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Jan. 20 Parkview United Methodist Church: will host personal finance course Financial Peace University from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1785 S. Ind. 19. For more information, call Donna Jones at (765)472-3042. Jan. 21 PHS Class of 1967: will be meeting for lunch at 1 p.m. at Ga

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 4:06 p.m., Thursday, 400 block of East Sixth Street, criminal mischief. Complainant reported the rear window of a vehicle broken out. 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 400 block of East Third Street, traffic stop. An individual was issues information and

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Makin running for mayor

MAKIN OF A MAYOR:Peru resident Dave Makin signed paperwork Friday declaring his intent to run as a Republican candidate for the City of Peru mayoral race.

By Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com The upcoming City of Peru mayoral race gained another Republican candidate Friday when Peru resident Dave Makin filed his intent to run papers at the Miami County Courthouse. Makin said he’s run for mayor once before,

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Cheer Club

This week’s Cheer Club member is Virginia Malott, who resides at Millers Merry Manor, Room 6, 317 Blair Pike, Peru, Indiana, 46970. Virginia is 83 years old and was born and raised in Peru, and has remained her entire life. She has three living children, 23 g

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In Brief

Courthouse closure The Miami County Courthouse will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The building and its offices will reopen for regular business hours on Jan. 22 Holiday garbage pickup hours The City of Peru Street Department will n

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Community Calendar

  Jan. 20 Parkview United Methodist Church: will host personal finance course Financial Peace University from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1785 S. Ind. 19. For more information, call Donna Jones at (765)472-3042. Jan. 21 PHS Class of 1967: will be meeting for lunch at 1 p.m

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 3:17 p.m., Thursday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, lost property. An individual wanted to report lost property. 3:51 p.m., Thursday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, threatening. An individual wanted to report threatening text m

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Shutdown impacting Miami County

Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com With the federal government into its fourth week of being shut down, the impacts can be felt everywhere— including Miami County. With this in mind, agencies at all levels are attempting to do their part in assisting furl

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Leaf it be

BRIGHTENING THE DAY:Winter plant and flower maintenance mayseem daunting to some, but Baird assured it’s probably easier than what one may think.

Collin Groves Peru Tribune Correspondent With the first significant snows of the year finally coating the ground, plants, trees and other greenery outside can take damage if not properly cared for. Gardeners and greenthumbs in the community may be concerned for the

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Community Calendar

 Jan. 20 Parkview United Methodist Church: will host personal finance course Financial Peace University from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1785 S. Ind. 19. For more information, call Donna Jones at (765)472-3042. Jan. 21 PHS Class of 1967: will be meeting for lunch at 1 p.m.

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 8:19 a.m., Tuesday, 300 block of Adams Avenue, breathing problems. Assisted Dukes EMS on a medical run. 8:41 a.m, Tuesday, 200 block of Carbon Avenue, domestic disturbance. A domestic violence call was made. 2:25 p.m., Tuesday, 30 block of So

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A community effort

TEAMWORK IS KEY:Grissom’s fire department poses for a photo in front of a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., Dec. 02, 2017. In an ongoing display of regional camaraderie, GFD routinely supports the surrounding communities by responding to emergency runs and requests for help, known as mutual aid. (U.S. Photo/Master Sgt. Ben Mota)

By Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett 434th ARW Public Affairs GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — American author Robert Fulghum once said, “A good neighbor makes a huge difference in the quality of life.” The team at Grissom Fire Department has taken that

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Nov. road rage incident results in arrest

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com HUNTINGTON — Huntington County deputies arrested a Marion man Thursday on multiple felony charges after they say the suspect shot a vehicle three times following a road rage incident in November, according to

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Community Calendar

Jan. 16 Peru Utilities: will hold a regular board meeting at 4 p.m. at 335 E. Canal St. Jan. 20 Parkview United Methodist Church: will host personal finance course Financial Peace University from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1785 S. Ind. 19. For more information, call Donna Jone

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 2:28 a.m., Monday, 10 block of McKinstry Avenue, agency assist. A vehicle matching the description of one involved in a hit and skip was located. 9:19 a.m., Monday, 300 block of West 12th Street, agency assist. Assisted EMS with a patient who

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PCS Superintendent offers insight

WELCOME ABOARD:From left: Newcomers to the PCS school board Brittany Justice, Jarrod Ellis and Charles Wagner are sworn in to their roles by Miami County Superior Court Judge David Grund.

Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com Peru Community Schools Superintendent Sam Watkins took the opportunity Monday evening to address his current take on how the school corporation is performing during his state of the corporation address at the first school boar

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Making it stick

STEPPING OFF: A member of Anytime Fitness in Peru works toward her fitness goals.

Collin Groves - Peru Tribune Correspondent The beginning of the new year not only brings hopeful and positive attitudes for the future, but it also marks the beginning of the “New Year, New Me” mentality in many around the country. While many promi

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Blotter

Peru Police Department 2:47 a.m., Friday, South Huntington and East Third streets, suspicious person. A male was walking down the center of the street. 10:16 a.m., Friday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, harassment. An individual reported a verbal argument. 2:13

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Community Calendar

Jan. 15 PHS Class of 1946: will meet for lunch at noon at Harvey Hinklemeyer’s. North Miami Community Schools: will hold a regular school board meeting at 7 p.m. at the central office of the Administration Building located at 394 E. County Rd. 900 N., Denver.

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A traveling museum of Africa

DIVERSITY IN HAND:Maconaquah Middle School seventh graders (from left) Lily Smith, Odyssey Eastham, Nora Maynard, and Violet Maynard learn about different hunting and gathering tools used by tribes in central Africa.

BY Eric Stoff - stoffe@maconaquah.k12.in.us Maconaquah Middle School students gained hands-on experience with African artifacts Tuesday thanks to a special guest. Daniel Duke, a linguist and missionary who has spent about 25 years in central Africa, brought his col

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United Way refocusing efforts for 2019

By Brian Powers - bpowers@perutribune.com After a disappointing fundraising campaign during 2018, those at the helm of the Miami County United Way are nothing short of optimistic for 2019, according to Executive Director Debi Wallick. According to a press release f

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