Kitty Litter Inventor Honored
The inventor of Kitty Litter is still the cat’s meow, particularly in his hometown. Proud residents gathered in Cassopolis for a two-day festival dedicated to the memory of Ed Lowe, who is credited as the first to market absorbent clay to fill cat litter boxes. Events included a cookout, a parade, exhibits of children’s cat drawings and the crowning of two cats as Mr. and Ms. Catsopolis. Lowe, who died three years ago at age 75, came up with the idea for Kitty Litter and Tidy Cat brand litters about 50 years ago.