MONDAY, MAY 14: Five things to know and five upcoming events
Here are some things you might want to know for Monday, May 14, 2018:
SPECIAL SESSION OF INDIANA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TODAY
Legislators are scheduled to head back to the Statehouse today for a special session called by the governor.
The governor’s to-do list for lawmakers includes a request for additional funding for the Indiana Secured School Fund — $5 million now and for fiscal year 2019. He also wants lawmakers to allow school corporations to obtain funding advances of up to $500,000 for school security equipment and capital purchases. Total advances may not exceed $35 million. One of the most highly publicized items relates to Muncie Schools — according to a news release from the governor last month, the request is for a one-time $12 million loan for Muncie Schools to remain operational and make needed capital improvements. Other items on the agenda include updating the state’s tax code to conform with federal tax changes and to comply with IRS rules.
SEVERAL MEETINGS THIS WEEK
The City of Logansport’s Solar Committee will meet to hear a presentation on financing options for the proposed solar field at Trelleborg. The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the LMU Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Logansport City Building at 601 E. Broadway.
The Logansport Plan Commission will meet at 4 p.m. tonight in the City Council Chambers at the Logansport City Building. The agenda includes a public hearing on the proposed Capital Improvement Program for 2019-2022.
The Logansport School Board will also hold their regular meeting tonight at 5 p.m. at the LCSC Administration Building.
CONGRATULATIONS TO IVY TECH GRADS
Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area – which includes campuses and instructional sites in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester – celebrated its 2018 commencement Friday, May 11. Hundreds of family members and friends gathered in the Kokomo Event & Conference Center as the College conferred 886 degrees and certificates on 578 recipients.
See the full list here.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PLAN HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK EVENTS
Logansport Landmarks and the Logansport Historical Preservation Commission are partnering In a series of activities designed to promote public awareness of the historical preservation of both residential and business structures within the community during Historical Preservation Week, May 13 to May 20.
Events on Saturday, May 19 include tours of two houses of local interest from 1-3 p.m, a costume contest at the People’s Winery from 4-7 p.m. and a Pitch-In Picnic from 2-5 p.m.
The Historical Commission is asking for anyone who has memorabilia from Logansport history which they would like displayed at the tours or People’s Winery to contact Chairperson Jan Newton via the Commission’s Facebook page or at Legacy Outfitters, 116 S. 6th Street.
For more information on Preservation Week, those interested should visit the facebook pages of the Logansport Historical Preservation Commission and Logansport Landmarks. You can read the full press release here.
MISS CASS COUNTY DEADLINES APPROACHING
Young ladies who would like to participate in the Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss or Miss Cass County contests during this year’s Cass County 4-H Fair are invited to attend kick-off events that begin this weekend. Find more details here.
Find more local news and information at CassCountyOnline.com.
✏️ May 15: CCCF Grant Writing Workshop
🎨May 17: LAA Fine Arts Show
🐾 May 19: Paddle for Paws Canoe Race
🚗 May 19: Car Show and Grace Scott Band Concert
🎹 May 19: 30th Annual Logansport Children’s Choir Spring Concert
Find many, many more upcoming events at CassCountyCalendar.com. Check back often as new events are added daily!