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City offices closed to public during COVID-19 spike

Logansport has closed city offices until further notice because of the increase of COVID-19 cases in Cass County. City officials will continue coordinating with government officials and medical professionals from state and county government on how to proceed. City departments will continue working their normal schedules until notified. For any questions regarding Logansport Municipal Utilities (LMU) please contact their office at (574) 753-6231.

Church hosting loaves, fishes lunch

A loaves and fishes lunch sponsored by Pisgah Christian Church will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Enter from Spencer Street then down to the lower parking lot for the walk-up/drive-thru distribution of a carry-out meal.

Fulton Fun Day canceled

The Fulton-Liberty Lions Club has canceled the 2020 Fulton Fun Day Festival originally set for Aug. 1.

Cass County Democrats online meeting

The Cass County Democrats invites the public to Drinking Liberally, An Online Happy Hour, the last Friday of every month at 6 p.m. The event provides an opportunity to meet people and candidates running for office.

Indiana Lieutenant Governor candidate Linda Lawson is joining the event Friday, July 31, and will be on hand for questions and answers.

For information on how to join, visit the “Online with Linda Lawson” tab at the Cass County Democrats’ web page: www.CassINDems.org, or call 574-992-1121.

Church holding school supply giveaway

The School Supply Giveaway at Trinity Episcopal Church, Seventh and Market Streets, will be by appointment only this year. Call 574-753-2733 or 574-722-4414 to make an appointment now through Aug. 15. The church will need a contact phone number, student grade level and school they will be attending. Supplies will be packaged according to the information provided. Supplies will be ready at your appointment time. There will be backpack choices available.

Charitable roadblock schedule set

The Logansport Board of Works has announced the following charitable roadblock dates for 2020:

Cass County Carousel, July 31 and Aug. 1; United Way of Cass County, Aug. 14-15; Cass County Arts Alliance, Aug. 28-29; Citizens for Change/A Cause for Paws, Sept. 11-12; Logansport Girls Softball Group, Sept. 25-26; Cass County Domestic Violence Task Force, Oct. 9-10.

Roadblocks will take place at the corner of 6th and Broadway. The hours are Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grief group resumesThe Cass County Bereavement Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., Aug. 5, in the St. Charles Borromeo Room at All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St. in Logansport. The meeting is for anyone who is suffering the loss of a loved one. Please wear a mask to attend the meeting.

For any questions call Patty DuSchene at 574-753-3483.

UCT and Gleaner meeting

UCT and Gleaner will have a joint monthly meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Happy Burger-East, 3131 E. Market St.

Chicken/pork chop fundraiser in Royal Center

A Nelson’s Port-a-Pit Chicken/Pork Chop Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, — or until sold out — on behalf of the Royal Center Cemetery Association

The event will be held at the RC ZipThru in Royal Center, 112 U.S. 35 (South Chicago Street) across from the post office.

Dinners are $9 each and include a 1/2 chicken or a 12 oz. pork chop, applesauce, chips and cookies. Pit-tatoes are also available for $4.

Carry-outs only.

The dinner is sponsored by ATeam Realty to help the Royal Center Cemetery Association with the mowing expenses of the three cemeteries.

Church in the park

Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church and Grass Creek United Methodist Church are holding their annual morning church service in the Grass Creek Lion’s Club Park at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.

The worship service will be in the park pavilion.

A carry-in lunch will take place after the service, followed by fun, games, fellowship and a water park for kids. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, table service and drinks will be furnished. This is an invitation to everyone who would like to come.

Rose Society meetings scheduled

The Logansport Rose Society meets the first Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cristie Rans at crisrans@aol.com or 574-889-2219. Here are the meeting times at locations for this season:

Aug. 6: Susan Jordan’s garden, old fashioned garden; Sept. 3: Tours of Mattern Park in Marion and Market Street Grill in Converse; Oct. 1: Logansport Public Library, hummingbirds; Nov. 5: Logansport Art Association, rose art.

Lewis Cass golf scramble

The Lewis Cass Marching Kings are hosting a Golf Scramble on Aug. 8 at the Logansport Golf Club, 20 Cedar Island Drive, Logansport. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Golfers and teams may register the day of the event. Cost is $50 per golfer. Price includes playing 18 holes, golf cart and one drink ticket. For more information, please call Rob Hileman 765-863-0000.

Road construction round up

• Indiana 16 from Indiana 39 to Indiana 119 is closed to traffic between Headlee and Buffalo for seal coating. Weather permitting, the road will reopen in the evening of Aug. 7. Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Indiana 39, Indiana 14, U.S. 35 and Indiana 119.

• There’ll be lane closures on Indiana 39 between Indiana 16 and Indiana 14 in Pulaski County until mid-November. Crews will be resurfacing the road and close lanes for about 10 hours a day, during daylight hours only. Flaggers will direct traffic in the area where work is occurring.

• The Cass County Highway Department began chip seal operations in July. Work started in Boone Township and will progress clockwise around the county on various county roads.

• Chip seal work is a rolling operation, therefore road closures are generally brief and temporary. After the work is complete, drivers may notice some loose stone and some dust for a few weeks after the chip seal is applied Work is expected to continue for approximately three weeks.

• 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 work is expected to last until fall. Vehicle access to the Cass County 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. The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.

New Carroll County Judge

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced Troy M. Hawkins as his appointment to the Carroll County Superior Court. Hawkins will succeed Judge Kurtis Fouts, who will retire at the end of this month.

Hawkins is currently the chief deputy prosecutor in Carroll County where he has served since June 2019. Prior to this, he was in private practice. Hawkins earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his law degree from University of Toledo Law School.

Hawkins will be sworn in as judge of the Superior Court in Carroll County on a date to be determined.

Express Med hours change

For this week, Logansport Memorial Hospital will shorten the hours at Express Medical Center through Sunday.

The new hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The hospital launched its transition to its new electronic health record last week, which is

still causing delays with registration, leading to longer wait times and asks for patience because these delays will be temporary but are still part of our new process right now.

People should remember to bring their driver license and insurance card to any medical appointment, including for COVID-19 testing.

Drive-in worship

Faith Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church are offering a drive in worship service at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church 6765 East 800 North Logansport.

Cass County COVID-19 testing

With the spike in COVID-19 cases, Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Cass County Health Department (CCHD) are revising the COVID-19 testing process and availability

• You must be symptomatic (have symptoms) and be willing to see an Express Medical Center provider for evaluation.

• You must be scheduled for surgery and need COVID-19 testing before your surgery date. Testing for surgery is only available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 testing for people who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or if they are symptomatic will be through the Cass County Health Department.

• Testing will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. (days and hours are subject to change, based on community need).

• People need to call and make an appointment: (574) 753-7760. The CCHD is located at 1616 Smith St. in Logansport.

Muehlhausen B-Ball courts closed for work

The basketball courts at Muehlhausen Park are closed for resurfacing until further notice, the Logansport Parks and Recreation Department has announced.

Those with questions may contact the Logansport Park & Recreation office at 574-753-6969 or parksinfo@cityoflogansport.org for further clarification.

Logansport Memorial launches new electronic health record

On Monday, July 27, Logansport Memorial Hospital launched a new electronic health record (EHR) that replaces several EHR systems within the hospital that were not well-connected previously.

Doctors and medical providers will now have a single source for patients’ comprehensive health records.

All appropriate LMH providers and staff have been appropriately trained, but patient understanding is appreciated as they become accustomed to the software.

It’s also important for patients to bring their insurance cards with them to each appointment so that the information can be entered into the new system and then verified or updated with any changes at each appointment going forward.

Community center hosting pulled pork dinner

The Deer Creek Community Center, 4883 N. IN 29 in Deer Creek, Indiana, is having a Pulled Pork Dinner Drive Thru from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 19. The cost is $10 for a meal with one sandwich, chips, beans, coleslaw and cookies or $10 for two sandwiches. Customers should drive in on the south drive and drive out on the north drive. Proceeds are going to ongoing expenses.

Lewis Cass Buddy Bags fish fry

There’ll be a Dan’s Fish Fry to benefit Lewis Cass Buddy Bags from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Walton Christian Church, 103 W. Bishop St.,

The cost is $10 per person, drive-thru only.

All proceeds will go to the Buddy Bags program.

Community center hosting blood drive

The Deer Creek Community Center, 4883 N. Indiana 29 in Deer Creek, Indiana, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-6 p.m. on Aug. 25. Please go to redcross.org or call 800-733-2767 to make appointment. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all donations must be made by appointment only, and donors are required to wear masks.

Royal Center library reopened

The Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library is now open. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by scheduled appointment only. The library will only be able to allow three people in at a time and have up to two people on computers at a time.

No children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the building.

Call us at 574-643-3185 or email royalcenterlib@frontier.com to schedule an appointment to come in during these hours.

The library will be continuing curbside pick up services on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to schedule a pick up time call or email the library.

Ivy Tech offering free classes, training

Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is offering free classes and training for 10,000 participants. The college is elevating its commitment to Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19 experiencing unemployment, reduced hours or furloughs across the state. Participants may take more than one class or training in a range of relevant high-demand areas.

Those interested can obtain detailed information about the classes and training, and register for free, by visiting ivytech.edu/RapidRecovery/.

Classes and training sessions that are currently being offered as part of the initiative include:

Advanced manufacturing: Industry 4.0 silver level multi-skill maintenance and operations.

Technician certifications (associate, electrical systems, electric motor control systems, motor control troubleshooting and pneumatic systems.

Tools of the Industry with Autodesk: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and practical CNC machining, Fusion 360 introduction to CAD and CAM, simulation analysis for mechanical engineers, 3-axis machining with Fusion 360, introduction to mechanical engineering design and manufacturing, and modeling and design for mechanical engineers.

Farmers’ Market now open

The Logansport Farmers’ Market, at the corner of Fourth and Market Streets is now open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October and on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. through September.

Vendors will wear masks and comply with any other restrictions that may be in effect at that time. Vendors’ selling areas will be situated at least 8 feet apart for better social distancing.

A variety of locally-produced items will be available for sale, and new vendors are welcome at any time. Those who home-produce vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, herbs, plants, baked goods or hand-crafted items are welcome.

As a local market, products should be produced in Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Pulaski or Carroll counties.

For more information, call Frank at 574-699-6971.

Market Street construction changes

The intersection of Front Street with the section of Market Street under construction is opening to give traffic an alternative route to and from Cicott Street and will stay open to traffic for the next few months. The city will shut off power to the street lights in the project area along Market for one to three weeks while new lighting is installed. The city expects the two-way traffic flow to resume in mid-July, barring unexpected delays.

American Legion now fully open

American Legion Post 60, 828 Burlington Ave. in Logansport is currently open to all members. The kitchen is now open and Monday Night Bingo has restarted.

Church sponsoring blood drive

Shiloh Christian Church is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Aug. 31 from 2-7 p.m. The drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 1047 N. CR 350 W., Logansport. For more information, or to schedule a time, call the church office 574-753-3331, or Kathleen Kennell at 574-643-9357 or 574-242-2213.

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.

Parks Department issues recommendations

During the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic, the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has made recommendations for responsible behavior that benefits all when using the trails and green spaces in the parks:

• When walking a dog, remember to bring a waste bag to clean up afterwards.

• Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.

• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.

• Remember that although the park restrooms are open, its drinking fountains are not open. You should bring your own drinking water and take care of yourself prior to leaving home.

• Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.

• Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other persons at all times.

Indiana 211 adding resources

Indiana 211 is adding additional resources for Hoosiers in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in their local communities. Indiana 211 has created a new website to serve as a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 resources. The organization is also adding 20-30 new navigators to handle increased call volume. Community Navigators help people to contact 211, identify their goals, prioritize their needs, and connect them to valuable community resources. Indiana 211 is a free service that connects Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies in their local communities — quickly, easily and confidentially. This includes needs such as food, utility, health care and childcare assistance.

For individuals seeking services within Indiana, you can contact 211 here:

New website for COVID-19 related information: https://in211.communityos.org/COVID-19

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 (available 24/7, this line is only for seeking services within Indiana)

Text: Text your zip code to 898-211 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

For all other 211 assistance: www.in211.org

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.

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