Community happenings: June 19, 2020 | Community Happenings

Community happenings: June 19, 2020 | Community Happenings

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Church holding loaves and fishes lunch

Loaves and fishes will be held at the Logansport Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be drive up only from the south door.

Fulton Power Show canceled

The Fulton County Historical Power Show that was to be held June 19-20 has been canceled. This also includes the toy show that happens during power show. The pedal tractor raffle will continue until next year’s show and be given away in 2021. Next year’s show will include International Harvestor, J.I. Case and Farmall as well as hosting the Oliver Gang.

Mary Max to reopen July 1

Mary Max Cinemas will reopen on July 1 with numerous safety protocols. For those who may not wish to be around others watching movies, a private viewing option available at no extra charge for the month of July. Theatre #6 can also be rented for private showings. Email marymaxcinemas@gmail.com for more information.

Charitable roadblock schedule setThe Board of Works has announced the following charitable roadblock dates for 2020:

Civic Players of Logansport, June 19-20; Logan’s Landing, July 17-18; Cass County Carousel, July 31 and Aug. 1; United Way of Cass County, Aug. 14-15; Cass County Arts Alliance, Aug. 28-29; Citizens for Change/A Cause for Paws, Sept. 11-12; Logansport Girls Softball Group, Sept. 25-26; Cass County Domestic Violence Task Force, Oct. 9-10.

Roadblocks will take place at the corner of 6th and Broadway. The hours are Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mural dedication happening next week

A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the “See Yourself in Logansport” murals on Sixth Street will take place Thursday, June 25, at noon. Then, on Friday, June 26, an informal celebration will take place at the northeast corner of Sixth and High Streets and refreshments will be served. Logan’s Landing, in collaboration with the City of Logansport, Cass County Commissioners and Logansport High School was awarded matching funds through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Arts Commission to create the murals along Sixth Street.

CCCF announces grant workshop

A free workshop for local nonprofits seeking CCCF grants will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the Cass County Community Foundation building, 729 E. Market Street and will last less than one hour. Several large changes will be explained for organizations wishing to apply for the 2020 grants. The Opportunity Grants Program designed to accommodate grant requests of less than $5,000 will also be discussed.

Space is limited, so those planning to attend must call CCCF at 574-722-2200 for reservations.

Grant applications and instructions may be picked up at the CCCF office or downloaded from the Foundation website (www.casscountycf.org) after the workshop.

For information about the application process, contact the CCCF office at 574-722 2200.

Parks Dept. revises reopening plans

In following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Orders for Stage 4, the Logansport Parks will be reopening the following facilities on this timeline. Social distancing requirements and sanitation measures will be observed to the greatest extent possible as these facilities reopen.

Now open: Playgrounds; Swings as they are re-installed; all park pavilions; Splashpad at Muehlhausen Park; Muehlhausen Aquatic Center, with limitations that include a maximum of 250 people, face coverings recommended upon entering and exiting but not in the water, keep valuables at home, changing rooms and basket room will be closed, visitors must bring their own chairs. visitors are required to maintain social distancing in and out of pool, do not come to the pool if you’re feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and visitors should keep hands clean by washing regularly with soap and water or using 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

June 19: Basketball courts.

Drinking fountains remain closed in Logansport Parks.

Those with questions may contact the Logansport Park & Recreation office at 574-753-6969 or parksinfo@cityoflogansport.org for further clarification.

Fulton Power Show canceled

The Fulton County Historical Power Show that was to be held June 19-20 has been canceled. This also includes the toy show that happens during power show. The pedal tractor raffle will continue until next year’s show and be given away in 2021. Next year’s show will include International Harvestor, J.I. Case and Farmall as well as hosting the Oliver Gang.

Mary Max to reopen July 1

Mary Max Cinemas will reopen on July 1 with numerous safety protocols. For those who may not wish to be around others watching movies, a private viewing option available at no extra charge for the month of July. Theatre #6 can also be rented for private showings. Email marymaxcinemas@gmail.com for more information.

Mural dedication happening next week

A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the “See Yourself in Logansport” murals on Sixth Street will take place Thursday, June 25, at noon. Then, on Friday, June 26, an informal celebration will take place at the northeast corner of Sixth and High Streets and refreshments will be served. Logan’s Landing, in collaboration with the City of Logansport, Cass County Commissioners and Logansport High School was awarded matching funds through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Arts Commission to create the murals along Sixth Street.

CCCF announces grant workshop

A free workshop for local nonprofits seeking CCCF grants will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the Cass County Community Foundation building, 729 E. Market Street and will last less than one hour. Several large changes will be explained for organizations wishing to apply for the 2020 grants. The Opportunity Grants Program designed to accommodate grant requests of less than $5,000 will also be discussed.

Space is limited, so those planning to attend must call CCCF at 574-722-2200 for reservations.

Grant applications and instructions may be picked up at the CCCF office or downloaded from the Foundation website (www.casscountycf.org) after the workshop.

For information about the application process, contact the CCCF office at 574-722-2200.

LHS class of ‘62

The Logansport High School class of 1962 will meet at 1:30 p.m. on June 25 for lunch at Amelio’s on the River.

Parks Dept. announces July 4 plan

The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has announced their activity plans for the July 4th weekend.

The first-ever Freedom Bike Ride will be held at Huston Park from 8-11 a.m. This event will give families and individuals a chance to ride their bicycles as they tour the parks of Logansport via Huston Park, River Bluff Trail, Eel River Run and High Street. Prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic costumed group and the best decorated bicycle. More information will be available at logansportparks.com.

The Muehlhausen Aquatic Center will be open to the community from Noon to 6 p.m.

The regular July 4th festivities at Riverside Park will not be held due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. However, the annual fireworks show will take place at 10 p.m. in Logansport. In keeping with social distancing requirements, families should find their favorite open space in Logansport to view this year’s fireworks. The Parks Department has purchased larger shells that launch higher and are easier to view throughout the city to enable viewing the fireworks from residents’ homes or neighborhoods. The fireworks will be launched over the Eel River.

Those with questions may contact the Logansport Park & Recreation office at 574-753-6969 or parksinfo@cityoflogansport.org.

Twelve Mile fireworks, race to go on

The Twelve Mile Independence Day fireworks and lawnmower race will take place this year. The fireworks display will take place at dusk on July 3. Donations for the fireworks may be made at the Community State Bank.

On July 4, mowers and drivers may check in at 8 a.m. Time trials will begin shortly after the parade with the races to immediately follow. For more information, contact Chris Ulerick at 574-727-0527.

Parade entries may arrive and register between 10-11 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, text or call Beth at 574-664-2384. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Limited personal contact is encouraged. There will be no gate fees this year. Donations, however, will be greatly appreciated. Monies go for park upkeep. Food vendors are uncertain at this time. Organizers ask that attendees respect one another’s space, stay safe and have fun celebrating our nation’s freedom.

Church to host car cruise-in

Deer Creek Presbyterian will be hosting their 6th Annual Car Cruise-in on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be available to the first 50 vehicles registered. Food will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to outreach projects of the church. In addition this year, there will be a garage sale at the church and others will be held throughout the Deer Creek area.

Royal Center library to reopen

The Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library will be reopening on July 7. Hours will be Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by scheduled appointment only. The library will only be able to allow three people in at a time and have up to two people on computers at a time.

No children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the building.

Call us at 574-643-3185 or email royalcenterlib@frontier.com to schedule an appointment to come in during these hours.

The library will be continuing curbside pick up services after reopening on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to schedule a pick up time call or email the library.

If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

City announces fireworks regulations

Consumer fireworks may only be used in the city of Logansport between 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset from June 29 to July 9, except on July 4 when fireworks may be used from 10 a.m. to midnight. A fine of $100 may result from fireworks being discharged at any other time.

Lodge serving spaghetti dinner

The William Paca Lodge #2366 will be having their monthly spaghetti dinner night on Thursday, June 25, from 4-7 p.m. The dinner includes spaghetti, two meatballs, salad and garlic bread. The cost is $9 and is carry out only. Call-in orders with be taken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 at 574-722-9822. The event is open to the public.

Indiana 25 reduced lanes near Delphi

Indiana 25 has been reduced to one lane near Delphi between U.S. 421 and Indiana 218 for construction.

The work is expected to last until mid-July, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Work crews replace a concrete panel and update a box culvert. The lane closures will alternate, but one lane will remain open in each direction throughout the project.

INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

Fulton Historical Society Museum opens

The Fulton County Historical Society Museum in Rochester is now open. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum can be reached at 574-223-4436, www.fultoncountyhistory.org or on facebook.

Farmers’ Market open for season

The Logansport Farmers’ Market at the corner of 4th and Market Streets will be open for business each Saturday from June through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (3-6 p.m.) will be added in July, August and September.

Vendors will wear masks and comply with any other restrictions that may be in effect at that time. Vendors’ selling areas will be situated at least 8 feet apart for better social distancing.

A variety of locally-produced items will be available for sale, and new vendors are welcome at any time. Those who home-produce vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, herbs, plants, baked goods or hand-crafted items are welcome.

As a local market, products should be produced in Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Pulaski or Carroll counties.

For more information, call Frank at 574-699-6971.

Free meals available

The City of Logansport and the United Way of Cass County have been working with Logansport High School’s Felix’s Pantry to provide free meals one night per week to families in Logansport. This program is being funded by the COVID-19 Relief Grant awarded to the City. There will likely be two meals to choose from each week in an effort to provide options to meet the families’ food preferences. Volunteers will be distributing 200 meals each week for the months of June and July. Meals can be picked up through a drive thru service every Thursday at Columbia Elementary School from 4-6 p.m. or until the food is gone on a first come, first served basis.

Since this program is funded by grant dollars, all recipients will need to fill out a brief questionnaire to track who we are serving in the community. This will all be done curbside outside Columbia Elementary School located at 20 E. Columbia Street. Follow the signs directing the traffic flow.

If you own or operate a local restaurant and would like to be involved in this program, contact Stacy Cox at deputymayor@cityoflogansport.org or call 574-727-1231.

Royal Center alumni meeting cancelled

The annual meeting of the Royal Center High School alumni set for June 27 has been cancelled.

Hospital Foundation to host golf tournament

With Cerner, Consolidated Union and SIHO Insurance as the event sponsors, this year’s 34th annual Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tournament will take place on Wednesday, July 22 at Dykeman Park in Logansport. All golfers receive a round of golf, cart and green fees and eligibility to win awards and prizes. The tournament format is a 4-person scramble with two flights at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration begins one hour prior to tee time. Sign up as a single or with a foursome. There are also various sponsorship opportunities available, including for raffles, hole signs, carts and more.

This year’s theme is “Putting Fore a Purpose” and the proceeds from the event will be designated to help fund student scholarships and purchase hospital equipment and technology.

Tournament payouts include longest drive, closest to the pin, corn hole, a betting hole, skirts and mulligans. For complete details on what’s available or to enter a team or learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, contact the Foundation at 574-753-1573.

Fulton Fun Day canceled

The Fulton-Liberty Lions Club has canceled the 2020 Fulton Fun Day Festival originally set for Aug. 1.

Rose Society meetings scheduled

The Logansport Rose Society meeting for the first week of June has been canceled. The Society meets the first Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cristie Rans at crisrans@aol.com or 574-889-2219. Here are the meeting times at locations for this season:

July 2: Inntiquity Inn, ice cream social; Aug. 6: Susan Jordan’s garden, old fashioned garden; Sept. 3: Tours of Mattern Park in Marion and Market Street Grill in Converse; Oct. 1: Logansport Public Library, hummingbirds; Nov. 5: Logansport Art Association, rose art.

Grief group remains canceled

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Cass County All Saints Grief Group in Logansport is canceled until further notice. For any questions, call Patty DuSchene at 574-753-3483.

Cass Area Transit now open

Cass Area Transit and the City Bus are now open. However, due to the COVID-19 virus there are changes:

All riders must wear masks or be denied service. Drivers may have a limited number of masks to give out, so you need to have your own mask.

All passengers must wear a mask or face-covering, in order to ride, or to enter the building. The public entrance to the building will be the East door, facing Sixth Street.

Cass Transit will be adjusting the number of passengers on vehicles to comply with social distancing, so wait times and frequency may be affected. This may involve more trip denials. Priority will be given to trips for medical, work, grocery shopping, etc. Operating and driving hours will also be adjusted so that drivers have time to sanitize and disinfect buses regularly.

Phone operations for scheduling trips are now open. Call 574-753-5555 for direct reservation scheduling or 574-722-2424 for Cass County Council on Aging and Cass Area Transit. Hours at this time will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to the current economic situation, Cass Area Transit will not collect fees for city and county trips, at least until the end of this year, as our way of trying to help out the community during a tough time. Contract and out of county trips will still be billed at appropriate fares.

There may be delays in pick up times because of the transit limiting the number of passengers on buses for safety purposes.

If you previously had a pre-scheduled trip and no longer need it, call the Cass Transit scheduler to cancel.

All out of county and pre-planned subscription trips will need to be called into the scheduling office (the public will be not allowed in the scheduling or reservation offices until further notice).

The Senior Center portion of the operation will remain closed until further notice. This means no meals will be served and no activities will be scheduled.

Anyone needing medical trips, work through Southeastrans or your medical provider to arrange transportation. For more information, contact our scheduler Brandon at 574-722-2424.

Road closed for Market Street upgrades

The south approach of Front Street at West Market Street will be closed as work continues on the West Market Street project. The westbound lane will remain open to one way traffic as it has been. This closure date could be postponed 1-2 days due to weather issues or soil conditions. This closure is expected to last about four weeks or until the week of June 15-19 depending on the weather.

The commonly used detour from northbound Cicott Street to eastbound Market Street will not be available during this time. Drivers will need to seek another route to avoid the construction.

Royal Center Pioneer Days canceled

The Royal Center Lions have canceled all Pioneer Days activates for June 19 and 20.

Walton fireworks and parade canceled

The Walton Fourth of July fireworks and parade have been canceled for this year.

Parks Department issues recommendations

During the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic, the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has made recommendations for responsible behavior that benefits all when using the trails and green spaces in the parks:

• When walking a dog, remember to bring a waste bag to clean up afterwards.

• Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.

• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.

• Remember that the park restrooms and drinking fountains are not open. You should bring your own drinking water, and take care of yourself prior to leaving home.

• Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.

• Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other persons at all times.

Cass Democrats announce meeting changes

The Cass County Democrats are meeting in person at Spencer Park’s pavilion for their regular third Thursday of the month sessions at 6 p.m. and Saturdays for Coffee with Democrats from 9-10 a.m. For more information on Cass County Democrat events, visit www.CassINDems.org/calendar.

Indiana 211 adding resources

Indiana 211 is adding additional resources for Hoosiers in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in their local communities. Indiana 211 has created a new website to serve as a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 resources. The organization is also adding 20-30 new navigators to handle increased call volume. Community Navigators help people to contact 211, identify their goals, prioritize their needs, and connect them to valuable community resources. Indiana 211 is a free service that connects Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies in their local communities — quickly, easily and confidentially. This includes needs such as food, utility, health care and childcare assistance.

For individuals seeking services within Indiana, you can contact 211 here:

New website for COVID-19 related information: https://in211.communityos.org/COVID-19

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 (available 24/7, this line is only for seeking services within Indiana)

Text: Text your zip code to 898-211 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

For all other 211 assistance: www.in211.org

High Street closed near County Building

High Street is now closed between Third and Fourth Streets for the relocation of utilities in preparation for the Cass County Jail’s expansion. The only vehicle access to the Sheriff’s Office and Jail is from the intersection of Third and High Streets. The general parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the north side of High Street. The handicapped parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the south side of High Street.

No through traffic, eastbound or westbound, will be allowed during the construction, which will last until fall.

The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.

Cass County Bingo canceled

Cass County Bingo in Royal Center has canceled their Sunday Bingo games indefinitely due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications

The Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant requests will be considered and awarded by the Cass County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund so that a variety of organizations can be assisted with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive, so it is suggested that applications be made as early as possible.

Rules and regulations for funding requests and grant applications will be available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at info@visit-casscounty.com.

Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2020, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Recipients of the 2019 grants were: Carousel in the Park Fun Day, Two Rivers on Two Wheels Bike Tour, the 2 Rivers Music Festival, the Panhandle Pathway Trail, Christmas in the Park, the Taste of Cass County and AIM Softball Fields.

Applications available for Logan’s Landing program

Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district, according to a release. Applicants have a full-year from the date of approval to complete the project, and the program offers 50 percent matching funding up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements.

Those improvements include exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows and doors, facade maintenance and restoration, awnings and installation of brick facade.

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