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A weekend of honor

The sign for the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Mexico, stands decorated with flags on Friday, May 24, 2019. Green Lawn will be the site of the Memorial Day weekend's first ceremony to honor fallen soldiers.

PERU TRIBUNE - Staff report As Miami County residents settle in to the unofficial start of the summer season, they will have plenty of opportunity to honor fallen veterans during the extended Memorial Day weekend. There will be at least three cermonies, beginning w

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A helping hand with a green thumb

HELPING OTHERS: Miami County Master Gardener Association member Julie Spangler and Miami County Helping Hands executive director, Diane Skillen (right), chat with volunteers Thursday, May 23, 2019, as they take a break from assisting guests with starting their own vegetable gardens.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Fluorescent lights, a low ceiling and tables covered with young plants made the inside of a local food pantry look more like an indoor nursery early Thursday afternoon. “Some of these are going to go into a planter,&#

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Honoring the fallen

Ceremony: Officers look on during a memorial ceremony at the Peru post of the Indiana State Police on Thursday, May 23, 2019 as Capt. Jeremy Kelly and First Sgt. Mike Tomson read the names of the 46 members of the department who have been killed in the line of duty since 1933.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Law enforcement officers from the Miami County area and around the state gathered Thursday to honor state troopers killed in the line of duty. The ceremony, held at the Indiana State Police post on U.S. 31, is held every ye

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Molester gets 20 years

BY Carolyn Muyskens cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A Jonesboro man was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to molesting an 8-year-old girl. Steven Michael Fuller Jr., 34, was arrested in 2017 after his fiance at the time walked in o

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Morris trial remains on track for November

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com The trial of a young woman charged in connection with the May 2018 death of a Summitville man remains on track to begin in November. Brittany Michelle Renae Morris, of Jonesboro, appeared briefly by video before Miami Circu

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Community Briefs

Proud Winner: Left to Right: Diana Tschiniak(teacher), Trista Ambrose(mother), Oasis Ambrose(sister), Promise Ambrose(winner), and Steven Ambrose(Dad)

Blair Pointe student receives $4,000 scholarship Fifth grader Promise Ambrose, daughter of Steven and Trista Ambrose, and student of Diana Tschiniak, recently won this year’s J & J Character Award. The award, since 2006, has been given to an outstanding f

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A tree board for Peru?

Trees: A motorist drives along a tree-lined portion of West Third Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. City officials are contemplating the development of a tree board or committee that would help guide decisions about trees in need of maintenance or removal.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Members of the city’s Board of Works agreed Tuesday night to explore development of a tree committee or tree board to handle decisions about what to do with trees in need of maintenance or removal along Peru’s s

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City sells off 10 properties as sealed bids opened

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Peru officials agreed Tuesday night to sell off 10 pieces of property that the city has been maintaining for years after assuming control of them from the courts. The sales, which, if they are all finalized, will bring in j

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Community Briefs

Front row, left to right: Alaina Weaver, Zane Hanaway, Anna Eckrote, Audrey PielBack row, left to right: Austin Carter, Eilee Deniston, Kate Cobler, Cain Clingaman, Britney Stroud, Hayley Anderson, Daniel Madden

City trash pickup altered for Memorial Day For the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, trash pickup for the City of Peru will be altered. Monday’s trash (May 27) will be picked up Tuesday (May 28) along with Tuesday’s trash. State police promote Peru post co

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'It's just part of the life'

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Rainy spring weather has severely hindered farmers’ abilities to get crops planted this year, with some warning that the final rush to get started could clog roads during a busy holiday weekend and beyond, while other

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Community Calendar

Today The Maconaquah Board of School Trustees will: conduct its regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in Maconaquah High School’s newly renovated welding shop at 256 E 800 S in Bunker Hill. May 24 Wayman A.M.E. Church: will host its

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Cheer Club

This week’s Cheer Club member is Larry Dixon who lives at Hickory Creek, Room 17, 390 West Boulevard, Peru, IN 46970 Larry is 56 and was born in Grant County and has lived in Peru for one year. He used to work at the Pizza Store in Grant County and has no loc

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'This year was amazing'

Volunteers work to organize food during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The local drive this year, held in partnership with the United Way of Miami County, brought in more than 17,000 pounds of food for area food pantries.

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com Residents, mail carriers and local volunteers banded together recently and set a Miami County record when they brought in nearly nine tons of food during an annual food drive to support local food pantries and the families

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Maconaquah MS student headed to National Spelling Bee

BY JARED KEEVER - jkeever@perutribune.com For the third time in recent years, members of the Spahr family are packing their bags and heading to the Washington, D.C., area so one of the clan can participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. John Spahr, a seventh

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Community Calendar

Today Bunker Hill’s May 14 Board has been rescheduled to today. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. The School Board of North Miami Community Schools will hold its regular meeting tonight in the central office. The meeting will begin

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