Downtown business owner recognized
She opened a shop 44 years ago in Logansport and she's been a fixture in the 500 block of East Broadway ever since.
Nikki Reid, owner of The Nest, says she saw the potential for a long-term presence when she first opened a shop at 524 E. Broadway. About nine years later, she purchased her current building and has become a downtown destination for those looking for gifts. The Nest employs one other full-time employee.
Mayor Dave Kitchell recognized her today as the Citizen of the Week for her commitment to downtown.
"Nikki has given back to downtown as a six-year member of the Logan's Landing and leaves that post this week," Kitchell said. "Through her efforts and many like her, downtown has endured and is on the verge of even more great things. The legion of downtown supporters is why we placed in the top 10 finalist round of America's Main Street Contest."
"I've seen a lot of things and I'm still excited about Logansport," Reid said.
Reid is the mother of two grown children and six grandchildren. She is a 1965 Logansport High School graduate and a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
She will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Mayor's office.
Splash Pad closed for repairs
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the splash pad at Muehlhausen Park is closed temporarily for repairs. Special parts have been ordered from the manufacturer, but the shipping date is delayed until the end of the week. Questions can be directed to parks administrator Janet Fawley at 574-753-6969 or e-mail email@example.com
Royal Center Lions serving fish, tenderloin
The Royal Center Lions will serve a Dan’s Fish and Tenderloin Fry today, June 14 from 5-8 p.m. The meal also includes chips, coleslaw, applesauce, bread and butter and lemonade for $10. The meal will be served rain or shine in the newly-air-conditioned pavilion in Rea Park.
Moose Lodge hosting 'Country Pickers'
The Logansport Moose Lodge 232 at 900 E. Main St. will be hosting the Country Pickers tonight, June 14. Picking will be from 6-9 p.m. Stop in for some fun. Contact the Moose Lodge in the afternoon at 574-753-3395.
Civic Players presents 'Legally Blonde'
Civic Players of Logansport is bringing "Legally Blonde: The Musical" to the stage June 14-16 at McHale Performing Arts Center. Show dates are June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and June 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the box office one-hour prior to curtain.
For advanced ticket sales, visit https://civicplayersoflogansport.seatyourself.biz or these Logansport locations: Tanning and Trends, The Animal Hospital of Logansport, Logansport Memorial Hospital or Legacy Outfitters & Black Dog Coffee Shop.
Royal Center Lions hosting port-a-pit dinner
The Royal Center Lions will sell port-a-pit chicken and pork chop carry-outs on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the bank parking lot and the Rea Park Pavilion for $10. Carry-outs will also include chips and applesauce. Carry-outs (chicken only for $7) and dine-in meals will be served at Rea Park from 3 p.m. until meals are gone. Meals in Rea Park will be served rain or shine in the newly air-conditioned Park Pavilion.
Young America church holding breakfast
The First Baptist Church of Young America, 1451 Mill St., Young America, will hold a community breakfast on Saturday, June 15, from 7:30-9 a.m. They will be serving biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, fruit and pancakes. They will also have milk, orange juice and coffee, all for a freewill donation. All proceeds will go to the Dick Haworth family.
Pipe Creek fire department holding breakfast
The Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department in Bunker Hill is holding an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, June 15 from 7-11 a.m. Funds will go toward the purchase of equipment and tools for fire and rescue operations. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 years old and under. The event will be held at the Pipe Creek Twp. VFD Fire Station, 339 W. Pearl St., Bunker Hill.
Pioneer Days parade seeking entries
The Royal Center Lions are seeking entries for the 51st annual Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m.
To enter your car, tractor, horse, float or other item, call Angie at Knebel Insurance to receive an application (574-643-9914).
Royal Center Community Garage Sales during Pioneer Days
The town of Royal Center is holding Community-wide Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. This is in coordination with Pioneer Days.
Maps will be available with addresses of the garage sales and can be picked up at Community State Bank, in the Post Office lobby, the Clerk's office and the Good to Go Gas Station. Come out and join the festivities of Pioneer Days this Friday and Saturday!
Graffiti appears in Bethlehem Township
A large amount of graffiti has been found in Bethlehem Township. The township has received permission from the State of Indiana to fund removal/painting over of the graffiti. They will be working with local townships, Indiana State Police, Cass County Sheriffs Dept., Duke Energy, Cass-Miami REMC, LMU and Fulton County REMC in this process. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Margaret Hubenthal at the township office at 2851 E SR 16, Lucerne or 574-727-5454; or assistant trustee Matt Hubenthal at 7679 N CR 175 E, Lucerne, or 574-727-2424.
Summer Sundown Music Series continues
The summer sundown music series is now citywide from Memorial Day Weekend through the last weekend of August. Join family and friends and bring the kids to picnic at the park! On Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m., "Brother Dad" will perform at Huston Park, 1721 Smith St.
Hickory Grove holding Vacation Bible School
Hickory Grove Church in Delphi, 9714 N 700 W, will be holding it Vacation Bible School June 17-21 from 6-8 p.m. for children ages 3-14. Contact Susan Hill at 574-965-2731 for more information.
Food Finders pantry to distribute food
Food Finders Food Bank 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 Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at Revolution Church, 3930 E. Market St., in Logansport. The program is available to anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Logansport and the surrounding area. Call Food Finders at 765.471.0062 for income guidelines. For more information about this Mobile Pantry distribution, please contact Alex Buckles at 765-471-0062 ext. 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivy Tech preparing for scholarship fundraiser
Ivy Tech Community College’s Logansport campus will host its 2019 scholarship fundraiser, "For the Love of Education: Growing Our Future," on June 21.
The event will feature music by Mike Almon, live and silent auctions, dinner, and a cash bar. New this year will be a dessert auction featuring pies and cakes made by local bakers. Casual attire is welcome for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way, and will be outside if weather permits.
Money raised from the event goes toward scholarships for students who live in Cass, Fulton and Pulaski counties. Nearly $35,000 in scholarship funds was raised at the campus’ last event in 2017. Every dollar raised from the event goes toward student scholarships — and supporting Ivy Tech’s mission of changing the lives of local students.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased online at connect.ivytech.edu/events/Logansport or by calling 765-252-5500. Reservations should be made by June 14.
Organizers are continuing to accept donations for the event’s live and silent auctions. Contact Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, at 574-398-6090, for more information.
Broom making demonstrations coming to Delphi
On June 14, 15 and 16, the Indiana Sweep-In 2019 will be held at the Wabash & Erie Canal Park, 1030 N. Washington St. in Delphi. The Sweep-In is a gathering of broom makers from around the country. They will be sharing ideas and demonstrating various styles of broom making.
There will be a demonstration on how to thresh seed from the broom corn, how to dye broom corn, comparing two different methods, an easy way to remove bark from sticks, etc.
On Saturday at 11 a.m., the broom makers will be helping kids make a mini broom. Also, there will be a chance to vote on a viewer’s choice award on Saturday. Broomers will be bringing their favorite brooms to show off and the public gets to vote on their favorite. Times are Noon to 5 p.m. on June 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 15 and 16.
VFW serving breakfast
The Kewanna James F. Talbott VFW 1121, 507 S. Railroad St., will be serving biscuits and gravy on Saturday, June 15 starting at 7 a.m. Come and eat before you go rummaging in and around town. Proceeds go to help support our post which helps support our veterans.
Menu prices are as follows: 1/2 order biscuits and gravy $2, full order biscuits and gravy $4, doughnut $1 and drinks $1.
Masonic Lodge serving breakfast
The Royal Center Masonic Lodge "Pioneer Days" breakfast fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 15 at the lodge hall, 101 Kramer St. The lodge will serve breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Menu items include sausage patty sandwich or biscuits and gravy. Juice and coffee will be provided. A free will donation will be accepted.
Legion hosting 'StampedE Band'
Back by popular demand, the American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave., will host the "StampedE" Band on Saturday, June 15 from 7-10 p.m. This event is open to the public with a $5 cover charge per person. There will be a cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For additional information please call 574-753-8620.
Church to host blood drive
First Baptist Church of Denver Fellowship Hall, 111 N. Yorick St., Denver will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, June 17 from 1-6:30 p.m. Please call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code "fbcden" to schedule your blood donation appointment.
Church sponsoring fish, chicken fry
Star City United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Dan’s Fish & Chicken Fry on Thursday, June 20. Meals will be available from 4-7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for adults are $9.50. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $5. Tickets at the door are $10 and $5.50. Children under the age of six eat for free. The meal includes all-you-can-eat fish and chicken, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade pie or cake. Cookies are served with carry-outs. To get pre-sale tickets, call 574-946-7005.
Widows and Widowers group announces meeting
The local Widows and Widowers group has announced its meeting for the month of June. The group will meet Saturday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Logansport Moose Lodge 232, 900 E. Main.
LPD holding Bicycle Rodeo
The Logansport Police Department, along with the Logansport Parks Department would like to invite the public to their annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. This year's rodeo will be held at Muehlhausen Park on June 22 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Participants will be evaluated on their bicycle riding skills as well as their safety knowledge. Those attending will be given a free pass to the swimming pool for the day and members of the Woodbridge Health Campus will be serving free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Walmart will be on hand to assist with the obstacle course, while Logansport Fire Department will have their Smoke House on location. A live DJ will provide entertainment.
In addition, LPD will be giving away 12 new bicycles and 40 new safety helmets.
Anoka hosting ice cream social
Anoka United Methodist Church is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, June 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church, 4890 E. 300 S. Menu items include homemade ice cream, strawberries and shortcake, sloppy joes, cole slaw, and drinks. A free will offering will be accepted.
Amateur Radio Field Day coming soon
The Cass County Amateur Radio Club will join thousands of other amateur radio operators in testing their communications skills on June 22-23, 2019. The annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateur radio.
The Cass County Amateur Radio Club will be operating its radios for 24 hours during the event at the Cass County Emergency Management Agency building at 1227 N. SR 17, just north of Logansport. The Field Day event will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 and will end at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.
Legion hosting 'Eel River Band'
The American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting the "Eel River Band" on Saturday, June 22 from 7-10 p.m. This event is open to the public with a $5 cover charge per person. There will be a cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For additional information please call 574-753-8620.
Community walking path dedication to take place
A new walking path will be opening to the public on the grounds of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 5588 N. SR. 25, on June 23.
The formal blessing and dedication service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the church grounds. The public is invited to use the path as a safe place to walk for exercise or just to find quiet serenity out in the country.
Caston running star Mitchell Rans will be running the path as a conclusion to the dedication ceremony. The family fiddling group, "All Strung Out," will be leading a procession from the church and offering music as they go.
The dedication ceremony will be followed by a picnic lunch. Those in the area are invited to attend and enjoy.
Vacation Bible School 2019
Shiloh Christian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School June 24-28, from 6-8 p.m. The themed program "ROAR- Life is Wild-God is Good!" includes exciting Bible stories, games, snacks, and videos about real kids' struggles and God's goodness. Children ages 3 thru grade 6 are welcome to attend. To register, or for more information, call Shiloh Christian Church, 753-3331, or visit www.gotoshiloh.org and click on the VBS tab. Follow the link provided to register online.
Art Association holding ‘Fine Arts Show and Competition’ awards reception
The Logansport Art Association (LAA) is holding their 2019 Fine Arts Show and Competition awards reception on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. All entries in the competition are the original work of the entering artist, Fine Art only.
The show is on display during gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 4-7 p.m. on Thursday. Please visit www.loganart.org for more information or call the LAA at 574-735-2915.
2 Rivers on 2 wheels returns
The 11th annual 2 Rivers on 2 Wheels Bike Tour returns on Saturday. June 29. Over 200 riders from 13 states participated last year. There are a total of routes: 5.5 miles, 23 miles, 32 miles, 53 miles, 60 miles and 101 miles (the 101-mile route is the most popular). There are rest areas with food and drinks stationed all along the routes where riders can cool off and grab refreshments. You can find maps of all of the routes at https://www.2riverson2wheels.org/
The 5.5-mile route makes use of a section of the downtown bike lane as well as the trails around Riverside and Huston Parks. The police department and the fire department have volunteered to chaperone this route to help make sure younger riders stay safely in the bike lane and nobody gets separated.
Light breakfast is provided and EMA patrols the entire route to keep track of every rider and offer rides back to the Y if there's an injury, mechanical failure, or fatigue. Cass County Family Y showers will be available to all riders at the end of their routes. Tyson Foods will provide enough pork chops for 300 riders as part of the full post-ride meal. Each rider also gets a commemorative t-shirt.
Registration tables will be open from 6-7:30 a.m. in the Cass County Family Y gymnasium. Mass start time for 23- to 101-mile routes will be 8 a.m. (early start permitted for the 101-mile riders.) Family route (5.5 miles) starts at 10 a.m. The ride begins and ends at the Cass County Family Y at 905 E. Broadway.
Church holding ice cream and Spanish dog social
On Saturday, June 29 the Trinity Lutheran Church at 97 E. Market St. will hold its annual homemade ice cream and Spanish dog social in the church fellowship hall from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for one Spanish dog, plain dog or Sloppy Jo, chips, two scoops of ice cream and a beverage.
Royal Center Lions seek donations for fireworks
The Royal Center Lions are looking for donations to help pay for the Pioneer Days Fireworks 2019. There are collection cans at the Community State Bank and Knebel Insurance in Royal Center. You can also Richard Cottrell (574-643-9914) or Kyle Rans (574-702-2465) for more information.
Parks Dept. offering summer programs
The Logansport Parks Dept. is offering a number of summer programs.
• Junior Golf Clinic: June 24-27. Ages: 5-9 years from 5-5:45 p.m.; 10-14 years from 6-7 p.m. Cost: $30.00. Contact the Clubhouse, 574-753-0222 for more information.
• Swim Lessons: Cost per session is $30. Four sessions that include eight half-hour classes will run from Tuesday through Friday for two weeks. Saturdays are made available as make-up days. Sessions are June 4-14, June 18-28, July 2-12 and July 16-26. Morning lessons will be offered during session two and four from 10-10:30, 10:30-11, 11:05-11:35 a.m. Evening lessons will be offered during sessions one and three from 6-6:30 p.m. and 6:35-7:05 p.m.
For more information, call the pool at 574-753-8806 (after May 29) or the Park Office at 574-753-7388.
Purdue Extension hosting storytime at fair
Purdue Extension will be hosting several fun, educational activities for fair goers at the Cass County 4-H Fair this year, July 8-12. "Storytime" will take place at the west picnic pavilion from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 10.
Children will be able to listen to a story, participate in fun activities and meet the fair animal of the day. This year the children will be learning about rabbits, goats and llamas. Pre-registration is not required but would be appreciated. To sign up contact the Purdue Extension Cass County Office at 574-753-7750.
CCCF announces grant funding for local non-profits
The Cass County Community Foundation (CCCF) Board of Directors is excited to announce that the funds available for community grants to Cass County non-profits during the 2019 grant cycle is a record high. CCCF President Deanna Crispen announced that the foundation has made up to $130,000 available for this year's competitive grants.
When making the announcement, Crispen stated, "We have continued to enjoy substantial growth over the last decade increasing our grant money from approximately $19,000 just 15 years ago to $130,000 this year. Our board has continued to work diligently to grow our funds so that every year we can offer more back to the community for important projects. This year's pool of $130,000 is a $10,000 increase over 2018 and the fourteenth consecutive year that the foundation has increased the amount available."
Thanks to generous donations from Cass County citizens, as well as effective stewardship and financial management of unrestricted funds, CCCF has continued to consistently meet the community's needs through awarding grants. Non-profit, 501(c)3 organizations serving Cass County are encouraged to apply for funding for projects which benefit the community and improve the quality of life in Cass County.
LCSC hosting preschool open enrollment
Logansport Community School Corporation will have open enrollment for three-year-olds (half-day) and four/five-year-olds (full- and half-day, Monday-Friday available) by Aug. 1, 2019. Please call 574-753-3432 (Columbia Elementary) for more information.
Flora church to present gospel fest
The annual Flora First Christian Gospel Fest will be held at the Flora Community Park on July 4 from 6:30 p.m. until dark with fireworks to follow. Come enjoy contemporary Christian music, the community atmosphere and Lions Club ice cream. This year's lineup includes Malachi Jaggers, the Frye Family Band, Jordan Bennett and Chaylyn Thompson. The Flora Community Park is located just off of State Road 18 on the east side of Flora.
Marching Kings hosting fish fry
The Lewis Cass Marching Kings are hosting Dan’s Fish Fry on July 4 from 4-8 p.m. at Walton Christian Church. Menu: fish, tenderloin, applesauce, chips, bread and butter and water or lemonade. Price is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Pop and dessert are $1 each. All proceeds benefit the Lewis Cass Marching Kings.
Camp Buffalo 35th year anniversary reunion
The 35 year anniversary of Camp Buffalo will be held on July 6 from 1-4 p.m. in Shideler Hall. The public is invited to help support the programs at what has become one of the finest small scout camps in the central region. A pork roast will be served for dinner.
The camp will offer tours with rangers for those who haven't been to Camp Buffalo lately to see some of the new areas. The camp is asking for donations in continued support of their programs. Please RSVP by contacting Gerald Kersey at email@example.com.
Grant applications being accepted
The Cass County Visitors Bureau will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant request will be considered and awarded by the bureau’s Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund to assist a variety of organizations with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive so early submission is encouraged.
Rules and regulation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2019, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Church sponsoring Food Finders pantry
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St., will sponsor a Food Finders Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Friday, July 12, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and extending while supplies last, or until approximately 12:30 p. m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with entry and registration on the Spencer Street upper level. Food is to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the lower level parking lot. Please bring a laundry basket or box to carry your food. An elevator will be accessible for mobility-impaired persons if needed.
Registration open for Girl Scouts camps
The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana have opened registration for 2019 summer camp options. The camp properties are located at Camp McMillen in Huntertown, Camp Logan in Syracuse and Camp Soni Springs near South Bend. Girls also do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend the camp.
Camp offerings include mini camps, community camps, weekend events and week long camps. To learn more information or to register, visit www.gsnim.org.
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 email@example.com.
Charity seeks donations from deer hunters
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry is seeking deer meat donations from area hunters.
The organization pays processing costs for those who wish to donate their harvests throughout deer season.
Participants can bring their harvests to Simpson’s Deer Processing, 1436 Denmark St., Young America. Be sure to specify your donation is to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and whether you want your donation to go to Cass, Carroll or Howard counties.
Donations in Cass County will go to the Emmaus Mission Center, Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services and the Salvation Army.
Monetary donations for the organization can be sent to Worman Auctions, 5597 U.S. 24 West, Logansport. Donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Donors can also contribute on the company’s website, wormansoutdoorsolutions.com.
For more information, call Ken Worman at 574-601-9595.