Graham named Logansport Bicentennial Citizen

Last Updated on February 20, 2016 by cassnetwork

bicentennialA local businessman who is recognized for recording one of the all-time great athletic achievements in the city’s history is the latest recipient of an award sponsored by the city of Logansport.

Kim Graham, a 1974 graduate of Logansport High School, capped off his prep career for the late Joe Patacsil by finishing undefeated in the 132-pound weight class, winning the IHSAA state championship.

“Kim was the first wrestling state champion we had after the doors of the current LHS campus opened in 1973,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said Friday. “In addition to being a North Central Conference champion as many of Coach Patacsil’s grapplers were, he dispatched most of his opponents with little difficulty. It’s fitting that he be named the city’s Bicentennial Citizen of the Week on the weekend of this year’s IHSAA state wrestling championships in Indianapolis.

Graham will receive an Indiana state flag and a certificate honoring him.

The Bicentennial Citizen of the Week Award will be presented throughout 2016 as part of Logansport’s observance of Indiana’s bicentennial. The award is presented to local residents or natives who achieved statewide or nationwide recognition during their lifetime.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell