Photo of a ceramic poppy that was made for the WW I event at the courthouse

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and plans are well underway to celebrate this milestone here in Miami County. A group called Miami County Indiana Worth Remembering is planning to construct a poppy field at the Miami County Courthouse lawn in honor of the men and women of Miami County who served during the war.

Why a poppy field? Perhaps in school, you remember reading the poem “In Flanders Field” that was written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae during the First World War?

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Peru, IN – Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre is inviting you to take a “trip” back to the 80’s and enjoy the comedy “Five Women Wearing The Same Dress”. This play was written by Allen Ball who is famous for writing the movie “American Beauty”.

The production is being directed by Debby Myers, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Ole Olsen Stage. Debby is currently a member of the Ole Olsen Board of Directors as the Publicity and Marketing Chairperson.

This play centers around five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids attending a wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate. Each of the bridesmaids attempts to escape the reception by going upstairs to the bride’s sister’s bedroom. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

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The Kokomo Symphonic Society announces the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra’s Disney Delights concert Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7 pm at Indiana University Kokomo, Haven’s Auditorium. A great family event!

We hope that you will join us to share your support for the Kokomo Symphony. Tickets are $20. All students and children are free. To purchase tickets please go to www.kokomosymphony.net or call the office at 765-236-0251.

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Peru, IN - Peru Elks Lodge No. 365 is gearing up to host the Tri-City Dart Association’s 6th Annual Linda Foote Memorial Dart Tournament on Saturday, March 10, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge at 122 N. Broadway St., Peru.

The Tri-City Dart Association was founded about 32 years ago by a woman named Linda Foote. The Dart league has been holding this fundraiser for local Cancer survivors for the last six years. It is named in honor of Linda Foote who suffered from Cancer that resulted in her untimely death.

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Miami County, IN - Do you long to have a “green thumb”? Are you planning on having a garden this spring and summer? Then the Miami County Indiana Master Gardner Association along with the Purdue Extension Office has some upcoming events that may be of great interest to you.

The Miami County Master Gardner Association is planning three spring forums to promote and educate the community on gardens. Their motto is “Helping Others Grow” which is exactly what they plan to do in these forums.

The forums will be held on the second Saturday of the month. They will last about an hour and the topics include:

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Junior Achievement serving Miami County is seeking bowling teams and sponsors for its annual “Achieve-A-Bowl” fundraiser, taking place from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18th, at Myers Sports Bowl, Logansport.

Gather up five friends, employees, or family members to team up and compete in the JA Achieve-A-Bowl with proceeds supporting the financial education and success of local youth. Teams will bowl two fun entertaining games each during the fundraiser. This year’s theme is an Olympic one. Teams are encouraged to embrace the theme by dressing the part and showing their spirit to win additional prizes.

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Peru, Indiana – Chances are you have seen “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in years past. Perhaps you have read the book, seen the play or caught the movie at some point in your life. But according to Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre’s Kurt Schindler, this isn’t your normal “Christmas Carol”!

Schindler, who has been active with Ole Olsen since moving to the area in 2001, said he has participated in many of the Cole Porter shows as well as the annual Christmas productions at the Theatre over the years. In 2004, Schindler, along with Jayne Kesler, assisted Dick Schaffhausen in directing the 2004 Ole Olsen production of “A Christmas Carol”.

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Have you ever wanted to gather together with people and talk about the issues we face in today’s society? A place where it’s ok to just listen? A place to discuss faith-based issues in a non-denominational way? If you have then you will want to take time on a Tuesday evening to visit the Lifetree Café at the Miami County Artisan Gallery, 20 North Broadway in Peru.

The group meets together every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for one hour of discussion about a featured topic. According to one of the group’s members, Andy Hammersley, the group is faith-based but not in any way “preachy or churchy”.