Chamber networking lunch
Seats are still available for the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Spencer Park’s lower pavilion by the river on High Street.
Chamber of Commerce members along with other interested business owners/managers are invited to attend, and seating is limited to the first 50 reservations.
For more information, call the chamber at 574-753-6388.
In case of rain, lunch will be moved to the McHale Complex at Riverside Park.
Fish and Chicken fundraiser
The Grass Creek Lions will hold a dine-in fish and chicken supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at the Grass Creek Fire Station, 7309 S. Indiana 17.
The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 6 to 12, and a dessert is included with the meal, which will be made by Dan’s Frying Service.
Carryout is also available.
Babysitting training classes
Logansport Memorial Hospital will host Babysitting Basics classes on Thursday, June 10, and Thursday, June 24, at McHale Complex in Logansport. Each class will be from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and is open to adolescents ages 12 –17. Cost is $10 per participant with lunch provided. To register, visit https://www.logansportmemorial.org/Babysitting-Basics/. Each class is limited to 25 participants.
Revival slated for June 11-13
Area churches are holding an Old-Fashioned Tent Revival in June.
Fellowship, music, and worship will begin at 7 p.m. June 11 and June 12, and 10 a.m. June 13.
The events will be held at the Lucerne Lions Club Park. Participants are asked to bring their own chairs.
The revival is sponsored by Lucerne Christian Church, Lucerne Zion United Methodist Church, and Pleasant Hill Lake Bruce Community Church.
Loaves and Fishes Meal
Pisgah Christian Church will hold a Loaves and Fishes lunch from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St. in Logansport.
Please enter from Spencer, then drive down to the lower parking lot for the walk-up/drive-thru distribution of a carry-out meal.
Family Day on The Farm
The Farm at Prophetstown State Park, 3534 Prophetstown Road in Battle Ground, will hold its annual Family Day on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The park will have demonstrations that represent the 1920s, such as wood working, blacksmithing and beekeeping.
There’ll also be a pie eating contest at noon, local vendors and music by Scott Greeson and Trouble with Monday
Admission is free with a park pass or $8 per car.
Indiana Artisan taking applications
Indiana artists and food producers are encouraged to apply to the Indiana Artisan organization to receive an “Indiana Artisan” designation for their work.
Applications are due by noon on June 15 and can be found at https://indianaartisan.org/become-an-indiana-artisan, along with selection timeline, guidelines and a listing of benefits.
In July, the organization’s juries choose art and value-added foods that will be featured its marketplaces and online stores, and those creators chosen receive networking and business-development education, among other benefits.
For more information, contact Rosalyn Demarree at Rosalyn@IndianaArtisan.org or 317-964-9455.
Hospital foundation golf tourney
The Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation annual golf tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at Dykeman Park Golf Course. Call 574-753-1573 to field a team or sponsorship.
Day Camp at France Park
All youth grades 3-12 (grade as of Jan. 1st, 2021), are invited to the Outdoor Adventure Day Camp held at France Park on June 17th, from 8:30-3:30 p.m. Registration is due to the Extension Office by June 14th to sign-up.
Flyer, registration form and health form can be found at: www.ag.purdue.edu/counties.cass or contact the Cass County Extension Office at 574-753-7750, located at 200 Court Park, room 302, Logansport.
The day will include hikes, animal tracks, drones, outdoor cooking, food safety, fishing safety, creatures of the stream, tree and leaf ID and fishing.
Thank you to the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District for covering the registration fee for Cass County youth, so this camp is free.
Cass, Carroll, Clinton and White counties will be participating. 4-H membership not required.
Pioneer Days participants
The Royal Center Lions are seeking groups or individuals to participate in the Pioneer Days Parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
Entry forms are available at Knebel Insurance Office in Royal Center. Call Angie Henry at 574-643-9916 or 574-643-3615 with questions.
Junior Achievement race
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana will be hosting a virtual 4.01(k) race in June.
Individuals or teams may register to compete in the event, which will run through June 20. Race entry includes a T-shirt, timing app, swag bag, and medal. Kids aged 13 and younger are free. (Their registration does not include a T-shirt.)
Sponsorships also are available and range in cost from $500 to $15,000 with many options to create a customized sponsorship to showcase a business.
All proceeds will benefit JA’s financial literacy programs.
United Way seeks projects
The United Way of Cass County is looking for projects from all over Cass County for its annual Live United Day, Sept. 10, and forms are due by July 9.
Projects can be as simple as pulling weeds and doing clean up; landscaping and painting; or larger projects where skilled labor is needed.
All projects must be sponsored by a non-profit organization, church, school, government organization or park, and project applications can be gotten by going to unitedwayofcasscounty.org, by calling 574-753-3533 or by emailing email@example.com.
June Bible School program
New Life Alliance Vacation free Bible school will be held from Sunday, June 20 through Thursday, June 24.
Children aged 3 through recent completion of 5th grade will meet between 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on each of those days at the church at 3529 High St.
Registration is at http://www.newlifealliance.net/rocky-railway-vbs/.
Democrat party meetings
The Cass County Democrat Party meets 6 to 7 p.m. every third Monday of the month at the Logansport Public Library, 616 East Broadway. Topics for discussion can include smart planning for economic development and affordable housing on the local level and — on the national level — health care, education, roads, bridges and broadband for everyone.
Deer Creek to host All BBQ
The Deer Creek Community Center is hosting All BBQ from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, at the Community Center, 4883 N. Indiana 29 in Deer Creek.
Cost is $10 for a choice of a 1/4 chicken, rib tips or pulled pork sandwiches with sides.
All orders will be “pick up and go,” and assistance will be available for those unable to walk up to order from the trailer. Proceeds will help with ongoing expenses and projects for the center.
Live music in Deer Creek
The band HHR will be playing a free outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26 at Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, 4450 North Indiana 29 in Deer Creek. The band will play music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
People should bring lawn chairs if they want.Twelve Mile garage sale
The annual Twelve Mile Area Garage Sales will be June 25-26.
Maps will be available downtown at the Twelve Mile Post Office and the Firehouse Cafe.
Radio operators in event
Ham radio operators from the Cass County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day, a national amateur radio exercise, from 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, until 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 27.
The club will hold its’ Field Day operations at the Cass County Emergency Management Agency office at 1227 N. Indiana 17, approximately a mile north of Logansport, giving the public an opportunity to “get on the air” during the event.
The club will take Covid-19 precautions, including wearing masks and social distancing.
American Radio Relay League [ARRL] has organized the national event since 1933, and for more information about amateur radio, visit www.arrl.org
Blood drive in Kokomo
Orlando A Somers Camp #1, SUVCW, is sponsoring a bloodmobile blood drive at the South Branch of the Howard County Public Library, June 26th between 9am-1pm.
The library is located at 1755 E. Center Road, Kokomo.
A direct link to sign up for a slot at the blood drive is http://bit.ly/kokomocivilwarblooddrive
Deer Creek blood drive
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive at the Deer Creek Community Center from 2-6 p.m. on Monday, June 28. Deer Creek Community Center, 4883 N. Indiana 29 in Deer Creek.
For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).
Walton July 4th activities
Walton’s annual July 4th Festival is back with a parade, car show, food, and fireworks. For parade signup, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-432-0945.
Participants will line up at 1 p.m. in the Lewis Cass parking lot. The parade begins at 2 p.m.
Lewis Cass Band Boosters are hosting a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walton Christian Church and also will sell elephant ears from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as during the fireworks show.
The Walton Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a car show, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A fireworks display will begin at dusk northwest of town near Cass County Road 650 South, just east of Cass County Road 600 East.
Rain date is July 5.
IHS seeks awards nominees
The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is seeking nominations for eight annual awards given out at the Founders Day Dinner each year. With these awards, IHS recognizes outstanding teachers and other individuals who’ve enriched the lives of others by awareness and appreciation of Indiana’s history.
Nominations are due by July 9. Visit www.indianahistory.org/awards for more information and for an official nomination packet.
Full Moon 5K registration now open
Registration is open for Patoka Lake’s Full Moon 5K, which will start on the beach on Friday, July 23 at 9:30 p.m. Participants will race 3.1 miles through the woods on roadways, a well-maintained gravel path, and a paved bike trail lit by the moon and tiki torches.
All proceeds from the race will go to support Patoka’s educational ambassador birds of prey, which include a red-tailed hawk, an Eastern screech owl, and a bald eagle. Early registration is $25 and includes a race T-shirt. To register, go to fullmoon5K.itsyourrace.com.
For more information about this race, or if you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact race director and park interpretive naturalist Dana Reckelhoff at 812-685-2447 or dreckelhoff@dnr.IN.gov.
Patoka Lake (on.IN.gov/patokalake) is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.
Legion baseball reunion
The 2021 reunion of American Legion Baseball will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 23, in a room in the upstairs portion of Silver Lake Restaurant, 2430 E. Market St. Former players, coaches and their guests are welcome and should RSVP Don Snyder at 574-336-1888 or Jim Bender at 574-753-9565.
Cass County Visitors Bureau 2021 Grant Applications
In 2021 the Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding multiple competitive grants for events and attractions within Cass County, to be used for marketing and out-of-county visitor experience enhancement. Grant applications and rules and regulations are available by contacting CCVB Board President Becki Harris at email@example.com.
Grant applications are accepted throughout the year but must be received by the 20th day of each month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Emmaus seeks donations for senior Christmas gifts
The Emmaus Mission is now requesting help to provide Christmas gifts, plus some gift cards, to the area’s low income seniors. Send or drop off your cash donations to Emmaus Mission at 805 Spencer St. in Logansport. Any amount is welcome. All donations are due by Oct. 31 to give volunteers time to buy all items needed.
Pulaski Second Saturday events
Pulaski County Tribe is asking Pulaski County businesses, organizations, independent consultants, crafters and artisans to come together and offer a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to spend the day and play in Pulaski County
The event continues on the second Saturday each month.
Those involved ask people considering offering retail discounts (online or in person), volunteer opportunities for others to participate in, indoor and outdoor recreation, dining specials, fundraising events and local events.
The Tribe is offering to help promote these events with more details available at pulaskicountytribe.com.
State cyber attack help and training
Indiana is introducing the Cyberseek Indiana online resource to promote and support job growth in the emerging industry of cybersecurity.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is partnering with the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), Burning Glass Technologies and CompTIA to help close the cybersecurity skills gap in Indiana.
Learn more about cybersecurity opportunities and training at www.cyberseekin.org.
Indiana 218 construction
There’ll be alternating lane closures on Indiana 218 between Indiana 29 and U.S. 35 through early-August.
The section of the highway closed will be in Cass and Carroll counties, from Walton west to the end of 218.
Lane closures will for a resurfacing project, and flaggers will direct traffic in the area where work is occurring.
Grief Support Group canceled
The Logansport All Saints Grief Support Group is canceled due to COVID-19 until further notice.
For any questions or needs or for the up-coming holidays, please call Patty DuSchene at 574-753-3483.
2021 state park passes
The 2021 Indiana state park passes, lake permits, off-road cycling permits, and horse tags are now available at property offices and front gates, and online at ShopINstateparks.com.
Logan’s Landing facade program
Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district downtown, 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 with 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.
VFW Auxiliary meetings
The Auxiliary to VFW Post #3790 meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and generally last one hour.
The start of the 2020-2021 year will mark a year-long celebration of the formation of the “Ladies Auxiliary” in 1920. In 2006, the “Ladies Auxiliary” and the “Men’s Auxiliary” joined forces and are now known as the VFW Auxiliary. Male relatives of veterans may now join The VFW Auxiliary. Membership is $20 a year, and Life Memberships are available. The Auxiliary has lost over 300 members in the past 10 years.
For more information, contact Auxiliary President, Liz Troxell at 574-721-0166 or Auxiliary Treasurer, Jane Viney at 574-737-8110.
Indiana to hold Free Fishing Day in September
Indiana residents can fish the state’s public waters without a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp in September.
To learn more about the event, visit on.IN.gov/fishfree. This year’s last Free Fishing Day will be Sept. 25.
Delphi to host 2D art show in Sept./Oct.
An open juried art show for 2D work will be held during September/October of 2021. Artists are invited to submit work to be juried for the Exhibit. The art show will be on display in the Delphi Opera House Banquet Hall next to the Opera House Gallery.
Artists are invited to submit work for an open juried art show at the Delphi Opera House Banquet Hall, which will be on display September 18 – October 16, 2021. The exhibition will promote the NICHES Land Trust, a non-profit organization, by having artists visit any of the properties and create their individual interpretation of the preserve. Artists featured in the exhibition will have an opportunity to show their work starting with the Annual Blackrock Dinner, a large private banquet for members of the Black Rock Society.
NICHES Land Trust, founded in 1995, covers a 13-county area of west-central Indiana. They currently own and manage 47 properties. NICHES objective is to protect, restore and sustain ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations.
Detailed information, including location, history, and maps about each of the NICHES properties can be found on their website at: https://www.nicheslandtrust.org/properties.
The full call for artists and application can be viewed https://ohartgallery.com/pages/current-upcoming-events.
Kokomo Symphonic Society meeting
The Kokomo Symphonic Society will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. Contact the office at 765-236-0251 if interested in attending. The public is welcome to attend.
Kokomo garden stroll returns June 19
The Howard County Master Gardener Association will resume its Annual Garden Stroll this year from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
The welcome center and plant sale will be held at the South Branch of the Kokomo Howard County Public Library, 1755 E. Center Road in Kokomo. Any COVID-19 restrictions in place on June 19 will be followed. More information will follow later in the newspapers, as well as on the Howard County Master Gardener Association Facebook page.
Free Kokomo Symphony performance
The Kokomo Symphony and friends will perform free show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in Foster Park. It will include the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, Kokomo Civic Theatre and the Kokomo Park Band, plus the 2nd Missionary Baptist Church Ensemble Choir will join in for a choral performance.
Kokomo free concert series lineup set
The City of Kokomo is proud to present its 2021 free admission summer concert series at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo. This year’s lineup offers a little bit of something for everyone, with performances from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman along with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, Monsters of Yacht (a night of 70s & 80s yacht rock hits), and more.
The Kokomo concert series aligns with many of the local themed festivals throughout the summer, creating even more entertaining activities for area families and beyond. “The City of Kokomo takes pride in making our summer concert series bigger and better every year with the array of talent we are able to bring to the stage,” said Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore. “With all that folks have had to sacrifice this past year, these events will provide a great opportunity to give back to the community we love and appreciate.”
All concerts are family friendly, ideal for those on a date night or spending time with family or friends. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for each evening packed with fantastic entertainment.
The concerts are general admission seating and are free to the public.
Ivy Tech offers free classes
Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is offering free classes and training for 10,000 participants. The college is elevating its commitment to Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19 experiencing unemployment, reduced hours or furloughs across the state. Participants may take more than one class or training in a range of relevant high-demand areas.
Those interested can obtain detailed information about the classes and training, and register for free, by visiting ivytech.edu/RapidRecovery/.
Classes and training sessions that are currently being offered as part of the initiative include:
Advanced manufacturing: Industry 4.0 silver level multi-skill maintenance and operations.
Technician certifications (associate, electrical systems, electric motor control systems, motor control troubleshooting and pneumatic systems.
Tools of the Industry with Autodesk: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and practical CNC machining, Fusion 360 introduction to CAD and CAM, simulation analysis for mechanical engineers, 3-axis machining with Fusion 360, introduction to mechanical engineering design and manufacturing, and modeling and design for mechanical engineers.