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Student in custody after threat at La Salle-Peru High School

A threat made to La Salle-Peru High School on Wednesday morning was found to be unsubstantiated and a student is in custody. School officials became aware ...

NIB 12 band festival to perform concert Feb. 19 in La Salle

A number of local students will participate in a La Salle festival next week.

Cold temps have schools burning through emergency days

Recent snow days are pushing back calendars for school districts, but none have been pushed as far as La Salle-Peru High School. The district already opened ...

Area schools dismiss early, IVCC cancels night classes

Schools in the Starved Rock Country area are dismissing early due to icy weather conditions. Illinois Valley Community College canceled night classes, closing ...

Calendar for students will return to normal next school year at La Salle-Peru High School  LaSalle News Tribune

Major renovation the past two years caused a major shift in the school calendar this year at La Salle-Peru Township High School, with classes continuing well ...

Closures and cancellations for Wednesday, Jan. 30

The following government offices and community organizations will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30:

All area flute players invited to annual “Flute Day with Ian Clarke” workshops Feb. 16  Mendota Reporter

PERU - Registration is open for flute players of all ages and ability levels for the 12th annual “Flute Day with Ian Clarke” interactive workshops. The workshops ...

Military news, Feb. 10, 2019 | Area Briefs  Kokomo Tribune

If you have military news to submit, please email it to or mail it to Military News, Kokomo Tribune, 300 N. Union St., Kokomo, ...

Cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 29

The following schools and organizations are closed due to the weather:

Maple Leafs rally for first road win  Geneseo Republic

Geneseo Coach Brad Strom challenged the Maple Leafs' basketball team at halftime to turn things around.

Technology brings sports, award banquets to your living room  LaSalle News Tribune

Remember when cellphones in school was a bad thing?

Peru teacher arrested for child seduction - Crime  WTHR

Police have arrested a Peru Junior High School teacher for child seduction.

Ottawa police welcomes 2 new officers

The Ottawa Police Department announced the hiring of two new officers on Wednesday.

Fernandez appointed IVCH's community relations, marketing director  Bureau County Republican

PERU — Joan Fernandez has been appointed community relations and marketing director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Local educators get creative with snow day announcements

School administrators are showing students aren't the only ones who can have fun on snow days. Following what's become a national trend of educators ...

Police: Peru teacher had sex with high schooler  Kokomo Tribune

PERU - Police say a teacher at Peru Junior High School has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a Peru High School student.

162 seniors graduate from Peru High School | Local news  Kokomo Tribune

Peru High School awarded diplomas to 162 seniors during commencement exercises held on Friday, June 8.

Peru teacher's artwork sends message on school shootings  Kokomo Tribune

One black Sharpie. 252 schools. Unlimited emotions.

Robert Joseph Venice  Cottage Grove Sentinel

Robert Joseph Venice, 81, of Cottage Grove, OR, died January 20, 2019. He was born January 28, 1937 in Peru, Indiana, to parents Leonard and Mae Belle ...

IVCC plans free events for Black History Month

Illinois Valley Community College has several free events scheduled in February for Black History Month sponsored by the Diversity Team and Student ...

Briefs: L-O, DePue, Henry and Princeton girls hoops fall in regionals  LaSalle News Tribune

L-O, DePue girls hoops end seasons with loss. Girls basketball: PC, SBA start regionals with a win. The St. Bede and Putnam County girls basketball teams ...

Phyllis Joan McCoy | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Phyllis (Smith) McCoy, 76, was called Home on January 19th, 2019. Phyllis was born to George and Pearl (Boyles) Smith on September 18th, 1942 in ...

A tire business change: Long-time owner Frank Anderson heads into retirement  The Republic

Frank Anderson, long-time owner of a tire shop that has become a fixture on Hawcreek Avenue in Columbus, is turning over the business to new owners.

Illinois Valley makes a strong pitch with IHSBCA  Bureau County Republican

Illinois Valley baseball was well represented at the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association awards ceremony Saturday in Lombard. St. Bede coach ...

Sines appointed IVCH pharmacy director  Putnam County Record

PERU — Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Incumbent, 4 others seek 2 Peru School Board seats | Local News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

PERU — Five candidates are vying for two five-year terms in the Peru Central School District. Kathleen Wyckoff chose not to seek re-election; Kim Mayer is ...

Peru High School celebrates graduation | Local news  Kokomo Tribune

PERU - Seniors at Peru High School graduated Friday night, moving on to degrees, jobs and military careers with advice from their peers to both slow down and ...

Fire destroys Peru High School teacher's home  Kokomo Tribune

PERU – Students and staff at Peru High School are wrapping their arms around a new teacher whose home was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning, ...

LP High School announces state scholars | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

La Salle-Peru Township High School principal Stephanie Jeanblanc announced 28 students have been named Illinois State Scholars for the 2018-2019 school ...

Can you get out? New escape room adventure opens in Peru's former high school  Kokomo Tribune

PERU – You just got hired as a night security guard at a place called Grimhurst Asylum. But on your first shift at your new job, something goes terribly wrong.

Indiana artist displays emotional piece focused on starting conversation about school shootings  FOX 59 Indianapolis

KOKOMO, Ind. -- It's a striking image with a simple message – “Enough.” An Indiana University Kokomo adjunct professor who also teaches art at Peru Highs ...

Miami County Sheriff: Tim Hunter vs. Mike Meeks  Kokomo Tribune

The duties of the sheriff include preserve order in all courts of the county and taking care of the county jail and the prisoners there. Current Miami County Sheriff ...

2018 Miami County Primary Election Guide | News  Kokomo Tribune

Candidates for Miami County Prosecuting Attorney.

Largest-ever high school art show exhibited at IU Kokomo  IUK Newsroom

KOKOMO, Ind. — Artwork created by nearly 100 juniors and seniors from north central Indiana will be showcased in the 23rd annual High School Art Exhibition ...

L-P inducts 10 into its new Hall of Honor  LaSalle News Tribune

Eight people and two sport teams are the first inductees into La Salle-Peru Township High School's Hall of Honor.

Athletics on front burner as HCCSC board talks football field, coach  Huntington Country TAB

Athletics at Huntington North High School came to the front burner of the Huntington County Community School Corporation's Board of School Trustees meeting ...

Lack of funding to end ADK-P-TECH  Plattsburgh Press Republican

PERU — ADK P-TECH will be phased out, ending a highly praised program that lets students take specialized paths to two-year college degrees and ...

Indiana artist's latest piece sends clear message about school shootings: Enough

The message behind a school desk surrounded by 4000 shell casings and crime scene tape is carved out clearly: Enough.

Francis Xavier "Frank" Shanabarger | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Francis Xavier “Frank” Shanabarger, 80, Kokomo, passed away Friday afternoon, January 11, 2019, at his home. He was born in Chicago, IL on December 2, ...

Peru Drama Club heads back to the 80s  Sun Community News

PERU | The hair metal songs of the 1980s come back to life this week as the Peru High School Drama Club presents “Rock of Ages” on March 8-10...

This Week on MLJ | January 25th  Mountain Lake PBS

Join us this week for a brand new documentary on the effects of the opioid crisis in our region. Interviews with experts, people in recovery, families and children ...

LP inducts inaugural Hall of Honor class | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

La Salle-Peru Township High School has a rich athletic history, and Friday night the school honored some of its best athletes and teams.

La Salle County releases complete list of school board candidates  LaSalle News Tribune

OTTAWA — La Salle County clerk's office was in charge of collecting school board candidates' petitions, and provided a listing of all of those seeking election to ...

Merry GIFmas from the NewsTrib: 2018 in Review | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

The NewsTribune went to the science lab to test which cups or mugs keep their temperature best in freezing conditions. Lid's were an important factor (01-04-18) ...

Peru officials eye cameras after park break-in  Sun Community News

PERU | After a break-in at Lapham Mills Park last month, town officials are considering installing security cameras to deter vandals.

'You're killin' me, Smalls': Ole Olsen Children's Theatre to perform 'The Sandlot' next week  Kokomo Tribune

PERU — Ah, summer — that special time of year when sunscreen, hot dogs and pool parties are as frequent as the oppressive humidity. One could argue ...

Betty Bimm  Bureau County Republican

PERU — Betty Lou (Graham) Bimm, 90, of Peru passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Manor Court in Peru. She was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Wyanet to Bert and ...

Peru residents have mixed reactions to roundabout plans  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru residents expressed decidedly mixed reactions to the future roundabout that will connect North Peoria Street and Plank Road, finishing in 2020.

High school athletes log a lot of miles, and that can cut into study time  LaSalle News Tribune

First thing after school, you're on the bus. You drive about an hour to your game or match. Then you compete. Then you drive back. And then you get to.

Clinton Community College to offer classes at 4 North Country high schools  WPTZ

Starting this month, teenagers won't be the only students taking classes at Peru High School. "It's an opportunity for us to bring a college level course into our ...

Two injured in Peru crash | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at about 10 a.m. Sunday at Route 251 and Unytite ...

Peru standoff, gunshot nets 10-year sentence for Peru man  LaSalle News Tribune

OTTAWA — When offered a chance to speak, Jeffrey Sorrentino didn't regret the 12-hour standoff he mounted at his Peru home and didn't apologize to the two ...

La Salle-Peru volleyball preview | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

The 2018 La Salle-Peru volleyball team is loaded with experience as it looks to continue the Lady Cavaliers' winning tradition.

Peru resident buys old Peru Beer Co. office at auction  LaSalle News Tribune

Auctioneer Tom Tumbleson called for an intermission after bids came in slowly and lower than he'd hoped for the former Peru Beer Co. brewery office that has ...

Princeton High School employee dismissed after alleged 'inappropriate relationship'  LaSalle News Tribune

PRINCETON — An employee at Princeton High School is no longer employed by the school after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student ...

Miami Nation of Indians to open new museum in Peru  Kokomo Tribune

PERU – The Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana have received $70000 in grant money that will help pay to install a museum on the first floor of their tribal.

Boys basketball: LP tops Princeton in opener | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

The game to kick off the 2018 Cavalier Classic for the La Salle-Peru and Princeton boys basketball teams began as many think it would with both teams playing ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: L-P wins at the buzzer in Plano  LaSalle News Tribune

PLANO — Imagine your favorite broadcaster making a call of a game winning play.

Kolowski to run for Peru mayor | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru resident Ken Kolowski has announced on Facebook he is running for mayor of Peru in the 2021 election.

Chicago Marathon: La Salle man runs for friend who died by suicide  LaSalle News Tribune

A La Salle man wants to prevent others from dying by suicide.

Several students, parents fed up with Peru Central School District's food  WPTZ

Several students and parents are disgusted by the lunches offered in the Peru Central School District.

Peru resident: Will downtown TIF district make eminent domain easier for city?  LaSalle News Tribune

One Peru resident is worried the proposed downtown Tax Increment Dinancing district would make it easier for the city to use eminent domain to seize private ...

Lillian Rodrigues named 21st Century Scholar | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Lillian Rodrigues of Mendota was named 21st Century Scholar at the 12th annual 21st Century Scholars Society dinner at Uptown Grill in La Salle.

A cop with a cost | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

When the final bell rang at La Salle-Peru High School last Thursday, throngs of students began exiting the school under the watch of Officer Nick Martin.

Larry Landis  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Larry L. Landis, 86, of Peru passed away at 12:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 13, 2018) at Century Villa Health Care, Greentown, Ind.

Sexual abuse charges filed against coach from LaSalle-Peru High School

A local man, who is a volunteer baseball coach and substitute teacher at LaSalle-Peru High School, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a ...

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: LP vs Ottawa Football | Multimedia  LaSalle News Tribune

L-P shutout Ottawa 48-0 for the Cavs' fourth straight win in the rivalry which dates back to 1898.

James Bragg named new head football coach at Floyd Central  Courier Journal

Bragg was introduced at the regular session of the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation board meeting Monday night.

Boys soccer titles clinched  Sun Community News

PLATTSBURGH | While the Crown Point Panthers had already laid claim to the Division III title of the Northern Soccer League last week, the other two divisions ...

Biederstedt resigns after more than 50 years of public service to Peru  LaSalle News Tribune

Doug Biederstedt, chairman of Peru's planning/zoning commission, issued his letter of resignation, effective immediately.

Mad Hatter ball to honor visual, performing artists

Eight high school students, including two from Ottawa High and one from Streator High, will be honored by North Central Illinois (NCI) ARTworks during the ...

Peru fire victim: Sometimes life happens all at once  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Since losing their home last spring, Jason and Amber Keable have added twins to the family.

Police respond to incident at Mattress Firm | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Multiple police officers responded this afternoon to an incident at a Peru mattress store involving a man with mental-health issues, Peru police said.

Kids can have breakfast with Santa; Funds go to firefighter training  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru and La Salle fire departments invite the public to attend Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Peru fire station, 816 West St., Peru.

Another batch of artifacts found behind old L-P lockers  LaSalle News Tribune

Another phase of renovation means another batch of artifacts discovered behind old lockers at La Salle-Peru Township High School.

Peru Central plans on hiring more staff  Sun Community News

PERU — The Peru Central School District approved their spending plan Tuesday, April 12.

Boys soccer: LP falls in regional semifinal | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

La Salle-Peru boys soccer senior goalkeeper Jalen Depenbrock said his time at L-P was special.

Peru Hall of Fame to add 6 former stars  Plattsburgh Press Republican

PERU — The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame committee spanned six decades in coming up with the newest members for induction as the Class of 2013.

Peru Central appoints interim superintendent - Sun Community News & Printing  Sun Community News

PERU — The Peru Central School District Board of Education has appointed Cynthia Ford-Johnston as the district's interim superintendent.

Peru man busted on ecstasy charges | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

A Peru man was arrested on drug charges on his 21 st birthday for allegedly delivering ecstasy in the La Salle-Peru area.

Oakton hosts 2018 Skyway Jazz Festival Oct. 27 Submitted by Oakton Community College Oct 23, 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Oakton Community College will host the free 2018 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Jazz Festival from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Your guide to Memorial Day events

A *service* will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the La Salle Veterans Home, 1015 O'Conor Ave., for veterans who have died since Memorial Day last year.

Back to school | News  Kokomo Tribune

GREENTOWN – The volume in Eastern High School's gym rose steadily Tuesday morning as more and more students arrived for the first day of the 2015-16 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Second quarter dooms LP | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

La Salle-Peru boys basketball coach Jim Cherveny had a simple explanation after Friday's game.

Peru municipal election guide | News  Kokomo Tribune

Position: Mayor. Candidate: Jim Walker (R), incumbent. Age: 63. Education: Peru High School class of 1970. Occupation History: I was hired by Indiana Bell ...

Ajster says she will take Peru to court (VIDEO)  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru attorney Julie Ajster plans to take the city of Peru to court, she said during Tuesday night's council meeting.

Princeton High won't name fired employee | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

PRINCETON — Princeton High School's board of education fired an employee Wednesday night, but the superintendent won't share who was fired.

Peru searches for cheaper fix to underpass flooding  Kokomo Tribune

PERU – The underpass on North Broadway in Peru has always flooded since it was constructed in the mid-1930s. During heavy rain, residents have come to ...

LaChance: 100-year-old Peru woman to attend first Cubs game  LaSalle News Tribune

Today it will finally be official, Marie Lock will have no regrets in life.

PHOTOS: Making room for the cops | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Demolition has begun at the former CVS building at the southeast corner of Shooting Park Road and Route 251. Intermittent demolition by John Pohar & Sons ...

Police officer to work inside Mendota High School  LaSalle News Tribune

MENDOTA — The start of the 2019-20 school year will mark the beginning of a joint agreement between Mendota High School and the City of Mendota that will ...

Cole Porter in Peru: City celebrates hometown celebrity during downtown festival  Kokomo Tribune

PERU – Cole Porter was one of America's most famous composers known for his hit Broadway songs and big-city suavity.

PHOTOS: Community Roundup | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Pictured at the engineering scholarship awards ceremony are Russ Prekwas, Gabe Braboy from Dalzell and University of Illinois; Cole Cameron from Dalzell ...

Karl's Krusaders flying high for No. 30  Bureau County Republican

Karl Soliman will never know how many lives he has touched around the Illinois Valley. Or maybe he does, we just don't know how Heaven's connection with us ...

Helicopters of Healing: Local veteran leads nonprofit working to build first American Huey museum  Kokomo Tribune

BUNKER HILL – It all started with a bid on eBay. John Walker and his brother, Alan, had just sold a piece of land they inherited from their mother for $55,000.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: L-P stumbles in second half, loses to PND  LaSalle News Tribune

The La Salle-Peru girls basketball team took a four-point lead into halftime over Peoria Notre Dame and even started the third quarter with a few nice shots to ...

Rugby team planned for the Illinois Valley | Free  LaSalle News Tribune

Peru resident Fran Baker is starting a youth rugby team for fifth and sixth grade students in the Illinois Valley. At Monday's meeting, he asked the Peru city council ...

Parker hits ground running as L-P athletic director  LaSalle News Tribune

Kevin Parker didn't waste any time jumping into his new job as La Salle-Peru High School director of athletics and activities.

Sophomore pitcher Cameron Beauchamp arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated  Indiana Daily Student

Sophomore IU baseball pitcher Cameron Beauchamp, 19, was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of operating while intoxicated and minor ...

Election 2018: Who's running? - Sun Community News & Printing  Sun Community News

PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County voters will head to the polls on Nov. 6 to decide a number of local races here...

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