Dingo chosen 'Citizen of the Week'
A long-time Logansport businessman is recognized this week with a special city honor.
Mike Dingo, the second generation to manage Bruno’s, a Logansport institution in the pizza business, has been named Citizen of the Week by Mayor Dave Kitchell.
“Mike is a testament to independent business owners who have made a career out of customer service and staying true to their brand,” Kitchell said. “Bruno’s has been named the People’s Choice many times because it has maintained a local tradition that’s revered and appreciated by the public as a product unique unto itself.”
Like many local businesses, Bruno’s served as a sponsor for various community organizations.
The Citizen of the Week program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and is presented to current or former residents who contribute to the community. Mike will receive a certificate from the Mayor’s Office and a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Events planned at Legacy Outfitters
Legacy Outfitters will hold three community events this week.
Today, Aug. 14, retired Cass County historian Richard Copeland returns for his monthly series on people and events in Cass County, which features historical figures and happenings in Logansport as well as Cass County. His program starts at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 15, area poet Linda Lee McDonald will read selections from her current book, "Poetry of Faith" from 7-8 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 15, local musicians Jimmy Wright and Joe Damrell will perform at the Black Dog Coffee Shop inside Legacy from 7-9 p.m.
Legacy Outfitters and the Black Dog are located at 116 S. 6th Street. Those interested in more details can call 574-722-0133 or check out Legacy’s Facebook page.
Carousel Fun Day coming this weekend
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dentzel Carousel in Logansport on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Riverside Park, 1208 Riverside Dr. The day will feature a variety of activities including Dentzel Carousel rides, miniature train rides, canoe rides, performances by the Peru Circus and "The Human Fuse," magic acts, a ventriloquist, live free entertainment, an appearance by the Batmobile, tethered hot air balloon rides, Elsa and Anna from "Frozen," unique craft and merchandise vendors, couch potato race, laser tag, car show, performances by Jhonny and Sallie Show and James and Andres, Abate Tiny Tikes Cycles and much more.
For questions, please call 574-753-8725. The event can be found on Facebook at The Cass County Dentzel Carousel (shuttle info posted).
Sheriff's Office accepting applications
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of merit deputy. The application process is open through Aug. 19, 2019. An application for the position can be found online at http://www.co.cass.in.us/resources/employment or at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, located at 100 Court Park.
The application process will include a background investigation, polygraph and written aptitude test, physical agility testing as well as an interview with the Department’s Merit Board. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
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, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., Mike Almon will perform at Spencer Park.
Art Association hosting Legacy Art Show
The Logansport Art Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Legacy Show which will run through Aug. 22. Local families displaying their works are the Siena Family (Beth Ronk), the Zywar family (Sandy Gaier), the Neudorff family (Ann Miller) and the Gibson family (Beth Myers). Artwork includes needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, acrylics, colored pencil, crewel embroidery, jewelry, painting, ceramics and photography. A reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The LAA can be reached at 574-735-2915.
Work coming to Logansport Road
Drivers should prepare for resurfacing work coming to Logansport Road during the month of August. The 1.2 million dollar project, from Longtree Lane to Co. Rd. 1100 E., is funded with 75 percent Community Crossing grant funds, and was awarded to Central Paving of Logansport. Drivers may encounter temporary delays during this preliminary period.
Starting Monday, Aug. 12, pavement milling is scheduled to begin, followed by paving operations. This will continue through most of the month. Drivers will encounter work zones and delays during this phase of the project, and should consider an alternate route when possible. U.S. 24 serves as a nearby detour for most segments of the road.
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 email@example.com. Letters may be sent to 601 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.
Church hosting community breakfast
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the First Baptist Church of Young America will host a community breakfast 7:30-9 a.m., serving biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, fruit and pancakes. Milk, orange juice and coffee will also be served, all for a freewill donation.
The church is located at 1451 Mill St. Young America.
Baptist Temple presenting organ recitals
In August, as we approach the "last hurrahs of summer," Bob Moore will again present five organ recitals on each Friday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Baptist Temple, 700 E. Broadway. Julia Jones will join in on the harp on Aug. 23. Refreshments will be served after the programs.
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:
• 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
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.
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.
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.
Widows and widowers group announces meeting
The local widows and widowers group has announced its meeting for the month of August. The group will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1100 N. 3rd St.
Eighth annual pork roast
Logansport Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., is holding the eighth annual Bob Richason Memorial Pork Roast from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Menu items include pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, dessert and a beverage. A free will donation will be accepted, and proceeds go toward the church's general fund. Dine-in or carryout is available. Prices are $8.50 per adult, $5 for children ages 4-12 and kids 3 and under eat free. For any questions, please call 574-753-3488.
Church holding fish fry
The Royal Center United Methodist Church is having an all-you-can-eat Dan's Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug. 17, form 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Adults 12 and over $9, children 5 to 11 $5, and children 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or call 643-9300.
Hawaiian Worship Day
Dig out your flip flops, sandals, short pants and your flowered clothing for Miami Baptist Church's Hawaiian Worship Day on Sunday, Aug. 25. Worship service will be held from 10-11 a.m. Hawaiian style lunch and dessert will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and kids games and prizes will be from noon to 1 p.m. There will be back-to-school survival bags for the first 25 kids!
Please call 574-753-0313 to RSVP by Sunday, Aug. 18 so the church can prepare enough food and prizes. Leave your name, phone number and the number in your party. Bus service is available when accompanied with a parent. Call before Sunday, Aug. 18 to get put on the schedule to be picked up.
Children's Choir holding auditions
The Logansport Children's Choir will be holding auditions for prospective new members on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day in the Logansport High School choir room. Auditions are open to boys in grades 3-8 and girls in grades 3-12 from all public, private and home schools in Cass County and the surrounding area. Auditions will take approximately 10 minutes and students do not need to have a prepared song. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the audition.
Please use Door 12 (in the back of LHS across from the Berry Patch) to enter the school and follow the signs to the choir room. For more information, visit the LCC website at www.logansportchildrenschoir.org or contact Tim Cahalan at 574-721-6250.
Deer Creek holding pulled pork dinner
The annual Deer Creek Community Center Pulled Pork Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the Deer Creek Community Center, 4883 N State Road 29. Dinner menu will include a pulled pork dinner with baked beans, chips, coleslaw, watermelon and iced tea or lemonade. Cost is free will donation and there will be a bake sale. Proceeds going to ongoing expenses and future building repair projects.
Walton Christian Church holding fish fry
Walton Christian Church, 103 Bishop St., will hold an all-you-can-eat Dan's Fish and Tenderloin Fry on Friday, Aug. 23 from 4-7 p.m. There will also be slaw, applesauce, beverages and ice cream sundaes. Prices for adults are $10, kids ages 4-10 $5 and toddlers up to age three eat free.
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.
Logansport Shrine Frolic Parade
The Logansport Shrine Club is welcoming additional entries to their annual shrine parade on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. They are honored to have the Murat potentate Scott Schuster and his officers here for the weekend. There will be other shrine units from around the state as well as other interesting stories. If you would like to participate in the parade, stop by the shrine club to fill out an entry form, or call Ralph Colter at 574-721-3948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, Aug. 23, the shrine club will be serving New York Strip steaks ($17 per person) and four-piece chicken dinners ($12 per person) from 5-8 p.m.
There will also be a live band (The Grace Scott Band) playing in the tent behind the shrine club from 7-11 p.m.
On Saturday following the parade, there will be food available including sloppy joes, hamburgers and hot dogs. The Grace Scott Band will again play in the tent after the parade. All events at the shrine club are open to the public. The Logansport Shrine wishes to thank those in advance for their support for helping them help children.
Elks hosting rib cook-off
The Logansport Elks Lodge No. 66, 1100 N. 3rd St., will have its annual rib cook-off on Saturday, Aug. 24. Grills fire at 9 a.m., judging is at 4 p.m. and rib dinners will be available starting at 5 p.m. Participant entry fees $25 per team. Rules and registration forms are available at the Elks Lodge. The event is sponsored by Tyson Foods. For more information, inquire at the Elks lodge or call 574-753-3721.
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.
Grief recovery and support group meeting
Grief Share grief recovery seminar and support group meets at CrossWind United Methodist Church, 616 Ind. Hwy. 25, on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. The next session begins on Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 3. Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include "Is this normal?", "The challenges of grief", "Grief and your relationships", "Why", "Guilt and anger" and more. For more information, call CrossWind UMC at 574-753-4872 or Deb Rhodes at 574-721-4652. Website information can be found at griefshare.org.
LAA hosting "Make Your Own Chalkboard" event
The Logansport Art Association is hosting a "Make Your Own Chalkboard" class on Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. There are five designs to choose from, the size is 17 x 23 and the cost is $45 for one side and $55 for two sides. The event will be instructed by Johnna Markham, owner of Stain On Main. Please follow the link to register: https://stainonmain.com/register?class=874. Deadline to register: September 1, 2019. For more information about the designs please visit www.loganart.org and go to the Calendar of Events page.
2nd Battalion 293d Infantry holding reunion
The 2nd Battalion 293d Infantry reunion will take place on 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.
Hap's Chicken Bash coming to Riverside
The community is invited to Weekday Religious Education’s Hap’s Chicken Bash on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, at the McHale Complex at Riverside Park. The chicken dinner will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. Free carousel rides will also be available from 5-6:45 p.m. for those who come for the dinner.
Tickets are $10 for adults ($11 at the door) and $5 for children ages 8 and under. It is requested that you purchase tickets in advance, prior to Sept. 11. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are available from Steve Farrer at 574-643-9472 or Joyce Leach at 574-753-4596 or 574-870-1640.
Funds from this Chicken Bash help provide the WRE program to the 3rd and 4th grade students at Caston, Lewis Cass and Pioneer Elementary Schools and adults at PEAK Community Services Inc.