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Peru Police Department 1:35 a.m., Thursday, 70 block of West Second Street, animal bites. An unknown subject was bitten on the leg by a dog. 2:24 a.m., Thursday, 400 block of Jefferson Avenue, suspicious person. There was report of a chemical odor in the area. 12:4

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 8:41 p.m., Wednesday, School Drive and Barkley Street. Two vehicle accident involving a vehicle registered to Bradley Masters and an unknown driver and vehicle. No injuries reported. 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Grant and Sixth streets. Two vehicle a

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Purrrrfect companions

CUTE KITTENS: A pair of kittens play while waiting for their forever home.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Kitten season is upon us and the Scratching Post Cat Rescue, Inc. is overflowing with cats that need a furever home. According to Scratching Post Cat Rescue CEO and Director Shelley Shircliff, the rescue has nearly 45 kitte

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Color me green

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The Miami County Purdue Extension is gearing up to paint local residents green during their annual Color Me Green Clover Dash on May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Miami County Fairgrounds. The clover dash is a 5K walk/run

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Lions, tigers, and flying trapezes

WELCOME, VISITORS: An Oklahoma-based traveling circus,Culpepper & Merriweather, is scheduled to performin Converse Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m. The classic circus acts will includetrapezes, juggling, unicycling, two tigers and a lion, among others.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com For what me be the first time in history, the circus is coming to the Town of Converse. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will be playing two shows at the Converse Airport on May 23. The first show will begin at 5

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Local NPO to take vacant building

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com St. Vincent de Paul may be moving into a new, much bigger home soon, according to Angie Case, store manager at St. Vincent de Paul. The American Legion Post 14 building, located on 33 E. Sixth Street, was officially vaca

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Denver Saddle Club raises $10K

HORSE HISTORY: In 1947, founding members of the Denver Saddle Club gatheredtogether on the three acres of horse-racing grounds that they helped build.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Last week, the Denver Saddle Club announced that they raised $10,000 to purchase the nearly three acres of horse-racing grounds in which they are located. Following the passing of Denver Saddle Club member and landowner,

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Voodoo enchants customers

HE’S GOT HOPS: Voodoo Public House owner, Daniel Douglass, pours a glass of one of several Indiana beers the restaurant has to offer.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Local establishment Voodoo Public House has been sending Peru residents around the world with their international cuisine since their opening on August 28, 2015. The restaurant, owned and operated by Daniel and Rose Douglas

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Peru Police Department 11:21 a.m., Wednesday, 100 block of East Sixth Street, domestic disturbance. There was a report of a domestic disturbance. 1:56 p.m., Wednesday, 900 block of West Main Street, wanted person. A woman was taken into custody and transported to t

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 7:40 p.m., Wednesday, East Main and Lincoln streets. Two vehicle accident involving John Woodhams, 53, Peru and the second driver of the vehicle is unknown. No injuries reported. Miami County Sheriff’s Department 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, I

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PHS bands to perform Sunday

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The Peru High School Concert and Jazz Bands will be playing their finals notes of the year Sunday at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium for their finale concert. Students will show off an array of glitzy jazz, danceable mel

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Fun in the sun

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A playdate is coming to Peru for local special needs children and their parents on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Miami’s Fort Park and Pavilion on West Canal St. The playdate, organized by Harvesting Capabilities&

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BOW approves more summer events

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com During the regular bimonthly meeting of the Peru Board of Public Works and Safety, the board discussed children’s road safety and sundry upcoming event detais. The board approved a request from Harvesting Capabilit

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The importance of electrical safety

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com After a Peru toddler suffered superficial burns from an electrical outlet this week, Peru Fire Department and Peru Utilities offered some safety tips. According to Peru Utilities Safety Manager Lee France, a child elec

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Literary Aid Society turns 150

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Miami County’s oldest social club, the Literary Aid Society, celebrates 150 years of existence this year. In February of 1868, the organization was founded about two blocks from its present location on Canal Street

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Dutch Cafe building purchased

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The owners of the Dutch Cafe expand their horizons with the purchase of the building and its adjacent property on US 31 near Bunker Hill. The restaurant, owned and operated by Wilbur and Norma Jess, has been in the Jes

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Peru Police Department 4:26 p.m., Monday, 35 South Broadway Street; Peru Police Department, protective order. An arrest report was made for invasion of privacy. 4:28 p.m., Monday, 35 South Broadway Street; Peru Police Department, harassment. A woman filed a report

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Crash Reports

Miami County Sheriff’s Department 5:44 a.m., Thursday, Ind. 19 North and County Road 700 North. One vehicle accident involving Jennifer Thornton, 49, Denver. No injuries reported. 5:48 a.m., Monday, Hoosier Boulevard and Foreman Drive. One vehicle accident in

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Peru man charged with kidnapping

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A Peru man was arrested Saturday morning on a warrant for several charges after reportedly kidnapping a woman earlier in the week. According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, at noon on May 8, PPD Office

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PCS holds final meeting of school year

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The Peru Community Schools School Board held its last meeting of the school year on Monday evening, and reflected on some recent and impending changes.  Peru Community Schools may possibly need to eliminate one four

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New restaurant facing trouble

CLEANING UP: Ricky’s Fish, Chicken and Gyros Owner Taregh “Ricky” Zemour, on right, works on the restaurant days before opening earlier this month. Zemour said the restaurant is still getting everything in order.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Ricky’s Fish, Chicken and Gyros – the restaurant that opened less than two weeks ago in the former Long John Silver’s establishment – may be facing repercussions following several inspections from

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One dead in Miami County crash

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A local man was killed and six others were injured in a two vehicle crash near 1327 East Miami County Road 400 North on May 12 at approximately 5:05 p.m. The crash, investigated by Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Smith,

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County celebrates women of WWI

WOMEN WORTH REMEMBERING: To honor the women of WWI, Miami County leaders unveiled a memorial marker that will remain near the Courthouse“as long as Miami County exists,” Miami County Prosecutor Bruce Embrey said at the celebration on Saturday.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com On Saturday, citizens and leaders of Miami County honored the women of World War I with the unveiling of a new memorial in the Courthouse Square and reading of a joint proclamation. Overseas in France, “our nu

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Miami County home burns

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A Denver family lost their home to a fire Saturday evening. The home, located at 3131 West 800 North, is likely to be considered a total loss, according to Denver Fire Department Chief Steve Hagan.  Hagan sai

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 10:10 a.m., Saturday, 951 West Main Street. Two vehicle accident involving Heather Buffington, 41, Peru and Patricia A. Garner Hagan, 57, Peru. No injuries reported. 1:44 a.m., Sunday, East and Canal streets. One vehicle accident involving Kr

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Peru Police Department 3:57 a.m., Friday, 60 Roxy Lane; Tracks end, suspicious person. A man was arrested for invasion of privacy. 11:04 a.m., Friday, 600 block of Apache Drive, domestic disturbance. There was report of a domestic. 11:21 a.m., Friday, 100 block of&

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Peru woman flees from police

OWI FLEE: All-American Towing pulled the car wrecked by Peru resident Krystal Meeks out of a creek near East Street that was flipped onto its roof. Meeks was arrested followingher attempt to flee from the police in her vehicle earlier that morning on Sunday.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com A Peru woman drove through a guardrail and flipped her vehicle onto its roof in a creek while fleeing from the police on Sunday. According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Peru Police Department Officer Keith Sm

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Briefs

Staff reports INDOT prepares Miami County residents for traffic change U.S. 31 is going to be restricted at the intersection of Blair Pike Road/West Division Road in Miami County on or after May 15 due to construction. According to the Indiana Department of Transpo

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