February 17 â€” March 17, 2014
“Does anyone have a master calendar for the community, where you can find out if someone has already scheduled an event for a specific date?” That’s the question a former colleague of mine asked back in 2002. Michelle DIALS Editor/publisher The logistics seemed impractical. Would you go to the mayor’s office or stop by the Chamber of Commerce to write your event down? It was back in the days of dial-up internet. I don’t think I even had a cell phone yet, and if I did, it certainly didn’t have Facebook on it, because Facebook was still a couple years from being invented, much less open to anyone without an email address that ended in .edu. Fast forward to 2008. I’d been doing a monthly print publication for six years and I was ready to try something online. Every month, I’d scour various websites for events to put in the paper, and I’d wonder — why can’t there just be one master calendar where you can find out what’s going on on a specific date. I was involved in the discussions for Logansport’s comprehensive plan and the topic kept coming up — residents didn’t know where they could find out what was going on in the community, and those organizing community events didn’t know how they could get the word out that they were happening. I had an idea, but I wasn’t sure I had the technological skills to make it happen. Then, in January 2009, I got the first draft of the city’s comprehensive plan, which read: “The City should consider the addition of a user-generated online arts & entertainment calendar to its website or Chamber of Commerce’s website.” And that’s when I decided the idea I’d been tossing around, CassCountyCalendar.com, had to happen. I bought the domain. The website went up on February 9, 2009. On February 20, when we announced its launch publicly, there were more than 300 events listed. And when I
saw the final draft of the comprehensive plan that spring, under “Quality of Life,” this is what it said: “Implementation: 6.9.I1: The City shall encourage use of the Cass County Calendar websiteas the official events calendar. The City should post significant community meetings such as the annual Comprehensive Plan review on the website.” In the weeks that followed, I drove my friends crazy posting links to events on CassCountyCalendar on my personal Facebook page. SEE WELCOME, PAGE 9 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. Published by Existential Media LLC P.O. Box 314 Logansport, IN 46947 Editor/Publisher Michelle Dials (574) 721-4636 (michelle@ existentialmedia.com) Cover Photo Dave Workman 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)
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Could the area bordered by Mall Road, High Street, Yorktown Road and Market Street someday include more commercial developments and quarter-million dollar condos? Logansport city officials think it could happen and they’re inviting the public to help create a master plan for the area.
In April, community members will be invited to help create a master plan for the area around the existing Logansport Mall and surrounding properties. Mayor Ted Franklin announced the initiative on February, 2, the same weekend news broke that the Sears store in the Logansport Mall would close by May. The Logansport City Council voted Monday, February 3 to purchase 20 acres of vacant land along High Street and Yorktown Road. “Our first goal is to address the emerging need to attract developers who are willing to construct and market, mid to high level stand-alone and condominiumtype housing,” Franklin explained. In an interview, Franklin outlined a vision for development of single-family residential housing and high-end condominiums north of the Cass County Commons which houses several
retail stores including Buffalo Wild Wings. In recent weeks, economic development officials have cited a need for more mid-level housing in the community to attract new business and industry. Arin Shaver, planning department executive director, said that any plans produced as a result of the charrette could be added to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, if approved by the Plan Commission and the City Council after public hearings. The three-day charrette is scheduled for April 3-5 at CLEDO’s Community Room at 310 S. Pearl Street. Franklin said attendees will be able to come and go throughout the scheduled times. Watch for more information about the charrette process and how you can participate on CassCountyOnline.com. PHOTOS PROVIDED
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February 22 & 23 Auditions
February 26 Victory Celebration
Civic Players will hold auditions for the musical “The Sound of Music” from 3-6 p.m at the Civic Players Building, 1115 Erie Ave. Most roles require singing, but a few are nonsinging. Show dates are June 20-21-27-28, 2014 at McHale Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact the director, Ralph Anderson, at 574-722-3000 or 574-722-2408, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
United Way of Cass County’s Campaign Celebration/Annual Meeting will be held from 11:30-12:45 at Cross-Wind UMC. Come help us celebrate the many successes from the 2013 campaign! Reservations required by calling 574-753-3533.
February 26 From Saloons to Theaters
ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 5, 2014 Cass County Communication Network invites churches to post their Lenten and Easter worship services on CassCountyCalendar.com. Just visit the website and click submit to enter the details. There is no charge to list your event. For more information about advertising, including print ads in Cass County INFO, web ads on CassCountyCalendar.com and CassCountyOnline.com and mobile ads through CASSINFO mobile alerts, call or text 574-721-4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A history of entertainment in a railroad town presented by Cass County Historical Society Executive Director Thelma Conrad. This Power Point slide show presentation will focus on the early days in Logansport up to the 1940s when the State Theater and the Skyline Drive In were opened. 6:30 p.m. at the LogansportCass County Public Library Looking for something to do? New events are added daily at casscountycalendar.com.
February 28 Notre Dame Folk Choir
March 10 & 11 Auditions
The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir will present a concert at All Saints Catholic Church. Logansport HS graduate Sarah Cahalan is a member of this choir. The Logansport Children’s Choir will also perform. The concert is free, although a free will offering will be taken with proceeds going to a local charity. 7:30 p.m.
Civic Players will hold auditions for “The Sound of Music” from 6-8 p.m at the Civic Players Building, 1115 Erie Ave. Show dates are June 20-21-27-28, 2014 at McHale Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact the director, Ralph Anderson, at 574-722-3000 or 574-722-2408, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
March 1 Duck Dynasty Day
March 15 Shamrock Shuffle
Crafts and games for kids, plus a look-a-like contest. 4 p.m. at Logansport-Cass County Public Library
March 7, 8 and 9 “Stage Door”
This dramatic comedy presented by Civic Players of Logansport tells the story of Terry Randall, a struggling young actress living in New York City, and the two dozen girls who occupy the boarding house she is living in. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at McHale Performing Arts Center. Call the box office at 574-753-4116 for ticket information.
Cass County Family YMCA presents the 5th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk. Route takes you along the beautiful Little Turtle Waterway. Register at the Y or on active.com. Event starts at 9 a.m.
March 15 Third House Session The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce invites you to hear from Senator Randy Head and State Representatives at 8 a.m. at West Side Diner. FREE event. NO RSVP required.
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February 19 & 27 and March 4
Adopt-A-Spot in a Logansport Park The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers from families, businesses and non-profit groups for Adopt-A-Spot locations in the Logansport Parks. Volunteers may be any person, business, or organization who is interested in landscaping and beautifying the Logansport Parks, and is willing to make a commitment to do this work. Several Adopt-a-Spot locations have been identified, but the Parks Department is flexible on specific locations and is willing to work with volunteers to enhance their own vision. Those interested in the Adopt-A-Spot program should contact the Parks Department and attend an informational /training session. Those sessions will be held on Feb. 19 and March 4 at 5 p.m., OR Feb. 27 at noon. Those interested need only attend one of the three possible times. Questions about the Logansport Parks Adopt-A-Spot program may be directed to the Activities Director, Vicki Ward, at (574) 753-7388, or the Parks Administrator, Janet Fawley at (574) 753-6969 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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City of Logansport issues temporary parking restrictions for snow removal City of Logansport officials are asking residents to cooperate in moving vehicles so that roads can be plowed curb to curb. The Street Department started by focusing on Broadway, Market, North and High Streets and will announce additional streets as progress is made. Residents should move their cars to the even side side of the street by 7 a.m. on even numbered days and should park on the odd side of the street by 7 a.m. on odd numbered days. (Even and odd side of the street refers to the address number on the houses). Police Chief Mike Clark says the north and east sides of all Logansport city streets are even numbered, while the south and west sides are odd-numbered. Arrangements and assistance can be made for those who are not physically able to move their vehicles in the allotted time frames. Call (574) 753-4101 ext. 206 if you need assistance. The Street Department put the plan into action on February 11. Many cars remained covered by snow from the blizzard that hit in January. City officials are asking residents to dig their cars out as soon as possible. The city’s abandoned vehicle ordinance prohibits vehicles from being parked on city streets for more than 72 hours without being moved.
Logansport Memorial offering vein screening, health care info
The new Vein Program at Logansport Memorial Hospital can help provide relief for patients and long-term solutions for venous diseases. To help patients learn more, Logansport Memorial Hospital is hosting a free vein screening for interested patients on Tuesday, February 25 from 4 – 7 pm in Conference Room DE. Registration is required by calling (574) 722-3636 to confirm attendance. Logansport Memorial will host MDwise Marketplace 101, an education and enrollment session. MDwise will answer your questions about the Health
Insurance Marketplace and help you through the enrollment process. Dates are February 18 from 5-8 p.m. or February 25 from 2-4 p.m. Please visit MDWise.org/calendar to register for this event.
Schools add extra hour to school day
Students at Logansport, Pioneer and Southeastern Schools will be there for an extra hour every afternoon February 17 through April 30 to make up missed snow days. As of our deadline, Caston had not yet announced their plans to make up time missed due to inclement weather, but as soon as they do, we’ll let you know on CassCountyOnline.com.
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Logansport Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Hogg to the Logansport Memorial Physician Network. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who will join Dr. Jim Davis and Dr. Jeryl Fullen as part of LMPN Orthopedics. Dr. Hogg is now accepting new patients. His practice is located inside the orthopedics suite at Logansport Memorial Hospital, located near the main elevators. To make an appointment, please call 574.722.2663.
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College Goal Sunday offers financial aid help tion. Students and parents are College-bound students and their families can can receive help filing encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal the Free Application for Student Identification Numbers (PINs) at Aid (FAFSA) during College Goal www.pin.ed.gov before coming to Sunday at 2 p.m. on February 23. the event. Financial aid professionals Ivy Tech Community College will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Kokomo Region will offer 14 addiCommunity College’s Logansport tional opportunities, with workCampus, 1 Ivy Way, and 38 other shops on the Kokomo, Logansport, Indiana sites Wabash and Peru campuses. The FAFSA is required for Parents can attend one of the students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and workshops and file on behalf of scholarships at most colleges, uni- their student. Families who have versities and vocational/technical not yet filed their 2013 tax returns schools nationwide and must be filed by March College Goal Sunday 10 to be eligible for state February 23 at 2 p.m. aid. To make filing the FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS FAFSA easier, volunKokomo Campus, Room M105 teers walk through Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. the form line-by-line Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. and answer families’ March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. individual questions. All March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. sites offer FAFSA online March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. capabilities and many have Spanish interpretLogansport Campus, Room 270 ers. A complete list March 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. of sites is available at March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. www.CollegeGoalSun March 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. day.org. March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students should attend College Goal SunPeru Instructional Site day with their parent(s) Feb. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m., or guardian(s) and bring Room 112/class lab their parents’ com March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m., pleted 2013 IRS 1040 tax Room 109/open lab returns, W-2 Forms and March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., other 2013 income and Room 109/open lab benefits information. Students who worked Wabash, Room 101/LRC last year, should bring Feb. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. their income infor March 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. mation. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their should file an initial FAFSA by March 10; they will have until May own completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax 1 to make revisions. return, W-2 Form or other 2013 income and benefits informa-
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PHOTO BY PHILL DIALS “Are there any delays today?” From the first day of school to the last day of school, Matthew Paul averages AT LEAST one phone call a week where he’s answering that question. And, as you probably know, in 2014, there have been more days with a delay or cancellation than without. But with this year’s winter weather, we wondered — how do school officials decide? So for this month’s “No, but seriously ...”, he asked Michele Starkey, superintendent of Logansport Schools, what goes on before they notify the radio stations to announce those words that were once eagerly anticipated by students, teachers and parents alike ... “Schools on a 2-hour delay today include ...” MATTHEW PAUL: I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but it’s been a pretty hard winter. What goes in to the process of declaring a 2 hour delay or closing? MICHELE STARKEY: I am so glad that you pointed out that this has been a bad winter. I have totally enjoyed it! I am not a big fan of winter anyway so this has not been much fun! The process is very scientific! Some days are no brainers- like when it is going to be a blizzard and we are on level red or orange! Other days are not so easy, trying to following the hourly forecast on the Weather Channel doesn’t always hold true. I was told that this job came with a crystal ball, but I have yet to find it. So ... we check county and city roads within our district, check temperatures and forecasts. Two-hour delays allow us to make sure all of the busses are started and warm, buildings are warm, it is light outside and often time conditions improve somewhat. The worst ones to
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try and call are fog days and the extreme cold temperatures. Those are not easy to predict and the call needs to be made about two hours prior to the actual start of school. I always picture your “team” of people gathered around a conference table, there’s a bank of tv’s, laptops, telephones, and lots of frantic conversations. Kind of like a scene from the West Wing.. When the decision is made for a cancellation or closing, is it anything like that scenario? You are close! There are only 3 people on the team that get this glorious task. There are a lot of frantic conversations but, we usually are in a truck, while one is driving the other two are making phone calls and texting the various sources that distribute the information for us. We do have a top secret list of all the television and radio stations that we contact with separate passwords for all of them. The passwords are about as close to the West Wing scenario you can get. I really wish it were more glamorous. You have school-aged children...Are they really the ones that make the decision for you? Because my kids would cancel school due to rainbows and unicorns... This is the great part! I get tons of input not only from my sons, but also from their friends! They come up with all kinds of reasons I should cancel, and if it were up to them we would cancel for tons of different reasons. They have really gotten good at checking the weather and letting me know when bad weather is
expected and what the wind chill factor is. They also try guilt! Many mornings when we are out driving I get calls or texts asking, “So mom, what are you thinking? Are the roads bad? Has the county been out to plow because it looks bad out my bedroom window?” I also get advice from their friends about why I should cancel- it’s either too cold, they don’t want to be endangered or they are worried about their teachers’ safety. I find this interesting because during a day when we were out checking roads one of my son’s friends was out walking around with a shovel. He was shoveling people’s driveways to make a little extra money, but he let me know that he thought it was too cold to go to school. He didn’t want to get frostbite! Much has been made about the decision for Logansport Schools to add an hour to the end of the school day. My question is this: if needed, can you drive a school bus to pick up the children? I am always asking Mr. Moss if I can drive a bus, just once. He won’t let me. He says I am not properly licensed. But I do have a minivan, so if need be I can drive around and pick kids up 6 at a time. It may take me a while to get them to school but I will get them all there eventually! (Editor’s Note: She’s kidding, of course.) Anything else? We do take this very seriously. Student safety is the most important factor. We try to make the absolute best decision possible. Kids need to be in school but we won’t compromise their safety because of that. We have been very fortunate in the past few years with the winter weather. This one has been extremely frustrating. I think that it is important to note that this is a team effort. The maintenance staff, custodial staff , and snow removal crew have been very busy and worked many hours to make sure that the buildings are warm, parking lots and sidewalks are clear and that everything is ready to go for school. Our mechanic and bus drivers have done a great job in making sure that the busses are ready to go and making sure that all students are transported to and from school safely. Matthew Paul Mix 102 Morning Guy, Director of Operations WLHM/WSAL/WHZR
Tryouts & Auditions Garage Sales Spring Forward! Have we ever looked forward to losing an hour of sleep? This year, we’ll take whatever signs of spring we can get! Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Remember to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night! WELCOME, from page 2 Luckily, Facebook Pages came along and the CassCountyCalendar.com page on Facebook made its debut on April 21, 2009. The CassCountyCalendar.com page on Facebook became a gathering place, where people came not just to find out about local events, but to share information and ask questions. The information we were sharing grew way beyond the scope of a community calendar and suddenly, we were planning the next phase — Cass County Communication Network, which launched the following summer, in July 2010. There are a lot of people who have worked behind the scenes to make CassCountyCalendar.com what it is today but the real reason it’s a success is because of all the people who submit events and all the people who visit the website to find out what’s going on in the community. We’re able to provide the newspaper you’re reading, our websites and our mobile alerts thanks to the advertisers who use our platforms to get the word out to our audiences about their products and services. So, if you’re an advertiser looking for a new way to reach people, give us a call. So thank you to everyone who’s supported CassCountyCalendar.com (and our other publications) in any way, shape or form along the way. We couldn’t have done it without you. There’s still work to do — so here’s to the next five, ten, fifteen and 20 years and even more big ideas and grandiose plans!
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Tax season is underway This tax season nearly 1 million Hoosier taxpayers will qualify to file their federal AND state taxes online for free through Indiana freefile (INfreefile). If a taxpayer has an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $58,000 or less during 2013, the Indiana Department of Revenue can offer her free federal and state tax filing online. Last year, more than 119,000 taxpayers used INfreefile to file their Indiana taxes. Taxpayers should visit www.freefile.dor.in.gov to see if they qualify for INfreefile based on the vendors’ options. If they qualify, all taxpayers have to do is click the vendor of their choice and complete their tax returns online. “Indiana freefile saves qualified taxpayers time and money.” said Bill Bahler, deputy commissioner of tax administration. “Users can file both their federal and state taxes at the same time and place using professional software, at no cost. That’s pretty hard to beat.” This year, six vendors provide an easy and secure way to file taxes online. The vendors participating in INfreefile include 1040Now, H&R Block, OLT OnLine Taxes, TaxAct, TaxSlayer and Turbo Tax. There are many advantages to electronically filing: • Faster refunds—e-filed returns are processed in less than two weeks, while a paper return can take up to 12 weeks. • Better security—fewer people see your information. • Get more or pay less—e-filing software may suggest credits and deductions you might not have known about. • Better accuracy—electronic returns have a 2 percent error rate versus 20 percent for paper returns. • Indiana is one of more than 20 states, including the District of Colombia, who are members of the Free File Alliance, a partnership between the IRS and private tax preparers that has been offering free tax service in states around the country since 2003. The program brings professional tax services to a wide range of income levels. If taxpayers have questions specific to their return, call (317) 232-2240.
Indiana Beach announces four new rides for 2014 season Indiana Beach, Indiana’s largest and most popular amusement resort and vacation playground, announces the addition of four ‘funtastic’ rides for the 2014 season. The Baby Baron, Growler, Dragon Wagon and Rockin’ Tug are just the first of several upgrades planned this year. Each of the new attractions was acquired with children and families in mind. The Baby Baron allows little ones to soar over Kiddyland, controlling their own bi-plane that rises and falls at the driver’s command. Also in Kiddyland, Dragon Wagon, offers an exciting ride for children seeking the thrill of their first roller coaster. Kids will get a rush while riding up and over hills and swerving around corners. Families can take classic tea cups to the next level on the Growler. Four people will spin at a 20-degree angle, 7-1/2’ feet in the air, while the entire ride twists and turns. And finally, everyone can cruise on Rockin’ Tug, a small boat that gently spins, dips and peaks on ocean “We are excited to introduce these new attractions in 2014,” stated Bob Gallagher, Park President. “They add something fresh and fun for the families who visit year after year, and we hope they will be a draw for others considering a family vacation to Indiana Beach.” “We also have to announce that after 42 years of thrilling guests from across the country, the Galaxi, our park’s first major steel coaster, is being retired. Fans and thrill-seekers can rest assured that plans are underway for a new thrill coming in 2015.” Mr. Gallagher further hinted, “There’s still more in store for 2014, be sure to watch for funtastic additional news.” Indiana Beach will open for the season on May 10, 2014. Season passes are now available with exclusive perks for pass holders. To learn more, call (574)583-4141, or visit.IndianaBeach.com.
Logansport Memorial opens medical center in Peru Logansport Memorial Hospital’s new Peru Medical Center (PMC), located at 1694 W. Logansport Road in Peru, opened February 10. The Peru Medical Center offers primary care, internal medicine, OB/GYN and orthopedic services. Dr. Agnes Kenny, a board-certified family medicine physician and Jo Estes, Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner will be available to see patients five days a week at the PMC. In addition, Dr. Vivek Sahgal will practice at the Peru Medical Center. Dr. Sahgal specializes in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. Christopher Hogg DO, the newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon to join
the Logansport Memorial Physician Network (LMPN), will have office hours at the Peru Medical Center one day a week. Physicians from the LMPN Women’s Health Center office will see patients one day per week in and the PMC will offer on-site laboratory and x-ray services. The Peru Medical Center will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The PMC is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (765) 472-2812.
Community Foundation assets at more than $16 million Year-end figures released at the January 2014 Cass County Community Foundation board meeting show that the CCCF’s total assets grew to almost $16.7 million last year after starting 2013 at $14.2 million. The Cass County Community Foundation also announced officers for 2014. Elected officers for 2014 are: Board Chairman, Dr. Herb Price; Vice Chairman, Thillia Reynolds; Treasurer, Keith Cole; Secretary, Deb Shanks; and Past Chairman, Susan Platt. The officers will be joined by board members Burton “Bud” Reed, Lucy Burns, Randy Head, Tom Heckard, Paul Kroeger, Dan Layman, Dr. Sue Ridlen, Jesse Robinson, and Adam Strasser.
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Top left: Princess Ball, shared by Jane Williams; Above: Sweetheart’s Dance, shared by Shannon Salmons
Top: Logansport HS Berryettes Middle: Princess Ball Above: Sweetheart’s Dance, all shared by Gina Curl Right: Logansport HS Speech Team, shared by Seth Tocco
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