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Garbage/Recycling Delay

     Republic Waste Services announced that effective tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day. The City and Republic Waste Services apologize for the inconvenience. The delay is due to COVID related labor challenges. Pickups scheduled for Wednesday will be picked up on Thursday. Pickups scheduled for Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Pickups scheduled for Friday will be picked up on Saturday.

Dsc01086new.jpgMaud Powell

America's first great master of the violin, was born on August 22, 1867 in Peru, Illinois.  She grew up on the western frontier where her grandparents had been Methodist missionaries before the Civil War. She began violin and piano lessons in Aurora, Illinois, then continued her studies on the violin with William Lewis in Chicago for four years.  Her training was continued in Europe with the greatest masters: Henry Schradieck in Leipzip, Charles Dancla in Paris and Joseph Joachim in Berlin.

A statue of Maud Powell was dedicated and unveiled on July 1, 1995, in Peru's Fourth Street courtyard in the downtown area. Since its dedication, a Maud Powell Music Festival has been held annually.

Photo provided by Dave Lourie