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Philanthropic group celebrates 90 years

Psi Iota Xi Sorority of Peru, recently celebrated their 90th Anniversary at an elegantly catered dinner at the Peru Fire House. Psi Iota Xi is a philanthropic organization of women who support speech and hearing clinics, reading and the arts. Three new members were initiated after the dinner. National officers present included president, Connie McDaniel, of Bedford, and east central district officer, Beth Vipond, of Marion. Indiana State Association officers present were advisor, Deedra Runyon of Speedway, and secretary, Stacia Bonifant, of Peru.

Attorney General’s staff to visit

Staff members from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General will be at the Peru Public Library on June 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for “mobile office hours.” During office hours, constituents can take advantage of office services, including:

n Searching Indiana Unclaimed Property for individuals

n Talking about the latest scams including the IRS, grandparent, and jury duty scam

n Helping people file claims with our Consumer Protection Division

n Answering questions about the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Closure planned for State Road 18

The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a “small structure replacement” is scheduled for State Road 18 over Honey Creek in Miami County. The roadway is expected to close on or after Wednesday, June 12, weather permitting.

The closure, which will allow contractors to replace a small drainage structure, is scheduled to take place between county roads S 500 E and S 600 E. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the work, a news release said.

The official state detour for the closure will be U.S. 31 to S.R. 218 to S.R. 19. The road may be closed up to 60 calendar days. State Road 218 in Miami County is expected to open the same day S.R. 18 closes.

Work on the S.R.18 bridge over Honey Creek is expected to continue through late August, weather permitting. The contract was awarded to 3D Company for $678,000.