Melbourne Park Playground closing soon

The Logansport Parks and Recreation Department has announced that starting on Monday, Sept. 30 the playground at Melbourne Park will be closed until further notice. Demolition of the current playground will begin to make way for construction of a new playground. Some awesome equipment is coming, so stay tuned for the playground’s reopening!

Questions can be directed to the Parks Administrator, Janet Fawley, at 574-753-6969 or e-mail at

LCSC updating alumni database

Logansport Community School Corporation is working with PCI Directory to update their alumni database. By having an updated database, this allows them to stay in better connect with alumn after they leave LHS. PCI has started sending out postcards to the address they have on file for alum along with emails. You may have noticed one of these in your mailbox! They are legitimate and LCSC asks that if you receive one to please call the number on the postcard to ensure your information is correct. If you have any questions you can contact LCSC Marketing Director, Bailey Record, at 574-722-2911 ext. 10014.

Adult flu walk-in clinic

The Cass County Health Department, 512 High St., will hold a walk-in influenza clinic for adults only (19 years and older) on Thursday, Sept. 26. Adults who wish to receive the vaccine may walk in from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Influenza vaccine for this age group is $20. Payment may be made with cash or check only. The health department does not bill Medicare or insurance.

{span style=”font-size: 1.17em;”}CR 50 S. closed near France Park{/span}County Road 50 S., just west of the France Park entrance, is closed for a culvert replacement. The closure is expected to last up to 4 weeks.

Suggested detour routes are 50 South to 600 West to Georgetown Road to US 24, or 50 South to 800 West to US 24.

Music coming to Legacy Outfitters

Tonight, Sept. 21, Adam Rogers rocks the Black Dog from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. Legacy Outfitters and Black Dog are located at 116 S. 6th St. Those interested in more details can call 574-722-0133 or check out Legacy’s Facebook page.

{span style=”font-size: 1.17em;”}Church hosting community breakfast{/span}The Corinth Brethren Church will be sponsoring a community breakfast today, Sept. 21 at the Twelve Mile Community Building, 8030 E. Main St. Menu items include sausage gravy and biscuits, fried mush, scrambled eggs, smoked sausage, pancakes, fruit and beverages will be served from 7-10 a.m. Proceeds will go for missions outreach.

Church serving up breakfast

Anoka United Methodist Church, 4890 E. Co. Rd. 300 S., is hosting a breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. today, Sept. 21. The meal includes biscuits and gravy, french toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, drinks and more. The church is handicap accessible. A free will offering will also be accepted, with proceeds going toward Lewis Cass buddy bags.

Church holding community breakfast

First Baptist Church of Young America, 1451 Mill St., will host their community breakfast on today, Sept. 21 from 7:30-9 a.m. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, fruit and pancakes. Beverages will include milk, orange juice and coffee, all for a freewill donation.

Chili cook-off coming to Royal Center

The Friends of the Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library will be hosting its annual Chili Cook-off today, Sept. 21. This event will take place at the Royal Center Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trophies will be given out for creativity, judge’s choice and people’s choice. There is no charge to attend though free will donations will be accepted. Please contact the library at 574-643-3185 or to learn more.

The group will also be holding a book sale at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Sept. 21. There will be adult fiction, adult non-fiction, children’s fiction, children’s non-fiction, audiobooks, and DVDs for sale.

The Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library is located at 203 N. Chicago St. in Royal Center.

Church holding block party

In lieu of an Annual Fish Fry, Walton United Methodist Church, 501 Davis St., is celebrating with a Block Party today, Sept. 21, from 4-7 p.m. They will be featuring a live band, door prizes, games, raffle, and a cake walk. Food will be available for a free will offering. All proceeds will be going toward a new roof for the church.

Fire department hosting hog roast

The Lucerne Fire Department, 1421 W. Frushour St., is hosting a hog roast today, Sept. 21. The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. Carry outs available. The event is sponsored by the Harrison Township Volunteer Firefighters. Donations only! Proceeds benefit your local fire department needs.

2nd Battalion 293rd Infantry holding reunion

The 2nd Battalion 293rd Infantry reunion will take place tonight, Sept. 21, at the American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. Please send $15 for a single ticket or $30 for a couple to William A. Mohler, 919 Daisy St. Checks must be received by Aug. 19, as this is how the meals will be ordered. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Questions may be directed to Bill Mohler at 574-721-6028, Barney Hyder at 574-721-5820 or John Wilson 574-240-8612.

2019 Oktoberfest/ArtRageous event

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., the Cass County Arts Alliance (CCAA) will present “ARTrageously Oktoberfest”, its signature fundraiser that supports the arts in our community. The event will take place at Chuck’s Towers & Flowers, 7567 E. St. Rd. 218. The event is fun filled, with unlimited craft beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres by Vibrant Events Catering, music by Audio Inferno, auction items to benefit the organizations partners, 50/50 raffle and some other surprises. 21+ Event. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets are available at Minglin Jewelers and Cass County Animal Hospital, Inc.

For more information, please contact the organization at 574-753-2787 or via email

Washington Township High School class of ‘59 holding reunion

The classmates of Washington Township High School, class of 1959, will meet for a reunion at the Shriners’ Club on High Street at noon on Monday, Sept. 23. For more information contact Gordon Wilson at 574-721-1127.

Free active shooter workshop

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at McHale Performing Arts Center, 1 Berry Ln., a free workshop is being held on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

Increasingly it is happening all around, in our places of work, worship, and recreation, individuals with only violent intent bring unexpected death and destruction into our daily lives. The City of Logansport has asked Sergeant Tony Slocum, Public Information Officer for the Indiana State Police Peru Post and his team to speak and answer questions. He will provide an active shooter scenario presentation to help the community prepare.

Learn how to prevent and address an active shooter encounter. Please call Mayor Kitchell’s office at 574-753-2551 with questions.

{span style=”font-size: 1.17em;”}Applications available for Logan’s Landing program{/span}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

William Paca Lodge hosting spaghetti dinner

The William Paca Lodge is having their all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4-7 p.m. The dinner includes meatballs, salad, and garlic bread. Carry outs are available by calling 574-722-9822. The cost is $9.00 and is open to the public.

Legion hosting ‘Country Pickers’

On Friday, Sept. 27 the Country Pickers will be pickin’ in the Bar Room at the American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave., from 6-9 p.m. This is open to the public and there will be a cash bar, snacks, raffles, and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.

Church holding rummage, bake sale

Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, 440 Wheatland Ave., will hold its annual fall rummage and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade noodles will be served. All items are 10 cents after noon. All proceeds go to the church’s general fund.

2019 Logansport Fly In/Drive In

The Logansport Fly In/Drive In will take place on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Logansport-Cass County Airport, 3735 S. Airport Rd. Activities include airplane rides, American Huey 369, Air Indiana Skydivers, drone demonstration, LPD police dog demonstration, kiddie korner, food and family fun. Airplane rides start at $15 but depend on the type of aircraft. Ticket sales stop at 4 p.m.

Kids of all ages invited to ‘Touch-a-Truck’

Kids love trucks! Big trucks, little trucks, trucks that haul stuff, trucks that do heavy work, trucks that do a specific job, fire trucks, police trucks and more. That sense of wonder and respect that lights up a child’s face when they see these incredible trucks is what this event is all about.

The Logansport Parks and Recreation Department is introducing a new program called “Touch-a-Truck.” Here is where kids of all ages will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of trucks, emergency vehicles and rigs of every shape and size. The operators of these vehicles will also be there to answer questions and help kids understand all it takes to operate their vehicle.

Touch-a-Truck will take place at Fairview Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the trucks on display, visitors will be able to get a snack or play in a bounce house.

Any questions or those interested in showing a truck may contact Vicki Ward at or call 574-753-7388.

Second annual car show

The second annual Home Depot Car Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4120 E. Market Street. The show is open to cars, trucks and bikes – all makes and models. Registration is $15 with proceeds going to the One Warrior Foundation.

The event will include a kids workshop and face painting, a 50/50 raffle and more. Please contact Misty Frost with any questions at 574-398-1851.

Burnettsville to hold Fun Day

Burnettsville Community Fun Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28. The day will include a fireman breakfast, food stands, Ron’s ham and beans, kettle corn, a DJ and other vendors. A Dan’s Fish and Tenderloin fry will be held from 4-7 p.m. A “bee bumble” 5k and 10k will also be held. Please contact Larry McLeland with any questions at 574-826-4423.

Legion hosting CRC Karaoke

On Saturday, Sept. 28 the American Legion, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting CRC Karaoke with Rodney & Chuck Ervin from 7-11 p.m. This is open to the public and there will be a $3 cover charge plus cash bar, snacks, raffles, and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.

Church holding 20-year celebration

On May 28, 1997, a fire destroyed the United Methodist Church of Galveston. A new building was erected and dedicated on Aug. 29, 1999 by Bishop Woodie White.

On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 the Galveston United Methodist Church will be celebrating 20 years in its present church building. Rev. Jonathan Gosser (pastor at the time of the fire) will be the guest speaker. A carry-in dinner will follow the service.

All former members, associates and donors are invited to attend this “Homecoming Sunday” celebration.

Logansport choirs to perform in ‘Fall Choral Preview’

The annual “Fall Choral Preview” will be presented Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the McHale Performing Arts Center at Logansport High School. Performing groups will include the Logansport High School Concert Choir, the Logansport High School Swing Choir, and the combined LCSC 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs. In addition to each group singing several selections alone, various combined numbers will be featured, including pieces sung by the combined high school groups, and a special finale presented by all singers — some 220 students. Also featured will be a sampling of selections from the high school’s annual musical, which for this year will be “Bye Bye Birdie”, to be presented in late November.

Admission to the concert will be $3 for adults and $2 for students through grade 12, with tickets available at the door only.

Church holding chili supper

Trinity Lutheran Church, 97 E. Market St., is holding a chili supper Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. The menu includes all-you-can-eat chili soup, a beverage and a dessert. Any questions can be directed to the church office at 574-753-4786 or to Sheila Gilliland at 574-721-3324.

Walton Legion holding dinner

Walton American Legion Post 418, 111 Depot St., will have their chicken and noodle dinner from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 pm or when the noodles are gone. Also available are meat loaf, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, stewed tomatoes, beets, various salads, pie and other desserts. Water, coffee, and iced tea are also available. The next dinner will be the first Wednesday of November. This dinner is open to the public. Take outs are available by calling the Legion at (574) 626-2625. Come and enjoy a good warm meal and socialize with Hoosier friends.

Historical Society hosting traveling exhibit

From Oct. 2-30, the Cass County Historical Society Museum, 1004 E. Market, Logansport will host “Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition,” an Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibit. The exhibit explains the rise and fall of prohibition in Indiana and throughout the country,

The exhibit spans the 1900s, the roaring 1920s and the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression. The sights, sounds and experiences of the time period are brought to life by images and graphics from both Indiana and Cass County collections.

The exhibit allows the visitor to explore colorful historic figures such as Edward S. Shumaker of the Indiana Anti-Saloon League, as well as the bootleggers, moonshiners and bathtub gin distillers who found their way around the law in Indiana.

There is no admission fee; donations are appreciated. For more information about this exhibit, call 574-753-3866.

Deer Creek to host community breakfast

Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, 4450 N. St. Rd. 29, will host its monthly community breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. A free will offering will be held for Chad Stevens’ medical expenses. Carry-outs available and the facility is handicap accessible. The menu will include biscuits and gravy, waffles, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, coffee cake, rolls, fruit, coffee, milk and juice.

River Bluff Run and Fun Walk promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

Rain or shine, the River Bluff Trail, 800 Michigan Ave., will be the starting point of the River Bluff Fun Run and Walk coming up on Saturday, Oct. 5 This annual event, sponsored by the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation, promotes Breast Cancer Awareness and raises funds for the benefit of local Cass County women through the Foundation’s Breast Screening Fund.

Entry fees are $20 ($30 on race day) for an individual or $75 for a team of five registered by Friday, September 27, 2019. Teams of more than five people will still be welcomed at $15 per individual registration on the team. Twelve and under participate free, but only receive a shirt with paid registration. All revenue from this event is used to provide free screening mammograms to uninsured/under-insured women in Logansport and Cass County.

Race Day schedule is as follows: registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m.; 5K Fun Run and Walk begins at 9 a.m.; celebration of Breast Cancer survivors at 10 a.m. and an after party event featuring the Grace Scott Band is from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

This year’s run will not be officially timed; therefore all participants will be starting at the same time. Pre-paid registration will receive a free T-shirts and race day registrants will receive free T-shirts while supplies last. At 10:00 am, there will be a special recognition of breast cancer survivors in attendance.

Teams of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in this year’s event, which features entertainment from the Grace Scott Band, food truck refreshments from Woodbridge Health Campus, Gems from M, “TouchA-Truck” with the Logansport Fire Department and much more. Come with your family and friends to enjoy a morning of festivities all while supporting a great local cause.

Registration forms are available at Logansport Memorial Hospital or on the hospital website at For more information, call Kaitlyn Shidler at (574) 753-1573 or email

American Red Cross blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at First Baptist Church of Denver, 111 N. Yorick, in the fellowship hall. The blood drive will take place on Monday, Oct. 7 from 1-6:30 p.m. Please call 1-800-733-2767 or go to, sponsor code “fbcden” to schedule your blood donation appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Lions holding fish and chicken supper

The Grass Creek Lions are hosting an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken supper on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is $9.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 eat free. Dessert included with meal and carry outs are available. The supper will be held at the Grass Creek Fire Station, 7309 S. St. Rd. 17.

Multicultural Festival

All Saint Parish will be hosting the Multicultural Festival that will feature food, games, live music and dance. Food representing the cultures of Italy, Mexico, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Germany, India, Trinidad, Guatemala, El Salvador, Poland, America and a Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-off will be available for purchase. The event will be held on Oct. 13 from noon until 6 p.m. at 114 E. Market St. in Logansport. The festival is open to the public.

Mayor’s Golf Tourney will benefit musicians

The growing number of students participating in the local band program will receive a boost from an annual fund-raising event sponsored by the city.

The Mayor’s Golf Tournament Oct. 16 will benefit the Logansport High School Music Department which is experiencing renewed interest from middle school students. The band currently has about 75 members, but band director Ned Boyd said it may grow to as many as 100 members next year when the current eighth-grade class become freshmen.

All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the band’s new instrument purchases.

Mayor Dave Kitchell, who played in the LHS Band from 1973-1976, says the decision to fund the band now will hopefully encourage other former musicians and band parents to contribute.

“The LHS Band represents more than the high school in some respects; it represents our community,” Kitchell said. “It’s good to see the commitment from students, parents and faculty to activities such as robotics and music. This is one time when we need the community to step up and prepare our young people to succeed at the next level.”

Reservations for the tournament may be made by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 574-753-2551 or Green frees are $50 per player and hole sponsorships are $100.

Church holding chicken noodle dinner

Galveston United Methodist Church will be holding a chicken noodle dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. The meal includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, pie and a beverage. Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under. Carry outs are available. For more information, call the church office at 574-699-7642.

Bodyworks Studio hosting workshop

Dr. John and Vicki Peterson will give a two-and-a-half hour alternative medicine workshop on Saturday morning, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at Bodyworks Studio, 213 S. Third St.

Workshop topics will include Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis, mind/body typing and Ayurvedic approaches to the changing seasons of life.

Dr. Peterson is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Physician’s Training Program in 1984. He has studied extensively in this country with many of the great Ayurvedic physicians from Indiana and maintains an Ayurvedic consultation service in addition to his regular practice. His wife, author Vicki Peterson, has been teaching the Transcendental Meditation program since 1973.

Visit to register ($10) or call 574-398-1401.

Vendor table reservations needed

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting their 12th Semi-Annual Fall Fundraiser, Bazaar, Craft Show, Bake Sale, Silent Auction & more on Saturday Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table reservations are now being accepted, $25 per table, $30 with electric. Space is limited and reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

For more information call 574-753-8620. Proceeds used for Auxiliary Children’s Christmas Party and numerous veteran needs.

‘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 movie at the State Theatre that evening.

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.

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