December Issue

This Month In History

On December 1, 1955 the birth of the modern civil rights movement began when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to a seat in the back of the city bus.

On December 5, 1955 the 21st amendment was ratified, thus repealing the 18th amendment, effectively ending the prohibition of alcohol.

On December 6, 1865 the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified abolishing slavery.

On December 23, 1913 the U.S. Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act establishing the Federal Reserve System to serve as the nation’s central bank.

Publication News

Due to growing public health concerns we have decided to temporarily suspend supplying in store copies of the publication. Until the public health concern is no longer an issue, we have decided to focus on expanding our online and social media presence and are providing advertisement services at a substantially reduced cost. Please visit us at and

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Local Business Spotlight

Ma’s Christmas Trees is open for the season at the old firehouse. They sell trees, wreaths, and more. They have an online order form too. Address: 53 W Main St Peru, IN Phone: (574) 453-6937

Local Organization Spotlight

Light Up Peru has finished decorating the Miami County Courthouse. Their Facebook profile hosts a volunteer list of beautifully decorated houses in the county. Add your own or visit some houses listed. It also has information for their current Christmas Decoration Contest. Deadline for Entry is December 10th.

Dad Joke Central

Fun Facts

Two AI Chatbots were created by Facebook to talk to each other. They were shut down after they had begun communicating in a language they had made for themselves.

Mom’s Weekly Tips & Tricks

• Most local fire stations will properly install your child’s car seat for you.

• When doing your child’s laundry use a mesh laundry bag. It makes changing from the washer to the dryer much quicker.

• Don’t freak out about milestones. Anticipate them, enjoy them, document them, but don’t freak out that your child took an extra two months to do something. Each child develops differently.


Due the power of collaboration between humans and machines, scientists are using AI to discover molecules that can have an amazing impact on healthcare. Recently, machine learning was used to identify a powerful new type of antibiotic. This is the first time AI was able to identify a completely new kind of antibiotic from scratch. It’s extremely expensive to develop a new drug in part because it’s a challenge to identify molecules. With AI on the job, millions of molecules can be evaluated quickly and effectively.


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Community Project

This month we have decided to host a holiday themed activity for families and businesses to do.  The goal is to either have yourself or your children create a picture of how you celebrate the holiday season. Some ideas are creating a drawing of what activities you do during the holidays, and pictures of your decorations. It is not limited to these ideas or a single holiday. We want as much diversity as possible. Email your pictures and drawings to or tag us on Facebook #envisioncontest, or message us at

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season to all of our community!

Local Up & Coming Events

December 7 City Council Meeting will take place over Zoom at 6:00pm
December 10 Light Up Peru Application Deadline
December 19 Miami County Fairgrounds hosts Christmas Bazaar 9am-4pm
December 28 Independence Fireworks opens


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