Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 15, 1988 · Page 8
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 15, 1988
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Page8 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 Area Report Communities Can Repurchase FmHA Loans WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Jontz says that 13 Logansport area communities can take advantage of a new Farmers Home Administration provision that will allow the towns to repurchase FmHA loans. Jontz says he has received word that the FmHA has now begun selling the loans. ' 'These loans are used by small towns and cities to finance water and sewage treatment plants, fire stations and other community facilities," he says. "Our rural communities need assistance and the chance to refinance their iaons at attractive discounts should be a real help to many of them." Area communities qualifying for the repurchasing provision are Monticello.-Camden, Denver, Bringhurst, Burlington, Monon, Reynolds, Wolcott, Brookston, Rochester, Kewanna, Bunker Hill and Converse. Izaak Walton League Adding Pistol Shoot The Cass County Izaak Walton League will be adding a pistol shoot .38 caliber, ironsides-only come 'o its schedule of turkey shoots. The contests will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday as well as March 27 at the league on Ind 17N. The public is invited. Street Department's Street Sweeping Monday The Logansport Street Department is planning its annual street sweeping program next Monday — weather permitting. The street, sweeper will clean the south side of East Market Street beginning Monday from Sixth Street to 24th Street, and then west on the south side of East Broadway from 24th to Sixth Street. Residents are asked not to park in the designated areas between 7a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The same procedure will be used on Tuesday, March 22 for the north side of East Market Street and of East Broadway. The street sweeping project will continue March 23 with Third Street from the top of College Hill to Clinton Street. The March 24 sweeping will be West Market Street from the bridge to West Miami Avenue, and on Cicott Street from West Market to U.S. 25. The downtown section will be swept on March 24 between midnight and 7a.m. on March 25, according to Street Commissioner Mike Fincher. Grusenmeyer Named DAV District Commander Fred Grusenmeyer of Logansport was elected 7th District commander of the Disabled American Veterans in Indiana Sunday in Frankfort. Grusenmeyer, chairman of the DAV State Legislative Committee, has served as adjutant of the Cass County DAV chapter for the past 14 years. A Monticello man, Kenneth Kersey, was elected senior vice commander. Lloyd Musselman of Logansport was named chaplain. Jontz, Farm Groups Lobby Against Diesel Tax WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Jontz has met with Rep. Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois to discuss the blockage of a new diesel fuel tax for farmers that is scheduled to take effect April 1. Jontz was joined by representatives from six farm groups including the Indiana Farm Bureau. Jontz is the sponsor of House Resolution 3850 that would prevent the new tax from being imposed. The tax would require farmers to pay a 15$ per gallon excise tax when they purchase diesel fuel for on-farm use and then apply for a refund or credit at a later date. The tax represents a departure from the previous policy of exempting on-farm vehicles from road taxes. "I think that we impressed upon the chairman the importance of this bill to the farming community and I was pleased with his response," said Jontz. Handcrafted Quality Since 1947 Made To Order Special Sizes AS LOW AS Comfortable Jnnerspring Mattresses Made For Your Waterbed. Mattress Co. Inc. FREE DELIVERY FREE INSTALLATION FHEE DISPOSAL OF OLD BEDDING •« 19-1-7, Diri'ct from Our r'uriory To You FREE DELIYEHY...35 MILES American Eipress • BISCDVK I503N. 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"As I have said all along the state's highest court is the only forum where this question can finally be put to rest," said Orr. McNamar said he likely would initiate an appeal by Wednesday. The appeal could reach the high court by the end of the week, he said. "I'm going to go ahead until didn't say stop." In a 10-page ruling Monday, Shelby Circuit Judge Charles D. O'Connor concluded Bayh has been a lifelong resident of Indiana and didn't lose that residency when he worked for a District of Columbia law firm in 1983 and 1984. Bayh, who leads public opinion polls in the governor's race, said he was "gratified but not surprised" by the decision. He said he wished Republicans wouldn't appeal the ruling. "The decision is so airtight that it wouldn't surprise me if they call it quits," said Bayh, the 32-year-old son of former three-term Sen. Birch E. Bayh. "There's virtually no basis for an appeal." Saying it is "unfortunate the whole matter was brought up," McNamar. "I reported to the Bayh added, "I would just as governor this morning, and he soon put this chapter behind us Evan Bayh someone tells me to stop," said and get on with the campaign.'' Lt. Gov. John M. Mutz, the only Republican candidate for governor, said he also wants to begin discussing more serious issues. "My gut reaction is enough is enough and let's get on with the campaign," said Mutz. Mutz said the decision to pursue an appeal had been made before he was able to call Orr. "I'm not familiar with the legal briefs, so I'm not sure whether he should or should not" appeal, said Mutz. "I'm not sure it's the best politics." State Democratic Chairman John B. Livengood agreed with Bayh that the GOP should drop the issue. "It is a bogus issue, and a lot of time and money has been wasted on it," Livengood said of the residency battle. Logansport Second At Speech Sectional KOKOMO — Mindy Montgomery and Chris Miller, Logansport High School's two national speech meet finishers in 1987, led Logansport to a second place finish at the Indiana High School Forensic Association speech sectional tourney here Saturday. Montgomery won first place in her specialty event, foreign extemporaneous, while Miller won the humorous interpretation competition and placed third in dramatic interpretation. Dawn Wilkins was the only other individual champion. She was first in prose reading. Stacia Siefert was second in humorous interpretation and Erica Shepler and Alison Frederick were second in duo interpretation. Dale Brugh placed fourth in prose reading. Other fourth place finishers were Jerry Busser and Drew Miller, duo interpretation; Kevin Wild, radio; and Dawn Wilkins, original oratory. LHS speakers who qualified for the regional but did not place among the top five were Brad Van Horn, domestic extemporaneous; Hanni Burger, discussion; Troy Samuels, radio broadcasting; Rick Strasser, humorous interpretation; Brendon Cassidy, prose reading; Dale Brugh and Laura Richardson, poetry; Cathi Clodi and Stacia Siefert and Amy Johnson and Kevin Hemberger, duo interpretation. All nineteen speakers will compete in the regional meet at Maconaquah Saturday. HIGHLIGHTING and CUSTOM COLORING SPECIAL This Week *25 Regularly '40 COSTS WERE GOING UP NIPSCO GAS RATES WERE GOING DOWN. 1982 1987 Median Cost, Newly Constructed Home* NIPSCO Natural Gas $69,300.00 $104,300.00 $ 733.16 $ 657.96*' Compared to the cost of a brand new home, and almost everything else you buy today, NIPSCO natural gas is a real energy bargain. We're Here To Help. •Source: National Association of Home Builders. 'Annualized figures based on NIPSCO rates in effect December 31 for 1501 therms. NP88-5656

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