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Logansport Pharos Tribune (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Logansport, Indiana i june 3, 2015 75 cents True colors Watercolour artist continues passion in Logansport leaders Convene to discuss higher de state commissioner pos secondary education More important now than Ever by Ben Middelkamp staff reporter pharos Tribune Watercolour artist Joseph Fettingis works in the basement Art studio of his Logansport Home. By Mitchell Kirk staff reporter Joseph Fettingis knew he wanted to be a Painter when he was 9 years old. Over the next 60 years he would go on to Excel in the Art form through a life that would take him from the Jungles of South America to Chicago a South Side and prestigious Art schools. Today he stands his easel in Logansport where he continues to be inspired by the regions festivals and nature. Fettingis was born in Germany in 1946. His family moved to Venezuela when he was 6 months old to escape the destruction of world War in he remembers becoming enamoured with Art at around the age of 9, when he was one of 20 students irom his school chosen to go on a trip to the v venezuelan re Don t paint to make a living i paint to live.1 Joseph Fettingis water Cotor Painter gallery to see More of the artist s work visit . Capital of Caracas i had never been out of my Fettingis said. What fascinated him the most about going from his modest Hometown to the big City was the sight of a priest drawing a Cathedral he continued. A and i thought this is what 1 want to do for a he said. He showed Promise from an Early age. The Young Fettingis went on to win an Art Competition with his submission of a famous mexican wrestlers mask. The first place prize was a mask autographed by the wrestler. When Fettingis was a teenager his family successfully secured the necessary sponsor for a move to the United states. They went from a town where monkeys milled about his father s shop and boars ran wild in the streets to Chicago 111. Fettingis started school without knowing any English. A when i came Here i went to he said. A after about a year and a half they realized this kid had a Little Talent so i remember or. Cooper on the South Side of Chicago he was my Art teacher and w hat happened w As. He Gav e me a scholarship to go to the Art Institute of Chicago every saturday morning to learn How to paint and draw. It was amazing Quot a see colors As Eastern Pulaski redoing renovation bids for elementary school a initial estimates came in nearly $2.5 million More than expected by Ben Middelkamp staff reporter Winamac Eastern Pulaski Community school corp. Has to reconfigure a renovation project for the elementary school due to initial costs being too High. The corporation submitted bids for the More than $4 million project at Eastern Pulaski elementary school earlier in the year. That estimate came Back at $6.4 million superintendent Dan Foster said. The school Board and the District now have to change the a scope Quot of the project a so it v Asnat like we could go ahead and accept those and then make a couple Little change orders. Quot Foster said a that come Down to the Price. We had to really take a pretty Good look at it and the scope is going to change fairly significantly Quot instead of replacing All lighting fixtures in the school with less Foster said the contractor will retrofit lights to save Money. He also said the school s main water and plumbing lines ended up not needing to be fixed which eliminates the contras Tor having to remove and replace Walls and ceiling tiles. Building upgrades will still in elude heating and air conditioning work renovations to the front office to make it More secure As Well As replacing older windows with ones those that Are Energy efficient Foster said. The elementary school project is about a month behind schedule Foster said however he added that the recent adjustments should still keep it on the timeline to Complete in october 2016. Eastern Pulaski announced the renovation project in november 2014. Which also includes improve ments at the Winamac Community a so bids pay a7 police mom catches child molest before it happens a Logansport Man arrested on three felony charges after incident by Mitchell Kirk staff reporter Ivan Aragon charged with felony attempted child molest Anc 5atter> a Logansport Man was arrested on a charge of attempted child molesting after the alleged i a Cir a s m her i walked in on what a pfc i she said was her boy m 4 1 Friend trying to abuse her daughter i Logansport police officers were dispatched to a House in the 500 Block of West Miami Avenue shortly before 9 . Monday. June 1, in reference to a female juvenile who had been abused according to affidavits filed in Cass county circuit court based on interviews conducted by officers and a detective 4 year old Han Aragon was in the House with his girlfriends 10-year-old daughter that evening after Aragons Girlfriend went into the Shower the girl said he grabbed her off the Couch and pushed her into his and her Mother s bedroom there the girl a so molest ?�9� a7hey. Non profits Community foundation makes s1d0kavaiablelocal a my As sports a my b1 state and local leaders say every person needs education after High i school. Teresa Lubbers Indiana commissioner for higher education met with Cass county College Success coalition members and concerned Citi Zens tuesday june 2, to discuss the need and importance of Post secondary education in the county. Indiana ranks no. 40 in the nation in education attainment. Lubbers said. She said the commission partners with counties across the state to determine what leaders can accomplish to drive student Success to a higher level such As preparing students More for College in nigh school and furthering education past k-12 schooling. A we understand that if this work is really going to change the culture of the state a she said a a it a going to change at the local Community a Seg leaders Pigi a7ffl classified b4-b8 comics b3 a i lotteries b2 la obituaries a2 opinion a4 sp0rtsb1-b2 weather pleasant and warmer a High 19. Low 58 a More on Page As ii 7113� 11351 a today Page one Oes Tinb in �96icah a of we vol. 171, no 1 32 a team approach to women s Ca recall 574.722.3566 to Sut Simk s74-722 my w Mph eth to Uvea the no-wm12s k saw in physician network women s health Center my. Or rvs. A Quot am t Aull m

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