Last Updated on January 21, 2016 by cassnetwork

Former Logansport baseball coach Jim Turner has been recognized as the first Logansport Indiana Bicentennial Citizen.

Turner, who coached the Logansport Berries to state baseball championships in 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1991, was recognized today by Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell.

“Each week throughout the year of Indiana’s bicentennial, a Logansport citizen or native who has achieved statewide or national acclaim will be honored,” Kitchell said. “Collectively, there are many Logansport people who have been recognized throughout the state for the things they do and we want to recognize their contributions to our state.

“Coach Turner distinguished himself as the gold standard in many respects for high school baseball coaches in the North Central Conference and we’re fortunate to have an Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame coach living in our community.”

Turner succeeded Rex Hunter as baseball coach. Two of his players, Tim Smith and John Curl, were named winner of the L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award after their performances in two of Logansport’s championship seasons, 1975 and 1991.

Turner will receive a certificate and an Indiana flag.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell