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Macy fire department looking to relocate

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The Macy-Allen Township Fire Department is calling on the community for help raising funds for new fire station. The current fire station, located at 190 N. Columbia St., is nearly forty years old with a number of structura

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Sweet tooth supplier

SWEET TOOTH: Co-Owner, Rick Ploss, organizes the sucker display at So Good Candies, in Peru.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com So Good Candies takes customers back in time with their revival of the decadent chocolates and sweets that have excited the people of Peru since the 1900s. According to Rick Ploss, co-owner and local resident, the recipes S

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Auditor attorney funds approved

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com For the first time ever, the county’s auditor is getting a lawyer.   There aren’t any lawsuits going on – Miami County Auditor Mary Brown just wants to be prepared for the future. The Miami County

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Artistic desks

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Doodling on a school desk will usually land you in detention. Maconquah Schools decided to encourage the pseudo-vandal activity for the sake of art and sustainability for their 2018 art contest, “Deface A Desk!R

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Prepping for summer Miami County Highway Department is preparing for summer and will be providing 150 feet of dust control oil in front of resident’s homes who live on a county gravel road. Resident’s interested in purchasing extra oil can do so for $10

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Street carnival canceled

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Bunker Hill Street Carnival, originally set for May 18 through May 20, has been canceled on orders from the community committee, Smalltown Crossroads. According to Robert White, local resident and member of Smalltown Crossr

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Parents arrested on drug, neglect charges


BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Peru Police Department officers arrested two Peru residents April 20 on drug and neglect charges, according to a probable cause affidavit. Alexis Clark, 24, and Robert Tolliver, 24, both of Peru,were reportedly ho

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How TIFs help Miami County

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Refreshed storefronts in downtown Peru, paved roads leading through Grissom and manicured lawns – these things don’t happen just because citizens want them. They require funds. To improve Miami County

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Peru receives $200K grant

MAN IN CHARGE: Peru Mayor Gabe Greer spearheaded a colloborative community effort to obtain a $200,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to further connect city trails.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Peru’s system of trails is about to get a big boost. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources awarded Peru a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program grant – the maximum amount offered – to further conne

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Stepping off

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Relay for Life of Miami County’s second annual 5K walk and run is this Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at the Riverwalk in Peru. In addition to raising awareness for all types of cancer, the morning of sweat and sun

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In Brief

North Miami plans ahead North Miami Elementary School Principal Matt Storm said the school is going to add an ID scanning program which will scan every visitor who comes through the door and provide the school with instant feedback on the visitor. &#

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Logansport hopes for new hops

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Logansport native Brandon Barron, 27, is the owner of two businesses including supplement store Complete Nutrition, and a food delivery service called Logansport Eats which delivers for local restaurants. Now he’

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Ellis Island reimagined

AMERICA BOUND:Immigrants with baggage line up at a teller’s window marked “Money Exchange.” The photo was taken between 1902 and 1915 at Ellis Island, according to the New York Public Library.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Maconaquah Middle School students dived into the roles of early 20th century immigrants and inspectors during an Ellis Island Simulation on Friday. Ellis Island was an immigration gateway in New York state, and was opera

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Cole Porter Scholarships awarded

ELITE EIGHT: The eight Cole Porter Scholarship finalists includedMaconaquah students Joshua Catanzaro, Autumn North and Dakota Swinford; North Miami High School student Nicole Eccles; and Peru High School students Isabella Eisaman, Haley Holycross, Lindsey Prescott and Rosalie Buckley.

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com In 1967, family members of Cole Porter created a scholarship to support college-bound students interested in pursuing music or fine art degrees.   The annual patronage to the arts continues today, and the winners of

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Three arrested in drug bust

PPD Arrest:Joyce Honeycutt, 33, Rochester, was one of three arrested on drugs charges Thursday.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Peru Police Department arrested three on drugs charges at West Main Street and Business 31 by McDonald’s Thursday evening. According to PPD Detective Lt. Jeffery Grant, he and other PPD officers conducted a

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Mac senior recognized nationally

AWARDS GALORE:MHS Senior Braxton Collins sits at a table exhibiting his multiple achievements.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Maconaquah senior Braxton Collins received the Horatio Alger National Scholarship for high academic achievement. Collins, 18, was one of only 106 students across the United States to be awarded the $25,000 scholarship. The

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Election fraud rumors cleared

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com The Miami County Election Board cleared the air regarding election fraud during a public hearing in the Miami County Courthouse on Thursday morning.   Following a series of events inside the Courthouse and a whirlwi

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Bunker Hill Clerk-Treasurer resigns

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com Bunker Hill Clerk-Treasurer Andrea Newnum submitted a letter of resignation to the Bunker Hill Town Council this week. “I will no longer be bullied and (have) my name run through the mud because I know my job,̶

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