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$1 million Harvey Industries lawsuit dismissed
By Emma Rausch
 
The $1 million class action lawsuit against Harvey Industries has been dismissed. Permanently.
 
On Friday, June 17, both parties in Anthony Cicatko, Jr. v. Harvey Industries case agreed to “dismiss with prejudice,” permanently barring the plaintiffs from filing another case with the same claim, as a result of a final ruling from another lawsuit against the company.
 
On March 29, Honorable Judge Robert H. Cleland, of Michigan, issued an order in the case of Callidus Capital Corporation v. Harvey Industries dismissing all claims against Harvey Industries in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, according the March 29 court order.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Sold-out events highlight ArtsFest
Brad Wiscons performs music while guests dine in an alley between Miami and Wabash streets on Friday night. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Two sold out events Friday night, June 24, helped kick off the 2016 ArtsFest.
 
A packed house filled the Nixon Room at the Honeywell Center to hear the students that completed the ninth annual WaBass Institute.
 
Meanwhile, a block east, dinners filled an alley between Miami and Wabash streets for the Urban Dinner.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Third arrested in connection to LaFontaine burglary
Morgan P. King
 
By Emma Rausch
 
A Matthews man was arrested Tuesday, June 21, in connection to a Jan. 24 burglary of a LaFontaine home.
 
Morgan P. King, 36, was charged with felony burglary, felony conspiracy to commit burglary and misdemeanor theft of less than $750 following a five-month Wabash County Sheriff’s Department investigation.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Wabash man charged following June 17 incident
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash man is now facing a misdemeanor charge for a Friday, June 17, incident on State Road 15 near Honeywell Golf Course.
 
James B. Pinkerton, 30, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after he allegedly jumped into a vehicle’s windshield.
 
At approximately 1:04 p.m., Wabash County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck on SR 15, according to the probable cause affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Commissioners learn of cemetery’s needs
By David Purvis-Fenker
 
A LaFontaine resident gave the Wabash County Commissioners a lesson on the importance of cemetery maintenance during its June 27 meeting.
 
Regina Hiple told commissioners that  concerned citizens and descendants of pioneers from Ashland and LaFontaine formed a group called Friends of the Old LaFontaine Cemetery in September 2014. The group’s purpose is to repair and restore the Ashland Graveyard and Old LaFontaine Cemetery.
 
“When this project began, we received a quote of $200,000 for the complete restoration of our cemetery,” Hiple said.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 28
Keaffaber named MSD superintendent
Mike Keaffaber
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The MSD of Wabash County School Board named Mike Keaffaber as the corporation’s next superintendent at a special meeting Thursday, June 16.
 
The board began searching for its next superintendent on June 8 following former Dr. Sandra Weaver’s retirement announcement.
 
Weaver’s resignation will come into full effect June 30.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Land acquired for dog park
By Joseph Slacian
 
A dog park in the City of Wabash is one step closer to reality.
 
Stan and Patsy Myers have agreed to let the park be built on about an acre of land south of their business, EcoWater Systems, 615 S. Carroll St.
 
The park will be under the auspices of The Dog Man of Wabash County, according to Gary Henderson, better known as The Dog Man.
 
Posted on 2016 Jun 21
Official calls Lagro Good Ole Days a success
Clyde Rife, the Lagro Good Ole Days Festival parade grand marshal, waves to the crowd along the route. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
LAGRO – Several hundred people line the streets of Lagro on Saturday afternoon, June 18, for the annual Lagro Good Ole Days Festival.
 
The parade featured fire trucks, old cars and floats from various community organizations. Of course, most of the entries tossed candy to the youngsters who were standing along the parade route, bags to hold the free goodies in hand.
 
Lagro resident Clyde Rife was the parade’s grand marshal.
Posted on 2016 Jun 21

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