Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 23, 1988 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 23, 1988 PageS Utility Board Balks At Cost Of Sewage Line Area Report Pulaski Presbyterian Presents Cantata WINAMAC — The Pulaski Presbyterian Church will present the cantata "Behold the Crucified, Risen Jesus" at 7 p.m. Sunday. The 20-member choir is directed by Harold Budd and accompanied by Elaine Ellis. May Markin will narrate the program. The Rev. Peggy Hegeman is pastor. The public is invited to attend. Would serve mobile homes Jn l tic !,. Had99% . v « ting , RecordlnSenat ! ByDAVELONG Staff Writer The Logansport Utility Board isn't sure it wants to help pay for a sewage line to the Forest Lodge Mobile Home Park. The board interviewed two engineering firms Tuesday night interested in designing the sewage line from the wastewater treatment plant to the park, but the board decided to postpone awarding a contract to either firm. The city has received a $110,000 matching grant from the Indiana Department of Commerce for the project, but board members voiced concern Tuesday whether the project is feasible considering its overall cost. Cost estimates range from $250,000 to approximately $840,000 depending upon the route used for the project and the amount of rock that must be excavated. The State of Indiana's Department of Heath ordered the mobile home park closed because of lack of proper sewage. The order was delayed pending a project to install city sewage to the park. Logansport Economic Development Foundation Executive David Yount was successful in securing matching state funds for a sewage project that would also move the sewage system closer to the Logansport Heritage Industrial Park west of the city. Three of the five utility board members said they are not sure the project is feasible. Board members Ellen Glendening and Gary Scagnoli along with chairman James Bishop voiced concern Tuesday about the cost of the project. Bishop said he does not believe the utilities should spend the money for the project unless it involves additional businesses in the area west of the city and the Heritage Industrial Park. "It is not feasible to do this project for the potential of 49 mobile homes," he said. Utility Superintendent Klaus Hemberger informed the board that there are currently 18 mobile homes in the park, and that the park has a capacity of 49 homes. Glendening and Scagnoli also said they could not support a project costing more than $250,000 solely for the extension of sewage to the park. Adding even more confusion to the decision Tuesday evening was the differences in opinions of the engineering firms concerning the cost of the project and the amount of sewage line needed for the project. Representatives of Cole & Associates of Indianapolis told the board the project would cost approximately $250,000 and would involve up to 3,700 feet of sewage line. Representatives of Bonar & Associates of Indianapolis told the board the project could cost as much as $840,000 and would involve up to 6,600 feet of sewage line. The board deliberated for more than an hour before deciding to appropriate $7,500 for a Girl Dies In Fire At Mobile Home WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A 9- year-old Kosciusko County girl died in a fire at her family's mobile home about two miles outside North Webster, police said. Sharon Jackson died while undergoing treatment at Kosciusko Community Hospital, said Kosciusko County Sheriff Ron Robinson. The girl's brother, George Jackson, attempted to rescue his sister after awakening to her cries, but was driven back by burning debris, investigators said. The 15-year-old was able to locate his 8-year-old younger brother, David, and move him to safety. The children's parents were not at home when the blaze broke out late Tuesday night, Robinson said. Fire officials said the fire's cause was under investigation. OTHER BUSINESS In other action the board: D Received three bids for instrumentation at the generating plant. The base bids ranged from $529,500 to $687,758. D Approved hiring of Bonar & Associates of Indianapolis to study the potential for a Community Improvement Grant of up to $400,000 for the city to separate the water runoff and sewage systems in the city's east end. D Approved the purchase of a trencher, utility tractor and trailer for the electric department. study of the project that will include soil borings to determine the amount of rock that must be excavated. Hemberger told the board the study will take approximately a month, but will give the board a better cost estimate for the project. INDIANAPOLIS - State Sen. Bill Justice of Logansport finished his final session in the Indiana General Assembly with a 99 percent voting record. Senate President Pro Tern Robert D. Garton, R-Columbus, commended Justice for voting 470 of a possible 477 times. The Senate leader said Justice also was present for all 30 session days. Justice, Rt, 2, a Republican, is in the final year of his second four-year term; Bowlers Raise Money For Cancer Society DELPHI — A Carroll County bowling fundraiser has raised $147 for the American Cancer Society. League bowlers at the Carroll County Bowling Lanes raised the money which will be used to fund research, education programs, patient services and public information. Trophies were awarded to the bowlers with the highest three averages in both the men's and women's division. The winners were Louis Hayden who was 109 pins over his average, and Peggy Garth who was 149 pins over her average. Three Area Officers Graduate From Academy Three area law enforcement officers will be among 78 officers who graduate Friday from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. Patrolman Christ Schiuszi of the Winamac Police Department, Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Hodson of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, and Patrolman Todd McDougle of the Peru Police Department will be among the officers graduatir Randall T. Shepard, the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will be the speaker for the graduation ceremonies. Fulton County Foster Care Holds Meeting ROCHESTER - David Spencer of White's Institute will speak on "Stress and Parental Burnout" at a Fulton County Foster Care Association meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Presbyterian Church basement, located at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets. IUK Offering Secretaries' Review Courses The Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana University at Kokomo will be offering three review courses for secretaries or secretarial students who plan to take the CPS exam in 1988 or later. A review course on office technology will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 28 to April 11, at IUK. The fee is $40, plus a required textbook. For more information, contact the Continuing Studies Office at 1-317-455-0272. Camden Community Club Fish Fry March 25 CAMDEN — The Camden Community Club annual Membership Fish Fry will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Camden Community Building. Bring a covered dish. The cost is $6 per family and $3 for singles. Please excuse our mess while we redecorate. Come in and dig through the Bargains. 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