- Written by Staff Reports
- Category: Adoptable Pet of the Week
This week’s Adoptable Cat from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Inc. is Kaliegh!
Friday, February 15, 2019
4:28 a.m. A deputy responded to the report of a traffic accident with personal injury in the area of W. 500 S./S. US Route 31, Peru. Randolph Rooney of Michigan was northbound on US 31 at CR 500 S. operating a 2017 Freightliner. Matt Vineopal of Peru was operating a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and was westbound on CR 500 S. Vineopal failed to yield and pulled into the path of Rooney causing a collision sending the Freightliner off of the roadway and into a utility pole. Both drivers were transported to Howard Community Hospital by ambulance.
- Written by Liz Flaherty
- Category: Window Over The Sink
The Amethyst and Avery’s Heart
One day last week, I spoke at the Black Dog Coffee House in Logansport. It was a big step outside my comfort zone, and, never confident, I wore my favorite amethyst necklace for luck. I saw some friends, Savanna and Bryce, before the talk. They introduced me to Avery, their little girl. Before I “went on,” Avery gave me a little red heart to keep. I slipped it into my pocket, pushed the comfort zone into the corner, and started to talk.
I wondered how I would fill an hour because, you know, I’m just not that interesting. But it was something like an hour and twenty minutes later that Scott Johnson suggested we wind it down. A responsive audience made the whole experience so much fun I’m still thinking about it days later, still reaching up to touch the stone in my necklace and remembering. Still stroking my thumb over Avery’s heart.
I write romance novels, and when I finish a book, I tend to think of the hero and heroine staying where I left them, probably sitting on the couch in front of the fire smiling into each other’s eyes. As time goes on, they’ll have children, she’ll gain a few pounds, he’ll need bifocals. The cat and dog in the picture will change. The carpet on the floor will go over to hardwood and then on to a large area rug.
- Written by Staff Reports
- Category: Police/Sheriff Calls for Service
Thursday, February 14, 2019
3:11 a.m. Emergency Detention Order Transport from Dukes Memorial Hospital.
3:55 a.m. A report of a suspicious person/circumstance in the 4800 block of S. 250 E., Peru. No additional information was provided on this call.
9:42 a.m. A report of a juvenile problem at Maconaquah High School. A student was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. Assistance was given.
- Written by Press Release
- Category: Local News
Peru, IN. The Miami County Substance Abuse Prevention Council will host national expert Officer Jermaine Galloway and his award-winning community training “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know,” at the Peru High School Auditorium on February 26, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The interactive presentation will feature discussions of drug trends, signs and symptoms of misuse, hidden stashes and street language, prevention opportunities, and ideas for how communities influence and change drug culture.
This community event is open to the public. Refreshments and a drawing will be held after Officer Galloway’s training. Prizes include an Apple Watch and 55” smart TV. Community members are eligible to win the drawing by registering before February 15 and must be present at the event to collect the prize. Children under the age of 18 years are also eligible to register for the drawing and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend the presentation.
- Written by Morgan Gold, VP Special Events and Debi Wallick, Executive Director of United Way of Miami County
- Category: Letters to the Editor
The United Way of Miami County would like to thank all the students who applied for the Community of Character Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by the United Way and is open to any graduating senior from Maconaquah, North Miami, Oak Hill, and Peru Schools who plan to attend a post-secondary program. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each school.
To apply for the Community of Character scholarship the students composed essays detailing how they demonstrated one of the following traits in their life: cooperation, citizenship, honesty, responsibility, forgiveness, perseverance, loyalty, trustworthy, courage, generosity, respect, or compassion.