Nominees for public safety awards being accepted

Logansport will again honor its outstanding police officer and firefighter of the year at the annual Light Up Logansport Parade. Local residents can nominate a current member of either department by mail, e-mail or in person at the Mayor’s Office in the City Building. The mailing address is Room 200, City Building, 601 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947. The e-mail address is dkitchell@cityoflogansport.org. The parade will be held at 7 p.m. on the Friday following Thanksgiving.

Art association hosting diversity exhibition

The Logansport Art Association is hosting an Encompass Diversity Exhibition now through Nov. 21. Clients from Peak Community Services and 2 special guests will be displaying their artwork. Selected works will be available for purchase. This exhibition can be viewed during gallery hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Trash pickup on High Street

Republic Services will be collecting trash and recycling on Mondays for the High Street residents affected by the street resurfacing. Please place trash totes and recycling bins at curbside prior to 6 a.m. on Mondays throughout this period.

Art Association hosting potato bar

The Logansport Art Association is having a stuffed baked potato bar on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner includes stuffed potato with your choice of toppings, salad, drink and dessert for $10. Tickets must be purchased by today, Nov. 7. Please RSVP to 574-735-2915 as tickets are limited and leave a message or email loganart1911@gmail.com.

U.S. 24 bridge now closed

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the U.S. 24 bridge over the Panhandle Pathway in Logansport is closed as part of a bridge replacement project.

The road will be closed between Co. Rd. 400 W. and Co. Rd. 600 W. until mid-December.

State road detours must use state-maintained roads only. Eastbound drivers on U.S. 24 will be detoured north on State Road 39, east on State Road 16 and south on U.S. 35 back to U.S. 24. Westbound drivers will be detoured north on U.S. 35, west on S.R. 16 and south on S.R. 39 back to U.S. 24.

Public input needed for MSRP program

Logan’s Landing is gathering public input regarding the Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) offered through Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to improve building facades within the downtown district.

Part of the process includes a 10-question survey that should take just a few minutes to complete. The survey is available online at bit.ly/LLMSRP2019.

Participation in the survey by Nov. 11 is appreciated. For more information, please contact Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345, or by e-mail at lldirector@loganslanding.com

Closure begins on US 24

US 24 at the Panhandle Pathway bridge is closed for road work.

The official state detour will be SR 39 to SR 16 to US 35 and back to US 24. All trucks and large vehicles will need to use the state detour. County roads which might be used as detour routes for local traffic include 600 West, 50 North and 400 West. Those will have truck restrictions.

LHS holding Veteran’s Day program

Logansport High School, 1 Berry Ln., will be holding a Veteran’s Day program on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Berry Bowl. The featured speaker this year is Congressman Jim Baird. The faculty, staff, and students of LHS invite all Cass County veterans to attend and be recognized for their unselfish service and devotion to our country.

If you are planning to attend, please leave a voicemail for Cheryl Reiff at 574-753-0441, ext. 27222, or send an email to reiffcm@lcsc.k12.in.us no later than 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Please include your name, rank, branch of military, years of service, and your military job in your voicemail or email.

For optimal organization of the ceremony, please plan on arriving at the Berry Bowl around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 Mrs. Reiff and Mrs. Grostefon will be there to greet you and help you to be seated in the appropriate area.

High Street paving project underway

Central Paving has announced that Phase 2 of the High Street paving project in Logansport has begun. This will be the final phase.

The westbound lane of High Street will be closed from Third Street to Davis Road. During this phase, traffic will only flow east. The only streets where traffic will be able to turn north will be Third St., Sixth St., 21st St. and Center Ave.

The work on Phase 2 is expected to take about three weeks to complete. 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.

Leaf pick-up begins in November

The Logansport Street Department plans to begin loose leaf pick-up the first week of November.

Two leaf vac crews will start on High Street and North Street and work their way east. One leaf vac crew will start on the south side and work their way north and west.

The Street Department is asking for the cooperation of Logansport residents when raking leaves. If you choose to rake leaves into piles for the leaf vac to pick up, the City of Logansport asks that you follow these guidelines:

• Do not rake or blow leaves into the street

• Do not rake leaves onto the catch basins (curb drains)

• Loose leaves should be placed as close to the street as possible, but not in the street

• Loose leaves will not be picked up in the alleys

• Please do not mix limbs or trash with loose leaves because that could cause damage to the vacs and sweeper which will create delays in the leaf pick up process

• Please do not place leaves in plastic bags; plastic bags will not be picked up by the Street Department

Those who prefer to bag their leaves may do so as long as they are placed in biodegradable yard waste bags and placed at your trash pickup site for pickup on your normal trash pickup day. As a rule, brush piles will not be picked up during leaf season.

The Litter Critter Program will also be suspended beginning on Oct. 21 through the end of leaf season.

Church hosting holiday grief share seminar

Crosswind United Methodist Church, 616 IN-25, will be hosting a holiday grief share seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $5. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. For more information, call the church at 574-753-4872 or Deb Rhodes at 574-721-4652.

VFW holding meeting

The VFW Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Post #3790, 1023 Erie Ave. Members are asked to wear their red vests or state shirts to this meeting for inspection by the District 2 President. The Post will be open on Thanksgiving from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner will be served from 1-4 p.m. Plans will be discussed for supporting the fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7 for our Post Commander, Fred Packard, in his battle against cancer. Volunteers are needed for the Quilts of Valor project (Donna Geisler, Committee Chairwoman) and the Kid’s Christmas Party. For further information, contact President, Liz Troxell, at 574 721-0166.

Food Finders to distribute food in Logansport

Food Finders Mobile Pantry will be distributing food, including fresh produce, an assortment of frozen items, essential non-perishable items, and breads to people in need in the Logansport area on Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Logansport and the surrounding area is welcome to attend. Call Food Finders at 765-471-0062 for income guidelines.

Meeting set to discuss jail renovations

Cass County Commissioners will hold an informational meeting for the public regarding renovations of the Cass County Jail. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Cass County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Center.

Grab the Blue Ring event

World Diabetes Day is being celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the McHale Complex Pavilion and the Cass County Carousel from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hope Diabetes best friend (a big puppy mascot) will be giving gifts to everyone catching the blue ring.

Registration for downtown Christmas Open House begins

The deadline for registration for Logan’s Landing’s 20th annual Downtown Christmas Open House is Nov. 15. All businesses and organizations in the downtown district, including churches, are invited to participate in the Dec. 5 event, which will run from 4 -8 p.m.

Logan’s Landing coordinates this annual event as a way to spread Christmas cheer in the downtown district and encourages all businesses and organizations in the Logan’s Landing district to participate by holding their own Holiday Open House that evening. There’s a $100 merchant participation fee to help defray costs, including advertising and publicity.

Each participating business will also be required to provide a prize for drawings for the Logan’s Landing annual food, paper goods and cleaning supplies drive during the event to benefit local charities.

Shoppers should stop by the open house headquarters at the Logan’s Landing Depot at 421 4th St., trade in their donations for tickets, then visit each participating business and use the tickets to enter the in-store drawings.

If your business or organization is interested in participating, or if you need additional information, please contact Logan’s Landing at (574) 722-9345 or at lldirector@loganslanding.com.

Church having chicken noodle dinner

Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., will be having a chicken and noodle dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, drinks and desserts. Prices are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Children three and under eat for free. Carry-outs are available and proceeds will go to the church’s general fund.

Legion hosting Eel River Band

The American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave, will be hosting the Eel River Band on Saturday Nov. 16 from 7-10 p.m. This event is open to the public and there will be a $5 cover charge. There will be an open bar, raffles, snacks, and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.

CCCF announces scholarship orientation

The Cass County Community Foundation has announced dates for the annual mandatory scholarship orientation sessions. Each local high school will have a separate, on-site session: Lewis Cass High School, Monday, Nov. 18 at 12:35 p.m.; Caston High School, Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10:54 a.m.; Logansport High School, Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10:15 a.m.; Pioneer High School, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10:37 a.m.

Orientation attendance is a requirement for all students wishing to apply for any scholarships administered by the Community Foundation. Students who cannot attend the session at their high school are welcome to attend any of the other sessions with prior notice. In 2019, the Cass County Community Foundation awarded 142 scholarships totaling over $522,000 including the Lilly Scholarship.

For more information, contact your school’s guidance office, CCCF Website www.casscountycf.org, or call the Community Foundation at 574-722-2200.

Baby Box info meeting scheduled

A meeting has been scheduled to share information about a planned Logansport Safe Haven Baby Box. The meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Christian Church, 503 N. Co. Rd. 600 W. Special speaker will be Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc. founder and director, Monica Kelsey. Monica will share her personal story that led her to start Safe Haven Baby Boxes. This one-hour meeting will include information about the planned Baby Box for Logansport, the Safe Haven Hotline Phone Number billboard campaign and the opportunity to help these efforts financially.

This event is sponsored by Pisgah Christian Church, Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc. and Right to Life of North Central Indiana. For more information, call 574-306-7406 or email info@nci4life.org. For more information about Safe Haven Baby Boxes, visit shbb.org.

Art Association hosting painting class

The Logansport Art Association is hosting a Paint Like Bob Ross class with certified instructor Teresa Boucher on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5:00 p.m. The 16 x 20 painting will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete. The cost is $50 and includes all materials. Prepaid registration is required. Please call the LAA at 574-735-2915 to reserve your spot.

Church hosting Craft Bazaar

New Beginnings Church, 3025 Maplewood, is hosting a Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Thanksgiving meal and service

Deer Creek Presbyterian, along with Faith Lutheran and St. Peter’s Lutheran will be hosting a Thanksgiving Meal and Service on Monday, Nov. 25 at Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, 4450 IN-29. The meal is at 6 p.m., with service to follow at 7 p.m.

‘The Movies’ theme of ‘19 Light Up Parade

The fourth annual Christmas Parade in Logansport will incorporate the silver screen.

The 2019 Light Up Logansport Parade Nov. 28 will incorporate “The Movies” as the theme for floats and entries. Festivities will include a free screening of the movie “Home Alone” at the State Theatre after the parade.

Bands, public safety units, walking entries, churches and other organizations and businesses interested in sponsoring a float or an entry free of charge can sign up on the Light Up Logansport Parade Facebook page.

The parade will again be on the Friday following Thanksgiving downtown.

This year’s grand marshal will be author Keith Frohreich, a Cass County native and Logansport High School graduate.

Free Thanksgiving dinner

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thursday, Nov. 28, at River of Life Christian Church, 130 Mall Rd. Serving will begin at noon and end around 1 p.m. Reservations are preferred. Call the church at 574-753-3332 by Monday, Nov. 25 and leave a message if you would like to attend. There will be no deliveries and no carry-outs. Donations will be accepted.

If you will not have a Thanksgiving meal or will be alone on that day, you are invited to join in the meal and fellowship at the church. This is the 51st year that the congregation has sponsored the meal.

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