One Rushville? Disagreement runs rampant in village as vote to dissolve nears

The Lunch Box, a Main Street diner in Rushville, was buzzing Sunday. Families were out hosting dads for breakfast, and the management didn’t want a reporter asking patrons about the vote to dissolve the village.

“It’s Father’s Day … we’re Switzerland here,” a woman called from the kitchen, referring to that conflict-free nation.

Outside the restaurant, reports surfaced of stolen lawn signs and people talked about tensions as the June 27 vote nears. On the One Rushville Facebook page promoting dissolution, the group responded to the backlash by stating One Rushville would hold its Thursday meeting as planned, posting: “In a strange twist of fate, it has been beneficial. In fact, we are getting a tremendous amount of support. We will see everyone Thursday evening! Please bring your Vote Yes signs inside your homes at night to keep them safe…”

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