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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 8:12 a.m., Wednesday, North Broadway Street and U.S. 24 Highway. One vehicle accident involving Roy Oaks, 80 Peru. No injuries reported. 12:19 a.m., Thursday, East Main and Lee streets. One vehicle accident involving Benton Richards, 18, Peru

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 10:09 a.m., Thursday, 800 block of North Broadway Street, threatening. Dairy Queen requested a trespass warning against an ex employee due to harassment. 2:25 p.m., Thursday, 900 block of Bobtail Drive, fire. PPD assisted PFD with a structure

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Community Calendar

Oct. 21 Peru VFW: Will host a Halloween party for kids from 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public. Call (765) 470-2899 for more information. Oct. 22 Peru Public Library: will host their second annual pumpkin decorating contest during operating hours. Three winners wil

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Miami county clerk candidate withdraws from election

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A special election board hearing was called Friday afternoon following the withdrawal of Miami County Clerk candidate April Montgomery. Montgomery, an independent candidate, withdrew from the election on Oct. 18, accor

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Ghoulish good time

MINI FLASH:Even the fastest man alive needs help sometimes which is exactly what happened during the YMCA’s annual family-friendly Halloween party. A father and son spent their time on the indoor playground during the festivities Friday night.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com With Oct. 31 quickly approaching, many Miami County families ventured to the YMCA Friday night for their annual family-friendly Halloween Party to get in the spirit. The spooktacular event normally draws a crowd of about 15

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Fright Night

LIVING TERROR:Streaper’s producer, Justin Eikenberry, and actress Autumn Thacker act out a scene that can be normally witnessed when the haunted house is open which is everyFriday and Saturdayin October from 7-11 p.m.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com For eight years Streaper’s Nightmare has been bringing terror in the flesh to Miami County residents every weekend throughout the month of October and this year is no different. The haunted adventure, produced by Just

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 12:23 a.m., Wednesday, 100 block of East Washington Avenue, traffic stop. There was a traffic stop with a narcotic arrest. 3:21 a.m., Wednesday, 200 block of West Twelfth Street, theft. There was a report taken for missing property. 11:05 a.m

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Community Calendar

Oct. 19 Amboy Friends Church: will host the Food Finders Mobile Pantry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items are on a first come, first served basis and income restrictions apply. For more information, contact Alex Buckles at abuckles@food-finders.org. Oct. 20 Peru Public L

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Third murder suspect's case progresses

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The third and final suspect in the murder of Summitville man Drake Smith appeared in court Thursday morning for another pretrial conference. Ethan Cain, 21, Marion is facing charges of felony murder, level 6 felony count of

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Sweet tooth Saturday

By Ethan Kimm - newsroom intern Chocolatiers from Miami and surrounding counties are perfecting their recipes as they prepare for the inaugural Chocolate Festival, which will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Miami County Artisan Gallery. According to event hos

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Cheer Club

This week’s Cheer Club member is Linda Meeks, who resides at Hickory Creek, Room 18, 390 W. Boulevard, Peru, IN 46970. Linda, 56, was born Batesville and has lived in Miami County 12 years. She enjoys cross-stitching and has two daughters and eight grandchild

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Grissom Recognition Day

APPRECIATION DAY:Col. Larry Shaw, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, gives a unit mission briefing to members attending the Military Foundation, Inc., meeting at the Iventrek Auditorium in Kokomo, Ind. Shaw provided the overview and answered questions as part of a Grissom Air Reserve Base Appreciation Day.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com During their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon in Kokomo, the Military Foundation held a celebration for Grissom Air Reserve Base in honor of the base’s 76th anniversary and their economic impact in Miami County and s

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Blotter

Miami County Sheriff’s Department 11:39 a.m., Tuesday, 2000 block of West 500 South, fraud. The caller reported a fraudulent check had been issued to his organization. Peru Police Department 12:21 p.m., Tuesday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, theft. Calle

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PCS settles long-time dispute

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com After four years, Peru Community Schools settled their legal dispute with energy company, E Solutions, after PCS Board of Trustees approved the $226,893 settlement during Monday's meeting. According to PCS's attorney Stephe

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Peru woman arrested on resisting, OWI charges

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a Peru woman for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle. According to Peru Police Chief Mike Meeks, on Tuesday at 5:52 p.m. O

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Calrification

Clarification n The Miami County ballot run in Sunday’s Peru Tribune was a preliminary list compiled independently. In today’s issue is the official ballot probided by the Miami County Clerk’s Office. The Peru Tribune regrets and apologizes for an

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Miami County Ballot

UNITED STATES SENATOR Mike Braun (Republican) Joe Donnelly (Democrat) Lucy M. Brenton (Libertarian) SECRETARY OF STATE Connie Lawson (Republican) Jim Harper (Democrat) Mark W. Rutherford (Libertarian) AUDITOR OF STATE Tera Klutz (Republican) Joselyn Whitticker (Dem

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ISP investigation leads to N.C.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com An Indiana State Police criminal investigation led to North Carolina where a Peru man was arrested Friday afternoon on a Cass County warrant for rape and kidnapping, according to an ISP press release. The investigation, led

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Grub Hub

BRILLIANT BREWS: Jack’s Eats & Brews Co-owner, Cheri Davies, pours a frothy beverage to display one of several varietiesof beer the bar has on tapfor customers.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com With all of the new changes coming to Peru, it only makes sense that residents are welcoming up and coming neighborhood bar, Jack’s Eats & Brews, located at 280 E. Canal St. The establishment, owned by Cheri Davie

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 3:17 p.m., Monday, Wabash and Third streets. Two vehicle accident involving Kathryn Turner, 60, Peru and Lorrita Godwin, 79, Peru. No injuries reported.

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 10:38 a.m., Monday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, fraud. There was attempted fraud reported. 10:56 a.m., Monday, 100 block of West Tenth Street, theft. There was a report for theft taken. Miami County Sheriff’s Department 1:59 p.m.

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 5:00 a.m., Friday, North Brownell and West Main streets, traffic stop. There was a traffic stop with a narcotic arrest. 9:28 a.m., Friday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, threatening. Caller reported receiving Facebook messages from a subj

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 11:45 a.m., Friday, 11 Sherwood Square. Two vehicle accident involving Ronald Copenhaver, 82, Logansport and a vehicle registered to Richard Holle. No injuries reported.

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One dead in Miami County crash

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A car crash Saturday afternoon on U.S. 31 and Ind. 218 led to the death of a Bunker Hill woman, Indiana State Police said. According to an ISP press release, the initial crash investigation led by Trooper Adam Moor determin

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Community Calendar

Oct. 16 PHS Class of 1946: will meet for lunch at Harvey Hinklemeyer’s at noon. For more information, contact Helen Adams at (765) 460-5525. Dukes Healthcare Foundation: will host a drive through flu clinic for adults from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, cont

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Local recycling center supports all-inclusive playground

COMING SOON:Renderings, augmented into the lot, shows what the Harvesting Capabilities all-inclusive park will look like.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Miami County recylcing center Secondary Metal Processing is partnering with Harvesting Capabilities in an effort to raise funds for HC’s project to build an all-inclusive playground. The fundraiser, an idea proposed b

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