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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; ...

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.

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 ...

IVCC scholarship created in memory of Clarence Sapienza

An elementary education scholarship has been established with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation in memory of longtime educator and World ...

Little Giants defeated twice at Cavalier Invite Series  Pontiac Daily Leader

The Canton High varsity baseball team dropped a pair of contests at the Cavalier Invitational Series, hosted by LaSalle-Peru High School.

PCHS students compete in contest  Putnam County Record

GRANVILLE — On April 6, 63 students from Putnam County High School competed in the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of ...

Don't forget our fallen soldiers this weekend

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 ...

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 ...

Keigan R. Donnelly

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Peru teacher arrested for child seduction - Crime  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 ...

Maple Leafs bid farewell to NIB 12  Geneseo Republic

Geneseo's senior track and field athletes came through with a strong performance to leave a lasting impression in the final Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference ...

NewsTribune staff honored with state awards | News  LaSalle News Tribune

The NewsTribune's news and advertising staff have been announced as the winners of numerous awards through the Illinois Press Association and Illinois ...

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

Deal would help ensure facility's timely completion.

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.

Dunlap keeps CHS winless in Mid-Illini contests  Aledo Times Record

The Canton High baseball squad fell behind early and could never catch up in dropping an 8-2 decision to Dunlap Thursday afternoon.

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 teacher's artwork sends message on school shootings  Kokomo Tribune

One black Sharpie. 252 schools. Unlimited emotions.

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 ...

IVCC basketball recruit  Mendota Reporter

OGLESBY – Former La Salle-Peru High School standout John Senica recently signed a National Junior College Athletic Association Letter of Intent to continue ...

Two local players, two coaches to be inducted Saturday

Two local athletes who could really put the ball in the basket and two coaches who helped their players with that skill will be honored on Saturday in Normal.

'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 ...

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.

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 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, ...

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 ...

Closings and cancellations for Thursday, Jan. 31

The following will be closed Thursday, Jan. 31 due to weather:

Peru wins wrestling tournament | Local Sports  Plattsburgh Press Republican

GRANVILLE — The Peru wrestling team won the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament Saturday. The Indians finished first (239), Averill Park took second ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 29

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

James Scott Bonner, 63, of Colton  WWNY TV 7

COLTON – James Scott Bonner, 63, of Brown's Bridge Road, peacefully passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his ...

Closures and cancellations for Wednesday, Jan. 30

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

2018 Miami County Primary Election Guide | News  Kokomo Tribune

Candidates for Miami County Prosecuting Attorney.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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...

Ottawa police welcomes 2 new officers

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

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, ...

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.

Geneseo is serving notice  Geneseo Republic

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Illinois man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

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 ...

PHS tops Saranac, eyes showdown with Glens Falls' Girard  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Thanks to a 55-37 defeat of Saranac in the Section VII Class B boys basketball championship Saturday, the Hornets advanced to play the Indians of Section II in ...

'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 ...

Police Blotter: Dec. 21, 2018 | Police/Fire

POLICE REPORTS. Thursday. 8:17 a.m. — Suspicious circumstance. 600 block of West Market Street. Complainant advised police that a male was walking in ...

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.

IVYSO will present spring concert on April 28 in Matthiessen Auditorium  Tonica News

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Matthiessen Auditorium at ...

Friday Top Five: Your best bets this week  Kokomo Tribune

“The Sandlot”. The Ole Olson Children's Theatre will present “The Sandlot” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Peru High School Auditorium. The Sandlot ...

Boys soccer titles clinched - Sun Community News & Printing  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

IVYSO will present spring concert on April 28  Bureau County Republican

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Matthiessen Auditorium at ...

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 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 ...

IVCC receives $100000 more from Weeg estate

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 ...

Mirror image | Sports  News Dispatch

NEW CARLISLE — Speaking from personal experiences as an accomplished high school volleyball player in Peru, Ill. who went on to play in college at Purdue ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...

New hoops, volleyball coaches at New Prairie | Sports  News Dispatch

NEW CARLISLE – There will be some new faces on the benches for the New Prairie High School basketball and volleyball teams this year, and a couple of them ...

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.

Activities to mark MLK Day | Local News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

Celebration, day of *service*, brunch planned in Plattsburgh.

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 ...

4-day fest salutes Peru's hometown boy Cole Porter  Chicago Tribune

The annual Cole Porter Festival runs June 9, to 12, in his hometown, located about 70 miles north of Indianapolis.

IVSO announces 2018-19 concert season

Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Board President Andrea Kowalski has announced the IVSO 2018 to 2019 concert season. After conductor Lucia Matos ...

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

Beauchamp was arrested early Wednesday morning in Bloomington.

49 years and still stirring

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 ...

Blood drives slated for March  Sun Community News

PLATTSBURGH | Several community blood drives will be held throughout March for the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC).

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.

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