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Breakthrough under the Big Top

NEW JOB: Courtlynn Crowe swings in her new postion as catcher in this year’s Flying Trapeze act at the Peru Amateur Circus. She is the first female performer to fill the role in the show’s history.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com From her spot high above the crowds under the Big Top, Courtlynn Crowe is getting a chance to see things from a slightly different perspective these days. After years of flying in the Flying Trapeze act, the 17-year-old Per

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Community Calendar

July 19-21 The Circus City Sams: will host their Good Sam Campout from July 19 to July 21 at Old Mill Run Park in Thorntown. Members and non-members are welcome. For more information call Steve or Iris Lewis at 878-4970. July 20-21 The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club

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Ticket sales open for 56th season at Ole Olsen Memorial Theater

SUBMITTED The 56th season at the Ole Olsen Memorial Theater opens with “Terms of Endearment.” This iconic movie has only recently been written for the stage. It is a show full of both comedy and drama. The play has not been performed anywhere in Indiana

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Organizers hope heat won't hamper parade

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Organizers think they can beat the heat today and get the Circus City Festival’s parade started, and finished, before the thermometer climbs too high. “We are going to start right on time,” Brande Brehmer,

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Health care provider hosts website to help coordinate care

CARING:Members of the local American Health Network team wore blue shirts on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to promote the AHNcares.org website. The site, open to anyone, helps family members and friends coordinate care and support someone in need.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com A group of local health care providers say they want people who are sick or recovering to get the help the need regardless of where they go to the doctor. “This is completely free and open to anybody,” Scott A.

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Health care provider hosts website to help coordinate care

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com A group of local health care providers say they want people who are sick or recovering to get the help the need regardless of where they go to the doctor. “This is completely free and open to anybody,” Scott A.

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Walorski votes against condemning Trump tweets

by Rob Burgess rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved House Resolution 489 by a vote of 240 to 187 condemning racist tweets sent Sunday by President Donald Trump. In his tweets, Trump called for four female Democrati

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Community Calendar

July 19-21 The Circus City Sams: will host their Good Sam Campout from July 19 to July 21 at Old Mill Run Park in Thorntown. Members and non-members are welcome. For more information call Steve or Iris Lewis at 878-4970. July 20-21 The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club

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Locals offer a little boost to literacy

Left, OPENING:A crowd gathers in front of the Little Free Library for a ribbon cutting on West Third Street on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

STAFF REPORT - Peru Tribune There’s a little more literature in downtown Peru these days. The Miami County Democratic Women’s Club opened a free book exchange called the Little Free Library in front of county party headquarters at 23 W Third St.

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Filmmaker brings circus documentary to town

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com A century ago, it would have been hard to imagine a promised circus not making it to town to put on a show, but in June 1918 that is exactly what happened in Hammond, Indiana. The reason, it turned out, was a terrible train

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Community Calendar

July 19-21 The Circus City Sams: will host their Good Sam Campout from July 19 to July 21 at Old Mill Run Park in Thorntown. Members and non-members are welcome. For more information call Steve or Iris Lewis at 878-4970. July 20-21 The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club

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Man found dead by Wabash City Police ID'd

by Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com The man found dead late Monday by Wabash City Police officers was identified Wednesday as Richard Alex Watkins, 31, Wabash. At approximately 10:58 p.m., WCP officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of East Main Stree

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Uncertain future awaits local farmers

PLANT: Warpup said the corn would normally have a tassel and cob by now, even though most plants in his field are still waist-high.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Farmers are used to taking risks, but this year the stakes are higher than ever. Purdue Extension is calling it the third-worst planting season on record after it rained two out of every three days leading up to Ju

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County Council greenlights shell building deal

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com With two votes on Tuesday night, members of the Miami County Council passed an incentive package that will pave the way for the sale of a 57,000 square foot building at the Grissom South Industrial Park owned by the Miami C

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Schools, bus drivers prep for fall road construction

Prepare: Bus Drivers Jason Green and Heather McKinley listen on July 10 as Maconaquah School Corporation transportation director Angel Strik, Superintendent James Callane, and Maple Lawn office manager Jana Weesner discuss what changes will be made to make bus routes saferin the Maple Lawn neighborhood during the beginning of the school year.

BY BAILEY ROPES - Public Relations Officer, Maconaquah School Corporation Construction has been underway on U.S. 31 since early summer, and with the first day of school right around the corner area schools are working to educate their bus drivers on how to get thro

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Officials finalize election ballots

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com The ballots are set for the upcoming Peru city elections. “The deadline was July 15,” Mary Kaye Jones, Miami County first deputy of voter registration told the Tribune on Tuesday. That was for any independent ca

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Community Calendar

Today The U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Farm Service Agency: will host an informational meeting regarding the 2019 county committee election process on July 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Miami County FSA Office located at 1626 W Logansport Road in Peru. Producers,

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Cheer Club

This week’s Cheer Club member is Roberta Miser. Roberta, 87, was born in Kansas but has lived in Miami County since 1966. These days she lives at Blair Ridge, Apt. 29, 269 Meadowview Drive, Peru, IN 46970. Roberta says she has back problems and is undergoing

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Miami County Artisan Gallery announces educational seminars

SUBMITTED Miami County Artisan Gallery at 20 North Broadway in Peru will begin art educational seminars and workshops on Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. This free seminar is the first of a quarterly series (Aug. 3, Nov. 2, Feb. 1, 2020, and May 16, 2020

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ISP sergeant promoted to commander of Peru Post

SUBMITTED Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter, on Monday, announced the promotion of Sergeant T.J. Zeiser to the rank of lieutenant. In his new assignment, Zeiser will serve as the commander for the Indiana State Police Peru Post, which includes Cass

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County Council to consider 'shell building' deal

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com The public will have its first opportunity tonight to learn the identity of a company that officials have been trying to attract to the area as well as details of the deal put together to do so. “We are going to ask t

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Balser plans to 'keep on moving'

LEFT, ALL TIMER: Cameron Balser is pictured during a race in the spring of 2010 during the Marion Relays. He finished his high school career at Oak Hill as one of Grant County’s top distance runners ever and has now championed the cause of raising awareness and money for people who are suffering from mental illness. C-T file photo

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Keep on moving. That phrase has been part of Cameron Balser’s vernacular throughout his life as a runner, but it’s taken on an even deeper meaning over the past several months. Balser graduated from Oak Hill i

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Women farmland owners invited to free conservation discussion and field tour

SUBMITTED     Women who own or manage farmland in Wabash and Miami Counties are invited to a free conservation discussion and field tour on Monday, July 29. “We estimate that women now own or co-own between one-fourth and one-half of the farmland in

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Community Calendar

 Today The North Miami Community Schools School Board: will hold their regular meeting on July 16 at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office at 394 E. 900 N., in Denver. Before that meeting, at 6:30 p.m., the board will convene an executive session. 

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