Logansport Indiana...red neck country

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sully gardner

Logansport, IN

#1 Oct 2, 2006
I'm amazed...I've never seen a place like Logansport where red necks run rampant and get away with it.
I saw one man tail gated for several blocks, even though it was a one way street with 3 lanes and very lite traffic...I stopped when they stopped and the red neck tail gater in the pick up truck cursed and made threats of physcal harm to the other driver...right in front of the city building where the police department is located. The cops were called...but the red neck was let go....so if you are into road rage move to Logansport, they let you get away with it.
I saw a 17 year old boy have a verbal dispute with his father....the father sucker punched the boy in the stomach...putting the boy on his knees! Again I saw police cars arrive...no one went to jail!
I saw another teen boy sitting in his car eating burgers & fries when some red neck 50ish guy began yelling and cursing at him for a pile of ashes and cig butts on the ground by the boy's car...the boy said he had just parked there minutes ago and that he didn't smoke and the pile wasn't his. The man called the boy a liar...among other things....no police this time, the kid left.
Logansport has churches and bars on nearly every street; half the people I saw walking around were well over-weight or had serious dental problems. I spoke to several, some seemed afraid of a stranger saying hello...other quickly wanted to tell me how awful their life is on disability and how hard it is to pay bills.
I'm disabled but from California...I guess the income is a lot different. My 19 year old works part time for 7.85 and hour plus he makes about 30 dollars in tips a night as a server. I was told the average wage in Logansport was six bucks an hour.
I would love to see a study on what percentage of the population has been arrested in the last 20 years, its a small town of less than 17,000 people with a city police force of 55 officers...that alone says a lot.
The main streets through town look very nice, but turn off into the side streets and not only are the streets bad but the houses are falling apart and junk cars sit everywhere. I counted over 90 homes that had serious roof damage and when I asked if there had been a storm everyone said no.
One friendly older man told me that in the mid 90's several factories closed their doors, since then the only new jobs have been a hog processing plant that employs about 2300 people and over half of those workers are hispanics that moved into the city starting around 1994.
I saw one city park, on wheatland avenue, that has a large flood wall to protect it from the eel river...small children, and I do mean toddlers, walking around the park all alone, no adult in sight. Across the street a house with several rose bushes and children pulling the roses and throwing them on the ground...this speaks so much of what typical life would be like in this town.
Sad sad sad sad. I would so love to see cnn do a spot light series on the people of this town, a mental hospital is near the city...I suspect the city population are former patients.

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Mike

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#2 Oct 25, 2006
Actually a lot of the former "patients" from the mental hospital are actual citizens now. Most were let go, "if they took their meds". So once let out they have no where else to go but Logansport. Most of them are to old to know anyone where they use to live, others have family who no longer want them. So here they stay.
And not all of Logansport people are rednecks, only 90%...lol. Some us are non-rednecks, like me. Average wage being on $6, that I believe, but I'm licky and make a whole $12. Wow. But for Logansort, that's actaully good. Have your son apply at Federal Mogul (that's where I'm at and base pay is $11.05) or Small Parts in town, both are two of the better paying factories in town. Granted factory work isn't the best, but around here it's either that or Walmart and McDonalds.
Alan

AOL

#3 Oct 29, 2006
Logansport has been on a downhill slide since the Pennsylvania Railroad closed it's shops here many years ago. That was a great victory for the union and set the standard for years of future stupidity.Logansport people have always felt good when they have bitten the hand that feeds them. I was born hear and now live in the armpit of the midwest. Most of our local heros are criminals or people taking the local government for a ride. Several of the them are so open with their activities that we could run a special space in the paper with the bowling results! Enough is enough is enough. I still can't find it possible to leave. It is too comical
Jackie

Logansport, IN

#4 Oct 31, 2006
sully gardner wrote:
I'm amazed...I've never seen a place like Logansport where red necks run rampant and get away with it.
I saw one man tail gated for several blocks, even though it was a one way street with 3 lanes and very lite traffic...I stopped when they stopped and the red neck tail gater in the pick up truck cursed and made threats of physcal harm to the other driver...right in front of the city building where the police department is located. The cops were called...but the red neck was let go....so if you are into road rage move to Logansport, they let you get away with it.
I saw a 17 year old boy have a verbal dispute with his father....the father sucker punched the boy in the stomach...putting the boy on his knees! Again I saw police cars arrive...no one went to jail!
I saw another teen boy sitting in his car eating burgers & fries when some red neck 50ish guy began yelling and cursing at him for a pile of ashes and cig butts on the ground by the boy's car...the boy said he had just parked there minutes ago and that he didn't smoke and the pile wasn't his. The man called the boy a liar...among other things....no police this time, the kid left.
Logansport has churches and bars on nearly every street; half the people I saw walking around were well over-weight or had serious dental problems. I spoke to several, some seemed afraid of a stranger saying hello...other quickly wanted to tell me how awful their life is on disability and how hard it is to pay bills.
I'm disabled but from California...I guess the income is a lot different. My 19 year old works part time for 7.85 and hour plus he makes about 30 dollars in tips a night as a server. I was told the average wage in Logansport was six bucks an hour.
I would love to see a study on what percentage of the population has been arrested in the last 20 years, its a small town of less than 17,000 people with a city police force of 55 officers...that alone says a lot.
The main streets through town look very nice, but turn off into the side streets and not only are the streets bad but the houses are falling apart and junk cars sit everywhere. I counted over 90 homes that had serious roof damage and when I asked if there had been a storm everyone said no.
One friendly older man told me that in the mid 90's several factories closed their doors, since then the only new jobs have been a hog processing plant that employs about 2300 people and over half of those workers are hispanics that moved into the city starting around 1994.
I saw one city park, on wheatland avenue, that has a large flood wall to protect it from the eel river...small children, and I do mean toddlers, walking around the park all alone, no adult in sight. Across the street a house with several rose bushes and children pulling the roses and throwing them on the ground...this speaks so much of what typical life would be like in this town.
Sad sad sad sad. I would so love to see cnn do a spot light series on the people of this town, a mental hospital is near the city...I suspect the city population are former patients.
Not all people in this town are Red Necks, some are wannabes others are people who moved from the south to here. I don't like the fact that you trash talked my town. Although there isn't alot to do here like California, people still make a life for themselves.
dawhite knight

United States

#5 Dec 20, 2006
i,m from chicago. if the people of logansport dont stand up and push out the thugs then it is going to be just like the big city.,with new gangs messing with our kids and teens., and cameras on the corner to control us.not to mention how hard it is to avoid the cash county
dawhite knight

United States

#6 Dec 20, 2006
SHAME ON YOU SULLY GARDNER, GOOD FOR YOU JAKIE
Redneck

Russell Springs, KY

#7 Dec 28, 2006
Logansport is the white trash capital of the midwest. Some of the nastiest people I know call that hellhole home.
Nikkii Logansport In

Atwood, IN

#8 Jan 10, 2007
Sully, you are right! It's all true! I have lived in this town for 19 years and I am always amazed how selfish and ignorant and hateful people are in this town. It could be the poor wages, or just that someone in this town acted that way tward them and they decided to act that way tward the next person they saw, and then it just passed from one person to another, to another. I worked in a Logansport factory for 10 years with a pay of about $11.00 an hour when I quit to be a stay-home-mom. My husband works in a factory, where I met him, and has been there for 16 years. He makes about $2200 a month and it is tough with 2 kids now. It really stinks when we see some of the hispanic driving $25,000 cars and trucks and we have a car that is 12 years old and a truck that is over 20 years old. I am not a racest but something is truely not right.
Back in about 1994, I was still working in the factory when we had a meeting with one of the police detectives that came in and said a few word about Logansport crime at that time. She had stated that the crime is on the rise because of the raise of the hispanic population. She had stated that on some of the signs in Mexco,they advertised that Logansport was a good place to find jobs. She also stated that when they came, they brought the drugs and the gangs also.( not to mention every family member they had.)Just about every time I read the paper about the police reports, there are a number of hispanics without a driver's license caught driving.
And you are right about the homes needing repair, but the thing about that is that only the hispanic have the money to fix their house.
Like I said, I am a stay-home-mom and I can no longer aford to stay home. I love being home with my kids and I am desperate to have some sort of stay-home job, but there is nothing but scam advertisements for stay-home jobs unless you want to babysit. It worries me when my son's attitude tward us, being his parents and wanting him to do what he is told, changed as soon as he started kindergarten. The kids today are being brought up with the same selfish and disrespect for others that their parents have. It is a very sad, sad place to be in anymore.
tomos

Logansport, IN

#9 Jan 30, 2007
To bad u weren't here to say that!
tomos

Logansport, IN

#10 Jan 30, 2007
logansport sucks theres nothing here for anybody please do n ot come to my shit hole town its not worth it life sucks here
Jessica

Hobart, IN

#11 Jan 31, 2007
I'm ashamed that people can be so heartless to say such horrible things! Think before you speak, and know the weight of your words! I DO live in Logansport Indiana and YES...you are right...we are a town of bars and churches...and yes, we do have many hispanics and a lot of which...are illegal! We lack in jobs available, good places to eat, and fancy houses. We are a town that has faced many hardships!
HOWEVER...
If you look close enough, you will see that the majority of people here are "GOOD" people. I don't care who you are or where you go...you always have a handful that are bad people, who reflect poorly on the town...but to say that EVERY person living here is a "redneck" or a horrible person, is simply unfair! I'm a young lady that was born in this town, and, it's a hard town to escape from...but, to say that SINCE I live here I'm fat, a redneck, or a generally bad person...is a horrible thing to say! Bills here are hard to pay, even when you work hard...BUT, is that my fault? PLEASE take a moment to look around, and credit us with the fact that some of us are hard working Americans just like you who are trying our hardest to make a life for ourselves and our families....and then...take a trip over to one of the churches or get active in a community event....we're not all horrible...surely you can find someone to make a friend out of!
Rob

Tucson, AZ

#12 Feb 6, 2007
I left Logansport in 1984 when I joined the Air Force and have not met any bunch of people (in my 20+ years of service and multiple military bases) that have a heart as big as those in Logan. I have lived overseas in Europe, and mostly bases in the south and currently reside in Arizona with my still active military spouse. The people from Logan greet me with respect and pride every time I visit. From the VFW to the American Legion to St James Lutheran Church. All stay in contact with me frequently and I hear nothing but good things that go on in town and every visit there seems to be an improvement in the local area. It may not take 55 police officers to patrol the area, but at least there are 55 folks with jobs who can make a difference. Instead of bad-mouthing our town ,look closely at your own hometown polic reports before you blog Logansport. Go home and make a difference!
Red neck woman

Oswego, IL

#13 Feb 7, 2007
Who are you to call everyone in this town trash and red necks. There are a LOT of good down home people here who don't have to have a signature on a dotted line to make sure they are gonna get paid all it takes is your word and a hand shake. Just because this is a poor town does not mean that poor people are bad. You need to take your butt back to California and sweep that porch before you try to sweep ours. Go and complain about the drugs, gangs violence, children being killed, rapes murders and so on. OH I am sorry you can't because you would proble get your butt shot. But say that to us RED NECKS and we will turn the other cheek. Because for most of us that is how we were raised. We don't have to put down people or fight to make our point. We are a strong community that has faced ALOT of hard times but we are hanging in there. How about you tell us how well all the murdered people in California hung in there. Oh by the way lets compare crime rates. I think I will stick with my red necked community. By the way my brother in law is a cop here in town and a damn good one at that. I promise you if there is a case of child abuse that is validated the person will go to jail. And for the old man who yelled at the boy for the cigarettes well if he had the right boy or not we don't know but I praise him for taking pride in our town and trying to clean it up. So how bout you think before you speak. Cuz I can tell you WE ARE 99% GREAT People (you always have a few bad apples) and with the way you trash talk you better move to Logansport Before you get your butt shot in California. HAVE A GREAT DAY and A GREAT LIFE (by the way you shouldn't move to Logansport we don't need another bad apple)
Ann

Logansport, IN

#14 Feb 12, 2007
I have to believe that my dedication to this community will pay off. You get what you give and if you have an attitude of disrespect it shows to those around you. Conversely, if you give respect you will receive like from others. If you aren't part of the solution you are part of the problem. Logansport will reach its potential when everyone "owns" it as theirs.
trisha

Logansport, IN

#15 Feb 12, 2007
i see truth in alot of these comments.try to always be part of the solution.and this town is desperate for resolutions to some of it's problems and issues there is no disputing that.let's just try to limit the negative attitude instead all the possiabilites.
Lulu

AOL

#16 Feb 14, 2007
This is in response to all the bad comments made about ALL the hispanics that live here in Logansport and how they drive around in $25,000 vehicles, well let me tell you something, I'm hispanic and I have a couple of cousins that drive around in Escalades and they bought them with the sweat off there backs,busting their butts working hard to save money,and they are not drug dealers or illegal, one is an insurance agent and they other works in contruction..I did not know it was a crime to own a nice vehicle. Not only are hispanics driving nice expenseive cars, I see people of all walks of life driving nice vehicles,like doctors, lawyers, bankers, etc.Your comment just shows how narrow minded you are and your level of education and you dont accept change very well,and you say you are not racist? Well I think you clearly are...
George

Sellersburg, IN

#17 Feb 23, 2007
Jessica wrote:
I'm ashamed that people can be so heartless to say such horrible things! Think before you speak, and know the weight of your words! I DO live in Logansport Indiana and YES...you are right...we are a town of bars and churches...and yes, we do have many hispanics and a lot of which...are illegal! We lack in jobs available, good places to eat, and fancy houses. We are a town that has faced many hardships!
HOWEVER...
If you look close enough, you will see that the majority of people here are "GOOD" people. I don't care who you are or where you go...you always have a handful that are bad people, who reflect poorly on the town...but to say that EVERY person living here is a "redneck" or a horrible person, is simply unfair! I'm a young lady that was born in this town, and, it's a hard town to escape from...but, to say that SINCE I live here I'm fat, a redneck, or a generally bad person...is a horrible thing to say! Bills here are hard to pay, even when you work hard...BUT, is that my fault? PLEASE take a moment to look around, and credit us with the fact that some of us are hard working Americans just like you who are trying our hardest to make a life for ourselves and our families....and then...take a trip over to one of the churches or get active in a community event....we're not all horrible...surely you can find someone to make a friend out of!
Jessica
how do you know that a lot of Hispanics in Logansport are 'illegal'....just an assumption?
WHITE KNIGHT

United States

#18 Feb 23, 2007
sully gardner wrote:
I'm amazed...I've never seen a place like Logansport where red necks run rampant and get away with it.
I saw one man tail gated for several blocks, even though it was a one way street with 3 lanes and very lite traffic...I stopped when they stopped and the red neck tail gater in the pick up truck cursed and made threats of physcal harm to the other driver...right in front of the city building where the police department is located. The cops were called...but the red neck was let go....so if you are into road rage move to Logansport, they let you get away with it.
I saw a 17 year old boy have a verbal dispute with his father....the father sucker punched the boy in the stomach...putting the boy on his knees! Again I saw police cars arrive...no one went to jail!
I saw another teen boy sitting in his car eating burgers & fries when some red neck 50ish guy began yelling and cursing at him for a pile of ashes and cig butts on the ground by the boy's car...the boy said he had just parked there minutes ago and that he didn't smoke and the pile wasn't his. The man called the boy a liar...among other things....no police this time, the kid left.
Logansport has churches and bars on nearly every street; half the people I saw walking around were well over-weight or had serious dental problems. I spoke to several, some seemed afraid of a stranger saying hello...other quickly wanted to tell me how awful their life is on disability and how hard it is to pay bills.
I'm disabled but from California...I guess the income is a lot different. My 19 year old works part time for 7.85 and hour plus he makes about 30 dollars in tips a night as a server. I was told the average wage in Logansport was six bucks an hour.
I would love to see a study on what percentage of the population has been arrested in the last 20 years, its a small town of less than 17,000 people with a city police force of 55 officers...that alone says a lot.
The main streets through town look very nice, but turn off into the side streets and not only are the streets bad but the houses are falling apart and junk cars sit everywhere. I counted over 90 homes that had serious roof damage and when I asked if there had been a storm everyone said no.
One friendly older man told me that in the mid 90's several factories closed their doors, since then the only new jobs have been a hog processing plant that employs about 2300 people and over half of those workers are hispanics that moved into the city starting around 1994.
I saw one city park, on wheatland avenue, that has a large flood wall to protect it from the eel river...small children, and I do mean toddlers, walking around the park all alone, no adult in sight. Across the street a house with several rose bushes and children pulling the roses and throwing them on the ground...this speaks so much of what typical life would be like in this town.
Sad sad sad sad. I would so love to see cnn do a spot light series on the people of this town, a mental hospital is near the city...I suspect the city population are former patients.
JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT, STAND AMERICA, AND PUSH BACK!
WHITE KNIGHT

United States

#19 Feb 23, 2007
Redneck wrote:
Logansport is the white trash capital of the midwest. Some of the nastiest people I know call that hellhole home.
IM A CITY SLICKIN REDNECK, MAKING LOGANSPORT MY NEW HOME , AND MY KIDS A NEW LIFE.I WILL BE DAMNED IF I JUST LET BROWN PRIDE TAKE OVER YET ANOTHER TOWN I LOVE!
WHITE KNIGHT

United States

#20 Feb 23, 2007
Mike wrote:
Actually a lot of the former "patients" from the mental hospital are actual citizens now. Most were let go, "if they took their meds". So once let out they have no where else to go but Logansport. Most of them are to old to know anyone where they use to live, others have family who no longer want them. So here they stay.
And not all of Logansport people are rednecks, only 90%...lol. Some us are non-rednecks, like me. Average wage being on $6, that I believe, but I'm licky and make a whole $12. Wow. But for Logansort, that's actaully good. Have your son apply at Federal Mogul (that's where I'm at and base pay is $11.05) or Small Parts in town, both are two of the better paying factories in town. Granted factory work isn't the best, but around here it's either that or Walmart and McDonalds.
GET OFF YOUR CUSHIE BOTTOM AND GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASS AND GET A JOB , ITS NOT THAT HARD!

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