A retiring Cass County official has been recognized with a special city honor.
Virginia Baker, the county’s voter registration deputy, has been named Logansport’s Citizen of the Week.
Born in Peru, she moved to Cass County as a youth and was enrolled in Logansport schools in the fourth grade. She graduated from LHS in 1962, eventually working at Logansport’s long-running department store, The Golden Rule. She began making draperies more than 40 years ago and was a part of the partnership that established Merry Windows & Walls. She became voter registration clerk in 2005.
“Virginia has done a magnificent job for both parties and independents in serving our community,” Mayor Dave Kitchell. “Voter registration and filing necessary paperwork for public office is a time-consuming and often laborious process. Virginia has been a true public servant and done everything in her power to support our electoral process at the local level.”
The mayor said she also has been a role model as a parent. In addition to raising two children of her own, she and her late husband, Alvin, raised 12 foster children. She also was active in helping young people with 4-H projects, and has attended a Christian church at the 4-H fairgrounds for several years.
The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes Logansport natives or residents who contribute to the community or are recognized for their achievements. Recipients received a certificate of appreciation from the city and a $20 gift certificate.
Press Release, Mayor Dave Kitchell