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/NÂ&#x;3ATURDAY Â&#x;!PRILÂ&#x;TH Â&#x;,OGANSÂ&#x;,ANDINGÂ&#x;HELDÂ&#x; a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtown Green & Clean Day.â&#x20AC;? More than eighty volunteers donated a few hours of their TIMEÂ&#x;ONÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;RAINYÂ&#x;3ATURDAYÂ&#x;MORNINGÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x;SWEEP Â&#x; RAKE Â&#x;PICKÂ&#x;UPÂ&#x;LITTER Â&#x;ANDÂ&#x;GENERALLYÂ&#x;SPRUCEÂ&#x;UPÂ&#x;OURÂ&#x; downtown district. Volunteers collected eight BAGSÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;TRASH Â&#x;Ă&#x161;FTY FOURÂ&#x;BAGSÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;YARDÂ&#x;WASTE Â&#x;ANDÂ&#x; two bins of recyclables. Now that downtown ,OGANSPORTÂ&#x;HASÂ&#x;GOTTENÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;GOODÂ&#x;SPRINGÂ&#x;CLEANING Â&#x; it is our hope that our citizens and visitors will take a moment to dispose of trash properly RATHERÂ&#x;THANÂ&#x;TOSSINGÂ&#x;LITTERÂ&#x;ONÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;GROUND Â&#x;SOÂ&#x;THATÂ&#x; residents and downtown business owners will be able to keep downtown green and clean! Special thanks to the following: Cass County Solid Waste Management for loaning recycling bins; Logansport Street Department for free same-day pickup of the huge pile of yard waste bags; Logansport Savings Bank and the Logansport Fire Department for donating bottled water and ice for our volunteers; Home Depot for donating supplies and sending Team Depot to work at the event; and to representaTIVESÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;#ASSÂ&#x;#OUNTYÂ&#x;!RTSÂ&#x;!LLIANCE Â&#x;-IDTOWNÂ&#x; 6ILLAGEÂ&#x;!SSOCIATION Â&#x;THEÂ&#x;,(3Â&#x;"ERRYETTES Â&#x;#ASS 0ULASKIÂ&#x;#OMMUNITYÂ&#x;#ORRECTIONS Â&#x;#IVICÂ&#x;0LAYERSÂ&#x; OFÂ&#x;Â&#x;,OGANSPORT Â&#x;#ARDINALÂ&#x;3ERVICES Â&#x;$OWNTOWNÂ&#x; "USINESSÂ&#x;/WNERS Â&#x;,OGANSPORTÂ&#x;9OUNGÂ&#x;0ROFESSIONALS Â&#x;*EANÂ&#x;#OLE Â&#x;#ASSÂ&#x;#OUNTYÂ&#x;#OMMUNICATIONÂ&#x;.ETWORK Â&#x;&AMILYÂ&#x;/PPORTUNITYÂ&#x;#ENTER Â&#x;-AINÂ&#x; 3TREETÂ&#x;5NITEDÂ&#x;-ETHODISTÂ&#x;-ENSÂ&#x;'ROUP Â&#x;,OGANSÂ&#x; ,ANDINGÂ&#x;BOARDÂ&#x;Â&#x;COMMITTEEÂ&#x;MEMBERS Â&#x;ANDÂ&#x; numerous individuals for volunteering their time and efforts to make our downtown district an area we can all be proud of.

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Welcome, Buffalo Wild Wings!

Logansport Cass County Economic Development Foundation representatives held a ceremonia groundbreaking on Monday, May 2 for last tenant at Cass County Commons. Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to open in Logansport by late July or early August. BY MICHELLE LAIRD DIALS

Developers confirmed what they described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the worst-kept secret in Logansportâ&#x20AC;? earlier this month: Buffalo Wild Wings will open in Logansport this summer. City officials joined developer Joe Farr for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Cass County Commons on May 2 -- even though construction on the building has already been completed. Farr said that his company has been talking with Buffalo Wild Wings for two years but has been in serious negotiations since December. The tenantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease became final on April 30, so he felt it was time to officially make the announcement to the public. Farr said the franchisee owns about 25 locations and described them as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;large, solid operator.â&#x20AC;? The 18,600 square foot Cass County Commons shopping center, which opened earlier this year, is now 100 percent leased. The property is adjacent to the new Walmart and includes Maurices, Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Jewelry and Gifts, Petsense and Great Clips. Farr says he has three more national tenants who have expressed interest in the location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need more space,â&#x20AC;? Farr told the crowd of city council members and local business people who gathered for this morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groundbreaking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice problem to have.â&#x20AC;? Chamber of Commerce president Brian Shafer, Councilman Scott Kraud and Mayor Mike Fincher were among those who joined Farr to dig into the soil to the west of the building, which will become a fenced area with outdoor seating for the restaurant. Farr said the mayor, city council and LEDF have been instrumental in helping to move the project forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They really do want development and do put their feet forward,â&#x20AC;? Farr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all really put their game faces on and helped in the last couple of months.â&#x20AC;?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: At press time, Democrat Charlie Hastings had announced he would seek a recount in the race for the Democratic party’s nomination for mayor. Further updates will be provided on Cass County Online as they become available. The Republican candidate for mayor is Ted Franklin.Independent Seger Mathew will also be on the ballot for mayor in November.

215 Number of registered voters who voted at the Benjamin Long Center on Election Day 434 Number of registered voters who voted at the Logansport Mall on Election Day 504 Number of registered voters who voted at the Cass County Senior Center on Election Day 26.29% Percentage of registered voters who voted in the 2011 Municipal Primary Statistics compiled by Cass County Communication Network from 2011 Municipal Primary results

2011 Logansport Municipal Primary

8,459 Number of registered voters in Logansport

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Area Five Agency on Aging & Community Service is pleased to announce the RECEIPTÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;AÂ&#x; Â&#x;GRANTÂ&#x; AWARDÂ&#x;FROMÂ&#x;.)03#/ Â&#x;TOÂ&#x;HELPÂ&#x; purchase a new convection oven that will directly BENEĂ&#x161;TÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;!REAÂ&#x;&IVEÂ&#x; Nutrition Program. The AGENCYÂ&#x;COOKSÂ&#x;Â&#x;PLUSÂ&#x; meals per day and provided  Â&#x;MEALSÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x; Â&#x; individuals in Cass and SURROUNDINGÂ&#x;COUNTIESÂ&#x;INÂ&#x;

ACHIEVEMENT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Ronald McDonald House CharitiesÂŽ and USA FundsÂŽ recognize the importance of continuing education and the ever-increasing expenses associated with a college degree. To alleviate a portion of the cost, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and USA Funds awarded Jose Zarate Garcia of Logansport Community High School a $5,000 scholarship. Garcia was one of 21 students honored at the awards ceremony at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis on Monday, May 9. Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, community involvement, as well as financial need.

#HADÂ&#x;'EER Â&#x;,OGANSPORTÂ&#x; 2OTARYÂ&#x;#LUBÂ&#x;0RESIDENT Â&#x; PRESENTSÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;Â&#x;CHECKÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x; .IKKIÂ&#x;2EED Â&#x;2EADINGÂ&#x;2AILROADÂ&#x; Program Coordinator. Also pictured are members of the ##22Â&#x;"OARD Â&#x;-IKEÂ&#x;-EAGHER Â&#x; *OYCEÂ&#x;-AYHILL Â&#x;3COTTÂ&#x;+RAUDÂ&#x; and Michele Starkey.

#HADÂ&#x;'EER Â&#x;,OGANSPORTÂ&#x; 2OTARYÂ&#x;#LUBÂ&#x;0RESIDENT Â&#x;PRESents Fairview principal Chris (ESSÂ&#x;WITHÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;Â&#x;CHECKÂ&#x; for the Backpack Program. !LSOÂ&#x;PICTUREDÂ&#x;AREÂ&#x;*ULIEÂ&#x;"YRD Â&#x; Rotary Volunteer Backpack #OORDINATOR Â&#x;%LLENÂ&#x;+UKERÂ&#x;ISÂ&#x;AÂ&#x; 2OTARYÂ&#x;6OLUNTEERÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x;*OYCEÂ&#x; -AYHILL Â&#x;%XECUTIVEÂ&#x;$IRECTORÂ&#x; of the United Way of Cass County.

Representatives from Rotary presented LEDF with a check FORÂ&#x; Â&#x;FORÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;#,%!2Â&#x; Adult Ed/GED program. The check will go toward a matching challenge of up to  Â&#x;FROMÂ&#x;4HEÂ&#x;!NDERSONSÂ&#x; for the GED program. The funds will be used for new FURNITURE Â&#x;COMPUTERSÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x; software for the program.

The photos above represent commitments totalling nearly $10,000 to help improve the quality of life in Cass County. Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that for good news? Do you have a great story to tell? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to help you share it with others! Send your news to contact@cassnetwork.com or submit it online at www.casscountyonline.com. Photos provided

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County-wide Bike Tour In conjunction with the Heritage Fest, the Cass County Historical Society is sponsoring a historic county-wide bike tour. Over 100 bicyclists will be joining in the ride with stops including the Wabash & Erie Canal Bed, Aquaduct remains, Council Rock, Pipe Creek Falls, Schmidt & Columbia Brewery site, Little Turtle Waterway, and the old 4H Fairgrounds. The tour will begin and end at the All Saints Catholic Church property adjacent to Bankers Row. Registration at 7 a.m. with mass start at 8:30 a.m. (574) 753-3866. http://casscountyin.tripod.com/bikeinfo.htm Little Hoosiers Dart Tournament This event features one man and one woman teams. Little Hoosiers is Chapter 24 of the L.P.A. (Little People of America). All money donated stays in Indiana to help families with medical bills and many other things. 2 p.m., The Avenue, 547 Erie Avenue. $5 to enter to play. For more information, call Courtney at (574) 721-1089.

Logansport’s birthday. Enjoy a serving of strawberry shortcake, listen to live music and visit with friends! 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Farmer’s Market Lot at 4th and Market.

Thursday, May 19 “Aged to Perfection” — Wine and Cheese Reception Enjoy live music and beautiful art and experience fine wine from a local winery and delicious refreshments. This event kicks off the Logansport Art Association’s 100th Fine Art Show. 5:30 p.m., 424 Front St. Tickets are $10, include one drink ticket and can be purchased at the LAA. Cash bar. E-mail loganart@laa.comcastbiz.net or call 574.735.2915

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Thursday, June 2 Celebrate Logansport! This annual event sponsored by Logan’s Landing invites you to kick off the summer by gathering downtown for a celebration in honor of the City of

Saturday, June 4 Lil’ Anglers Fishing Derby Children ages 6-15 can fish and compete for the biggest, longest & smallest fish during this annual event sponsored by the Logansport Parks Department. Registration forms must be completed before the event at the Benjamin Long Center or by calling (574) 753-7388 prior to the event. Parental involvement is a MUST. 9 a.m. – noon, Izaak Walton League Pond,1046 N. State Road 17. No cost to participants.

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Thursday, May 24 Westside Neighborhood Kickoff Meeting Mark your calendars now for a neighborhood meeting you will not want to miss! The neighborhood meetings will allow neighbors to talk about changes and improvements they would like to see happen in their neighborhood. Girl Scout Cookies and refreshments will be provided. Children will be provided with activities, while adults engage in discussion. 6-7 p.m., Franklin Elementary School. (574) 737-2130

Region 4 ABATE Rally Ride Take a scenic motorcycle ride through Cass County while helping the Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ride starts at McGovern’s Pub & Eatery in Royal Center and ends with food and prizes at American Legion Post 60 on US 29 in Logansport. Sign-in from 11 a.m - noon, last bike out at noon, last bike in at 4 p.m. $15 for riders; $5 for passengers. Contact Ernie Gasho at (574) 721-5984 or (574) 722-3932 for more information.

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Saturday, June 5 Commencement Students from all four Cass County high schools (Logansport, Lewis Cass, Pioneer and Caston) will turn their tassels at 2 p.m. in their respective gymnasiums.

Myth vs. Fact Youth Crime to be addressed during Town Hall Meeting

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Saturday, May 14 On the Banks Heritage Fest This free event will celebrate Logansport’s rich heritage while raising community awareness and support of local historic preservation efforts. Activities include a classic car show featuring Logansport’s own Revere, historic memorabilia, photographs and exhibits, and food and drink. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Eel River Avenue in Downtown Logansport. (574) 753-3866

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In 2011, local news headlines have been filled with bad news about teens. Learn the facts about what is happening in our community from a panel of professionals during a Town Hall meeting.IUPUI Professor Roger Jarjoura will lead the discussion about what has been done to reduce crime in communities like ours across the U.S. A panel discussion will include Logansport Community Schools, Area Five Agency, Four County Counseling Center, Logansport Police Department, Judge Leo Burns and Mayor Mike Fincher. Questions can be e-mailed to townhall@areafive.com to be addressed during the meeting. May 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McHale Performing Arts Center.

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Calendar Thursday, June 9 Pond Clinic The Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District and Purdue/ Cass Co. Extension service are sponsoring a free Pond Clinic. Learn about weed identification, Algae control and chemical use. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Logansport Izaak Walton League, 1046 N. on State Road 17, across from the County Highway Garage. Parking will be near the ponds. Don’t forget your lawn chairs! Pre-registration will guarantee that you get a pond packet. To register, call (574)753-4705, ext 3.

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In memoriam Memorial Day services offer salute to those who served One of the most memorable things we did in 2010 was attending Cass County’s Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies, which featured observances at the Cass County Government Building, the Logansport City Building and the 225-acre Mount Hope Cemetery. The National Junior Honor Society from Lincoln Middle School will be helping with the process of getting the cemetery ready for the Memorial Day holiday again this year. Civil War veterans are buried in the GAR or “Grand Army of the Republic” section and graves are donated to any veterans to be buried in Veteran’s Circle. More details will be available on CassCountyCalendar.com near the end of May.

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Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 Med Flory Jazz & Blues Festival Eight bands will take to the stage in downtown Logansport during the fourth annual Med Flory Jazz and Blues Festival on June 10 and 11. Andra Fay of the Uppity Blues Women will headline on June 10 and Logansport native and Grammy winner Med Flory is the Satu rday headliner. Join the New Orleans Walking Parade at 5:30 p.m. at LMU Park at the corner of 6th and Market as grand marshalls Carolyn Cassidy, Kathy Elkins and Robin Mix lead the way to the festival grounds at Little Turtle Waterway. With free music workshops on Saturday, performances by Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel Andra Fay and the Mighty Good Men, and Aberdeen Project, Tuxedo Junction followed by the Tim Miller Band, Stacie Sandoval and Grupo Tumbao, Med Flory with Stan Hillis and Steve Allee, and Souled Out 6, you’ll be blue if you miss this event! Break out your 1920’s clothing and celebrate our community’s musical heritage! Adult advanced tickets are $10 each session and are available online at the festival website and at Security Federal Savings Bank, Susan’s Corner Cupboard, and The People’s Winery. The day of the show, adult ticket prices increase to $15 each session. www.floryfest.org 574-727-5482.

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Pioneer Days Head on up to the Royal Center of Friendliness to enjoy Pioneer Days. Parades, games, rides and more festival fun than you can imagine. Check casscountycalendar.com for more details. Relay for Life of Cass County This annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society takes place at Lewis Cass Jr./Sr. High School. It starts at 3 p.m. Opening ceremonies and the Survivor lap happen at 6 p.m., with the Luminaria Ceremony scheduled for 9 p.m. Relay for Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. www.relayforlife.org/casscountyin

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Saturday, June 11 River City Triathlon The Cass County Family Y will be hosting the 16th Annual River City Triathlon at France Park. The Triathlon will consist of a 500 yard quary swim, 14.4 mile scenic bike, and a 3.3 mile trail run! Registrations will be taken until 7:15 a.m. the day of the race. You can also register online or at the Cass County Family YMCA.

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Bike Rodeo The Logansport Police, Fire and Parks and Recreation Department sponsor this annual event featuring a bicycle obstacle course and bike registrations. Free drawings for bicycle helmets and several bicycles, plus free hot dogs, chips and Pepsi! Open to kids ages 3-15. 10 a.m. - noon in the north parking lot at Tower Park.

Keep Cheering! Cass County communities still have a shot at $40,000 for community projects! Reader’s Digest has extended its “We Hear You America” contest through May 16. Residents can log on daily and cast 10 votes for their zip code. Ten more prizes, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 are up for grabs in the contest’s second round. Logansport is currently ranked 15th. To cheer, you just have to provide some basic information, enter your e-mail and zip code and click the cheer button ten times per day. To make it happen, the community needs to rally as many people as they can. Former residents and family members can cheer too! So what are you waiting for? To start cheering, head to wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com. Your community thanks you!


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May 14 BIKE TOUR:Â&#x;*OINÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x; Cass County Historical Society for a bicycle ride through Historic Cass #OUNTYÂ&#x; Â&#x; Â&#x; Â&#x;ORÂ&#x; Â&#x;MILEÂ&#x;ROUTESÂ&#x;3TARTing point will be in the parking lot of All Saints church (Broadway & 2nd st) near Bankers Row. Registration begins at 7 AM Â&#x;-ASSÂ&#x;3TARTÂ&#x;ATÂ&#x;Â&#x; a.m. Free T-shirt for the Ă&#x161;RSTÂ&#x;Â&#x;RIDERS &%34)6!,Â&#x;g/NÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;"ANKSÂ&#x; Heritage Festâ&#x20AC;? Classic CARÂ&#x;SHOW Â&#x;#ASSÂ&#x;#OUNTYÂ&#x; &ARMERSÂ&#x;-ARKETÂ&#x;VENDORS Â&#x; HISTORICÂ&#x;PHOTOÂ&#x;DISPLAYS Â&#x; FOOD Â&#x;MUSICÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x;MORE Â&#x; Â&#x;Â&#x;AMÂ&#x; Â&#x;Â&#x;PMÂ&#x;ONÂ&#x;%ELÂ&#x; 2IVERÂ&#x;!VENUE"ANKERSÂ&#x; Row in Logansport. Sponsored by Logansport Historic Preservation Commission and Cass County Historic Preservation Foundation. $!24Â&#x;4/52.!-%.4Â&#x; First annual Little HooSIERSÂ&#x;$ARTÂ&#x;4OURNAMENTÂ&#x;Â&#x; MANÂ&#x;Â&#x;Â&#x;WOMANÂ&#x;TEAMSÂ&#x; Â&#x;TOÂ&#x;ENTERÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x;PLAY Â&#x;PLUSÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;

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Â&#x;RAFĂ&#x203A;EÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x;MORE Little Hoosiers is chapter 24 of the L.P.A.(Little People of America) All money donated 34!93Â&#x;INÂ&#x;)NDIANAÂ&#x;ITÂ&#x; helps families with MEDICALÂ&#x;BILLS Â&#x;ANDÂ&#x;MANYÂ&#x; more things. For more information please call   Â&#x;ANDÂ&#x;ASKÂ&#x;FORÂ&#x; Courtney Schoenradt. 2 PMÂ&#x;ATÂ&#x;4HEÂ&#x;!VENUE Â&#x;Â&#x; Erie Ave.


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Next best thing to a house call. ExpressMed, an extended-healthcare service of Logansport Memorial Hospital, is designed to diagnose and treat minor illnesses and conditions without the wait sometimes associated with a trip to the emergency room. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cold or flu, ear aches, muscle pulls and strains, allergies, respiratory and sinus infections, diarrhea, or most any other minor emergency, ExpressMed can get you in and out in no time. Vaccinations, physicals, health screenings and testing services are also offered. Paperwork is minimal. The cost is too. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. ExpressMed will see you now.

Lo mejor despuĂŠs de una visita a domicilio. ExpressMed, que es una extensiĂłn de los servicios de salud del Hospital Memorial de Logansport, est��Ą diseĂąado para diagnosticar y tratar enfermedades menores sin la espera que a veces estĂĄ asociada a una visita al Departamento de Emergencias. Ya sea un resfrĂ­o o una gripe, dolores de oĂ­do, desgarros o esguinces musculares, alergias, infecciones respiratorias o sinusitis, diarrea o cualquier otra emergencia menor, usted puede entrar y salir de ExpressMed en muy poco tiempo. TambiĂŠn se ofrecen exĂĄmenes fĂ­sicos, vacunaciĂłn, evaluaciones y anĂĄlisis. El papeleo es mĂ­nimo como tambiĂŠn el costo. Se da la bienvenida a pacientes sin cita previa. ExpressMed lo verĂĄ ahora.

Logansport

3400 E. Market Street at/en Cass Plaza Logansport, IN 46947 574.722.XMED (9633) Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri/Lunes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Viernes : 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 p.m. Sat/SĂĄbado: 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Sun/Domingo : Noon/mediodĂ­a â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Limited hours on major holidays Horas limitadas en dias festivos

Walton

110 S. Main Street, Walton, IN 46994 574.626.2432 Mon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri/Lunes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Viernes : 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. No holidays No incluye dias festivos

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