Sunday, July 8, 2018
12:08 a.m. A deputy conducted a transport from Dukes Memorial Hospital.
1:06 a.m. Citizen assistance in the area of Norton Ave. / Randolph St., Peru. An intoxicated subject advised his friends had ditched him and he had no way to get home. He was given a courtesy transport to his residence.
1:20 a.m. A request for a welfare check in the 400 block of S. Main St., Amboy. ISP handled this call.
The following were arrests made by Miami County Law Enforcement. Individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
12:14 a.m. Traffic stop at Gallahan Truck Stop. Warning issued.
12:45 a.m. A deputy assisted EMS with a medical call in the 2500 block of W. 3rd St., Mexico.
1:21 a.m. Agency assistance in the area of S. State Road 19 / E. 500 S., Peru. A deputy assisted ISP with a traffic stop.
This week’s adoptable dog from City of Peru Animal Control & Care (PACC) is Sophie!
Here’s a Tip
Summer vacation season is in full swing. Travel often involves situations that call for tipping. The standard expectations for tipping have changed through the years. While “tip” was originally an acronym for “to insure promptness,” it’s become much more important. Many people in many service industries rely on tips in order to make ends meet.
There is no need to tip the host or maître d unless he or she went above and beyond, such as getting you a table on an especially busy night. If you’re at a sit-down restaurant, you should tip your server 15-20% of the bill before tax. Though, in larger cities such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, 20% is considered the minimum for good service. If you’re at a buffet, tip your server 10% pre-tax. If you’re getting takeout, there’s no need to tip unless they provide extra service or you’ve placed an especially large and/or complicated order. Tip jars at the register aren’t an obligation. You can leave $1 or so if the server or barista provides extra service or if you’re a regular. This is also true if they’re using a device to process your payment. You’ll see a line for a tip (and, possibly, suggested tip amounts). You needn’t feel obligated to add a tip.
This week’s Adoptable Cat from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Inc. is Eliott!
Friday, July 6, 2018
12:24 a.m. Traffic stop in the area of W. 1050 N. / N. US Route 31, Macy. Citation issued.
12:20 a.m. A report of fireworks in the 600 block of N. Jefferson St., Converse. A deputy was unable to locate.
1:11 a.m. A report of an animal problem in the 2900 block of Travis St., Peru. A deputy was unable to locate.
The more things change...
This was written in January of 2011. As I too often say when about old things, very little has changed, although politeness and respect have gone so far out the proverbial window we can no longer see them even in the distance. I am appalled, not for the first time, that as a society we are all too eager to fix that which is not broken, but totally unwilling or unable to fix the things that are.
Criticism is just a really bad way of making a request.
No, I didn’t say it, but I wish I had. Diane Sawyer quoted it from someone she’d interviewed, then pointed a pistol finger at the side of her head and said, “Genius.” She was right.
For the nearly 40 years I’ve been married, I have hated television. Not because I think all TV is bad, but because in our house, it’s on every waking moment of the day. When the house was full of kids and noise, the TV was the loudest noise of all, because not only was it on, people were watching it. From my point of view, which is admittedly only half the equation now and was much less then, nothing that was said on TV was as important as anything that was said between us. This argument has been shot down for 40 years. I have complained about the one-eyed-monster that lives in three rooms of our house and criticized its watchers for…well, you know how long by now.