Candidate debate happening Thursday
Candidates running for contested races in November’s municipal election have been invited to a public debate on Thursday, Oct. 10. The event, organized by the Cass County League of Women Voters and Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 7 p.m. at Logansport’s Ivy Tech campus and will be broadcast on WSAL 1230 AM. There are contested races in Galveston, Royal Center and Logansport (including mayor and city council positions).
Myer named ‘Citizen of the Week’
A man who served Northern Heights residents in a voluntary capacity to ensure there would be safe drinking water for their residents is recognized this week with a special city honor.
Karl Myer, a retired Logansport firefighter, took an active role in securing utility extensions for the area at the northern edge of the city in the 1990s.
“Karl epitomizes the kind of citizen who recognizes a need and realizes they can contribute to the betterment of the community if they step up and work with those necessary to improve the lives of people around them,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today in naming him the Citizen of the Week. “Karl was involved in various meetings with the residents affected, the utilities and state officials,” Kitchell said. “If not for his efforts, I’m not sure anyone would have done what he did to secure utilities for areas outside the city limits where septic systems were failing and lots were not large enough for new systems. Cities such as Flint, Michigan, have well-publicized problems with drinking water, but they didn’t have a Karl Myer. We’re fortunate to have him.”
Myer will receive a certificate from the Mayor’s Office and a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. The program recognizes current or former residents for their contributions.
High Street paving project underway
Central Paving has announced that Phase 1 of the High Street paving project in Logansport is underway. The project will be done in two phases.
The eastbound lane of High Street will be closed from Third Street to Davis Road. During this phase, all traffic will flow one direction only, going west. The only streets where traffic will be able to turn south will be Sixth Street and Third Street.
The work on Phase 1 (eastbound lane) is expected to take about three weeks to complete and will be followed by Phase 2 (westbound lane). The timeline is based on weather as well as the amount of patching necessary after the roadway is milled down three inches.
There will be absolutely no on-street parking on High Street from Third Street to Davis Road for the duration of the project.
Drivers are asked to use an alternate route if possible and to use extra caution in the area.
Church holding fish, tenderloin supper
The New Waverly United Methodist Church, 9990 E. Main St., will host their annual fish and tenderloin supper today, Oct. 8, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The cost at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Advance sale tickets are available from any church member or by calling the church at 574-753-2220. The cost for advance sale tickets is $9 for adults. The menu includes all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, dessert and drinks. The fish are prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry Service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee with a cop event planned
The Logansport Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop on Friday, Oct. 11, from 8-11 a.m. at Martin’s Super Market in the seating area near the deli. This is an opportunity for those who are interested to address concerns, ask questions or just sit down and have a cup of coffee with a police officer.
Group hosting soup, sandwich luncheon
The Kewanna United Methodist Women will host its annual soup and sandwich luncheon and bake sale Friday, Oct. 11, in the church annex, 111 E. Pearl St. The bake sale will open at 8 a.m. and will include pecans and homemade noodles. Homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee and tea will be available for your morning coffee break or breakfast.
Sandwiches, soups and desserts will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carry-outs will be available. Everyone is urged to attend and enjoy the homemade cuisine while visiting with friends and neighbors. Proceeds will go towards the UMW’s mission projects.
Church holding monthly breakfast
The New Waverly United Methodist Church, 9990 E. Main St., will serve its monthly breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 12, 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.
Church hosting fall clothing giveaway
Yorktown Road Church of Christ, 406 Yorktown Rd., annual fall clothing giveaway will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. For best selection, come early in the day. Call 574-753-2757 with any questions.
LAA hosting cupcakes and canvas class
The Logansport Art Association is hosting a Cupcakes and Canvas class on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is for school age and up and the cost is $15. Please call the LAA to register at 574-735-2915 or email email@example.com.
Fire Department holding tenderloin dinner
The Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department, 339 W. Pearl St., will hold an all-you-can-eat tenderloin dinner on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 4-7 p.m. Price for adults is $8, for children ages 6-12 is $6, and children under 5 eat free. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of equipment, PPE and tools for fire, rescue and first responder operations.
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.
Church hosting 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.
LWV hosting trustee meetup event
The League of Women Voters of Cass County will be hosting a “Meet Your Township Trustee” on Oct. 15 at the Logansport-Cass County Library, E. Broadway and 7th St., at 7 p.m. All 14 Cass County Trustees have been invited.Those agreeing to participate include Margaret Hubenthal, Bethlehem Township; Robert Pifer, Boone Township; Michael Deitrich, Clinton township; Stephany Prather, Deer Creek Township; Mark Strong, Eel Township; Catherine Cree, Harrison Township; and Diann Sedam, Noble Township.
The League will present a series of five questions and each Trustee will be alloted two minutes per question and a 2 minute summary after the questions. The League of Women Voters of Cass County is a non partisan organization and encourages informed and active participation in government. The League invites the public to join us for this informative meeting. Come and get to know your Township Trustee.
Emmaus seeks help with Christmas bags
Emmaus volunteers are looking for additional donations for their annual Christmas bags that are given to area senior citizens in low-income and assisted-living housing. Area businesses, clubs, churches and individuals can donate to this project through Oct. 18.
Donations can be send to the Emmaus Mission at 805 Sepncer St., Logansport. Please mark donations directed to Emmaus Senior Baskets.
For questions and more information, contact Jason Mitchell at the Emmaus Mission Center at 574-739-0107.
Emmaus is also seeking an individual or club interested in blessing the community by organizing this program beginning in 2020. Interested parties my contact Mitchell for more information.
Longcliff Museum to hold open house
The community is invited to view historical items spanning the Logansport State Hospital’s 131-year presence along the banks of the Wabash River on Logansport’s southwest side. The open house dates are Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m.
The museum, located in the former Administration Building of the hospital, is staffed by volunteers interested in preserving the hospital’s legacy of treating citizens with mental health disorders.
The museum’s two floors showcase items used in treatments at the hospital dating back to the late 1800s. Photographs and historical documents are displayed in over a dozen rooms, complementing the furniture, medical equipment, clothing and supplies located throughout the building.
During the open house events, donations will be accepted for the 2019 Christmas Gift Lift benefiting the hospital’s patients. Requested items include composition books (no metal spiral bindings); UNO, SkipBo and Phase 10 card games; men’s deodorant and body wash; toothpaste; baseball cap-style hats and sock hats for men; and boxed Christmas cards (patients are provided with Christmas cards to send to their families and friends). Monetary donations are also accepted, and provide the ability to purchase items not donated.
Mayor’s Golf Tourney to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Green frees are $50 per player and hole sponsorships are $100.
LAA hosting book signing event
The Logansport Art Association is hosting a Talk and Book signing event with author Jeff Regan on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. “Unopended Letters From Dead Men” will be the featured book. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
Grown-Up Spelling Bee coming Oct. 24
The Literacy Volunteers of Cass County will again sponsor the The Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee on Oct. 24 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Organizations get your teams together to compete, name your team and wear costumes if you like. Deadline for registration is Oct. 18. Entry fee is $75 per team to raise money for the Literacy Volunteers of Cass County. For more information, please call Dave Miller at 574-721-2502.
Civic Players, Junior Civic present ‘Sleepy Hollow’
Kick off the Halloween season early with the classic story of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Civic Players of Logansport and Logansport Junior Civic Theater join forces to bring you the thrilling tale of the Headless Horseman.
Performances will be held at McHale Performing Arts Center Oct. 18-20. Show times Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. You may purchase tickets in advance online civicplayersoflogansport.seatyourself.biz or at the door.
Anoka church serving breakfast
Anoka United Methodist Church is hosting a breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:30-10 a.m. The meal includes biscuits and gravy, french toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, drinks and more. The church is handicap accessible. A free will offering will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting Daryl Hall.
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.
Church hosting ‘Trunk or Treat’ event
Church of Christ at Logansport, 2347 Burlington Ave., will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 3-6 p.m. The event will include games, prizes, food, bouncy house, ball pit, punkin chunkin and a hayride. For any questions, please contact the pastor at 574-721-3375.
Leaf pick-up begins in November
The Logansport Street Department plans to begin loose leaf pick-up the first week of November.
Two leaf vac crews will start on High Street and North Street and work their way east. One leaf vac crew will start on the south side and work their way north and west.
The Street Department is asking for the cooperation of Logansport residents when raking leaves. If you choose to rake leaves into piles for the leaf vac to pick up, the City of Logansport asks that you follow these guidelines:
• Do not rake or blow leaves into the street
• Do not rake leaves onto the catch basins (curb drains)
• Loose leaves should be placed as close to the street as possible, but not in the street
• Loose leaves will not be picked up in the alleys
• Please do not mix limbs or trash with loose leaves because that could cause damage to the vacs and sweeper which will create delays in the leaf pick up process
• Please do not place leaves in plastic bags; plastic bags will not be picked up by the Street Department
Those who prefer to bag their leaves may do so as long as they are placed in biodegradable yard waste bags and placed at your trash pickup site for pickup on your normal trash pickup day. As a rule, brush piles will not be picked up during leaf season.
The Litter Critter Program will also be suspended beginning on Oct. 21 through the end of leaf season.
Deer Creek hosting spaghetti dinner
The Deer Creek Community Center, 4883 N. St. Rd. 29, is having their annual spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and desserts. Free will donations go to ongoing expenses and future projects.
William Paca holding spaghetti dinner
The William Paca Lodge, 1510 Delaware Rd., will be holding their all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24, 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 and is open to the public.
Groups hosting drug take back event
The Logansport High School Young Republicans, in partnership with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Logansport Community School Corporation, and the Indiana High School Republicans will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Event at Logansport High School later this month. Members of the public are invited to stop by near the main entrance to Logansport High School, 1 Berry Ln., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 with unwanted or expired prescription medication and it will be safely disposed of by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Illegal drugs and sharps will not be accepted.
Church hosting coat distribution, soup supper
Crosswind United Methodist Church is hosting a free winter coat distribution and free soup supper on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the church located at 616 North St. Rd. 25. All are welcome. No RSVP’s are needed. The event is sponsored by the Missions Team of Crosswind.
Anoka church serving ham, beans
Anoka United Methodist Church is hosting a ham and beans supper on Monday, Oct. 28. The meal will include ham and beans, corn bread, cole slaw, pie, and hot dogs. The price is $8. A quilt auction will be held at 6 p.m.
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.
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 www.bodyworks-studio.com/workshops to register ($10) or call 574-398-1401.
LAA hosting Fall Festival Bazaar
The Logansport Art Association will be hosting their Fall Festival Bazaar & Crafts on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors can rent a table for $15 (member) or $20 (non-member). Tables are provided and includes electricity. Please call 574-735-2915 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
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 p.m. 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.
Extension Homemakers Craft Show coming soon
Cass County Extension Homemakers Annual Holiday and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cass County 4-H Community Building, 2281 E. Co. Rd. 125 N. There will be a wide variety of crafts and baked goods for purchase, including apple dumplings and a cookie walk. For more information, contact Sara Walthery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-702-3422.
Vendor table reservations needed for Legion event
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 an appearance by Sammy Terry at the State Theatre and a free screening of “Night of the Living Dead” later 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.