Officers with the Indiana State Police arrested six Peru residents earlier this month following a two-week long investigation stemming from a citizen’s tip.

The Indiana Audubon Society (IAS) just released the new Indiana Birding Trail in an effort to attract birders and out of state visitors and the publication features the regions two well-loved reservoirs, Mississinewa and Salamonie lakes.

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When Lauren Catey Dillon and her husband, Jem Dillon, got married on their Miami County farm in October, they did so with plans that it would be the first wedding of many.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Law Enforcement is looking to fill Indiana Conservation Officer (ICO) positions across the state with highly motivated, outdoor-centered individuals, according to a press release.

Residents at two area nursing homes got a treat Tuesday when they were visited by Maconaquah Elementary students who came to spend a little time and drop off some gifts.

NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fifth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

This week’s Cheer Club member is George Kohler.

There were quite a few cars parked outside the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Denver on Monday afternoon, which, given the church’s place on a rotating schedule for area blood drives, is not all that unusual.

Leaders from Grant County and several other communities around Indiana gathered at Ivy Tech Marion to learn how to overcome negative attitudes surrounding rural communities last week.

A local group, dedicated to ensuring that Miami County students have a dress to attend their high school’s prom, says they are collecting dresses and formal wear items as donations until the end of the month.

As the primary and general elections approach, Miami County needs residents willing to work the polls.

There was plenty of laughter at a popular sledding hill in Maconaquah Park Thursday as children and their families enjoyed a break in their routine after snow fell across the area Wednesday night and into the morning.

The Miami County Planning Commission will move forward with making changes to ordinances surrounding large animal feeding operations after a Wednesday night meeting where members heard recommendations from a “study committee” they formed last year.

This is always a busy season at Webster’s Florist, but this year David Baird is keeping his eye on the sky, and the weather maps, too.

Ballots for the May primaries are finalized now that the Feb. 7 filing deadline has passed, and Miami County Republicans will only have a few contested local races to weigh-in on.

The advisory body, created last year by the Miami County Planning Commission to review county zoning ordinances relating to large animal feeding operations will present its proposed changes to the Planning Commission tonight.

The Miami County Artisan Gallery has seen a bit of fresh activity in recent weeks with a new business set to open soon some new events added to the schedule.

This week’s Cheer Club member is Eileen Burkhart.

One man was killed in a shooting Monday around 1 p.m. in the 6000 block of County Road South 500 East near Gas City, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department (GCSD).

After a wintry weekend and then a rainy start to the week, Miami County residents could be in for more snow as temperatures are expected to drop with more precipitation on the way midweek.

Peru city officials will consider a small increase to property taxes in the coming weeks that would boost city revenue by about $15,000.

Law enforcement agencies in Miami County are being forced to work through an unexpected expenditure after learning that most of the computers officers use in their day-to-day work have to be replaced because of a software issue.

The following individuals are the last to file paperwork with intent to run for state or local office in the May primary. Look to future issues for stories on the candidates whose names have appeared in this space during the filing period. The deadline to file was noon on Feb. 7.

The City of Peru will drop support of the Peru Community Schools’ police force after the City Council voted Monday night to discontinue roughly $30,000 in funding that helped pay for officers in the schools.

The City of Peru finalized personnel changes to its building department Monday when the City Council voted to approve Mayor Miles Hewitt’s appointment of Ron Dausch as the new building commissioner.

The body, created last year by the Miami County Planning Commission to review county zoning ordinances relating to large hog raising operations has finalized its work and will soon present its recommended changes to the Commission.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and many of you will be searching for a special gift for that special someone in your lives. Why not say it with flowers?