To help keep residents informed during the ongoing health emergency, this section is continuing to evolve.

Though many events have been canceled, some, like mobile food pantries and blood drives, will continue to take place. The top portion of this section will list such events and be updated daily. Cancellations and closures of various events, agencies and public buildings will be listed below those items.

Testing available

The state of Indiana, in a partnership with OptumServe Health, has opened a coronavirus testing site at the Indiana National Guard armory at 77 German St. in Peru. Individuals who are symptomatic or COVID-19 or close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients are eligible for testing. Residents will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required, but those with insurance are asked to bring information with them. For more information or to schedule a test, visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1116.

Events and information

The Peru Public Library has reopened to the public with social distancing guidelines and other precautions in place.

The United Way of Miami County is now accepting grant applications for money from a coronavirus relief fund made possible by the Lilly Endowment. Money from the $225,000 dollar fund is expected to paid out in three phases – for immediate relief to longterm recovery – and is targeted to help “human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.” To apply, visit the local United Way website at www.uwmiamip.org.

May 24

The “airpark” outdoor exhibit at the Grissom Air Museum will open to visitors on May 24. Staff will allow 100 visitors in at a time and ask that visitors follow social distancing guidelines and use face coverings.

The full museum is scheduled to open on June 14 at 50 percent capacity in keeping with the state’s reopening plans.

May 27

The Maconaquah School Board will meet at 6 p.m. on May 27 in the elementary school’s Group Room. Social distancing guidelines will be in place.

May 28

The Miami County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet on May 28 at 4:30 p.m. at 78 McKinstry Avenue.

June 4

The Loree Brethren Church will host a chicken noodle dinner on June 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 8483 S. Strawtown Pike. Carry-out only.

June 30

The Dukes Health Care Foundation of Miami County is accepting grant applications from organizations “that promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Miami County.” The deadline to apply is June 30. Application packets for tax-exempt organizations can be picked up at the Miami County Chamber of Commerce office at 13 E. Main St. Those with questions should contact John Claxton at 765-473-7189.

County reminds residents to update dog tags

Dog tags are available at the Miami County Courthouse, Room 107, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per dog.

Residents can also mail payment to Miami County Courthouse, 25 N. Broadway, Room 107, Peru, IN 46970. They are asked to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and tags will be mailed along with a receipt. Please make checks payable to Miami County Treasurer.

For questions, call 765-472-3901 Ext. 1860.

City announces new contact for dog tags

Peru residents looking to renew or purchase dog tags need to contact Peru Animal Care and Control at 765-470-2410 or at the office located at 75 German Street. The animal control officer is available between the hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

North Miami preschool and kindergarten registration opens

North Miami Community Schools is currently accepting online applications for both Little Warriors Preschool and kindergarten.

Little Warriors Preschool is certified through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Child Care Developmental Fund and is Paths to Quality Level 3 Certified.

The school offers both full-day and half-day options. Half-day preschool is open to all 3-and 4-year-olds, and the full-day preschool is open to all 4-year-olds. Children must be 3 or 4 no later than Aug.1 of the current school year to enroll. Preschool is every Monday through Thursday, and tuition is and $35 per week for half-day or $60 per week for full-day.

The elementary is also registering students for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration for both programs can be found on the North Miami Elementary School site under “PK/K Registration Information.”

For questions, please contact the elementary school at 765-985-2155 on Monday or Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Cancellations and Closures

The Miami County YMCA is closed to the public. Y Transit and meal delivery is still operating. For assistance or questions call 765-472-1979.

The Peru Lions Club Cheer Club is halting visits due to visitation restrictions in place at area nursing homes.

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