9/11 remembrance service at noon today

Cass County Pastors will hold a 9/11 Service of Prayer and Remembrance ceremony at the Logansport Central Fire Station, 630 High St., at noon.

‘Citizen of the Week’ goes to Ditmire

A Logansport woman who spent her teaching career in the city and has been a volunteer for various organizations was recognized with a city honor Saturday evening.

Kathy Ditmire was named Citizen of the Week at her 80th birthday celebration. After graduating from Ball State University and marrying the late Joe Ditmire, she taught at Longfellow, Daniel Webster and Landis elementary schools. She is a familiar face at the Mary Dykeman Guild Gift Shop at Logansport Memorial Hospital and at Kroeger Funeral Home where she is employed part-time. She has been an active member of the Logansport Art Association and the former St. Bridget Catholic Church. She is a supporter of numerous local causes.

“Kathy is one of the consummate volunteers we have in Logansport,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “She is selfless in her desire and concern, and Logansport is a better community because of her.”

She will receive a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office.

The Citizen of the Week program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes residents, natives and former residents.

Delaware Road closed for culvert replacement

A portion of Delaware Road is closed for a culvert replacement. The closure, located between county roads 225 West and 100 North, will last up to two weeks.

VFW Auxiliary holding meeting

The VFW Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting today, Sept. 10, at the VFW Post #3790 at 7 p.m. A special 9/11 commemoration will be conducted by VFW Auxiliary President, Liz Troxell. Any Committee Chairman wanting to work on their reports due Oct. 1 may meet an hour before the meeting. For more information, contact Liz Troxell at 574-721-0166.

Events planned for Legacy Outfitters

Retired Cass County Historian Richard Copeland continues his local history series at Legacy with another talk on county and local people and events of bygone days. On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., he plans to tell of the influential Barron family of Logansport as well as others who settled the city. Mr. Copeland’s talks are anecdotal and filled with behind the scenes look at history. Admission is free.

On Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. the local musical duo, Peter & John, plays rock and roll favorites at the Black Dog. On Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., well-known local musician Jimmy Wright rocks the Black Dog. 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.

LPD accepting applications for patrol officers

The Logansport Police Department will be testing for potential Patrol Officers. Individuals can pick up a pre-application at the police department records division located on the second floor of the city building, 601 E. Broadway. The pre-applications should be returned by 3 p.m. on Sept. 20. The testing date will be provided to the applicants following the Sept. 20 deadline.

In order to be eligible to apply for appointment to the Logansport Police Department, an applicant: must be a resident citizen of the United States, and must be a resident of Cass County or a contiguous county at the time of appointment; must be at least 21 years of age but under 36 years of age at the time of appointment; shall be a high school graduate or obtained a FED; must possess or able to acquire a valid driver’s license; a dishonorable discharge from the military shall disqualify the applicant; applicants shall not have been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence battery and have no misdemeanor convictions in the last three years; must be able to successfully complete both the extensive physical agility test and written aptitude examination; must be able to pass a background investigation and polygraph exam, if offered; must submit to an oral interview; no illegal delivery of drugs for monetary or material gain; no illegal use of any type of drugs five years prior to applying; must be able to successfully complete the physical assessment upon the offer of employment and assignment to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy; sign a three year training agreement/employment contract (waived for ILEA certified officers); must be willing to submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

For any questions, please contact Chief Robert Smith at 574-753-4101 ext. 215, or email rsmith@logansportpolice.com

CCCF holding football food drives

The Community Foundation food drives continue at Logansport High School today where the Berries will host Harrison High School. Berries fans bringing food will receive a red Felix rally towel to cheer on the Berries.

On Sept. 13, the CCCF tent will be at the Crater at Caston High School for the Comets big game against Pioneer. Comet fans will receive special Caston Rally Towels for donating canned goods and other food items.

This will be the ninth year for the CCCF food drives which began in response to the annual depletion of food pantry items during the summers. Items collected at the three sites will be shared with the four local communities! Cheer on our high school teams and help feed the hungry!

For more information about the Football Food Drives or the Community Foundation, contact Deanna Crispen at 574-722-2200.

United Way looking for volunteers

United Way of Cass County is looking for volunteers for Live United Day on Friday, Sept. 13. This one Day of Action brings together hundreds of volunteers throughout Cass County. Whether you are a skilled worker or just someone who would like to help make a difference in our community, we could use your help. There are over 30 projects in the works. Contact Peggy at 753-3533 or email pscott@unitedwayofcasscounty.org to get registered or for more information.

Applications for reserved hunt 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:

• 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.

• 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

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 Sept. 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.

Applications sought 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.

Church plans fish, tenderloin dinner

Logansport First Church of the Nazarene, 109 W. Clinton Avenue, is holding an all-you-can-eat fish and hand-breaded tenderloin dinner by Dan’s Fish Fry Service Friday, Sept. 13 from 4-7 p.m.

Tickets: Advance $8 ages 13 and up, $9 at the door; advance $6 ages 6-12, $7 at the door and children under 6 eat free. Carry-outs available. Advance tickets sales end Sept. 8 and can be purchased from a church member or by contacting the church at 574-753-7960. All proceeds benefit missions projects.

Church holding cookout and celebration service

First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Broadway, is hosting a Fall Family Festival and Cookout on Friday, Sept. 13 from 4-7 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will be fun activities for the kids including a bouncy house, face painting, art booths, games and prizes, plus free hot dogs and hamburgers.

On Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., the church is holding a homecoming celebration service. Join them as they celebrate God’s faithfulness with special music, a video presentation and recognition of the 50-year members. Following the service a potluck will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Church celebrating 100th anniversary

The Logansport Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., is holding a centennial celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 in honor of their 100th anniversary.

Saturday afternoon events include a program at 2 p.m. followed by fellowship and food at 4 p.m. Saturday evening events include entertainment by Kenny Holcomb at 6 p.m. Sunday morning events include sip and chat at 9 a.m., worship service with special music at 9:30 a.m. and a potluck dinner at 11 a.m. Past pastors will be invited to share a moment Saturday afternoon.

To follow their plans, visit their website www.logansportmainstumc.com. They can also be reached at the office 574-753-3488 or by email at loganmainst@gmail.com.

Church serving monthly breakfast

The New Waverly United Methodist Church, 9990 E. Main, will serve its first monthly breakfast of the season on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7-9:30 a.m. The menu includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal and beverages. A free will offering will be accepted. Proceeds go to support various mission projects.

Hambones Car Show coming up

The Hambones 4th Annual Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 14, at O’Reily Auto Parts, 2545 E. Market St. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $15. The show is from 1-4 p.m. Judging will start at 1 p.m. and awards will take place around 3:30 p.m. Award will include: top 20 cars, top motorcycle, best of show and people’s choice. Dash plaques for the first 50 registered.

Entertainment includes special guests Fiberglass Freaks and Mark Racop and the Batmobile, live DJ, pin-up girls and door prizes. For more information, visit The Hambones Annual Car Show Facebook page or contact Stuart at 574-516-5575. A rain date has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21

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