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December 4, 1998

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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport. Indiana, Friday, December 4,1998 Page A3 LOCAL NEWS AREA WRAP-UP Wannabe U.S. Census Takers Take Note If you're considering becoming a field worker for U.S. Census 2000, you're in luck. Not only are applications now being accepted, but local ; training sites have been announced as well. Those interested in verifying addresses for the U.S. Census Bureau - should call 1-888-325-7733 to make an appointment for testing. Local : sites, times and test dates are as follows: Rochester •1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, Community Resource Center, 625 Pontiac. •1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, Fulton County Historical Society, Fulton County Road 37E 375N. • 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, Fulton County Historical Society, Fulton County Road 37E 375N. Winamac •9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec, 9, Winamac County Garage, U.S. 35. •Noon Wednesday, Dec. 9, Winamac County Garage, U.S. 35. Participants will need to bring two valid forms of identification, such as a driver's license and a Social Security card. This Census 2000 work involves going out and listing all addresses where people live or could live. The information will then be used to deliver Census questionnaires and ensure that everyone is included. Ex-Cop Changes Beat, Becomes Deputy DELPHI — Kristopher D. Main has changed uniforms. Instead of , slipping into the familiar blues he's worn as a Delphi Police officer since January 1996, the 25-year-old will now be seen in brown. Main has been appointed by Carroll County Sheriff Lee Hoard and the Carroll County Sheriff's Merit Board to fill a new, temporary position with the sheriff's department. A graduate of North Miami High School and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Main is a certified law enforcement officer. He also is a certified drug field test technician and a breath test operator and 1 has received training in numerous other fields related to law enforcement as well. : Main served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1992 through 1995 and was'awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Garcia To Serve 30 Years On Cocaine Charge Amaldo Garcia, found guilty of drug charges in October has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The 41-year-old Logansport resident was charged with possession of cocaine, a Class B felony, dealing cocaine, a Class A felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony. Cass Circuit Court Judge Julian Ridlen heard the case during a one-day bench trial and handed down the guilty verdict. During Wednesday's hearing, Garcia was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the possession charge, 30 years for the dealing charge and one- and-a-half years for count III, maintaining a common nuisance, according to a court spokeswoman. All sentences are to be served concurrently. Garcia also was given jail time credit for 299 days, the spokeswoman said. The case stems from Garcia's Feb. 6 arrest during a raid at his former residence at 401 E. Miami Ave. Police found a small amount of cocaine and about ,$700 was confiscated from the property during that raid, ; . ,: resulting from 'an ongoing investigation. """ ' ' " ~" """ Wal-Mart Donating Part Of Sales To Gift Lift - This Saturday, the Logansport Wal-Mart will donate a percentage of store sales between 7 a.m. and noon to the Mental Health Association of - Cass County . . The local association plans to use the proceeds to purchase items to be distributed to the approximately 600 mentally ill in Cass County during its annual Gift Lift. Store associates selected the Mental Health Association as the beneficiary of their annual holiday fund-raiser because of the difference the organization is making in the community. This season marks the sixth year that Wal-Mart will donated a percentage of holiday sales to local charities. Medicare Costs Increase For 1999 The 1999 increases in the costs payable by Medicare beneficiaries — the Part A hospital insurance deductible and the Part B medical insurance premium — were announced this month. The Park A deductible for beneficiaries admitted to hospitals in 1999 will be $768, up from this year's $764. The monthly Part B premium will increase to $45.50 a month, up from $43.80. The deductible and the premium are recalculated each year to reflect changes in the costs of health care or changes in Medicare law. Santa Will Be At County Building Dec. 18 Santa Claus and his helpers will be making a stop at the Cass County Government Building again this year. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, children will be able visit Santa. He ' also will be at Kmart from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take pictures of their children with Santa. Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab Parties Canceled The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department Christmas parties scheduled for next week at Logansport Memorial Hospital have been canceled. The cancellations are due to the temporary ban on food being brought into the hospital. Children's Choir Presenting Concert The Logansport Children's Choir will present its 11th Annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in McHale Auditorium. Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the All Saints Elementary School Assembly on Second and Broadway, and at 8 p.m. - Monday in the McHale Community Complex at Riverside Park. The program will feature seasonal and non-seasonal music in a variety (of styles and languages performed by the Concert Choir, a group of 97 students in grades three through eight; the Chamber Choir, with 44 students in grades six through 12; and the combined choirs of 109 students. Highlights of the concert will include performances of John Rutter's "Angel Carol," "Psalm 100" for three-part chorus and two pianos by Rene Claussen, and the beautiful Austrian carol, "Still, Still, Still," as well as the annual Carol Sing. Tickets for the concert are available from any choir member and at the McHale Auditorium box office at a cost of $3 for adults and $2 for students through high school age. Tickets also will be available at the door. Also available at the concert will be the choir's new CD, "Lift Your Jubilant Voice! Music of Christmas And The 97-98 Season." The cost of the CD is $12, cassettes are available for $10. These recordings also can be ordered through the mail by sending a check along with name and address to the Logansport Children's Choir at P.O. Box 1026, Logansport IN 46947. Upcoming events for the choir include Concert Choir performances in Indianapolis and Springfield, Ohio. The Chamber Choir has been invited to sing at the Indiana Music Educators Association conference in January and will take a tour to Toronto in June. Blue Brothers Warehouse Case Settled Out Of Court + Salin Bank & Trust will own abandoned building on Logansport's north side By DAVE KITCHELL Pharos-Tribune Staff Writer KOKOMO — On the brink of a trial that would have ended a legal dispute, the ownership of a building was finally determined legally. Representatives of Salin Bank & Trust and B&B Blue Brothers confirmed Thursday that they have reached an out-of-court settlement in the case involving an abandoned warehouse at 100 Tacoma Ave. in Logansport. The case had been scheduled for a three-day trial in Howard Superior Court II Thursday, but the court received word before the trial that both sides had reached a settlement. David Gunter, an attorney representing the bank, said he was able to reach an agreement Wednesday night with representatives of B&B Blue Brothers. "Salin will own the building," he said. "From a community standpoint, the issues have been resolved." David Blue, a former Logansport businessman who now works in Elkhart, said Thursday he also is happy with the outcome of the case. "We were able to reach a settlement without a trial. The bank will retain title to the property as a condition of the settlement. It resolves all pending and future lawsuits between us and the bank." Salin President Pat McNarny was unavailable for comment. Earlier this year, McNarny presented an affidavit filed in Marion Superior Court that indicated the bank had never accepted a deed on the former warehouse on Logansport's north side. The warehouse was secured earlier this year after a portion of the roof collapsed. According to the affidavit filed by Salin Chairman William Salin, Blue Brothers filed suit in Logansport against the bank in 1989, two years after it began using the building. The suit asked the court to rescind its purchase. Two months after Blue Brothers purchased the building, company officials learned an area adjacent to the building was not part of the property, but was owned by the Logansport & Eel River Railroad. On Aug. 1,1991, Blue Brothers filed a request for summary judgment in Cass Superior Court, and it was granted by Judge Douglas Cox. A deed was recorded, but the bank was never notified that deed was recorded. The bank appealed the ruling, and on June 22, 1992, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed Cox's order and remanded the case for trial. The Indiana Supreme Court removed Cox from the case in 1995, and the case was referred to Jessup's court in Kokomo. Until the case is resolved, title to the property remains in the Blue Brothers' name. Salin Bank later paid to have the area surrounding the bank cleaned up. Dave Kitchell may be contacted at 722-5000, Ext. 5150, or via email a dkitchell@pharoslribune.com HOSPITAL NOTES Logansport Births: Todd and Amie Gotshall, Logansport, are the parents ol a daughter, Sydney Irene Gotshall, born Tuesday, Nov. 24,1998, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Robert Houser, Royal Center. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Janet Gotshall, Logansport, and Vera and Chuck Thomas, Monticellp. •Kevin and Teresa Kniesly, Logansport, are the parents of a daughter, Kristina Marie Kniesly, born Tuesday, Nov. 24,1998, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Cathy Schmidt, Portage, Mich., and James Lemon, Homestead, Fla. Paternal grandparents are Carl and Judy Kniesly, Goshen. Rochester Admitted: Joseph Day, Akron. • Rachel Fishbum, Argos. •Carol Fortune, Detong, Dismissed: James Holloway, Kewanna. •Roger Manuel, Tippecanoe. • Howard McGovwfl, Argos. •Shari Miller and daughter, Rochester. •Roger Warren, Silver Lake, transferred to Memorial Hospital, Soulti Bend. Special Gifts for special people AIM Rugs • Bird Cage* • Book Ends BrassBoxes. Candle»«clBj»Curfoa Decanters • Desks •ONICartMcates Golf & Tennis Coltortbtoji^ Gourmet Pood • GrandMhtr Ctocto Holiday Plates • Lamps Picture Frames • flseHnars Win* Buckets • Christmas Daoontfons Shumpert To Serve 21/2 Years For Robbery Cass Circuit Court Judge Julian Ridlen has handed down a sentence to the last of the two men responsible for the October 1997 bank robbery at Sagamore Federal Credit Union in Logansport. Donald Shumpert, 40, Peru, was sentenced to seven years in the Indiana Department of Correction. However, the sentence was suspended, and Shumpert will serve only two and a half years, a court spokeswoman said. He will be placed on probation for four and a half years. The sentencing for the Class C felony charge of robbery Shumpert pleaded guilty to came Wednesday after several continuances over the last couple of months. Shumpert's attorney, Jim Brugh, pleaded with the judge during an earlier hearing to issue an alternative sentence to the standard time in jail. Because of a head injury sustained while in the military, Shumpert would not be able to survive in prison, Brugh argued. Brugh suggested that a better sentence would be to place him on in-home detention. The matter was taken under advisement. Previously sentenced in the same crime was James A. Morris. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. The two admitted to robbing the bank and attempting to get away when they were spotted, by an Indiana State Trooper on U.S. 24 East, near Cass County Road 800E. 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