William Paca holding meeting

The William Paca Lodge is having a meeting 6 p.m. today, Feb. 13, at the club, 1510 Delaware Road. All members and anyone interested in joining the organization are encouraged to attend. The agenda will include old and new business, and all topics will be open for discussion at this informal meeting.

Donate now to Valentines for Vets

Fisher Funeral Chapel is asking for Valentines that will be delivered in gift bags to local veterans who are homebound or in nursing homes. You may drop off Valentines at their office at 1801 Chase Rd. in Logansport from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 13. For more information, or to give a name or address of a local veteran who would appreciate a Valentine, call 574-753-6301.

Anoka benefit breakfast

Anoka Methodist Church, 4890 E. County Road 300 South will have a benefit breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. on Feb. 15.

There is no cost beyond a free will offering, and proceeds will go towards Lewis-Cass buddy bags this month.

The church is handicapped accessible.

Tri Kappa holding murder mystery fundraiser

Tri Kappa in hosting its 2nd Annual Tri Kappa Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet hall at the Quality Inn, 3550 E. Market St., featuring Woodbridge’s Chef Mike who is preparing appetizers, a buffet and desserts. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $35 each. Contact Erica or Dawn at 574-753-6301 for ticket pick-up.

LAA holding black and white competition

The Logansport Art Association will be featuring its annual “Black and White” competition in the gallery a 424 Front St. in February. Viewing hours will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 27. A public awards reception is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. For additional information, call 735-2915 or email loganart1911@gmail.com.

Women’s suffrage exhibit now on display

A traveling exhibit to educate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment will be on display in the Bicentennial Room at the Cass County Government Building through Feb. 21. To arrange a tour for your group or classroom, contact Cindy Howard at howardmckp@gmail.com.

Today, Feb. 13, from 5 -8 p.m. in the Bicentennial Room of the Cass County Court House, 200 Court Park, Logansport, an Open House to commemorate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment will be held with programs, history portrayals and children’s activities will be presented by the Olde Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The League of Women Voters will offer voter registration. The event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Feb. 16 an open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. with speakers and displays in the Bicentennial Room at the Cass County Court House, 200 Court Park, Logansport. “The Suffragette Journey in Indiana” a program by Cynthia Lipken will begin at 2 p.m. followed by “If These Walls Could Talk” on the life of Helen Gougar by Jonathan Fisher. Sue Ridlen will present Suffragette items from the Ridlen Museum of American Political Communication. Refreshments will be served. The League of Women Voters will offer voter registration. The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Bicentennial Room of the Cass County Court House, 200 Court Park, Logansport, the Cass County League of Women Voters will present a documentary on the Seneca Falls Convention. Light refreshments will be served. The LWV will offer voter registration. The event is free and open to the public.

Red Cross blood drive

Fairview Elementary School will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from noon to 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, contact Sarah Moss at sarah.moss@redcross.org

Walk-ins are welcome.

Legion hosting Valentine’s Day event

The American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15. This event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now at the bar or by calling 574-753-8620. Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. and will include a baked steak dinner with miscellaneous desserts. Meal tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. From 7-10 p.m., the Eel River Band will be performing. Tickets for admittance (band only) are $10. Along with the dinner and entertainment there will also be a cash bar, 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes and more.

Fairy Godmother Project underway

Donate gently used prom dresses and formal wear to help a student in your community have their dream prom. Dresses will be collected now until Feb. 28 at North Miami, Peru and Maconaquah High Schools or at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store located in Peru.

Boutique Day will be on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami County Community Center located at the fairgrounds in Peru. High school students in need of a dress are invited to come and receive a new dress for free.

Last year, more than 150 dresses were given to students. Dresses will be given away on a first come, first serve basis on Boutique Day.

Citizens or businesses interested in donating or learning more the project can contact Karen Baker at Kbaker@peru.k12.in.us, 765-475-6320 or godmotherfairy2019@gmail.com. You may also find information on the “Fairy Godmother Project of Miami County” Facebook page.

LPD accepting reserve officer applications

The Logansport Police Department will be testing for potential reserve officers. Interested individuals can pick up an application at the Police Department Records Division on the second floor of the City Building. Applications should be returned by Friday, Feb. 21 by 3:30 p.m. Testing will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m. at the department’s training facility.

Applicants must:

• Be a citizen of the U.S.

• Be at least 21 years old

• Have a high school diploma or GED

• Possess or be able to acquire and Indiana driver’s license

• Not have a dishonorable discharge from the military

• Not have a felony or domestic violence conviction and not have a misdemeanor conviction within the last three years

• Not have used any type of illegal drugs in the last five years

• Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening

• Submit to and successfully pass an extensive physical agility test and written aptitude test

• Pass a thorough background investigation and polygraph exam, if offered

• Submit to a structured oral review

• Successfully complete a psychological evaluation

For more information, contact LPD Chief Travis Yike at 574-753-8095 or tyike@logansportpolice.com

Moose hosting taco night

The Ladies of the Moose will host a taco night on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5-8 p.m. Kevin Bean will provide music. All proceeds will go to moose charities.

Church hosting blood drive

First Baptist Church of Denver will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in its Fellowship Hall, 111 N. Yorick, Denver, on Monday, Feb. 17, from 1-6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment or search online for sponsor code: fbcden. Walk-ins are also welcome.

League hosting lunch with mayor

The League of Women Voters of Cass County will be hosting “Lunch With the Mayor” on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon at Amelio’s on the River. The League invites members and friends of the League to join in an informal conversation with Logansport Mayor Chris Martin. The League of Women Voters of Cass County is a nonpartisan organization that promotes informed and active participation in government.

Pins for Kids to raise funds for Reading Railroad

United Way of Cass County will host Pins for Kids on Saturday, March 7. The event, which will be held at Myers Sports Bowl at 4231 E. Market St., will raise funds to be used for early childhood literacy programs for Cass County Reading Railroad.

Teams of five can sign up for $35 per person. All participants will be eligible to win a door prize. Team registrations are due no later than Feb. 14 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

For more information, or to become a sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Peggy Scott at 574-753-3533 or pscott@unitedwayofcasscounty.org, or visit www.unitedwayofcasscounty.org for registration forms.

Turkey hunt applications now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for spring turkey hunting opportunities on private property through the Access Program Providing Land Enhancements (APPLE) program. APPLE hunts are allocated through the online reserved hunt system. The only way to apply for these hunts is online at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. Hunters may apply for only one hunting period. Applications are accepted until Feb. 19. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks of the application deadline. All regulations and bag limits apply. APPLE offers financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists also work with these private landowners to establish and improve habitat. For more information about APPLE, see on.IN.gov/dnrapple

BSU Singers coming to McHale

The Ball State University singers will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at McHale Performing Arts Center. Performing with them will be the Logansport High School Swing Choir.

The University Singers have been called “Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors,” and are nationally and internationally known as one of America’s top collegiate show choirs. For over 50 years, they have been entertaining audiences through their songs of faith, hope, laughter and love. Recent Logansport High School graduate Caleb Sholty is a member of the group this year.

The Logansport High School Swing Choir also has a long tradition of excellence, dating back to its inception in the late 1940s as one of the first school choral groups in Indiana with an emphasis on American popular song.

Admission to the concert will be free, with free-will donations being accepted to support the activities of the LHS choir program.

The appearance of the University Singers is sponsored by Logansport Memorial Hospital.

High Street closed near County Building

High Street is now closed between Third and Fourth Streets for the relocation of utilities in preparation for the Cass County Jail’s expansion. The only vehicle access to the Sheriff’s Office and Jail is from the intersection of Third and High Streets. The general parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the north side of High Street. The handicapped parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the south side of High Street.

No through traffic, eastbound or westbound, will be allowed during the construction, which will last until fall.

The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.

Pond View annual scramble

Pond View Golf Course’s 34th annual Snowball Auction and Golf Scramble is happening Feb. 23.

Teams for the charity event can be six players for $240 or four players for $180, but the event is limited to the first 24 teams.

The entry cost also includes breakfast, all golf course fees, lunch and prizes.

Those who aren’t golfing in the 10 a.m. nine-hole scramble are also invited to join the fun in the clubhouse, which includes the 8 to 9 a.m. breakfast, the noon to 2 p.m. lunch and prizes, the 9 to 10 a.m. auction and the raffles, including a 50/50.

All proceeds go to help local families and to help fund area organizations and the Lilly Snowball Endowment Fund.

The event also needs hole sponsors at $100.

The hole sponsors will have their names displayed in the clubhouse for a year.

Those interested in the event or sponsoring the event should contact Steve Bonnell at 574-595-7431 or 574-595-5239 or by email at bonnell@pwrtc.com.

Farmers Market looking for local vendors

The Logansport Farmers Market is looking for local vendors who sell local produce and/or original goods; and are from either Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Carroll or Pulaski counties. The Logansport Farmers Market will hold its annual information meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 in the Cloverleaf Building at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Those who are interested or have questions may contact Frank at 574-699-6971.

Bingo every Sunday afternoon

Cass County Bingo, 6012 N. US 35, Royal Center, holds bingo events every Sunday afternoon. Doors open at noon. Early bird sessions take place a 2 p.m. and cost $6. Regular sessions are at 3 p.m. and cost $10. There are also lots of $1 pull tabs available. An ATM is located inside the hall and there are 11 TVs. Bingo supports “Kids in Need” programs. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/CassCountyBingo

Utility assistance still available for 2020

For those who need utility assistance, there’s still time to apply for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) through the Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services.

The application period lasts until May 2020, and families are allowed to apply once each year.

The EAP provides individuals and families with a one-time payment for heat and electricity bills during winter months.

There are also energy saving plans and kits.

The payments are made as funding is available.

After applicants are approved for the program, their regulated heat and electric utility bills are protected from disconnection through March 15.

To apply, visit www.areafive.com and click the “energy assistance” button or schedule a face-to-face meeting by calling 1-800-654-9421 or by calling the local Area Five Agency.

Lenten breakfasts coming soon

Logansport Area Church Women United will hold a series of Lenten Breakfasts from 8-8:29 a.m. on Saturdays. Programs begins at 8:30 a.m.

Feb. 29: Church of the Brethren, 2405 Shadowlawn Dr., Logansport; Speaker: Patsy Scott

March 7: First Baptist Church Galveston; 207 Sycamore St., Galveston; Speaker: Criscinda Hall

March 14: Faith Lutheran Church, 6765 E 800 N, Logansport; Speaker: Candice Hinkle

March 21: Lifegate Assembly of God Church; 831 Burlington Ave., Logansport; Speaker: Major Michele Harms

March 28: Pisgah Christian Church, 503 N CR 600 W, Logansport; Music Program

April 4: Shiloh Lutheran Church ELCA, 404 E. Bishop St., Walton; Stations of the Cross; Pastor Sharon Walker

Caston Little League registration now open

Caston Little League Registration forms are available at Caston Elementary and the Fulton Library. Registration forms and money are due Monday, March 2 to the Caston Elementary Office. Registrations received after March 2 will require a $20 late fee, no exceptions.

Junior-high students interested in baseball and softball will have a call out and extra forms will be available in the Caston High School Office. Jr. High forms and money are due Monday, March 16 to the Caston High School Office. Forms received after March 16 will require a $20 late fee, no exceptions.

A mandatory parent meeting for all registered players will be Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Caston High School gymnasium.

Purdue Extension holding declutter workshops

Jane Horner of Purdue Extension will be offering a two-part series “Empower Me to be Clutter Free” on March 5 and 12 at the Cass County Government Building at noon. Bring lunch and learn steps to begin to eliminate clutter at home and work. If you are interested in participating or want more information contact Jane Horner at horner8@purdue.edu or call the Cass County Extension Office at 574-753-7750.

Church holding WRE benefit breakfast

The community is invited to the Weekday Religious Education (WRE) Benefit Breakfast at the Twelve Mile Community Building on Saturday, March 7, from 7-10 a.m.

This annual breakfast is provided on a donation basis with a complete menu that includes ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, grits, fruit cup, coffee cake, donuts, coffee and orange juice. Also, visitors can browse the bake sale table and take something home for later in the day.

With an opportunity to reach more than 430 students this year, WRE offers a 30-minute non-denominational religious education class to 3rd and 4th grade students in the Cass and Fulton County Schools. For over 10 years, a 60-minute class has also been provided at PEAK Community Services on a weekly basis year around. Contributions at the breakfast help make this possible. Call Steve Farrer at 574-643-9472 for more information.

Farmers Market meeting scheduled

The Logansport Farmers Market will host an informational meeting for both current and prospective vendors at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Attendees are asked to meet at the Cloverleaf Building. People from the following counties are eligible to participate as vendors: Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Carroll and Pulaski. The Farmers Market is typically open two days per week through the growing season.

The Farmers Market will celebrate its opening day on Saturday, June 6. The market will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October. Wednesdays will be added beginning July 1 and continue through the last week of September. Wednesday hours will be from 3-6 p.m.

In recent years the range of products from the Farmers Market has included vegetables, fruits, berries, plants, herbs, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, honey wine (mead), unique hand-made crafts, baked goods, candy, homemade soaps and candles, knitted or crocheted projects, hand-woven rag rugs, hand-crafted sun catchers and more. Questions concerning eligible items to sell can be addressed at the informational meeting.

Visit Logansport Farmers Market on Facebook, or for more information contact Frank at 574-699-6971 or Kathy at 574-721-3533.

Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications

The Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant requests will be considered and awarded by the Cass County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund so that a variety of organizations can be assisted with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive, so it is suggested that applications be made as early as possible.

Rules and regulations for funding requests and grant applications will be available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at info@visit-casscounty.com.

Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2020, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Recipients of the 2019 grants were: Carousel in the Park Fun Day, Two Rivers on Two Wheels Bike Tour, the 2 Rivers Music Festival, the Panhandle Pathway Trail, Christmas in the Park, the Taste of Cass County and AIM Softball Fields.

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.

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