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   Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - January 11, 1987, Logansport, Indiana                                Windy City politics heat up NFC AFC title matches set for Fast Flurrious First measurable snow short of prediction By DAVE LONG Staff Writer Old Man Winter may have been late in arriving this year but he wasnt subtle about it Forecasters Friday predicted the first measurable snowfall in the Logansport area would have to be measured with a yard stick Predictions Friday after noon from the National Weather Service called for from six to 10 inches of snowfall in the area The city received a little more than five inches of snow ac cording to the official measuring station at the Logansport Wastewater Treatment Plant There were inches measured to 7 Saturday and an additional quarter of an inch was added to the total late Satur We Today s song put on film He was called the outlaw because he challenged the country music establishment He was a Baptist Sunday School teacher who considered becoming a preacher Now Willie Nelson will see a dream come true when his movie Red Headed Stranger comes to the big screen In February The story is in todays Living Section Purdue Wins At Madison Troy Lewis scored 16 points in cluding 4 in the final Saturday to lead 5th ranked Purdue to a 5748 Big Ten Conference victo ry over Wisconsin PAGE 14 Ann TV Young Tarn unueeded goods into cash SOLD First Day Simmons HldeABed queen size gold excellent condition tt 7225000 day afternoon It continued to snow through the evening hours Saturday adding to the total Some measuring devices in the area showed heavier accumula tions but none were near the predicted 10 inches Just to be safe though area residents jammed supermarkets and service sta tions responding to the winter storm warning by the National Weather Service Local supermarkets report largescale business whenever winter storm warnings are sounded as area residents ap parently suffer flashbacks from the blizzard of January 1978 Many people were stranded for days during the blizzard and its aftermath A local supermarket reported more food sales Friday than during the normally heavy Christmas and New day By Saturday morning resi dents had calmed enough to en joy the snowfall The wet and very packable snow provided area youngsters and a few oldsters with a refreshing outlet for their energies The PharosTribune received numerous calls Saturday from all areas of the city and county concerning the creation of various types of snow sculptures The main emphasis was on the traditional snowman but creative minds also were at work with a wide variety of snow products Loganland drivers were not accustomed to driving on the slick roadways keeping Logans port Cass County and Indiana State Police were busy throughout Friday night and Sat urday Logansport and Cass County police investigated 21 accidents that were weather related and the Indiana State Police Peru Post officers investigated 13 ac cidents during the same period The state police also responded to numerous other accidents that were investigated by county authorities Fortunately no serious inju ries were reported in the area Law enforcement authorities in other Loganland counties also reported a large number of ac cidents Pulaski County police in vestigated seven accidents be tween and 7 Friday No accidents were reported Satur day White County reported 10 accidents Friday night Miami County also reported 10 weatherrelated accidents Fri day night and early Saturday Officials at the Fulton and Car roll County Sheriffs Depart See 2 Digging Out Foron Roberts 15 of 1731 Spear shovels snow outside his home Fcron and scores of other Loganland residents were busy Saturday morning Don digging out from under the first significant snowfall to blanket the area this winter The snow was a nuisance and traffic hazard to some while others enjoyed playing in it Chamber Targets Education Economic Development Goals Taking Aim Kenny Achey 8 takes the basket during the annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest held Saturday morning in the Berry Bowl Kenny the son of Wayne and Mary Luse 1133 Pleasant Hill was among 123 area youngsters who competed in the freethrow competition ByDAVEKTTCHELL City Editor The outgoing president of the County Chamber of Commerce said Sat urday night that the Chamber was able to reach most of its 1986 goals thanks to support from its 25 committees and more than 300 committee members Jerry Miller a Logansport in surance agent passed the Chamber board gavel to his suc cessor Wilson Foods Controller William Peterson who said eco nomic development and educa tion are among the Chambers goals for 1987 The two Chamber leaders commented on their goals during the organizations annual at the Holiday Inn More than 200 people attended the event Miller said the newly established Crime Stoppers program the dedication of a Chamber library new Chamber headquarters in Logan Square a guide to Lo gansport the July state legislative outing and the reorganization of the Iron Horse Festival were among the years highlights I feel better about this com munity than at any other time in my 17 years said Miller I think better things are yet to come for Logansport Last year at this time I thought wed be doing well if we accomplished half the goals we set but I think if youll check youll find we accomplished just about all of Don 1987 Chamber President William Peterson L ehats with retiring president Jerry Miller them It took a lot of people to make that happen but we made Miller paid tribute to several people during the award pres entation portion of the program but made a special tribute to the late Fred Eelley an active Chamber member who died June 30 Miller said the Chambers board of directors dedicated the remainder of 1986 to Kelley a former board member Miller also credited new Chamber executive director Ann Been for a successful year Peterson echoed the theme of the Chamber for 1987 Vision Action Peterson said the Indiana Chamber 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