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Miami County, IN - Sherry Raber of Peru, 1st Deputy Bookkeeper of the Miami County Clerk’s Office and Treasurer of the Miami County Republican Party declared her candidacy for Clerk of Miami County on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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Tamara Geiselman is announcing her candidacy for Miami County Clerk. Tammy has been employed with the Miami County Clerk of the Courts for nine years. Three of those years she has been a First Deputy Clerk. She is a member of the Indiana Association of Clerks of Circuit Courts.

Tammy is a registered Republican and will be running as a member of the Republican Party. She is currently the Treasurer for the Peru Republican Women’s Association and holds a position in the Clerks Office doing civil filings, ranging from opening new cases, instructing individuals on how to reinstate suspended licenses, filing divorces, tax deeds, to receiving and processing child support payments plus covering different desks so other staff can attend meetings.

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January 8, 2018 - Ethan Manning has announced his candidacy for State Representative in House District 23, which includes parts of Miami, Cass, and Fulton Counties.

“I’m excited to begin this campaign for State Representative,” said Manning. “As a lifelong Hoosier, small businessman, local farmer, community leader, and conservative Republican, I look forward to talking with people all across the district to make sure I understand their views and challenges so I can best represent them in the General Assembly."

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Peru, IN-Karen LeMaster, a longtime Deputy Assessor of the Miami County Assessor’s Office has announced her candidacy for Miami County Assessor in the 2018 Republican primary election. She hopes to succeed current Assessor Sara Lea McAuliffe who will be retiring at the end of her term in December 2018.

Karen began as the Clay Township Trustee/Assessor in March of 2004 after the resignation of the previous official. She continued to be the Clay Township Trustee/Assessor until the State of Indiana transferred the assessment duties to the county assessor for townships with fewer than 15,000 parcels on July of 2008. Karen has now been the Clay Township Trustee for nearly 14 years and will be leaving that position at the end of her term in December 2018.

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Peru, IN - On January 3rd, at approximately 5:15 pm, Peru Police officers were dispatched to a residence in Peru to meet with a female in reference to threats being made to her.

Once officers arrived, they spoke with the female. They found she had come to Peru earlier in the day after being battered by her boyfriend, Daley A. Duso, in Lowell, Indiana. Through a statement given to police, she advised that Daley had physically battered her earlier the day and had a history of abuse from him. After battering her, he then told her he was going to kill her, her dog and himself. He had also threatened to kill her family, who resides in Peru.

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The United Way of Miami County has announced their annual “Community of Character” Scholarship. A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student from Peru High School, Maconaquah High School, and North Miami High school who plans on attending a post-secondary program.

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Peru – This morning at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, and the Peru Police Department responded to a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Broadway Street, in which a 12-year-old Miami County girl was killed.

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Miami County, IN - Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown has announced his candidacy for Miami County Sheriff. Brown will continue the tradition of service that Miami County citizens expect from their Sheriff. "Miami County is a great place to work, live, worship, and raise a family," said Brown. "The people of Miami County are important to me. I have served as a military veteran, a jail deputy, and a State Trooper. I hope to continue serving as Miami County Sheriff."

Brown enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1978 to 1982. He separated from military service to begin his law enforcement career. After serving as a Miami County jail deputy for 3 years, Brown attended the Indiana State Police Academy in 1985 and was assigned to road patrol duties in Miami County. "I've been a Miami County resident for over 35 years. This is my home, and there is no place like home," Brown added.