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Trial amphitheater fees set

READY FOR SPRING: Peru is gearing up for use of First Farmers Bank & Trust Pavilion in Maconaquah Park as the temperatures begin to rise. The Board of Public Works and Safety set a fee schedule for the amphitheater during their special meeting on Thursday evening.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Members of Peru’s Board of Public Works and Safety agreed during a special meeting on Thursday night to set up a temporary fee schedule for the city’s amphitheater – that will change pending the re

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Parks Board in limbo

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Peru is currently without a Parks Board. Following two resignations and a 2017 term expiration, the group of four mayoral appointees is now just down to one member, Brian Ege. The board also includes a school board appoi

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Committee votes to consider changes to wind ordinance

SHOW AND TELL: Carl Lowe and Dan Thiry displayeda scale model of the turbine height that they built to the Miami County Plan/Building Commission during the meeting on Wednesday evening. Commission members voted to create a new draft wind energy ordinance that would require a setback of 2,000 ft. between a tower and a property line.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com To the cheers of wind farm opponents, the Miami County Plan/Building Commission voted 5-2 on Wednesday night in favor of considering drastic changes to the county’s existing wind ordinance. Over the past few m

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Great Greens

GEARING UP FOR GOLF: As the weather begins to display signs of spring, Miam County golf courses are opening up for business. Above, a golfer takes a swing at the Peru Municipal Golf Course.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com You might want to wear a winter jacket with your plaid capris, flat caps and polos, but believe it or not, Miami County’s four golf courses are already eager to see you on the greens. For example, to kickoff this p

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Egg hunt returns to Maconaquah Park

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The hunt is almost on.  In just two weeks, the Peru Parks Department will host an Easter hunt at Maconaquah Park with a pastel assortment of 7,000 plastic eggs. The family-friendly event starts at 11

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Funds approved for county library cards

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The Miami County Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday night to approve a pilot program to provide up to $75,000 for library cards for Miami County residents. The cards will provide full access to all library services to

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200 local students take part in 'walkout'

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com In solidarity with students nationwide, nearly 100 Peru Community School students, 50 Maconaquah High School students and 50 North Miami High School students walked out of class at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning – on

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Fairground, event improvements also await

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Fairground, event improvements also await Mark your calendar: The Miami County 4-H Fair is set for June 24 through June 30 this year. Last year, the nearly weeklong event drew a crowd of about 15,000 people to

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Rodeo coming to Miami County 4-H Fair

RIDE ’EM COREY: Professional bull riderCorey Bailey holds on for just eight seconds during the International Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma City in January. Miami County 4-H Fair attendees will have the opportunity to see professional bull riders at the World Championship Rodeo at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Hold on to your cowboy hats. The Miami County 4-H Fair is hosting a World Championship Rodeo for the very first time this year on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Part of the International Professional Rodeo Association s

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Health department offers cancer vaccine

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PREVENTING CANCER: Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause a variety of cancers, according to the CDC. This schematic diagram depicts the viruses associated with head and neck cancers. Here in Peru, the Miami County Health Department offers the HPV vaccine--which helps prevent them, according to the CDC.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com In 2017, the Miami County Health Department doled out 127 vaccines that prevent the common forms of cancer causing human papillomavirus. But only nine percent – 78 kids – of the nearly 800 children eligible t

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PCS Band Fest set for Wed. night

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The Peru High School Auditorium is coming alive with music this Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the Peru Community Schools Band Festival. To start off the night, the PHS jazz ensemble will play the “Star Spangled Banner.&#

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Disability Awareness Month

DISABILITY AWARNESS: From left, Peru Mayor Gabe Greer stands with Harvesting Capabilities Vice Chair Cheryl Lee, Board Member Sue Gully, Cofounder Mike Hines, President Carol Biddle, Store Manager Anita Day and Board Member Brian Ege in City Hall to declare March as Disability Awareness Month in Peru. About 16 percent of students in Miami County have disabilities, according to local school statistics.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Mayor Gabe Greer declared March “Disability Awareness Month” in Peru on Monday morning with members and staff from Harvesting Capabilities, Inc., the non-profit whose main focus is helping those with dis

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Vote planned for today on library cards

WELL-STOCKED SHELVES: Onthe top floor of the Peru Public Library, adults can browse books, read and use the computers in a quiet space. The more-than-century-old Carnegie library has about 28,000 books in stock.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Some Miami County residents are another step closer to getting free library cards at the Peru Public Library. On Friday, the Peru Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of signing an agreement w

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