Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by Cass County Online
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WEATHER & TRAFFIC UPDATES
⚠️ The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued Air Quality Action Days (AQAD) thru midnight Friday, June 9, 2023 for all Indiana counties due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. | More info
⛅ See weather, traffic and road condition info at this link: Weather Resources for Cass County
🔥BURN BAN MAP: Statewide Burn Ban Map
ℹ️ Download the Cass County INFO app | App Store | Google Play
COMMUNITY UPDATES & REMINDERS
🚧 WATER MAIN PROJECT: Royal Center will be starting a water main project on Western Ave. on or after Monday, June 5th. Please be aware of extra equipment in the area and drive with caution.
🩸 LAB CLOSURE: The Medical Office Building East Lab at Logansport Memorial Hospital will be closed Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2023 due to unforeseen staffing shortage. Patients will be directed to the Lobby Lab in Suite 120, First Floor of the Hospital. | More info
🥎 SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TICKET INFO: Caston (22-4) will play Tecumseh (24-9) in the Class 1A Girls Softball State Championship Game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Bittinger Stadium at Purdue University. $15 per person per game. Children five (5) years old and younger free of charge. All ticket sales will be digital only. No cash or credit card sales at the gate. All tickets are electronic. Link to purchase tickets : https://gofan.co/app/events/997838. Get more info here. DO NOT VALIDATE TICKETS UNTIL ASKED TO AT THE GATE.
🌳 PUBLIC INPUT: The Logansport Parks Department is inviting the public to an open house to participate in the 5-Year Master Planning process. The Open House will be held on Tuesday, June 13 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Riverside Park’s McHale Complex. The public is invited to attend at the most convenient time for them. No specific “meeting” is being held; rather, this is an opportunity to explore ideas and share issues that should be considered. | More info
🥪 FREE MEALS FOR KIDS: Caston School Corporation, Landis Elementary in Logansport, Lewis Cass Jr. Sr. High School in Walton will be serving free meals for kids on select days this summer. Find more info here.
🎆 FIREWORKS: In Logansport, fireworks in observance of Independence Day are allowed during the following times: between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29-30 and July 1-3 and July 5-9 and between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight on July 4. Find more info about local and statewide fireworks rules here.
📷 PHOTO CONTEST: The Indiana State Department of Agriculture will accept submissions for the 16th annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest during the month of June. | More info
🇺🇸 VETERANS MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT: The 2023 Veterans Mental Health Summit will be held at the Fulton County Museum. The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on June 15 and is open to the general public. | More info
🎾 YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS: Here are details on a few Summer Youth Camps and Activities happening in Cass County, Indiana during the summer of 2023.
📫 Hoosier voters receiving postcards as part of routine mailing list update
📝 Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch accepting applications for 2023 Golden Hoosier Award through July 9, 2023
✉️ Logansport Utilities gathering waterline material information
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🚧 ROAD UPDATES 🚧
🚧 Royal Center will be starting a water main project on Western Ave. on or after Monday, June 5th. Please be aware of extra equipment in the area and drive with caution.
🚧 State Road 218 to be closed for a bridge replacement on or after Thursday, June 1, 2023
🚧 U.S. 35 to close for two culvert replacements beginning on or after Tuesday, May 30, 2023
🚧 U.S. 24 to have alternating lane closures near Logansport beginning on or after May 23, 2023
🚧 U.S. 35 to have two closures between Winamac and Dunkirk beginning on or after May 8, 2023
🚧 State Road 18 to be resurfaced in Galveston starting on or after May 8, 2023
🚧 State Road 16 to be closed for bridge work on or after Tuesday, May 9, 2023
🚧 State Road 17 (between Broadway and Northern Avenue) to be resurfaced in Logansport starting on or after April 10, 2023
⚠️NIPSCO is completing a gas expansion project in Cass, Howard and Miami Counties. Construction is expected to continue through November and will include temporary lane/road closures. Find more info here.
🚧 CR 500S is closed at the intersection of US 35 in connection with the NIPSCO gas line construction. Traffic will not be able to access US 35 from 500S. The closure could be in effect until mid-May. | More info
Here are a few of the upcoming events listed on CassCountyCalendar.com:
6/9: Twisted Riddlers LIVE at Bonus Pints!
6/10: Rayne’s Lemonade Stand for Pets R Us
6/10: Pokémon Go Community Day
6/11: GFBC Vacation Bible School – Stellar (VBS)
6/11: Summer Sundown Music Series
6/12: Summer in the Park Walk – “Steps to Better Health”
6/13: Logansport Parks Master Plan Open House
6/14: Park in a Box
6/14 & 6/15: Free Summer Movies
6/16 & 6/17: Royal Center Pioneer Days
6/17: Squeal on the Eel
🎤 Upcoming meetings in Cass County
🌸 We’ve added a new section on the Cass County Calendar website that focuses on events in downtown Logansport.
Sunday nights: Summer Sundown Music Series
June 16 & 17: Royal Center Pioneer Days
June 17: Squeal on the Eel at Riverside Park in Logansport
July 8-14: Cass County 4-H Fair in Logansport
August 12: The Taste in Logansport
📅 Check CassCountyCalendar.com for more upcoming events in our area. We also have calendars for Carroll, Fulton, Miami and Pulaski Counties.
July 14-22: Carroll County 4-H Fair in Flora
August 26: Indiana Bacon Festival in Delphi
June 9-11: Fulton County Historical Power Show and Toy Show
July 9-15: Fulton County 4-H Fair in Rochester
June 9-11: Cole Porter Festival in Peru
June 16-18: Circus, Calliope and Mechanical Music Festival in Peru
June 18-24: Miami County 4-H Fair in Peru
July 15-22: Peru Amateur Circus
July 17-22: Circus City Festival
July 22: Peru Circus Parade
June 24-29: Pulaski County 4-H Fair in Winamac
July 13-16: Northern Indiana Power from the Past in Winamac
Sept. 17-19: Francesville Fall Festival in Francesville
Statewide events, conferences, trainings:
Indiana Recovery Network Training and Recurring Meetings
6/27-6/28: Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Conference
HEALTH UPDATES AND INFO
🏥 Visitor restrictions lifted at Logansport Memorial Hospital as of April 20, 2023
❗ Indiana Department of Insurance offers information about coverage options for Hoosiers no longer eligible for Medicaid
⚕️The Indiana Department of Health is encouraging all parents to have their children younger than age 6 tested for lead exposure as part of legislation that took effect Jan. 1, 2023. | More info
😷 You can find the latest COVID-19 guidance for the community from the Department of Health and Human Services at covid.gov.
😷 See Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard, plus info on testing and vaccines at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.
SCHOOL UPDATES & INFO
See Honor Rolls from Cass County Schools.
📝 On My Way Pre-K allows 4-year-olds from lower-income families to receive a free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through Indiana’s only state-sponsored prekindergarten program. Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. | More info
SCHOOL CALENDARS (PDF)
2023-2024: Caston | Lewis Cass | Logansport | Pioneer
First day of school for students
Lewis Cass | Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Corporation Calendar
Logansport | Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | Corporation Calendar
Pioneer | Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | Corporation Calendar
Caston | Monday, August 14, 2023 | Corporation Calendar
🎓 GRADUATION / COMMENCEMENT 🎓
Caston | May 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. | Corporation Calendar
Lewis Cass | June 4, 2023 at 2 p.m. | Corporation Calendar | Livestream
Logansport | June 4, 2023 at 2 p.m. | Corporation Calendar | Livestream
Pioneer | June 4, 2023 at 2 p.m. | Corporation Calendar | Livestream
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
👑 Lewis Cass 👑
🍓 Logansport 🍓
🐾 Pioneer Elementary – Jr. Sr. High – Food Services 🐾
🎾 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES:
☄️ Caston ☄️| 👑 Lewis Cass 👑 | 🍓Logansport 🍓| 🐾 Pioneer🐾
When you’re looking for info about Cass County, we try to have the answer, so we’ve been working on resource lists to make information more accessible. Here are a few we’ve put together so far:
🥫Food Pantries, Meals & Programs
ℹ️ Support Groups
♻️Trash and Recycling
🇺🇸 MILITARY ASSISTANCE
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.
💰 UTILITY ASSISTANCE
- NIPSCO is encouraging income-eligible customers struggling to pay their gas utility bill to apply for additional energy assistance programs available December 1 through May 31. Programs such as NIPSCO Hardship, SERV (Supply Energy Resources to Veterans) and SILVER (Seniors in Indiana Low-Income and Vulnerable Energy Resource) offer a one-time benefit of up to $400 per year to those who qualify. | More info
JOBS IN THE AREA
💻 See the list of job openings that area companies have shared recently here. If your business or organization is hiring, you can post job openings here.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
⚡ Logansport Municipal Utilities — (574) 753-6231 to report outages
🌡️ NIPSCO — (800) 464-7726
🚨 Cass County Central Dispatch – 574-722-6060
🚧 Logansport Street Department – (574) 753-4610
🚧 Cass County Highway Department – (574) 753-3749
🚏 Cass Area Transit – 574-753-5555 – Logansport City Bus Schedule
🐾 The Cass County Humane Society has changed their name to CCHS Pets R Us. They often post photos of lost/found pets on their Facebook page. – 574-516-1526
💜 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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