April 12 â€”May 10, 2013
Out for a drive 1908
CASSINFO MOBILE ALERTS From Cass County Communication Network Sign up for local alerts and deals on the go!
To sign up
text CASSINFO to 46786. Msg & data rates may apply.
Standard Message and Data Rates May Apply When you subscribe, you will receive mobile alerts, reminders and deals which include paid advertisements from local businesses. A service of the Cass County Communication Network published by Existential Media LLC
CASSINFO: Winter weather advisory through 9 a.m. tomorrow. Want to sponsor CASSINFO mobile alerts? 574-721-4635 for details!
2 | Cass County INfo: | April 2013
publication you can hold in your hands. I think that if this issue had a theme, it would be persistence. In this month’s “No ... but seriously” Matthew Paul talks to Becki Harris, who won an all-expenses paid trip to Grand Cayman through an online sweepstakes from The Travel Channel. I’ve gotten to know Becki pretty well since we met during a Civic Players production of M*A*S*H back in 2002, and while I envision myself winning every trip for four to Disney World that Google Ads serves up, if there’s something that says you can register daily, Becki actually follows through and does it — EVERY DAY. And when there’s a chance for a local organization to win something, she’s the biggest cheerleader there is — every day she posts a reminder to vote for Emmaus to receive a $20,000 grant from Walmart. Another article in this issue also focuses on persistence. Cass County Commissioner Ralph Anderson mentioned mushroom season on Talk of the Town last month, and when I told him the closest I’d ever come to “finding” any was on the shelf at D&R Fruit and Meat Market, he told me that I must not have been looking. So I asked Ralph to share some tips that I could include in this issue of INFO. His comments mirror what I always say when I hear people say there’s nothing to do around here, or that they’re tired of only hearing bad news. If that’s all you see, then you must not be looking. This month, I’m chairing one of my favorite annual events —Downtown Green and Clean Day. It’s an event I hesitated to get involved in because it didn’t sound quite as “fun” as some of our other local events. In fact, it’s a lot of hard work, but it’s also fun. And it’s incredibly rewarding to look around downtown Logansport during the summer and see the difference that everyone’s efforts made during just three hours on a Saturday in April. I often hear people say that they didn’t know anything about a meeting or an event, or that they did, but they figured their voice didn’t matter. When I was in high school, I participated in the Good Government Day program you’ll read about in this issue, and while running for a public office is NOT on my bucket list, I’ve
Published by Existential Media LLC 206 Fourth St. P.O. Box 314 Logansport, IN 46947 Editor/Publisher Michelle Laird Dials (574) 721-4636 (michelle@ existentialmedia.com) Cover Photo courtesy Cass County Historical Society One copy of INfo: is free. Additional copies are $.50 each. The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily those of Existential Media LLC. For advertising information, contact Phill Dials (574) 721-4635 (phill@ cassnetwork.com)
INFO is a free, monthly newspaper serving Cass County, Indiana and the surrounding areas. It is part of the Cass County Communication Network, published by Existential Media LLC. Calendar Items Community events that are open to the public and have a specific date, time and location can be submitted FREE to CassCountyCalendar.com. Use the submit link on the website or e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to select specific events to feature on our Facebook page, in e-mail newsletters, in Cass County INFO or in other community updates. CAUGHT ON CAMERA Photos posted on our Facebook fan pages may be selected, at our discretion, to be published in INFO. Photos can also be e-mailed to contact@cassnetwork. com. Advertising information The Cass County Communication Network offers print, web and mobile advertising solutions. For information about advertising, e-mail email@example.com or call (574) 721-4635.
Editorial Information Views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Cass County Communication Network or its parent company, Existential Media LLC. Our publications provide information about events and activities happening in or near Cass County, Indiana. The information is provided by Existential Media LLC for general information purposes only. We strive to keep the information up-to-date and correct, however we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in our publications for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will Existential Media LLC be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our publications.
Interested in advertising with Cass County Communication Network? Call (574) 721-4635 for more information!
sat through enough government meetings to know that when people are engaged with what’s going on in their community, things work better. So get involved. Be persistent. And help make our community an even better place to live, work and play. The sky’s the limit. :) And here’s a personal invitation — come join us for Downtown Green and Clean Day on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon! Where’s that? The photo on the bottom of page 11 was taken on the south side of SR 114 in Fulton County.
This column is always the last thing I write — after I’ve designed the ads, placed all the photos and finalized all the layouts. All those crafty things you see on Facebook, repinned from Pinterest? Laying Michelle Laird DIALS out each issue of Cass Editor/publisher County INFO is kind of like a hobby for me. Instead of gardening, or canning, or making seasonal wreaths out of flip flops, I challenge myself to fit the most interesting things that have happened since the last issue into the number of pages we have advertising to support. Lately, we’ve posted a lot of news on our website, Cass County Online, about arrests and drug busts. You won’t find that stuff in Cass County INFO. While it’s definitely important, this publication is the one you pick up when you want a quick digest of what’s going on in our community, but you still want it in a print
OUR NEW DOCTOR
WILL SEE YOU NOW. Timothy Hall, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Logansport Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Timothy Hall, MD to the Logansport Memorial Physician Network. He is an obstetrician/gynecologist who will join the physicians of the Womenâ€™s Health Center, caring for women of all ages and stages of life. Dr. Hall received his medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and completed his residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is board-certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Timothy Hall, MD | Obstetrics / Gynecology 1025 Michigan Avenue , Suite 115 | Logansport, IN 46947 574.722.3566 | www.logansportmemorial.org
Dr. Hall is now accepting new patients. His practice is located inside the Womenâ€™s Health Center in Medical Office Building East at Logansport Memorial Hospital. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Hall, please call
CASSINFO MOBILE ALERTS
Know what’s going on in your community with these handy text messages from Cass County Communication Network ! To subscribe, text CASSINFO to 46786. Standard message rates apply.
Funding available for downtown business owners Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are now available to commercial business property owners within the Logan’s Landing district. The program offers 50% matching funding up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements. Activities eligible for funding include awnings, exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows, installation of a new brick façade, and façade maintenance/restoration. For an application, or further information about the program, please contact Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding is limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
One in four children in Cass County is struggling with hunger. As part of the Wal-Mart Fighting Hunger Together Spring 2013 program, Emmaus has a chance to receive a $20,000 grant to help feed children right here in our community. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote once per day through Apri 30. It’s this simple: 1) Search for Emmaus Mission Center - Logansport on Facebook and click on the link to vote. 2) Vote for Emmaus Share the posts and join the fight against hunger. Please encourage your friends and co-workers to help us bring more food to Cass County.
Pet supplies drive planned As part of its celebration of National Laboratory Week, April 22-26, the Logansport Memorial Hospital Laboratory will hold a pet supplies Drive and “Cutest Pet” Contest to support the Cass County Animal Shelter. Contest participants may pay a $5 entry fee to enter a favorite picture of a pet by 12 noon on Friday, April 26. The photos should be submitted to the concierge desk at the hospital and must have the name of the pet, the name of the pet owner, and a phone number on the back of each picture. Anyone wanting to donate pet supplies may do so by dropping off their donation in the box located in the hospital lobby through Thursday, April 25. 4 | Cass County INfo: | April 2013
A prescription for savings No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That’s why United Way of Cass County has partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards. The FamilyWize card is easy to use, it’s free, and there are no age or income restrictions. It can be used immediately and there is no limit on how often you can use it. It’s accepted at 95% of pharmacies nationwide and no enrollment or personal information is needed. These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can also be used by people with health benefits,
including Medicaid or Medicare. FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy. United Way of Cass County is one of over 1000 United Ways in all 50 states that have helped people save more than $420 million on prescriptions in their communities and distributed
more than 20 million cards nationwide. Together we hope to reduce the cost of medicine $1 billion by the end of 2015. FamilyWize cards can be found locally at the United Way of Cass County, Area Five Agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County, The Salvation Army, and Peak Community Services. People with internet access can print a card, look up drug prices, and obtain a list of participating pharmacies on United Way of Cass County’s website at www.unitedwayofcasscounty.org You can also like Family Wize on Facebook. Smart phone owners can text the word “family” to 700700 and get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card sent to their cell phones. Simply show the text to your pharmacist so the discount can be applied to the cost of your medicine. PHOTO BY MICHELLE DIALS
Help Emmaus earn $20,000!
Honoring Good Government He served as Mayor of Logansport and a member of the Logansport City Council, and each year for the last 19 years, Logansport High School English teacher John Davis has ensured that students have a chance to participate in the governing process during Key Club’s annual Good Government Day program. Davis is retiring at the end of the year and was honored with a plaque for his years as the Key Club faculty advisor on April 8. The annual program allows students to run for office and serve as Mayor, City Council and Clerk Treasurer for the day. The mayor appoints department heads and, following a swearingin ceremony in McHale, the student leaders job shadow their respective office holders. April 8, 2013 marked the 55th annual Good Government Day program.
Logansport looks at annexation
At their March meeting, the Logansport City Council took the first steps toward annexing about 3,200 acres of land south of the city. The seven-member council voted unanimously to adopt a fiscal plan for annexation, and approved the first reading of ordinances 2013-09 and 2013-10 which will make the areas part of the city limits. City officials say one of the reasons behind the annexation is that traffic in the area is expected to increase dramatically once the Hoosier Heartland Highway opens in November, and they’re looking at development opportunities. The fiscal plan adopted by the city includes a southwest annexation area of about 1,548 acres and a southeast annexation area that includes about 1,714 acres. The southwest area, also known as the “Industrial Park Expansion” will make the Industrial Park off of SR 29, contiguous with city boundaries, and “will provide new development area for attracting new industry and jobs to Logansport.” The city says it is targeting three ways to make the annexation beneficial for existing landowners in the annexation areas: • Exempting agricultural land from municipal property taxes for 10 years • Removing the 25% outside-city utility surcharges for LMU customers in the annexation area; • reducing the cost of trash collection, as current independent haulers tend to charge more than the city for similar services. In February, Mayor Ted Franklin sent letters to Representative Bill Friend and Senator Randy Head, who’s also the city attorney, requesting that a provision that had been removed from state statutes regarding agricultural exemptions be restored. On Friday, April 5, Franklin issued a press release indicating that the legislation is advancing in the Indiana Statehouse. The proposed timeline for annexation calls for a public hearing to be held on May 20, followed by a final vote on the ordinance by the Logansport City Council on June 24. If approved, the areas which are largely agricultural, would become part of the City of Logansport and would receive city services like police and fire protection following a 90 day window for remonstrances. More information about upcoming dates related to the proposed annexation, and more information about other projects like the new power plant, will be posted on CassCountyCalendar. com and CassCountyOnline.com as it is made available.
Planning for new power plant moves ahead Logansport City Council members advanced what they’re calling the third and final phase of funding for the study team working to bring a new power plant to Logansport during a special meeting on April 9. The council voted 5-1 to earmark $778,000 from the county economic development income tax to pay the team of consultants. The council and LMU have allocated about 1.8 million dollars toward the project, which was announced at the end of November, but plan for those costs to be reimbursed by Pyrolyzer LLC once agreements including the Public-Private Partnership, Purchase Power Agreement, and Build-Operate-Transfer Agreement are finalized. Pyrolyzer LLC uses what it describes as a pyrolysis/gasification system for converting carbon-based waste into clean energy.” Instead of burning coal, it’ll produce a gas by heating municipal solid waste; that gas can be used like natural gas. The estimated price tag for the plant is $566 million, and Pyrolyzer will be responsible for those costs. The city also plans to ask them to reimburse the initial costs for the study. MEETING DATES: Logansport City Council: First Monday at 5 p.m. at Logansport City Building; Cass County Commissioners: 1st Monday at 1 p.m., 3rd Monday at 6 p.m. at Cass County Government Building (Courthouse); County Council 3rd Friday at 9 a.m. at Cass County Government Building (Courthouse); Board of Public Works & Safety Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Logansport City Building. Agendas are posted on www.casscountycalendar.com.
Local news online
Looking for more local news? Be sure to check out our websites, www.casscountyonline.com and www.casscountycalendar.com, often! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
April 2013 | Cass County INfo: | 5
Tri Kappa's Ladies Night Out Wednesday, April 24
Tri Kappa’s Ladies Night Out is an annual event that raises money for our philanthropic quests. We award up to $4,000 in book awards and scholarship monies to local students and donate more than $10,000 annually in Cass County. For tickets contact Lorese Sharp at 574-753-0441 ext. 2356 or Gina Curl at 574-753-0441 ext. 2231. Oh Baby Run Saturday, April 27 Rain or shine, the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Logansport Memorial Hospital Family Birth Center will host the fifth annual “Oh Baby Run” on Saturday April 27 at Riverside Park. Proceeds from the 5K run and fun walk support the Family Birth Center and patients of Logansport Memorial Hospital. Pre-registration fee of $20 includes a t-shirt and lunch. Youth 12 and under are invited to participate free of charge, but only receive a shirt with their own paid registration.
6 | Cass County INfo: | April 2013
Know what's going on! Looking for something fun to do in our community? Be sure to check www.casscountycalendar.com often as new events are posted daily!
Post an event Having a garage sale? Fish fry? Fundraiser? Any event that’s open to the public can be posted for FREE on www.casscountycalendar.com!
Race day registration will be $30 and shirts will be available while supplies last. Runners and walkers will step off at 10 a.m. Activities for the day also include a free Kiddie Fun Run for those 5 and younger. For registration information contact the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation at 574.753.1595 or email@example.com. 17th Annual Carroll County Flower and Garden Fair
Downtown Green & Clean Day
Saturday, April 27
Vendors will sell vegetable, herb, Saturday, April 27 and flower plants along with hanging Downtown Logansport will be green and clean, thanks to our crew of volunteers! baskets, alpine plants, garden and wood Logan’s Landing is recruiting volunteers to help weed and trim, pick up litter, art and other garden related items. A sweep, and generally spruce up the downtown district on Saturday April 27 from 9 free children’s booth will give children a.m. to noon. Volunteers may be individuals, families, or teams from businesses, an opchurches, clubs or other organizations. Volunteers are asked to bring their own yard portuwork tools and gardening gloves with them. Register today by e-mail (lldirector@ nity to loganslanding.com) or phone, 574-722-9345, and give an hour or two of your time transto make our downtown district an area we can all be proud of. Let’s all help make plant a downtown Logansport Green and Clean! flower and take it home. Carroll County Parks Presentations on “Native Flowers, Treasures in Your Landscape will offer grilled pork burgers at 10:30 a.m. and “Dry Weather Gardening” at 12:30 p.m. and drinks in addition to the The event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the coffee and donuts available Merchants Bldg at the Flora Community Park, Flora IN. from the Garden Club.
Dodge, Duck & Donate Dodgeball Tournament Saturday, May 11
Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting its first annual Dodgeball Tournament in the Columbia Elementary and Middle School gyms. Space available for 40 teams ---- so register your team TODAY! Registration forms are due May 1. Registrations forms can be found at www.bbbscass.org or you can pick them up at the BBBS office. For more information call 574-722-2222. Countywide Historic Bike Tour Saturday, May 11
Four routes with varied mileage for cyclists of all levels. Each route takes you by historic sites in Cass County, Indiana. All routes begin and end at the beautiful Little Turtle Waterway Plaza, Logansport, Indiana. Proceeds benefit the Cass County Historical Society Museum. Special guest Breakaway Bike and Fitness. Registration begins 7 a.m. Mass start for all routes begins at 8:30 a.m. Great food at SAG stops, goody bags for all. Free Tee shirt to first 100 entrants. Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday, May 11
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 11, in conjunction with the Red Cross, FEMA and local law enforcement. The event will include information booths and mini seminars on emergency topics like first aid, clean water, sanitation and outdoor cooking methods. There will also be booths showing ways to preserve food and prepare good, such as gardening, dutch oven cooking and dehydrating. Looking for more events? Head to www.casscountycalendar.com as new events are added daily! If you have an upcoming event you’d like us to feature, submit the details at www.casscountycalendar.com. Events may be featured in Cass County INFO as space permits.
The Way Is If you’re thinking about going back to school to obtain your GED®, the way is CLEAR. The GED® Test can open doors for you. It can help you get a job, enter a vocational training program or help you advance in your present job. Adult Basic Education ABE covers a wide spectrum of student needs and abilities, from classes for adults who are learning to read through learners preparing for the GED® Test. Classes are free of charge.
Have you taken the GED® Test before? The current exam expires at the end of 2013. If you need to retest, make an appointment to talk with us today!
English as a Second Language ESL covers a wide spectrum of student needs and abilities, from classes for new immigrants with limited English skills to those who are preparing for work or college. ESL classes are free of charge.
For more information or to register for classes, contact: Tami McMahan 2815 E. Market (574) 722-5209 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2013 | Cass County INfo: | 7
Becki Harris Travel Channel Sweepstakes winner
People win things. People win things all the time. Be it a new blender from a school raffle, or several millions of dollars from a lottery, if someone is giving something away, someone else will win it. No, but seriously... How many times have you entered a nationally sponsored contest knowing you probably won’t win? You figure, “Eh..Why not? As long as no one comes to my house trying to sell me vinyl siding, I’m cool with it” Well, the thing is, someone has to win those things, and recently Logansport resident Becki Harris won a trip from The Travel Channel! Really! I had the chance to talk Becki about her trip, and some of the more interesting things she encountered.
Channel was via mail and e-mail. And once you’ve petted a stingray, met his wife and kids and all that, you probably wouldn’t want to eat his intestines anyway. The most exotic thing I had to eat was probably conch fritters. Oh, and Tortuga Rum Cake.
Did you find yourself really missing anything from home? Food? Drink? ToothBill and Becki Harris recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with brush? No, and it an all-expenses paid trip to Grand Cayman that Becki won through an online was a darn good sweepstakes from The Travel Channel. The prize package included an thing, because opportunity to swim with stingrays. prices there are -- Matthew Paul horrendously high, Mix 102 Morning Guy & settlers said “this is what Hell must look like” and and it probably Mid America Radio Director of Operations the name stuck. This, um, UNIQUE gentleman would have cost $20 to buy a new runs a gift shop there in Hell, and he dresses in a toothbrush! red devil cape and devil horns, and greets everyTell us about the trip...what did you win exactly? body with “How the hell are you today? Where Were you tempted to get an ankle tattoo? I won a trip from the Travel Channel. It was a the hell are you from?” For $5, you can have your No, but I did seriously consider having my hair trip for two to Grand Cayman, including airfare, picture taken with him – or you can take a picture braided Cayman-style. I was afraid the lady 5 nights at the Ritz Carlton on Seven Mile with a cardboard cut-out of him for free, out in would charge me double, though, for having Beach, $400 of room service, private limo rides the parking lot. I opted for the second choice. unreasonably long hair. from airport to hotel and back, and side trips on Grand Cayman: a sunset dinner cruise on a 65-foot catamaran, an underwater submarine adventure tour, and a catamaran sail to Rum Point, including a stop at an area called Stingray City, where we got to swim/interact with the stingrays. So you won this awesome prize...did they present you a giant check or something? No giant check, but the limo driver at the airport was standing there with a sign with my name on it, just like in the movies. It was pretty darn cool! Did you get to meet anyone from The Travel Channel? Did Andrew Zimmern take you around and make you eat stingray intestines? No, all of my interaction with The Travel
8 | Cass County INfo: | April 2013
Did you make any new friends? We met lots of cool people – it’s a pretty laid-back island … probably the most, um, UNIQUE person was the guy who runs “the Gift Shop from Hell.” There’s a part of the island where the scenery is this bizarre, grotesque-looking lava rock and stone formations (see below), and supposedly the original
Did you bring back anything fun? We bought some really cool underwater photos of stingrays and turtles from an art gallery there. I did “the maths”...you’d have a better a chance of getting struck by lightning while high fiving polar bears at a Neil Diamond concert than winning that trip...way to beat the odds! Thanks! I predict that the Travel Channel (travelchannel.com) is going to see a HUGE increase in the number of entries they receive from Indiana … Have a cool story that would make people say “No, but seriously ...” when they read it? Email email@example.com to set up your interview!
'Tis the season! Mushroom season is upon us and Cass County Commissioner Ralph Anderson is an avid hunter of the elusive morel. We asked him for some tips: Before any tips are given, it is important to stress that when people mushroom hunt they must have permission to hunt on the property. They also have to know what the property boundries they have to hunt on are! Permission from a renter is not permission from the owner. Tip # 1. Mushrooms grow anywhere, You can find them in your back yard in school yards, etc. During the months of April and May, be aware and observant. Tip #2. When you are heading to a likely place
A SIGN THAT WE CARE No stairs to climb, no streets to cross, 2 acres of well-lit parking Valet parking & wheelchair assistance available under our front-door canopy
Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services
— LOOK! You may pass what I call the mother load and not see it. I always find my new spots doing this. It gives me my future spots! Tip #3 Know your trees. Elm, Apple, Ash. Know what they look like when they are dying when they have died and how long ago they died. This takes years of experience or an experienced guide. Tip #4 The best hunting in my experience is around a dead elm tree that has died 1 - 2 years previously. The bark will be on the tree but splitting a little. Make circles around the tree out to about 150 ft. Stop several times, sit down, look left to rignt. You have been looking at a different angle standing. Tip #5 (and this is the most important no matter where yoiu find your first mushroom): If it is a nice fleshy 3-4” mushroom, do not pick it!!! Mark it with your bag or something. Look
around carefully you may already have steped on several. After you have looked around I would sit down and look from that angle. After you are sure you see no more, I would stand up and walk concentric circles around the area up to 500 ft. out. I would also look to see if you had a dead elm as in tip #3. I would then do the same thing around that tree. Referring back to tip #5,#2,#1: A friend of mine found a huge patch of mushrooms under the pine trees. 800+ I once found one mushroom on a deer trail on our property on Big Creek White County. I looked and looked did not find any more. I marked it and went on. I found several and had a nice find 40 - 50 nice 3 - 6”. Came back to the one I left. I sat down on the edge of the bank of big creek, a 60+ degree slope. I looked again at the mushroom leaned back and looked over the bank 80 ft away, sticking out of the bank were 80 huge mushrooms! —Ralph Anderson Commissioner, veterinarian, mushroom hunter
From our family to yours .... Wishing you many blessings this Christmas season and the coming new year.
1801 CHASE ROAD | LOGANSPORT
www.fisherfuneralchapel.com April 2013 | Cass County INfo: | 9
Caught on Camera United Way of Cass County and the Cass County 4-H Association recently received donations of $2500 each thanks to the support of local farmers, Denny and Lori Herd, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared by the USDA as natural disaster areas due to drought, winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double donations, for a total of $5,000. United Way of Cass County will use the donation to support the Cass County Reading Railroad, whose mission is to improve early childhood literacy and school readiness. The Cass County 4-H Association will use its donation to help renovate the existing community center. PHOTO SHARED BY UNITED WAY OF CASS COUNTY
Caught on RIGHT: The LHS Speech Team proudly had 5 semifinalists and 2 finalists at the 2013 District tournament. Semfinalists included: Kourtney True and Brody Conner in Humorous; Logan James and Luke Jackson in Drama; Lari Rutschmann in Original Oratory. Conner, Jackson, and Rutschmann advanced to the final round of the top 6 competitors. Conner and Jackson each placed 3rd and are first alternates to the National tournament. Lari Rutschmann placed 2nd and will be competing at the Birmingham National tournament in June. Pictured are left-right, semifinalists Logan James and Kourtney True, Original Oratory National Qualifier Lari Rutschmann, and finalists Brody Conner and Luke Jackson. PHOTO SHARED BY JESSICA KRANZ
Each month, we select photos for our “Caught on Camera” pages from those that our fans have posted on our Facebook pages or submitted online, as well as those that we’ve captured through our own lenses at various community events. To submit a photo, post it on our wall at facebook.com/casscountycalendar. If you’re attending Prom, we invite you to post a photo on our wall for our Prom 2013 album! We’d also like to share photos from people with ties to Cass County who are participating in the Mini Marathon the first weekend in May! Plus, we always welcome photos from local events!
LEFT: Have you driven past this? Check the bottom of page 2 to see where it is! PHOTO SHARED BY MIKE LAIRD
10 | Cass County INfo: | April 2013
April, July and September 2013
Join us in celebrating Logansport’s 175th anniversary in photos! Each day in April, July and September 2013, share a Logansport photo on your favorite social network that relates to the theme listed below. There’s one theme for each day of the month. 1. parks 2. downtown 3. railroad 4. water 5. art 6. trail 7. bridges 8. food 9. school 10. graduation 11. sports 12. icons 13. festival 14. reunion 15. transportation
16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.
neighborhood celebration parade carousel shopping tradition street signs church decoration black and white gratitude building throwback music reflection
Anyone can participate! If you’re sharing your photos on Facebook, be sure to tag Logansport’s 175th Anniversary.
If you’re sharing on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #logan175.
PHOTOS COURTESY CASS COUNTY COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND CASS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
KNOW WHATâ€™S GOING ON www.issuu.com/casscountyinfo www.cassnetwork.com www.casscountycalendar.com
mobile alerts www.casscountyonline.com/site/mobilealerts