One-way Eel River Avenue 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 becasue 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 elimante parking on the street given the density of the neighborhood.

Local residents can contact the Mayor's Office at Letters may be sent to 601 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.

'Citizen of the Week' honors Bowditch

A longtime family physician in Logansport is recognized this week with a special city honor. Dr. Dallis Bowditch, who is retiring, is this week's Logansport Citizen of the Week.

"The role of a family physician in a small Midwest city is enormous," Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. "Dr. Bowditch has practiced in our community for the better part of four decades, and his family has been actively involved in our community. He is a great example of a physician who comes to a community and makes a positive impact."

Bowditch graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1980. He began his career with Logansport Family Health Care and his affiliation with Logansport Memorial Hospital in 1983. On Nov. 1, 2007, he joined the Logansport Memorial Hospital Physician Network. In 1989, he was selected as an "Outstanding Young Man of America" for his outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership and exceptional service to the community.

Over the span of his 36-year career, he has volunteered countless hours as a youth soccer coach for Logansport High School and the travel soccer league. He also provided free sports physicals for Cass County youth at the annual sports physicals made possible by Logansport High School.

Bowditch will receive a certificate from the Mayor's Office and a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant. The Citizen of the Week program is sponsored by the Mayor's Office and recognizes Logansport residents, natives and former residents for their contributions.

S.R. 25 closed in Cass Co. for curve connection

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: or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit 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 14 at 7 p.m., Kimberly Rutledge will perform at Muehlhausen Park.

Church holding annual 'Cruise-In'

Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, 4450 N. S.R. 29, Camden, will hold its 5th annual cruise-in today, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will include music and dash plaques for the first 50 cars. Food will be available for sale, including burgers, chips, pie, ice cream and drinks, with proceeds going to the church's outreach projects.

American Legion hosting 'Silverado Band'

Today, July 13, American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will be hosting a new band to the area, "Silverado Band." They are classic rock and country. They will be performing from 7-10 p.m. and there will be a $5 cover charge.This event is open to the public with a cash bar, raffles, snacks and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.

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

Applications for reserved hunt now open

Hunters can now apply online for a reserved hunt at

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 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

Logansport Art Association hosting art camp

The Logansport Art Association located at 424 Front Street is hosting an art camp for school age children beginning July 15 through July 19. The cost is $35 and includes all supplies for the week. Class time is from 10 a.m. to noon each day and includes a light snack. Payment is required at the time of registration and class size is limited to the first twenty who sign up. Please call the LAA at 574-735-2915 for more information.

Widows and widowers group announces meeting

The local widows and widowers group has announced its meeting for the month of July. The group will meet on Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Silver Lake Restaurant, 2430 E Market St.

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

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 Church Vacation Bible School

Logansport Church, 2405 Shadowlawn Dr., invites children to attend "In the Wild" Vacation Bible School from July 14-18, 6-8:30 p.m. Registration starts at 5:30 on Sunday, July 14 or register early at the church. Children ages 3 years old and potty trained through the completion of 5th grade are welcome to attend. Each night there will be games and crafts, music, an interactive bible story, snacks and prizes. For any questions, please call 574-753-6841 or email

American Legion Baseball Reunion

American Legion Post 60, 828 Burlington Ave., will host the American legion Baseball Reunion on Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. All former ball players and guests are welcome. To learn more or to register, please contact Jim Bender at 574-753-9565, Tom Castaldi at 260-409-1769 or Don Snyder at 574-355-0139.

Church in the Park

Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church and Grass Creek United Methodist Church are having their annual morning Church Service in the Grass Creek Lions Club Park on Sunday, July 21. There will be a combined worship service in the Pavilion that starts at 10:30 a.m. After the worship service is the carry-in lunch time followed by fun, games, fellowship and a water park for kids. Hamburgers, hot dogs, bun, table service and drinks are furnished. This event is open to the public. Please call reverend Dave Sommer at 574-817-0101 or Ann Becker at 574-889-2200.

Drug Addiction Community 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.

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.

Registration open for Girl Scouts 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

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

American Legion hosting 'White Horse 2'

On Saturday, August 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, August 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, August 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.

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