Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Candidate Forum to Air Thursday Oct. 20th at 6PM

Indiana’s Best Radio has teamed up with The Cass County League of Women Voters, The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce, and The Pharos-Tribune to broadcast a candidate forum tomorrow evening on 1230 WSAL AM. Candidates in all local contested races were invited to participate. Listeners will have the opportunity to text or call in their questions beginning at 5 PM tomorrow. The candidate forum will begin at 6 PM on 1230 WSAL.

Wabash Man Arrested on Charges of Possession of Child Pornopgraphy

A Wabash man has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. 67 year-old Dennis Case was arrested today following an investigation by officers from the Indiana State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Officers served a Wabash Circuit Court search warrant on Case’s Wabash home and purportedly found evidence of child pornography inside the residence. Case was incarcerated in the Wabash County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.

Early Voting in Full Swing

With election day quickly approaching, early voting in Cass County is in full swing. Registered voters can vote at the Cass County Government Building Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM through November 4th. Saturday October 29th and Saturday November 5th from 6 AM to 1 PM. And then Monday November 7th from 9 AM to Noon. Voters only need to bring their ID’s to place their vote.

College Application Fees Waived for College Application Day

Hoosier high school students around the state will be participating in College Application Day on October 21. Seven Indiana colleges will waive college applications on Friday, October 21 and seven are waiving application fees for the month of October.

Colleges Waiving Application Fees for College Application Day include:

Goshen College
Indiana State University
Indiana University East
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University South Bend
Vincennes University

Colleges Waiving Application Fees for the entire Month of October include:

Grace College
Ivy Tech Community College
Marian University
Purdue University Northwest
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Joseph's College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

College Application day is sponsored in partnership with Learn More Indiana and the national American College Application Campaign to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing education beyond high school.

LMBC Receives Bids for Blight Elimination Properties

The Logansport Municipal Building Commission yesterday took bids and proposals for the sale of Blight Elimination Properties. Miller-Valentine Group, the same company who is currently developing plans for apartment homes in the Logan Square Building and also town homes on the East End, submitted bids totaling more than $38,000 for 11 different properties. The building corporation will announce whether or not it will accept the bids at a meeting Monday, October 24th at 2 PM in the city council chambers.

Sleep Education and Infant Survival Kits Available in Conjunction with National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month and the Cass County Health Department has partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Child Services to bring safe sleep environments to Indiana babies. ISDH and DCS have established partnerships with agencies in the State of Indiana to provide safe sleep education and Infant Survival Kits for parents and caregivers who do not have safe place for their infants to sleep. You can access free resources and education about safe sleep, as well receive assistance getting a crib on Wednesday October 26 at 5:30 PM at the Cass County Health Department. Space is limited and you must be registered to attend. Call 753-7760 to register.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Disaster Loan Applications Due Soon

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Indiana of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes and high winds that occurred on Aug. 24, 2016. Low-interest disaster loans are available in Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Miami and Tipton counties in Indiana. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damages  is November 7th.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website. The link to their website is below.

 SBA Website

Workplace Wellness Department of LMH Moves to New Location

The Workplace Wellness Department at Logansport Memorial Hospital has moved. The new location is 820 Fulton Street, which is the former home of the Surgical Associates Office. Any clients utilizing this office should make note of the new location. The new phone number for the workplace wellness department is 725-2012.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

United Way Offers Christmas Greenery as Fundraiser for 2016 Campaign

The United Way is selling some very nice Christmas greenery, including various wreaths and garland, as a fundraiser for their 2016 Campaign. Orders with payment are due in their office by October 14th. These are pick-up only (no delivery) on December 1st and 2nd at the Welcome Center on 4th Street near the Depot. You can find  the order form necessary in the link below.

United Way Order Form

Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Kokomo Man

A Kokomo man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Logansport yesterday evening. Logansport Police Lieutenant AJ Rozzi says that 27 year-old Alex Myer of Kokomo was riding with friends and traveling westbound on East Broadway near 15th Street last night, just before 8:30pm. Myer attempted to change lanes and the front tire of his motorcycle hit the rear tire of another bike. Myer lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported initially to Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to South Bend where he was pronounced dead. Myer was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

View the Planned Unit Development for 16th & Wright Street

The Tipton School Planned Unit Development at 16th and Wright Streets is causing concern for some residents of the neighborhood. A PDF of the plans for the building can be viewed at the link below.

Planned Unit Development

The next meeting concerning the Tipton School Planned United Development will be Monday Oct. 10th at 5:30 pm at Peak Community Services, 1416 Woodlawn Ave, Logansport. The meeting will be open for community members to attend, ask questions, and learn more about this proposed housing unit.

Transit Offers Shuttle to Homecoming Game

This weekend it’s Homecoming at Logansport High School. Cass Area Transit is offering a free shuttle service to Berries home games. The shuttle will stop at Fairview Park at 5:30, the 3rd Street Marsh at 5:45, 14th Street Marsh at 6, Wal-Mart at 6:15pm, and then makes it’s way to the LHS stadium. This weekend game against Lafayette Jeff starts at 7pm Saturday, with homecoming festivities planned for half-time. You can catch the Powder Puff game tonight at 6pm at the stadium.

River Bluff Run and Fun Walk Set for Saturday

The Annual River Bluff Run and Fun Walk is coming up this Saturday. The event will feature awards for different categories and a free t-shirt for those who pre-register. Entry fee is $30 the day of the race and kids 12 and under are free. Registration forms are available at Logansport Memorial Hospital or on the hospital website at

State Police Investigate Expanding Voter Fraud Case

Indiana State Police have raided an Indianapolis business as part of an expanding investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in multiple Indiana counties. State police detectives obtained a search warrant that was served yesterday morning for the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, in downtown Indianapolis. The affidavit and search warrant are sealed for a period of 30 days from the time the warrant was granted, which was October 3rd.

The voter fraud investigation originally involved Hendricks and Marion counties but has since expanded to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties.

ISP say the investigation began after they were tipped off by the Hendricks County Clerk's office to inaccuracies in registration forms. State police say an investigation of this nature is complex, time consuming and is expected to continue for several more weeks or months.

There are simple steps people can take now, before the election, to protect their right to vote by ensuring they are properly registered.  Visit and follow the directions to confirm you are properly registered.

If after checking this source, a citizen discovers inaccurate information that indicates they could be a victim, they should contact their local voter registration office and the 24 hour Indiana State Police Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line of 888-603-3147.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Woodhouse Retires from State Police Post after 30 Years

Miami County resident Pam Woodhouse is retiring from the Indiana State Police Peru Post after 30 years of service. According to a news release from the state police, Woodhouse served as a secretary for 13 years and then was transferred to serve as the evidence clerk at the Indiana State Police Peru Post, a position she held until her recent retirement.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Dean Marks stated that “Pam not only served with professionalism and skill second to none, she also brought a sense of caring and family to the Peru District.  Pam was often a compassionate ear for people to talk to, she was always the first to volunteer for a cause, and she often posted notes around the Peru District wishing Happy Birthday to employees on their special day.”

Fairview Elementary to Participate in "Walk to School Day"

Tomorrow is National “Walk to School Day”. The Indiana State Department of Health Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity reminds Hoosiers that being physically active can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. To get Indiana residents moving, parents and students are being asked to participate in Walk to School Day on Oct. 5.

We spoke with Fairview Elementary School Principal Christine Hess who said that the school will be participating in Walk to School Day again this year. Hess said that Fairview Elementary encourages students and parents to participate, wearing bright colored clothing, and then they will be treated to fresh fruit when they come in.

Walk to School Day emphasizes the importance of increased physical activity among children and safe transportation environments for walking and bicycling in Indiana communities. While walking is emphasized, bicycling is also encouraged.

Proposed Apartment Building Stirs Up Concerns

The Logansport City Council held their monthly meeting last night and one item on the agenda stirred up a bit of interest in the community. The Tipton School Planned Unit Development at 16th and Wright Streets is causing concern to some residents of the neighborhood, around 10 of whom attended last night’s meeting. The concerns that were voiced included the large building being an eyesore, the building’s overall aesthetic to the neighborhood, and changes to traffic patterns and activity in the neighborhood.
Peak Community Services, who obtained the property in July is working with Crestline Communities and R&B Architects, both out of Indianapolis, to pursue funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for the building. The proposed building building would have 38 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom units and units would be rented to tenants making between 30 and 60 percent of area median income. Peak advocates and provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities. A percentage of the apartment units would be reserved for Peak clients.
The next meeting concerning the Tipton School Planned United Development will be Monday Oct. 10th at 5:30 pm at Peak Community Services, 1416 Woodlawn Ave, Logansport. The meeting will be open for community members to attend, ask questions, and learn more about this proposed housing unit.
Indiana’s Best Radio will be following up on this story.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight

Tonight the candidates for Indiana Governor face off in the second of three gubernatorial debates scheduled by the Indiana Debate Commission. Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell will meet at the University of Indianapolis for the 7pm debate. The debate will focus on the topics of jobs and the economy, with John Ketzenberger, president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, moderating.After tonight, there's one more debate scheduled, Oct. 25 at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

Cass County Awarded Over $2.4 Million by INDOT

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 64 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements as well as sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, almost $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities receiving funds. Locally, Cass county was awarded over 2.4 million for phase four of county road 400S reconstruction. Rural communities were invited to submit project applications to INDOT for potential funding during a call for projects announced in March 2016.

Register for Scarecrow Row and Downtown Spooktacular

Registration is underway for Logan's Landing's annual Scarecrow Row Competition and Downtown Spooktacular. Local businesses and organizations are invited to decorate scarecrows to be displayed from October 17 through November 1 along “Scarecrow Row” on Market Street and Broadway in downtown Logansport. On Thursday October 27, participating downtown businesses will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters during the Downtown Spooktacular, which will be immediately followed by the Elks Halloween Parade.

Light Up Logansport Parade Returns

The Light Up Logansport Parade returns Friday, Nov. 25, in downtown Logansport.

An informational meeting for anyone interested in participating in this year's event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Logansport Parks & Recreation Department, 1701 Dividend Dr. (across from Huston Park). Anyone interested in having a float or marching unit in this year's parade should visit


and complete the parade entry form. There is no fee to participate. Entries from churches, schools, families, businesses, organizations and more are welcome, including those from surrounding communities.

The theme of this year's parade is "Indiana's Bicentennial."

The parade committee is also recruiting volunteers to assist along the parade route on Friday, Nov. 25. If your business or organization is looking for a service project, or if you are an individual who would be willing to volunteer, please e-mail

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Registration Underway For Scarecrow Row

The annual Scarecrow Row competition is again coming to downtown Logansport this Halloween. Registration is now underway for that, as well as the Downtown Spooktacular and Downtown Christmas Open House at Logan’s Landing. Groups and businesses are encouraged to decorate scarecrows and display them along Market Street and Broadway from October 17th through November 1st. Downtown Spooktacular is set for Thursday, October 27th, which will be followed by the Elks Halloween Parade. The registration deadline for Downtown Spooktacular is October 12th. Find more information and registration packets by emailing

Democrats To Hold Caucus Later To Choose Council Member

The Cass County Democratic Party has decided to wait on choosing a replacement for Logansport council member Kevin Burkett. Burkett has stepped down from his at-large seat on the council to accept a job as editor of the Pharos-Tribune. Burkett is a Democrat, so the party gets to choose a replacement to fill the vacant term until it expires. A successor was supposed to be chosen last night, but Democratic Party Chairman Paul Ulerick said they’re not quite ready yet. A caucus will now be held on October 10th. Four candidates have come forward to express interest in the city council seat. They are Carl McPherson, Rick Ricks, Dave Oresik, and Matt Meagher.