•To the two Logansport firefighters who were recognized this week for saving a seven-month-old baby who was choking. The department received a call on Sept. 22 about a baby with something obstructing its airway. Firefighters Matt Harris and Jim Stotler responded to the call, and Stotler managed to dislodge the item using back thrusts. Stotler said Wednesday there was some bleeding where the ring had been, but the baby was fine. Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin presented both men with certificates. Stotler said it was merely chance that he and Harris were the ones being honored. “Every single guy here would have done the same thing,” he said.
• To all the participants in the 21st annual Great Grown-up Spelling Bee. The team from Columbia Middle School won the event, while Steinberger Construction took second place and Calvary Presbyterian took third. Pioneer Schools, known as the Spellbinders, won the Spirit Award. But all 17 teams and all of the other volunteers contributed to the atmosphere, and best of all, the event raised about $2,000 for Literacy Volunteers of Cass County.
• To six-year-old Aspen Cozzello, the daughter of Anthony Cozzello, the lead pastor at Revolution Community Church. Aspen saw a video depicting 32-year-old Joe Robison’s battle with cancer, and she decided she wanted to help. When he got home one evening, her dad said, Aspen told him she wanted to have a lemonade stand. He made the lemonade, and Aspen made the sign. She sat at the lemonade stand for three hours and made a total of $76, even moving the stand once to get to a spot with more traffic. Robison’s mother, Donna, said it brought tears to her eyes when the Cozzellos delivered the money. “Seeing this little girl, at 6 years old, do something that wonderful, tore us all apart,” she said. “Aspen has a heart of gold, and Anthony should be proud.” Sadly, Robison died Monday, the day after a story about Aspen’s gesture appeared in the Pharos-Tribune.
• To the organizers of last weekend’s inaugural Pumpkin Run for Autism. Despite the colder weather, nearly 200 people attended the event to watch participants race decorated pumpkins down a hill at Bishop Park. The event this year was in honor of Nicole “Niki” Savini, one of the event’s main organizers who died in a traffic accident last month.
• To Morgan Mills, who raised $11,000 as a 2012 bachelorette for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Indiana Chapter. Mills, a 2007 Logansport High School graduate, was one of 30 bachelor and bachelorette honorees. “It is very rewarding to be part of this amazing program with some of the most professional, active and energetic young professionals working toward the same goal,” Mills said. “It’s truly an honor to be able to help raise awareness for something that I am so passionate about.”
THEIR VIEW: CEOs should buy their own perks
It’s no secret that CEOs of public companies make a lot of money.
WOLFSIE: Looking for my lost cell phone
For the longest time, I had a label on my cell phone displaying the mobile number so if I lost the device the person who found it could call me.
PUBLIC FORUM: Solar, wind power were considered
Ms. Madella Gellinger voiced some questions in her letter to the Pharos-Tribune April 21 about the new power plant. She asked why solar panels and wind turbines were not being considered
OUR VIEW: Scammers seek profit from tragedy
We’re disgusted we even have to write this editorial.
As residents of Oklahoma City and its suburbs barely start the process of picking themselves up off the ground, we’ve already received warnings from state police about scammers looking to make a quick buck off the misfortune of others.
KITCHELL: New pope gives us hope for a better world
I’m not a member of the Roman Catholic faith, but if I were, I think I’d be proud of the new leader cardinals chose for my denomination.
OUR VIEW: Move over for workers, Ind. drivers
Most motorists already know that state law requires them to change lanes when approaching a stopped emergency or state highway vehicle when its emergency lights are flashing.
SOUTHERN: District boundaries show lack of respect
I can imagine no real reason why a county like Cass would be split up into three districts except to show it a lack of respect.
OUR VIEW: Are you prepared for a disaster?
As you read today’s final installment on disaster preparedness, which focuses on earthquakes and their very real threat right here in Indiana, we hope you take the message to heart and make the decision to prepare yourself. If you don’t, no one else will.
KNISELY: What are odds of that?
As you read this, I’ll be basking in the warm sun on a Florida beach. I’m not sure where you’ll be when reading this, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be coming out the winner. Seems only fair considering I was moving boxes in the rain just a few Sundays ago.
PUBLIC FORUM: Minimize our risk before making bet
A Logansport letter-writer calls a local proposal to generate energy from refuse-derived fuels a risky gamble.
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