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Trustees receive good report on Transfer Academy  Tonica News

OGLESBY — During Illinois Valley Community College's July board meeting, it was learned the Transfer Academy successfully launched this summer at Ottawa ...



Peru native named head boys' basketball coach at MHS  Mendota Reporter

MENDOTA – A new coach has been hired to lead the Mendota High School varsity boys' basketball team beginning with the 2019-20 season. Peru native Justin ...



Graff manages son, team to title in tourney named for his father  MyWebTimes.com

It was a very special night for Kent Graff last Thursday at Southside Park in Streator. Graff managed the Streator 9-year-old All-Star team that captured the ...



BRIEFS: Mendota advances in Junior League softball | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

The Mendota Junior League softball team earned a 12-3 victory over La Salle on Tuesday to advance to the District 20 Tournament title game.



Florida teenagers killed in 'tragic accident' while visiting Peru days after high school graduation  Fox News

A trip celebrating a milestone turned tragic when two recent Florida high school graduates were killed Friday in an accident while exploring Peru, according to ...



High School Students in Peru Discover Lead Contamination Hotspots  State of the Planet

As a new school year revs up in Peru this month, high school classes in four communities are testing for lead contamination in their hometowns. Equipped with a ...



BRIEFS: Koehler changing roles with LP basketball | Sports  LaSalle News Tribune

After 22 years with the La Salle-Peru boys basketball program, Randy Koehler will have a different role this winter.



La Salle County Bar Association awards scholarships  MyWebTimes.com

The La Salle County Bar Association awarded four scholarships of $500 each to the following La Salle County high school graduates:



ISU Sophomore Ready to Represent Team USA  CIproud.com

NORMAL, Ill. — Rachel Hickey has never been out of the country. That's going to change this month when the soon-to-be Illinois State sophomore represents ...



Peru teacher arrested for child seduction  WTHR

PERU, Ind. (WTHR) — At Peru Junior High School the news that one of their teachers was arrested for child seduction hit hard Tuesday night. Elizabeth Wolfe, a ...



Pair of locals lead Lewis women's bowling class  The Bugle

The Lewis University women's bowling team welcomes six new bowlers to its squad for their second season of competition. Dench. Freshmen Heather Carlson ...



Candidate Questionnaires: Peru Mayor | Primary Elections  Kokomo Tribune

Republican candidates. Name: Wayne A. Bunker. Wayne Bunker.jpg. Work/elected experience: Air Force Vietnam-era veteran; Peru Fire Department, 18 years; ...



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.



Book sale seeks volunteers to assist setup in August  MyWebTimes.com

The local chapter of the American Association of University Women is seeking volunteers to help set up for its annual summer book sale at Washington Square ...



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

One black Sharpie. 252 schools. Unlimited emotions.



School districts to offer free summer meals to kids  Kokomo Tribune

Three local school districts are offering free lunches to kids throughout the summer as part of a federal program to ensure students have a meal when school is ...



Ottawa's Dan Le chosen as La Salle-Peru's next AD  MyWebTimes.com

LA SALLE — When those Ottawa vs. La Salle-Peru rivalry games take place next school year, a face very familiar to Ottawa fans will now be over on the Red ...



High schools: Athletic director hunt begins for L-P  LaSalle News Tribune

La Salle-Peru superintendent Steve Wrobleski said there has been “a good amount of interest” in the school's athletic director position.



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 ...



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 ...



Candidate Questionnaires: Peru City Council At-Large | Primary Elections  Kokomo Tribune

Republican candidates. Name: Kathleen Plothow. Kathleen Plothow.jpg. plothowkl. Work/Elected experience: Eastern United States Manager, publicity 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, ...



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 ...



Next chapter: Board approves Peru High School leader for position  Greenfield Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD — Jason Cary starts each school day greeting every one of his students, cup of hot chocolate in hand. The gesture is the type of approach ...



High-school crush goes the long game | News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Dick and Jackie Sabourin's many years of community *service* made them a top choice for Six Over 70 nominees.



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 ...



Peggy Jean Richter | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Peggy Jean Richter, 80, went Home to be with the Lord on June 13th, 2019. She was born to Paul and Helen Iliff on August 26th, 1938 in Peru, Indiana.



Cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 29  MyWebTimes.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



First animation entry included in annual High School Art Exhibition  IUK Newsroom

KOKOMO, Ind. – View artwork created by talented juniors and seniors from north central Indiana, in the 24th annual Indiana University Kokomo High School Art ...



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 ...



Cold temps have schools burning through emergency days  MyWebTimes.com

Decision to call off not an easy one, superintendents say.



Local educators get creative with snow day announcements  MyWebTimes.com

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 ...



Lookback: Week of May 20 to May 27 | Local News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

A look back at local history from 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.



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

A number of local students will participate in a La Salle festival next week. The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Honor Band Festival concert will be at 6:30 ...



Keigan R. Donnelly  MyWebTimes.com

Keigan R. Donnelly, 26, of Peru passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Loyola University Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, May ...



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.



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.



Largest-ever high school art show exhibited at IU Kokomo :: Indiana University Kokomo Newsroom  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 ...



Closures and cancellations for Wednesday, Jan. 30  MyWebTimes.com

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



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) ...



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

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



Peru Central plans on hiring more staff - Sun Community News & Printing  Sun Community News

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



Sports Shorts: June 19, 2019 | Sports  Plattsburgh Press Republican

A listing of sports briefs featuring local athletes and events.



Carmel, Dentino sweep boys state golf tournament  Indianapolis Star

Carmel's Nick Dentino pulls off a nail-biting victory in a playoff, while the Greyhounds distance themselves from the pack.



How a staffing agency in Plattsburgh is rethinking post-high school employment  North Country Public Radio

Finding jobs in the North Country is always an issue. But with unemployment at near-record lows, it's employers who are struggling these days, looking for ...



Don't forget our fallen soldiers this weekend  MyWebTimes.com

Services are scheduled 10:30 a.m. at the Earlville Community Building conducted by the James H. Hamill Post 549 American Legion. La Salle. A *service* is ...



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, ...



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 ...



Peru incident lifts curtain on hazing hazards - Sun Community News & Printing  Sun Community News

State police are investigating reports of a possible hazing incident at Peru Central.



PHOTOS: Community Roundup | News  LaSalle News Tribune

EFFINGHAM — Midland States Bank announced a $10,000 contribution to Illinois Valley Public Action to Deliver Shelter. The contribution will go toward ...



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...



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.



2018 Miami County Primary Election Guide | News  Kokomo Tribune

Candidates for Miami County Prosecuting Attorney.



Career Showcase gives view of future to students  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Seventh-, eighth-graders learned about jobs, college opportunities.



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.



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.



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

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



Ottawa police welcomes 2 new officers  MyWebTimes.com

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



Sports Shorts: June 5, 2019 | Sports  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Bob Garrow League tennis results. PLATTSBURGH — The Bob Garrow Tennis League has publicized results from competition May 29. —. Kevin Kehoe/John ...



Illinois man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges  WQAD.com

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 ...



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 ...



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.



Richard Francis Hiteshew | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Richard Francis Hiteshew, 96, of Kokomo, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Traditions of Beavercreek Assisted Living in Beavercreek, Ohio. Richard was ...



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 ...



Joseph 'Joe' Ely  Putnam County Record

SPRING VALLEY — Joseph “Joe” Ely, 57, of Spring Valley passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at his residence. Joe was born Aug. 9, 1961, in Spring Valley ...



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 ...



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.



IVCC receives $100000 more from Weeg estate  MyWebTimes.com

The largest gift in Illinois Valley Community College's 95-year history grew this week to $1.2 million as the college received an additional contribution from the ...



Geneseo is serving notice  Geneseo Republic

The Maple Leafs will be relying mostly on young guns on the tennis court this season.



Men's Tennis nearing the homestretch of short regular season  IV Leader

The IVCC Men's Tennis team is past the three-quarter mark of their regular season. Through six games, their record stands at 2-4 overall. The team started 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.



Margaret Rose Thomson  Manteca Bulletin

Margaret Rose Thomson, 99, entered into rest on February 28, 2019. She was born in LaSalle, Illinois on September 6, 1919. She was the younger of two ...



A Beacon of Hope: Radio Host Inspires People of Color in Selfless Act of Representation  IV Leader

Radio host Nadia Valentine drew students to room CTC-125 with her talk on her experiences as a person of color in the Illinois Valley on Feb. 25. The event was ...



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.



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 ...



Find your school's 2018 ISTEP scores  Chalkbeat Indiana

Only half of Indiana's elementary and middle school students passed both English and math state ISTEP exams in 2018.



'Not a police station' | Local News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

PLATTSBURGH — City Police Officer Brad Miller wants the community to see the man behind the badge. He's the City of Plattsburgh Police Department's ...



Mad Hatter ball to honor visual, performing artists  MyWebTimes.com

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 ...



IVCC plans free events for Black History Month  MyWebTimes.com

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



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.



Turning over a new Leaf  Geneseo Republic

The Lady Leafs' soccer team has rolled to five consecutive regional titles by finding players who are reliable.



'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 ...



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.



IVSO concert will feature winners of 2019 Young Performers competition  Bureau County Republican

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor Sergey Bogza will present Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 at 3 p.m. Sunday, ...



IVCC receives another $100000 from Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg estate  Putnam County Record

This week the largest gift in college's 95-year history has grown to $1.2 million.



Memorial Hall pool closing for next fall  Cardinal Points

This is the last semester that Plattsburgh State students, faculty, staff and community members have to enjoy the Memorial Hall pool. This summer, as part of the ...



Plattsburgh defeats Glens Falls 37-6 with heavy hearts in EFL action  Sun Community News

PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh North Stars returned to the gridiron Saturday night at East Field...



Nine Indiana teachers honored as Armstrong Teacher Educators  IU Bloomington Newsroom

The IU School of Education has named nine new Armstrong Teacher Educators, who will receive continuing professional development and work with ...



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

Beauchamp was arrested early Wednesday morning in Bloomington.



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...



Project labor agreement for law enforcement center OK'd  Bureau County Republican

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board approved a project labor agreement for the upcoming law enforcement center project in the former Bureau County ...



ISU Tries To Move The Needle On Teacher Shortage  WGLT News

Most of the national teacher shortage comes because teachers are getting out of the profession. That's according to Nancy Latham, an early childhood.



Peru proud - Sun Community News & Printing  Sun Community News

PERU — “Midst the mountains and the lake, in the fragrant orchard's wake, lies our alma mater true, hail to thee the white and blue.”



49 years and still stirring  MyWebTimes.com

As a leading annual celebration of fall, the La Salle County Historical Society's Burgoo Festival is again expected to attract tens of thousands to streets of Utica ...



New Serena Supt. Brings Education Experience to District  WspyNews

The new superintendent in Serena School District #2 says he hopes to build on professional development and to assess ways to improve when he begins his ...



2016 Miami County General Election Guide | News  Kokomo Tribune

Miami County Commissioner District 1. Republican. Name: Alan R. Hunt. Age: 65. Occupation: Farmer and truck driver. City of residence: Peru. Family: Four ...



Woman arrested after daughter misses 44 days of school  WISH-TV

Investigators believe there is no valid reason the girl was not present at Peru High School.



Peru high school textbooks praise & defend terrorism  Living in Peru

It has been six days since Mercedes Cabanillas, a congressional representative for the APRA party, affirmed that high school social studies textbooks contained ...



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