Saturday, April 15, 2006
An Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Presbyterian Church took place at 10:30 this morning. The children were lined up waiting to get their colored eggs. A special Easter Bunny made an appearance at Miamisfort. A fire engine sounded it's shrill siren--and the children toddled, walked, and ran to find their prize eggs. Thanks to the many merchants who donated to this cause. There were over four hundred children ages one through age 12.
We must not forget the reason why we celebrate Easter. Church services will be throughout the county. The Presbyterian Church service starts at 10:15 a.m. There will also be a sunrise service for early risers at 6:30 a.m. Have a blessed Easter Day and enjoy your families.
Friday, April 14, 2006
W. Mark Butterfield , a patron of the arts, has compiled a book of Hoosier Painter of the 21st Century. Mark is from Greenfield, Indiana.
Peru's own Willa Howell Bullock is listed in the book. Willa has won numerous awards for her outstanding oil paintings.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Pat Sparks has painstakingly taken care of my hair for around thirty years. She is a real expert at dodging all my cowlicks. My hair has a mind of it's own--it doesn't like scissors. She went to a beauty seminar once upon a time and decided to do this new scissor cut on me--guess what happened? My cowlicks had a mind of their own and stuck straight out from my head. Oops!better not do that again.
Pat started at Mr. Ron's in 1966. They moved into the trailer in 1971 with George joining that next year. Then they moved into their new building August 23, 1983. Their business is located at 504 West 10th Street.
The crew consists of Susie, Tonya, Kim, Kay, Beth, Ginny, Tara, Lisa, Joy, George, and Pat. They are experts ( male or female) for haircuts, color, perms, and basically whatever the customer wants. They do great up-do's for the teenagers going to prom.
George wanted to experiment on Pat and decided to color her hair--she drove all the back roads to get home and dodged anyone who might see her--her hair was orange-- George has gotten better since his experimentation days.
Give them a call at George& Pat's Style Shop
"Davy" Hood is remembered as a prim, popular fellow, who could be found most of the time at Porter's drug store, where now stands the building occupied by the Peru Trust Co. He was a son of Wm. Hood, of Hood& Britton, who founded the town of Peru in 1834, as the seat of Miami County.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Since the washing out of the dam Messrs. Isaac Miller and son have removed, and rebuilt their mill at a point west of Broadway, near the I.P and C.R.R. track. They have a first class mill for merchant and custom work (across Miami Street from the Sanitary Milk & Ice Cream Company.
My great grandfather, Gustav Geberin, owned this mill for about a year and traded it for three houses on Riverside Drive.
Hugh McCaffrey was also an owner of the famous "Magnolia" flouring mill. The mill had the capacity for grinding 1,200 bushels of wheat and turning out 300 barrels of flour.