

“My suggestion and his implementation were to demolish the old golf course and make it a vacant lot,” Cuppy said. “It opens it up to more interested parties.”

Paving project to begin soon

Central Paving has announced that Phase 1 of the High Street paving project in Logansport is scheduled to begin on or around Oct. 4. The project will be done in two phases.

Beginning on or after Oct. 4, the eastbound lane of High Street will be closed from Third Street to Davis Road. During this phase, all traffic will flow one direction only, going west. The only streets where traffic will be able to turn south will be Sixth Street and Third Street.

The work on Phase 1 (eastbound lane) is expected to take about three weeks to complete and will be followed by Phase 2 (westbound lane). The timeline is based on weather as well as the amount of patching necessary after the roadway is milled down three inches.

There will be absolutely no on-street parking on High Street from Third Street to Davis Road for the duration of the project.

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route if possible and to use extra caution in the area.

 

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 lldirector@loganslanding.com.

Business training classes

Fulton County Economic Development Corporation (FEDCO) is offering its fall 2019 NxLevel Business Planning and Management course on Tuesday in October and November.

The classes are 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 29 and on Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

This course is $99 with partial scholarships and fee assistance available for qualified individuals.

NxLevel is a business training course that enhances entrepreneurial skills for start-up and existing businesses.

This course will help small business owners or those who plan to open their own business learn the skills needed to create, develop and strengthen successful business ventures.

The course covers various areas of business ownership, including testing the feasibility of the business idea or expansion before preparing a business plan.

Students will learn about marketing, financial statements, business financing, and real-life, proven business management principles.

Course graduates are eligible to apply for reduced interest loans.

Persons interested in this course must register to attend one of the free orientation meetings to find out more about the program and to sign up for the class.

These orientations will be held 12:15-12:45 p.m. or 5:15-5:45 p.m. on Oct. 8 or 15.

All classes and orientations held at Fulton Economic Development Corporation office, 822 Main St. in Rochester.

To register for an orientation session, contact Amy Beechy of FEDCO at 574-709-7955 or amy@projectmattersllc.com

Registration open for fall Logan’s Landing programs

Registration is underway for Logan’s Landing’s annual Scarecrow Row Competition and Downtown Spooktacular. Local businesses and organizations are invited to decorate scarecrows to be displayed from Oct. 10 through Nov. 1 along “Scarecrow Row” on Market Street and Broadway in downtown Logansport.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, participating downtown businesses will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters during Downtown Spooktacular, immediately followed by the Elks Halloween Parade and a special event at the State Theatre featuring Sammy Terry. Registration packets are being distributed to past participants. If your business or organization is interested in participating in any of these events, please contact Logan’s Landing at lldirector@loganslanding.com or 574-722-9345. Registration deadline is Oct. 3.

Emmaus seeks help with Christmas bags

Emmaus volunteers are looking for additional donations for their annual Christmas bags that are given to area senior citizens in low-income and assisted-living housing. Area businesses, clubs, churches and individuals can donate to this project through Oct. 18.

Donations can be send to the Emmaus Mission at 805 Sepncer St., Logansport. Please mark donations directed to Emmaus Senior Baskets.

For questions and more information, contact Jason Mitchell at the Emmaus Mission Center at 574-739-0107.

Emmaus is also seeking an individual or club interested in blessing the community by organizing this program beginning in 2020. Interested parties my contact Mitchell for more information.

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