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Fill the Boot

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
It’s often bad news when you see a firefighter at an intersection.
But that won’t be the case on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Main Street and Wabash when members of the Peru Fire Department do their part to he . . . more »


PCS plans $1.6M in capital spending

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Peru Community Schools administrators have identified roughly $1.6 million worth of capital spending they hope to undertake in the upcoming year out of their proposed $19.8 million budget.
The figure includes ever . . . more »


Peru Community Schools advances $19.8 million budget

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Peru Community School trustees voted unanimously on Monday to approve advertising a $19.8 million budget – down from $20.2 million from last year.
The district’s advertised budget has to be approved by the . . . more »


Bad Bens

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Fake Ben Franklins are circulating in Peru – and bad ones at that. 
Peru Police Department officers have recently investigated two separate cases where a counterfeit $100 was passed. The first took place during C . . . more »


New to Peru

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
It only took one visit, but Kristen Moon said she’ll be a frequent visitor to Shoppers Value Foods. 
Moon was one of many area residents who flocked to the new, southside grocery on Monday during the store&# . . . more »


FBI task force nabs robbery suspect

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
The man suspected of robbing Peru’s Beacon Credit Union is thought by police to have been on an eight day, two-state crime spree, also knocking off gas stations and a bank, among others, according to the Kent Cou . . . more »


'Living Free' now offers hope to Miami County

By Brian Paul Kaufman 
A 100 gallon trough at the jail normally used to water horses and cattle may seem like an unlikely starting place for the transformation of Miami County.
But after seven female inmates were recently baptized there, some are beginning to wond . . . more »


New utility meters slated for area customers

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
Peru Utilities Customers will soon see their electric and water meters switched out, allowing them access to data that can show power outages and water leaks.
In a 7-0 vote, the Peru City Council last week approved the util . . . more »


Denver Days

By Blair Yankey - Byankey@perutribune.com
For Marianne Smith, “Denver Days” just gets better and better each year.
“It’s just good, old, hometown country fun,” said Smith, who’s been attending for 20 years. “The people here . . . more »