Logansport Road closure starting today
Logansport Road will be closed in segments as berm work is completed ahead of a planned resurfacing project. Work begins today, and will first result in closure between Longtree Lane and 600 E. With completion on that segment, others will follow between 600 E. and 875 E., 875E to U.S. 24, and between U.S. 24 and 1100 E. The work to complete all segments is expected to last through Friday.
Suggested detour routes are: For segment 1, 600 E. to High Street/Division Rd. to Longtree Lane; segments 2 and 3 will involve traveling a short distance south to U.S. 24 to complete the detour; the 4th and final segment will be a short duration closure, and traffic can utilize 1100 E. to U.S. 24 as the detour.
Humane Society offering dog obedience class
An eight-week, "gentle leader" training class will be held at 7 p.m. at A Cause For Paws, 700 Water St., in the front part of the Cass County Humane Society. For more information, please call Nancy Moore at 574-889-3495.
LHS Class of '84 reunion coming soon
The Logansport High School Class of 1984 will be having a casual gathering on Friday, Aug. 9 beginning a 6:30 p.m. at Amelio's on The River. On Saturday, Aug. 10, there will be a dinner followed by music by DJ Jeremy Lobenthal from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Logansport Moose Lodge. Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple. Please contact Andrea Spencer at email@example.com by today, July 23, if you wish to attend. You may also attend Saturday after 9 p.m. for $10 at the door (dinner not included).
Local students attend Hoosier Girls State
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #60, Logansport, recently chose the following students to attend the 78th Annual Session of American Legion Auxiliary, Hoosier Girl's State. This session was held on June 23-28 on the campus of Trine University in Angola:
Sarah Rider, daughter of Jeffery and Abby Rider, of Pioneer High School; Jacquelyn Hill, daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Pruitt and John Hill, of Pioneer High School; Bianca Chan, daughter of Sam and Mellany He Chan, of Pioneer High School; Makaya Lynn Robinson, daughter of Shane and Amanda Robinson, of Logansport High School; and Stefanie Maxson, daughter of Curt and Holly Maxson, of Logansport High School.
These young women joined approximately 500 others for this government program designed to educate our leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-partisan and non-political. Citizens began their week-long adventure by registering to vote, where they received an assignment to a mythical political party which at registration time had no political organization, party beliefs or platforms, all established by the delegates within three days into the session.
Delegates also filed for an elected office on the city, county or state level. She then conducted her political campaign complete with speeches and campaign material. Once elected to office, delegates were sworn in and performed the duties as described for that position. Non-elected delegates were given appointments as well as encouraged to visit the offices of those elected to communicate their needs as citizens.
Orientations for Lilly Endowment in progress
The Cass County Community Foundation has set orientation dates and times for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Students graduating high school in 2020 who wish to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship must attend a mandatory orientation for instructions and application materials.
This program is open to seniors who are Cass County residents and:
• Who are high school seniors in 2019-2020 and will have graduated by the end of June 2020 with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school
• Who will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana
• Who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on an un-weighted 4.0 scale
• Score 1100 or more on the verbal and math portions of the SAT or 24 or more on the composite ACT
Remaining orientations are scheduled for the following dates and times: Today, July 24 at 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 31 at 4 p.m.
Students must call and register for a date and time. All orientations will be held at the Cass County Community Foundation office at 729 E. Market St., Logansport.
Church hosting drug addiction outreach event
Hope Ministries A New Revival will be hosting a drug addiction community outreach event on Friday, July 26 at Walton Christian Church, 101 W. Bishop St. Come listen to a story of drug addiction and freedom in Christ and discuss what a community can do to fight the battle of addiction.
American Legion hosting 'Country Pickers'
On Friday, July 26 the "Country Pickers" will be entertaining in the bar room at the American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., from 6-9 p.m. This is open to the public with a cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.
Peru Municipal Airport plans annual open house
The Peru Municipal Airport, 1635 N. 400 W, will hold its annual open house on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. It will feature $15 airplane rides, the American Huey 369, and the Air Indiana Parachute Team performing a flag drop to the National Anthem at precisely 11 am.
In addition, the Peru Circus Festival Band will play from 11 am to noon. Demonstrations by local public safety departments, and a pulled pork lunch will be highlighted throughout the day. Vendors include chocolate tasting and sales by Redmon Chocolate, art sales by Miami County Artisan Gallery, and calligraphy and art sales by Gallery 15.
“We are proud to show off our local airport through this special event,” said event coordinator Jim Clary. “All proceeds from the sales of airplane rides will go to the Circus City Festival youth circus. Tickets for the lunch will be available from the airport and Circus board members." For more information call 765-472-5725.
American Legion hosting karaoke
On Saturday, July 27, the American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting CRC Karaoke with Rodney & Chuck Ervin from 7-11 p.m. There will be a $3 cover charge and this is open to the public. Cash bar, snacks, raffles, and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.
Preschool holding open house
Potters Wheel Preschool, a ministry of the Royal Center United Methodist Church, is holding an open house on Wednesday, July 31 from 6-8 p.m. The preschool is located at 100 Kramer St., Royal Center. If you are interested in learning more about their programs, please stop in during this time or call at 574-709-3258.
Fulton Fun Day coming Aug. 3
The 20th annual Fulton Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3. The theme for the noon parade will be “I Remember When ... choose your own decade to celebrate.” The festival will be dedicated to two Fulton-Liberty Lions Club members deceased this year, Don Clouse and Ron Gundrum. Don served as parade chair for 13 years and Ron managed food vendors for the festival as well as being club chaplain. Both were charter members from 1999 and Ron also was part of the Fulton Lions chartered in 1971.
Entry forms for the various are available at the Fulton Branch Library and spots in Kewanna, Nyona Lake and Twelve Mile. An event drop box is at the library. Anyone interested in bringing a craft tent or information table may do so for free. Contact Linda Wade at 574-857-6101 for information or requests. You may also check www.facebook.com/FultonLions.
Coming for the first time will be a Farm Toys Show/Sale at the Fulton Community Center with a tractor show on the grounds. For the younger generation, there will be princess makeovers and super heroes. A Batmobile will also be on location.
Efforts to raise some money for deserving people and public services will be via a new event — the tug-of-war. Any group of six can pay the $25 entry fee to participate. Participants choose one of these organizations to represent: Shayley Strasser Medical Expenses; Fulton Branch Library Project; or Fulton County Animal Shelter.
Food Vendors will be on site all day.
Aquatic Center to close for season Aug. 4
The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the last day of operation for the Muehlhausen Aquatic Center (formerly Tower Park Pool) is Sunday, Aug. 4. All punch passes purchased during the 2019 season, must be used before the pool closes this season.
To make up for a communication error on July 4, the Logansport Parks Board is offering free admission to all on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Splash Pad at Muehlhausen Park will remain open until mid to late September. The specific date will be determined depending upon the weather. Questions may be directed to the Parks Office at 574-753-6969 or to the Pool Manager at 574-753-8806.
One-way Eel River Ave. considered
City residents are asked to voice their thoughts on a potential change in downtown traffic flow.
Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety members are considering changing a two-way section of Eel River Avenue to one-way west. The section is between East Broadway and Third Street.
The change is being considered now because of the recent paving of the stretch. In addition to two-way traffic, parking is permitted on the west edge of the street. There are no plans to eliminate parking on the street given the density of the neighborhood.
Local residents can contact the Mayor's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters may be sent to 601 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.
S.R. 25 closed in Cass Co. for curve correction
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says that State Road 25 will be closed north of Logansport in Cass County while crews work on a curve correction. The site of the curve correction is in the area of CR E 300 N. The road will close from CR E 200 N to CR E 350 N, with work expected to wrap up by early August.
State road detours must use state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers on SR 25 will detour north on State Road 17 and east on State Road 16 back to SR 25. Southbound drivers on SR 25 will detour west on SR 16 and south on SR 17 back to SR 25.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
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, July 28 at 7 p.m., Josh Mast will perform at Muehlhausen Park.
Area Five holding golf outing
Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Services is holding its 28th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Lunch will be served at noon followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Dykeman Golf Course. Please contact Michelle Williams at 574-722-4451, ext. 201, for more information.
Vendors wanted for Taste of Cass Co.
Logan’s Landing invites Cass County restaurants and eateries to participate as food vendors in the upcoming Taste of Cass County, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 in downtown Logansport. Taste vendors can connect with new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers. It’s a great opportunity to introduce new menu items, as well as serve up the classics.
Additionally, many different levels of event sponsorship are available to businesses and organizations. For more information about becoming a Taste food vendor or sponsor, contact Logan's Landing at 574-722-9345 or email@example.com
Applications for reserved hunt now open
Hunters can now apply online for a reserved hunt at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt.Deer
The online method is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying. Applications must be completed by the application deadline.
Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. A link to view drawing results will be posted at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt within two weeks after application deadlines. An email will be sent to applicants when results are posted. Applications for the following hunt opened July 1:
• Dove Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by July 29. Applicants may select desired date and property. Due to inclement spring weather, other crops may have been planted in place of or along with sunflowers. Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas include Atterbury, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, Pigeon River, Blue Grass and Winamac.
• Waterfowl Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Sept. 16. Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas include Goose Pond, Hovey Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle and Willow Slough. Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area and Monroe Lake will also be participating.
• Deer Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Aug. 26. Participating properties include Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area, Fairbanks Landing Fish & Wildlife Area, Tern Bar Slough Wildlife Diversity Conservation Area, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
• Military/Refuge Firearm, Primitive and Archery Deer Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Aug. 26. Hunts on military/refuge properties may be canceled at any time. Properties participating include Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
• Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Application must be completed by Aug. 26.
• Pheasant Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Sept. 16. Adults should not apply for the Nov. 2 hunt, as it is reserved for youth (ages 17 and younger) only.
Only one application per hunt is allowed. No changes can be made once the application is submitted.
More information is available at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt
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.
Career Center Preschool hosting open enrollment
Century Career Center Preschool, which is part of LCSC is taking enrollment for preschool for children ages 3-5. Preschool will be offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting September 10. Morning class will be from 8:40-11:40 a.m. and afternoon class will be from 12:15-3:15 p.m. Please call 574-722-3811 to enroll.
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.
Logansport Bands to perform end of summer concerts
The Logansport Community School Corporation Band Department will be performing two concerts at the end of summer break.
The Middle School & Junior High Bands will present their summer concert on Wednesday, July 31, in McHale Performing Arts Center at 7 pm. Featured performers will be the 6th grade Beginning Band, the Summer Junior High School Band and the Summer Jazz Band. Admission is free.
The LHS Marching Berry Band will present their 2019 marching show on Thursday, Aug 1, at 6:30pm in the Logansport Memorial Hospital stadium. The show this year is: MUSIC from CLASSIC HORN-BANDS from the 70’s. Admission is free. (In the event of inclement weather, the LHS Band will perform in McHale Performing Arts Center.)
The Music Boosters are holding a chicken bash preceding the Marching Band Preview show (Aug 1) from 4:00-6:00 at the LCSC Administration building on George St. Tickets are for $10 – which includes a half of a chicken, chips, baked-beans and bottled water. You may wish to eat your Nelson’s Port-a-pit chicken dinner as you also enjoy the band performance. Find a band student or parent or Dance team member for tickets; or you may contact Laura Vietti at 574-721-9075. Tickets may also be found at DYKEMAN PARK Golf Course and INTERSECTION COFFEE. A limited number of tickets will be available for walk-up purchase on the day of the dinner.
Registration open for Girl Scout 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.
The "Forty and Eight" holding meeting
The "Forty and Eight" V729 will meet at the American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., on August 7 at 7 p.m.
American Legion hosting 'White Horse 2'
On Saturday, Aug. 10, American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting a newly organized band, "White Horse 2" featuring Kenny Holcomb, Gil Noaker, Mike Ingram and Joe Utter. County and rock and entertaining from 7-10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge along with cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. Open to the public. For more information call 574-753-8620.
American Legion hosting 'Country Pickers'
On Friday, Aug. 23, the "Country Pickers" will be entertaining in the bar room at the American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., from 6-9 p.m. This is open to the public with a cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.
American Legion hosting 'StampedE Band'
On Saturday, Aug. 24, American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting the "StampedE Band — Country with a Kick," from 7-10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and this is open to the public. Cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.