Tuesday, May 15: Five things to know and five upcoming events

Here are five things you might want to know for Tuesday, May 15, 2018:

FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF

Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, designated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, and the governor has directed that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance. This is also National Police Week.

CITY RECOGNIZING LOCAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL

The City of Logansport is recognizing local firefighters, police officers and dispatchers following a house fire that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday. A post on the city’s Facebook page yesterday indicates that there will be a more formal recognition soon, but commends emergency personnel for working together to save a citizen in a house fire and making sure the 2 firemen inside the house made it out alive as well.

WORK UNDERWAY FOR 2018 PAVING SEASON

The Logansport Street Department began milling the following areas yesterday in preparation for paving:

Water Street from North Third Street heading west just past Holland Street

Ebert Street from North Third Street (Highway 17) to the golf course entrance

Humphrey Street from Main to Dewey Street

Beginning today, access to U.S. 31 in Miami County will be restricted at the intersection of Blair Pike Road/West Division Road.  The work, which will strengthen the shoulders along U.S. 31 for an upcoming bridge rehabilitation project, is expected to last up to two weeks. Drivers will not be able to access U.S. 31 from Blair Pike/West Division roads, and drivers in U.S. 31 will not have access to turn onto Blair Pike/ Division road. The bridge project, between Blair Pike Road/West Division Road and U.S. 24, is scheduled to begin in mid- to late-June and will require the restriction of U.S. 31 down to one lane in each direction.

The contract was awarded to E&B Paving for $8.7 million and includes the asphalt resurface of U.S. 31 and additional bridge maintenance on U.S. 31 in Miami County.

LOGANSPORT PARKS DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR SWIM LESSONS

The Logansport Parks Department announces that spots are still available for swim lessons, from beginner to advanced level. To register your child(ren) or if you want more information, please contact the Logansport Parks Department, 1701 Dividend Drive or 574-753-6969. Cost is $30 per person and payment is due when you register. More info here.

CASS COUNTY RESOURCE NETWORK MEETS THURSDAY

The Cass County Resource Network will meet on Thursday and will focus on sharing resources created during the year, thinking through where gaps exist and making plans about how to fill the most apparent gaps. This will be the organization’s last meeting until August. The meeting will be held Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bridge/Intersection Coffee Shop, and lunch will be provided. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Zach@thebridgelogansport.com.

Find more local news and information daily on CassCountyOnline.com.

5 UPCOMING EVENTS

✍ 5/15: Cass County Community Foundation Grant Writing Workshop

? 5/16: Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing

⚕ 5/17: Longcliff Museum Open House

? 5/19: Brain Cancer Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

⚽ 5/20: Logansport Soccer Club Travel Soccer Meeting

Find more events at CassCountyCalendar.com.