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RV park approved for Field of Dreams

PARK: Board of Zoning Appeals members Doug Adams, John Stephens and Oren Wagner look over the plans for the proposed RV park in the Field of Dreams.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash City Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Thursday approved the construction of a recreational vehicle (RV) park at Field of Dreams. The park, which will be built by Zoomers RV, will have 49 spaces open

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A weekend in Wabash

PREPARING: Robert Schlotter preps his Chevy Nova for the Kunkel Cruise-In.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN achristman@wabashplaindealer.com and MACKENZI KLEMANN mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com A weekend in Wabash

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Cancer intervention study looking for participants

by the WPD STAFF Wabash County women are being asked to share their thoughts about cancer screening tests, the topic of a new study led by researchers from Indiana University and Ohio State University. The study, called the Rural Interventions for Screening Effecti

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Merger approved

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash County Commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding Monday which finalizes a merge between the County’s probation and community corrections departments. Bringing the departments together

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Camping with history

SITE: The wheel-chair-accessible campsite, pictured here, will link up with an accessible pathway around the island, featuring historic sites and wooded views.

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com When visitors arrive at the new campsites at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, they will be able to set up camp on an island with centuries of history. Campers will light fires next to the portage where 171 British

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Homicide suspect appears at hearing

by PAIGE CONLEY - pconley@perutribune.com The third and final suspect in the homicide of Summitville man Drake Allan Smith, whose body was discovered on the Okie Pinokie Trail in May, appeared at his initial court hearing Thursday morning. Joshua C. Kean, 23, LaFon

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Physician dies in Roanoke farming accident

by HEATHER COX, hcox@h-ponline.com ROANOKE -- A Fort Wayne man died on a farm in Roanoke Wednesday while attempting to feed his cattle, the Huntington County Coroner’s Office said on Wednesday. Coroner Philip Zahm said Michael Cozzi, 54, was in the process of

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Care for community inspires giveaway

GIVEAWAY: Bev Grey, Sharon Elliott and Lana Garber organize donations for Mike’s Great Giveaway at Christ United Methodist Church on Wednesday.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Furniture, clothing, toys and other odds and ends are being gathered at Christ United Methodist Church for this year’s Mike’s Great Giveaway. Held in the honor of Mike Drook, who passed away in 2007

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MSD predicting lower '19 tax rate

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Tax rates in the MSD of Wabash County school corporation are expected to decrease slightly in 2019, MSD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Chris Kuhn explained. Kuhn told the school board on Tuesday that the s

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Council agrees to overpass application

TRAX: A rendering of what the proposed East Street overpass may look like was presented to the City Council last fall, when the project was first proposed. Mayor Scott Long plans to pursue grant funding for the bridge again this year.

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash City Council on Monday agreed to provide $2 million toward the proposed East Street bridge project, which would construct an overpass at the railroad crossing there to alleviate traffic when trains bre

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LaFontaine clerk treasurer resigns

by MACKENZI KLEMANN mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com LAFONTAINE — The clerk treasurer in LaFontaine has resigned, citing “harassment, discrimination and defamation” by the town’s council in a resignation letter submitted late Monday afternoo

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10X bond passes first reading

PRESENTATION: Council members Bob Greene and Eric Schoening, City Attorney Randi Zimmerman and Mayor Scott Long listen to a presentation regarding proposed bonds for 10X Engineered Materials.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash City Council on Monday unanimously approved the first reading of a bond ordinance which will issue $200,000 to new business 10X Engineered Materials. The bond will be repaid by capturing taxes on the

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Korus leads first day at MES

SPEAK: MES Principal Amy Korus speaks with first-grade students during class Tuesday morning.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com While visiting classrooms and asking new students if they were nervous to be at Manchester Elementary School for the first day, Amy Korus admitted she was too. After all, it’s her first official day of sc

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Petition filed for speed limit on Old Slocum Road

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com The Wabash County Commissioners on Monday took a petition to lower the speed limit along a one-mile stretch of Old Slocum Trail near Somerset under advisement. Roger Hornaday, a resident in the area, brought th

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Huntington University official resigns amid allegations

by ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A top Huntington University official resigned last Tuesday amid allegations of sexual assault filed with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department responded

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Clark Gallery dedicates August to area talent

GALLERY: Clark Gallery Manager Michelle Hughes discusses pieces on display for the “Night and Day” art competition.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@wabashplaindealer.com Area artists will have their passions on display for the next week as their interpretations of this year’s themed art competition will remain in the Clark Gallery. Michelle Hughes, program assistant for t

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MSD begins stakeholder interviews

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com Interviews for the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County’s stakeholder study started at Northfield Jr. - Sr. High School on Monday. The study is being conducted by former superintendent and State Bo

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