Last Updated on August 14, 2022 by Cass County Online
We’ve made some changes! We’re always listening to feedback and looking for ways to improve the services we offer. We’ve decided to try moving our “bulletin board” to the front page of CassCountyOnline.com so the first thing you’ll see when you visit is a list of local news, information and resources curated by the staff of Cass County Communication Network.
We’ve tried to include answers to some of the questions we get asked most often.
⚠️ Indiana WIC benefits will NOT be available August 26, August 27, and August 28, 2022. You will not be able to buy food or formula with your eWIC card on these three days, people are encouraged to plan ahead! WIC benefits will be available again on August 29, 2022. | More info
🏊 The Muehlhausen Park Aquatic Center has closed for the season but the splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Labor Day.
🍅 The Logansport Farmers Market is currently open Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons on Melbourne Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. | More info
🎠 The Cass County Carousel is now open weekends only through Labor Day. See the hours here.
🚌 We’ve compiled back to school info for Caston, Lewis Cass, Logansport and Pioneer here.
🗳️ Candidates wishing to run for school board must file by August 26, 2022. | More info
🗳️ A special election to fill the vacancy in the Office of U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District will be held concurrently with the general election on November 8, 2022. Caucuses to fill ballot vacancies for the upcoming special election and the upcoming general election will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022 in Mishawaka. The eastern portion of Cass County is now part of the 2nd Congressional District.| More info
📅 See upcoming meetings in Cass County here.
💻 See the latest community news on CassCountyOnline.com.
📣 Does your business or organization have news or information to share? Let us know here.
COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFO
😷 You can find the latest COVID-19 guidance for the community at covid.gov.
😷 See info on COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations in Cass County here.
🍬 The Logansport Shrine Club is looking for additional parade entries for the 2022 Logansport Shrine Frolic Parade on Saturday, August 20. Call Ralph Colter at 574-721-3948 prior to August 18 to participate.
📅 For the full list of upcoming events we know about, visit CassCountyCalendar.com.
👑 Lewis Cass Athletics season passes are available for purchase as of August 10, 2022. | More info
🚧 U.S. 35 through Walton is being resurfaced. Work is expected to begin on or after June 13 and continue through late October. | More info
🚧 A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 35 north of Walton for bridge work between CR 600 S and CR 650 S. Work will be ongoing through mid-September. | More info
🚧 A temporary traffic signal has been installed for bridge work between Cliff Drive and Gates St. over the Wabash River south crossing (south of Biddle’s Island). Work will be ongoing through late November for a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project. | More info
🚧 A portion of Erie Avenue in Logansport is closed for construction occurring between 5th and 8th Streets. | More info
🚧 State Road 16 will be reduced to one lane over the West Branch Twelve Mile Creek between State Road 25 and C.R. 500 E, and a temporary traffic signal will be installed to direct traffic. Work will be ongoing in this location on or after July 25 through mid-August for an arch reconstruction bridge preventative maintenance project. | More info
🚧 State Road 16 will also be reduced to one lane on or after Monday, August 8 over the Small Branch of Twelve Mile Creek between C.R. 600 E and C.R. 700 E. A temporary traffic signal will direct traffic in this location through late August for a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project. | More info
- Rental Assistance – The Rental Assistance Portal is no longer accepting applications for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program. If you have already been approved for assistance through the IERA program, you will not be affected by this change. However, to continue receiving assistance through the program, you are required to recertify every three months.
- If you are facing eviction, you can go to www.IndianaLegalHelp.org for assistance. If you need housing counseling, call 2-1-1 to be connected with a provider in your area.
- Utility Assistance – The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps Hoosier homeowners and renters pay their heat, electric and water bills: eap.ihcda.in.gov.
- Mortgage Assistance – The Indiana Homeowner Assistance Fund (IHAF) provides mortgage assistance for Hoosiers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
🇺🇸 The Military Family Relief fund offers emergency grants for veterans and their dependent family members experiencing financial hardship. To see if you qualify visit in.gov/dva.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
🚨 Cass County Central Dispatch – 574-722-6060
😷 Cass County Health Department COVID-19 Center at 1616 Smith Street – (574) 355-8754
💜 The Cass County Domestic Violence Task Force offers a free local support group for survivors of domestic violence that meets weekly. Free child care is available. For more information, call 574-722-2119.
📱 988 is a new national three-digit dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In Indiana, Hoosiers experiencing mental health-related distress may call 988 to connect to a trained crisis specialist.
📱 The Be Well Crisis Helpline is available through Indiana 211 and enables Indiana residents to speak with trained, compassionate counselors 24/7. Indiana residents can speak with a trained mental health counselor by dialing 2-1-1 or the toll-free number, 866-211-9966, entering their ZIP code and selecting the option for the Be Well Crisis Helpline. In addition, Be Well Indiana’s website contains supplemental resources including blog posts and videos offering tips for maintaining mental health as well as self-screening tools. For more information, please visit BeWellIndiana.org. | More info
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SCHOOL CALENDARS (PDF)
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