Miami County, IN - Rainy weather didn’t stop a day of agricultural education Friday.
Fourth grade students from across Miami County gathered at the 4-H Fairgrounds for Ag Day, an annual event hosted by the Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District. There were 13 stations which students rotated between, including topics such as dairy and beef cattle, soybeans, farm machinery, apples and bees, and Maconaquah and North Miami high schools’ FFA programs.
Dawn Baker, Maconaquah High School FFA Faculty Advisor supervised some of her FFA students as they showed a mixture of personal animals, Baker’s animals, and the FFA program’s animals.
She said in today’s society, it’s easy to lose sight of the food chain.
“(The students) have become disconnected to the point that they don’t know where their food comes from at all,” Baker said. “We’re trying to provide that basic information firsthand. By showing the animals and teaching about where it all starts.”
She said it’s good for the FFA students to volunteer and educate younger students, too.
Friday, September 7, 2018
1:02 a.m. Traffic stop in the 300 block of W. 3rd St. Citation issued.
1:05 a.m. K9 deployment in the 300 block of W. 3rd St. Free air sniff.
1:54 a.m. Warrant service in the 400 block of Van Buren Ave. Dylan Gordon, 24 of Peru was arrested on a Miami County Body Attachment Warrant.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
1:34 a.m. Agency assistance in the 2900 block of Travis St., Peru. No additional information was provided on this call.
1:42 a.m. Warrant service in the 1900 block of George Ave., Peru. Timothy Grover, 56 of Peru was arrested on a Miami County Warrant.
1:44 a.m. Agency assistance in the 1100 block of Barksdale Ave., Peru. No additional information was provided on 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.
Miami County, IN - Officers from the Peru Police Department and deputies from the Miami County Sheriff's Department will be joining together to conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend.
During the late evening hours on Friday, September 14th, 2018 local law enforcement agencies will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint in Peru. The checkpoint will aim to detect impaired drivers on our roadways to ensure everyone can reach their destinations safely.
The sobriety checkpoint will add a minimal delay to your regular schedule. When entering a checkpoint, you can make your encounter more speedy by ensuring you have your driver's license and vehicle registration ready. Officers will briefly check these documents while observing for signs of driver impairment.
This week’s adoptable dog from City of Peru Animal Control & Care (PACC) is Miss Cleo!
Making the Cut
A good knife is a great tool. It doesn’t have to be expensive, though many are. Here’s what you should look for when choosing a knife.
What’s it made of?
You want a knife made of steel. No other metal is sturdy enough to make a high-quality knife, and ceramic tends to chip over time. While stainless steel is popular because it doesn’t corrode, carbon steel is harder and holds its blade better. As long as you care for it properly (which is easy), a good carbon steel knife should last a lifetime.