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The information in the following report was obtained from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
Milton D. Graja . . . more »

   

4-Hers ride again



By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Scattering rain showers didn’t hinder young equestrians and their four-legged beauties at the Miami County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning.
The occasion? The annual 4-H Horse and Pony show – where a small c . . . more »

   

Peru mayor says city is moving forward



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
Gabe Greer likes Peru’s trajectory, but he knows there’s more to accomplish. 
The city’s mayor delivered his 2017 State of the City address at City Hall on Wednesday, and he began the speech by . . . more »

   

Report: Woman owes Bunker Hill, state $73,424.07



By Brian Paul Kaufman, Anthony Lombardi And Blair Yankey
Following an investigation, the Indiana State Board of Accounts is requesting that Bunker Hill’s former clerk-treasurer pay the town and state a total of $73,424.07 for everything from alllege . . . more »

   

Current clerk-treasurer says she spotted 'red flags'

By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
In November of 2015, Andrea Newnum took over for Lisa Wilson as Bunker Hill’s clerk-treasurer.  
The women worked together and were neighbors for several years, and Newnum had nothing but nice things to say . . . more »

   

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Arrests
The information in the following report was obtained from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law. 
Ryan Suggs, 33, . . . more »

   

Steel bridge design spending gets OK

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Peru’s historic steel “Kelly Avenue Bridge” is another step closer to a needed facelift. 
The Miami County Council on Tuesday approved spending $35,000 on the bridge’s design – the remaini . . . more »

   

A dynamic duo



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
Before Matt Claeys announced his pick for grand champion heifer of the Miami County 4-H Fair Beef Show on Wednesday, the competition’s judge had a message for his audience. 
“You know, you never reall . . . more »

   

Surprise: Sawyer nominated for change award



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
Antonia Sawyer couldn’t believe her eyes.
Sawyer didn’t know she’d been nominated for an award at the annual Systems Of Care Conference in Indianapolis on Monday. 
The local systems coordinator . . . more »

   

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Arrests
The information in the following report was obtained from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
Kenneth E. Howell, 28 . . . more »

   

Lauren Phillips picked as new Miss Miami County



By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Here she is, Miss Miami County 2017: Peru’s own Lauren Phillips.
Phillips was chosen on Monday night at the Miami County Fairgrounds during the 4-H Fair. 
After her name was announced, Phillips hugged contes . . . more »

   

Commissioners back bed bug battle

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
With unanimous blessing, the Miami County Commissioners are on board with a proposed initiative to help rid the county of bed bugs.
The commissioners on Monday heard from United Way of Miami County Executive Director Debi W . . . more »

   

He had to hustle, but hard work pays off in hog event



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
You might say Lucas Musser was in hog heaven on Tuesday.
But it didn’t exactly start that way. 
Musser had to briefly chase his 239-pound porker around the show ring at the Miami County 4-H Fair.
The 9 . . . more »

   

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Arrests 
The information in the following report was obtained from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law. 
Michael J . . . more »

   

Commissioners seek more Narcan info

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Miami County’s Board of Commissioners on Monday wrestled with the thorny issue of deploying Narcan to combat the effects of opioid abuse – but ultimately tabled the matter pending additional information. 
C . . . more »

   

Organizer launches dream court offer



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
The chief organizer behind Peru’s push for a new basketball court has come up with a way to get more Miami County residents into the fundraising game: he’s offering two tickets for a Bahamas cruise for tho . . . more »

   

Shazam: Magic show heads to Peru Library



By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Hold on to your top hats.
A magic show is headed to the Peru Public Library on Wednesday, and local kids may see someone close to their own age and size assisting with the tricks.
Magician CR Ryan and his 9-year-old son Bra . . . more »

   

Show prep



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
The air at the Miami County Fairgrounds was filled with excitement and the smell of livestock on Monday morning.
It couldn’t have been a better start to the week for hundreds of 4-H kids and their families.  . . . more »

   

Navigating grief



By Anthony Lombardi - Alombardi@perutribune.com
Sue Ellen Sopher’s eyes tear up as she sits across from me at a small, round table at EastPointe Bible Church in Peru on Monday afternoon. Her mother, Tonya Sopher, is on her right and Phil Bunce, a Christi . . . more »