Way to go, students
The Pharos-Tribune sends this Rose to local students in the running for a National Merit scholarship:
Sure the scholarship money that comes with winning would be great, but knowing you’re among an elite group of students inching closer toward a National Merit scholarship has to be rewarding, too.
And here in Cass County, we have three students who are finalists for the award: Kaley R. Bean, Pioneer; Jason “Jake” Hawes, Logansport; and Zachary B. “Zach” Smith, Caston.
You’re making your community proud, and we’re rooting for you.
Thanks for the great care while in hospital
Robert Knapp, of Logansport, sends this Rose to Logansport Memorial Hospital staff:
I recently spent a week at the Logansport Memorial Hospital. I want to say thank you to Dr. Mark Crowley and the rest of the hospital staff for treating me so well.
No way to senior downtown housing
Kathy Bass, of Logansport, gives a Thorn to the possbility of locating senior housing in downtown:
I’m not sure if anyone has surveyed seniors for their opinions on where they’d want to live if other than their current home. No one has asked me and I am definitely a senior. My answer would be to not live in downtown Logansport, where I’d be removed from services. Frankly, it is desirable to bring youth, vitality and excitement to a downtown to stimulate energy in the area. I do not believe senior housing does any of that.
Downtown was moving in the right direction by focusing on open areas for public gatherings of all ages and positive, fun activities. Let’s keep it that way.
Having many vacant buildings on display that generate nothing for the community is a blight that should be dealt with before we start filling up our open areas with more buildings.
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Way to go, students
- THORNS & ROSES: Week of May 16
WOLFSIE: Writing on the walls
Sometimes when I am trying to think of an idea for my column, I just stare at the wall. That’s not a bad thing, because on the wall in my home office is a collection of special pieces of memorabi-lia that inspire me to write, reminding me of the talented people I have had the privilege to meet.
HAYDEN: From good to great in education not the way
On the campaign trail last year and early into his administration, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said repeatedly that his goal as governor would be to take Indiana from “good to great.”
THEIR VIEW: Big Brother looms large in D.C.
The federal government, working under the cloak of secrecy, has been having a heyday at the expense of all Americans.
First we learn the IRS has been targeting conservatives — applications for tax-exempt status by tea party groups were wrongly singled out for extra scrutiny.
KITCHELL: Waste-to-energy a big waste of time
Had all of Logansport attended the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists Awards ceremony last month in Indianapolis, we all would have learned that the No. 1 editorial written in the state in the past year was about a subject that sounds familiar to Logansport residents.
THEIR VIEW: Keep teens safe on the roadways
Indiana was able to achieve welcome decreases in teen-driving deaths after adopting graduated driver’s license laws. But it appears some of the benefits of easing teen drivers more slowly into the responsibilities associated with driving are leveling off.
MARCUS: Where to put your money
Snail Smith’s real name is Stanley, but his contorted windup and slow pitches gave him the nickname, Snail, during his short baseball career.
THEIR VIEW: Indiana loses a respected leader
At a time when our nation was deeply divided by war, social upheaval and political corruption, Otis R. “Doc” Bowen brought stability to Indiana in his eight years as governor largely through the strength of his personal integrity. He was respected, revered even, not only by fellow Republicans but also by independents and Democrats for his deep commitment to the state and its people.
OUR VIEW: Mothers the greatest gift of all
Our mothers help guide us through the world around us, helping us sidestep disaster if at all possible. She holds our hand as we become the person we were meant to be. She knew us from the beginning, and if she had it her way, she’d know us to the very end.
PUBLIC FORUM: Mayor tells residents of positive change
When the residents of Logansport elected me as their new mayor in November 2011, it was truly an honor.
Our city was battling back from a devastating loss of 1,500 jobs in five years, a recession that wasn’t letting up on the household income of our residents, a divided fire protection commitment in our county and an overall sense of loss in our community.
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