Registration is open for this year’s Cole Porter Classic. The annual run and walk, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, is in its 36th year.

A Harvest Festival fundraiser for the Peru Civic Center was held on Sept. 16, 2022, at Peru's Maconaquah Park. Funds raised will help with the cost of a roof and heating/cooling system for the Civic Center located at 225 East Riverside Drive.

Miami County Commissioners on Monday authorized a countywide study of water and sewer lines to determine where new housing could be developed.

Two weeks ago, Lori Matthews opened a new herbalist shop in Peru. She invites those under the weather to nurture their soul with the soothing effects of traditional medicine. She is sharing her knowledge of therapies, ointments and balms to alleviate the aches and pains that come with life. …

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will celebrate the heritage and history of the United States as the Proclamation of Constitution is read outside City Hall on Sept. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at 35 South Broadway.

“Guys and Dolls” gives actors a chance to play greedy gamblers and con men.

Peru and Miami County residents take the stage this weekend in Wabash Area Community Theater’s production of “Guys and Dolls.”

The Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Ivy Tech Community College to make it easier for job seekers and employers to find each other. The Local Jobs launch workshop, powered by What’sUp 24/7, is on Thursday, September 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Circus City Festival Museum on 154 North…

A LaFontaine man charged in connection with the 2018 beating death of a Summitville man in Miami County will not go to trial after entering a guilty plea on Friday.

MDwise has teamed up with the Miami County Health Department to vaccinate more residents with the Back on Track program. MDwise is a local, Indiana-based nonprofit healthcare company that strives to ensure that all Indiana families have access to high-quality care regardless of their income.

This week’s Cheer Club member is George Kehler. George lives in Miller’s Merry Manor, 317 Blair Pike, Peru, IN, 46970.

On September 11, 2001, tragedy befell the nation and the world vowed to never forget, and for the last 21 years, Grissom Air Reserve Base has stayed faithful to that vow.

Harvesting Capabilities is reaching out to the community with a Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Sept. 15. Visitors will enjoy free food and drinks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Dog Days of Summer sale also starts the same day, lasting until Monday, Sept. 19th. All articles of clothing wi…

It took Marlene Mickelson 65 years to unleash her inner artist. With classes on offer at the Miami County Artisan Gallery (MCAG) through September, other aspiring artists can work with her to unveil the inner artist as well.

The 2022 Sages of Clinical Service Award winners were announced, and Dr. Mike Mull, a family medicine physician with American Health Network (AHN) located in Peru was 1 of the 150 winners chosen. The Sages of Clinical Service Award publicly recognizes clinical professionals serving in a vari…

James Callane in Maconaquah School Corporation photo.

A family of scarecrows radiantly smiles in harvest cheer.

A scarecrow couple happily flashes their rural style.

The Maconaquah School Board, on Thursday, officially accepted the resignation  former superintendent James Callane, and appointed Kelly McPike as interim superintendent.

Harvesting Capabilities is hosting their fifth annual “Build-A-Scarecrow” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Peru Circus Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Craig Berkheiser of Peru has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Summer 2022 President’s List. The summer terms run from May to August.

The Elks of Peru are celebrating their 125th Anniversary with open house entertainment. Food, music, and a perfect opportunity to socialize await those who attend the gatherings on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Elks Lodge on 122 North Broadway.

St. Charles Parish is hosting its 44th Annual Bazaar this weekend. The festivities will include three days of garage sales, music, games and food. The Parish will hold its first ever Cornhole Tournament and there’s an opportunity to win $1,000 at the bazaar’s raffle.

Zachary Morecraft will unleash his colorful calliope sound for a show on Saturday, Sept. 10. Following in his father’s footsteps, the evening show by the Peru native is part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the local Elk Lodge at 122 North Broadway.

Well, the 2022 Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival is now history and I wanted to give a tremendous pat on the back to Bob Auth and Duane Davis for another fantastic event. Bob and Duane are the coordinators of this event and it is one of a kind. Ever since they started conducting it, my wife a…

Four years ago, Pam Green and her husband purchased a farm in Converse. The previous owners left behind a couple of carts on the property. A friend suggested that Green should sell flowers from the stand and from there, The Flower Cart Lady became a community favorite.

The Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program is the culmination of several different efforts that work together to mitigate wildlife hazards. This work is being threatened by the arrival of a flock of Canadian geese.

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2023 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport).

The Indiana Department of Transportation is asking for input as it begins a new study regarding changes along the U.S. 31 corridor in northern Indiana.

The Miami Indians of Indiana held the 8th Annual Days at the Pillars, the first full celebration since 2019, on Aug. 27-28 off the Mississinewa River.

This week’s new Cheer Club member is Roberta “Bobbie” Jackson.

This week’s new Cheer Club member is Roberta “Bobbie” Jackson.

Demolition has begun on building that once housed the Miami County Health Department and jail. The county contracted AME Consulting to oversee the project. Pedestrian traffic around 5th and Court St. is restricted.

Demolition on the old structure began this Monday. Miami County officials estimate that the work will be completed by Oct. 22. Although the land may be developed in the future, for now it will serve as a parking lot for those in the area.

As I drive around, I notice more and more archery targets being set up in back yards. Whether those targets are straw bales, hay bales, newer 3D animal targets, or just the round target mats makes no difference, just as long as they stop an arrow and are placed in safe locations. Personally,…

The United Way will host the Miami County Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 22. The event is being held to offer solutions to medical issues that seniors experience. These needs address current concerns the elderly may have, as well as ones they may face in the future.

This week’s Cheer Club member is Mary Clark.

Last summer, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asked all Hoosiers to be on the lookout for invasive species, including the spotted lanternfly, or Lycorma delicatula. That alert has been heightened this year as the spotted lanternfly has now been identified in northern Indiana.

This weekend, the Miami Heritage Days at the Pillars returns to the Mississinewa River in full force. The annual event is hosted by the Miami Nation of Indiana. It is a time to celebrate and learn about the Miami people and their culture.