It rained more days than it was sunny in the first half of 2019 and farmers lost their largest soybean market heading into last year’s season, but despite all of this, farmers say they aren’t looking back as they head into 2020.

Miami County Sheriff Tim Hunter on Wednesday formally recognized one of his deputies for saving the life of a Macy man in October. 

A new display, sitting at the center of the Miami County courthouse, found its home just in time to mark a historic date on the path of women in the United States winning the right to vote.

It is almost that time of year when members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing gather to honor Airmen at Grissom Air Reserve Base who exhibit core values and go above and beyond through their commitment to duty.

Rains kept things damp in the Miami County area over the weekend, but rainfall wasn’t quite as high as predicted and rivers are no longer at risk for flooding, officials say.

Less than a week after they were first able to do so, candidates are continuing to file paperwork announcing their intention to run for local offices in the coming primary elections.

Residents in Miami County will soon see voting stations popping up at local businesses for an annual fundraiser that will culminate with a donation being made to a local charity and a king and queen “sweetheart” crowned at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home.

News of one of the larger boosts in pay in recent years for the men and women of Grissom Air Reserve Base could mean good things for the local economy.

Much of Indiana is expected to get off to a wet start to the weekend with rain predicted through the day today. 

Graduation rates at local schools remain steady and ahead of the state average, recently released statistics from the 2018-2019 school year show.

Miami County voters can expect to see a few new names on their ballots in this year’s elections after a handful of candidates announced their intention to run for local offices in the first days of candidate filing. 

Cora Hiles seems to have a knack for having babies on days of note.

Jeans and T-shirts weren’t a common sight on the flight line at Grissom Air Reserve Base, but changes to positions in the new year will bring a new type of employee to work on the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135R Stratotankers.

This week’s Cheer Club member is Betty Willis.

Newly elected members of the Peru City Council gathered Monday night for their first meeting since taking their oaths of office.

Miami County Helping Hands got itself a helping hand Tuesday when representatives from a nearby bank stopped by the local food bank with a donation of more than $7,000 from a recent fundraiser.

As flu numbers rise in the state, local officials are taking steps to limit exposure for others and reminding residents that vaccines are still available.

The body, created last year by the Miami County Planning Commission to review county zoning ordinances relating to large hog raising operations, will meet Tuesday night to discuss new items. 

More than 20 people packed into the front room at the Miami County Democratic Party headquarters Thursday night to learn a little about the county’s history and its connection to the women’s fight for the vote more than a century ago.

The door was open Thursday morning at the Mayor’s Office in Peru City Hall.

The Miami County Health Department announced just after Christmas that officials had confirmed a single case of Hepatitis A in a local food worker in the county. The department has since sought to reassure residents that they are at relatively low risk for infection.

This week’s Cheer Club member is Connie Jackson.

Bob Cassler and Tom Casper shook off Monday night’s cold as they stepped into the hallway at Hickory Creek nursing home.

Peru will be the location for an upcoming series of sessions meant to provide more information for area organizations seeking grant support for various art-related projects.

With donations down to well-known charitable organizations in the area, other groups that help the county’s most vulnerable residents say they are seeing an increased demand for their services including several who no longer even have a place to call home.

Local donations to the Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign were significantly lower this year and officials worry what that is going to mean for the local office’s operations.

Despite the cold weather and time away from home, reservists from the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base took a moment to appreciate their military families and celebrate the holidays with festivities throughout the December unit training assembly.

A group of residents recently added to the city’s stable of tiny, free lending libraries. 

Several newly elected officials for the city of Peru took their oath of office Monday night in preparation for getting to work after the first of the year.

This week’s Cheer Club members are Terry and Judy Alley. 

Maconaquah Superintendent James Callane, school board members Allen Willson and David Scheblo, and school board president Robert Daine welcomed state Sen. Stacey Donato for a corporation visit last week. 

Peru trash pickup for the holidays will be as follows: Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 trash will be picked up on Dec. 23. Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 trash will be picked up on Dec. 26. Trash pick-up for Dec. 27 will happen as scheduled.

For the last 15 years a group of dedicated women have been making sure that those living at a local nursing home don’t go without on Christmas.

The shelves and the coffers of a local food bank got a boost in time for the holiday season on Thursday when officials with Dukes Memorial Hospital presented representatives with thousands of food items and some extra cash.

Even before this year’s lights come down, there is thought being given to bringing more cheer to the Peru area for the 2020 holiday season.

The Peru Police Department recently upgraded its fleet of vehicles after securing a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

On Dec. 14 members of the North Miami FFA Forestry team traveled to Purdue to compete in the state FFA forestry contest. The forestry contest is made up of four categories consisting of a knowledge exam, leaf identification, wood identification and seed identification.

Friends, family and airmen from Grissom Air Reserve Base crowded into the dining hall on Dec. 8 to witness the end of Chief Master Sgt. Will Somers’ 33 years of military service.

Seasonal favorites are set to mix with some unexpected musical turns as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is set to present their Holiday Pops concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater. All tickets are $18.

Troopers with the Indiana State Police arrested a man Sunday night after they said a traffic stop in Miami County turned up a vehicle that had been reported out of South Bend.