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The New York Mills Public Library has newly painted walls and a brand new carpet, thanks to 390 volunteer hours and more than $10,000 in donations. Over a two week period in November, 84 volunteers helped box up and move books to a trailer, rip up the old carpet, move the shelves and paint the walls, ceilings and trim. Director Julie Adams said, "Everything went very, very well. Everyone pitched in.
Just 40 days out of prison, repeat DWI offender, Danny Bettcher, is back behind bars. The New York Mills man is being held at the Wadena County Jail for allegedly violating the terms of his release. According to Sarah Berg of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Bettcher was apprehended on Dec. 8 after he was allegedly seen in an establishment that serves alcohol, and was consuming alcohol, both violations of his parole. Bettcher was released from prison on Oct. 29 after more than three years behind bars from previous alcohol-related offenses.
A 77-year-old New York Mills woman suffered injuries to her right leg after she exited her moving vehicle and slipped underneath it. The accident occurred outside of Farmer and Merchant's State Bank on Centennial Drive in NY Mills, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, shortly before noon. According to the NY Mills Police, Glenda Kurtz was the lone occupant of the vehicle.
Nine-year-old Paige Johnson is 1,700 miles away from her home in Perham right now, celebrating the end of a year-long battle with cancer. Paige and her parents, Rick and Chasity, along with older sister Mylinda, are living it up at Walt Disney World in Florida, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Last Friday, 40 family and friends gathered at the Perham Area Community Center to send the Johnsons off.
There have been six separate reports of things stolen out of people's parked cars in Perham since Dec. 1. The Perham Police Department said Monday that it has seen an increase in thefts from vehicles this month, and is asking the public to report any suspicious activity. The thefts occurred on Dec. 1, 5, 7 and three incidents Dec. 8. Perham Chief of Police Jason Hoaby said all of the vehicles involved in the thefts were "unlocked or unsecured." Property taken has mostly included cash, cigarettes, stereos, CDs and iPods. In the incident on Dec.
Two separate hit and run car accidents took place Monday, Dec. 3 in Perham. The first incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Coney Street and Third Avenue. According to Perham police, the suspected driver drove a green Nissan Altima with the beginning license plate numbers of 433. The Nissan allegedly backed into another car, driven by Jessica Beier, at a stoplight after trying to avoid a semi-truck making a wide turn.
In the first couple months of the one-to-one iPad initiative at Perham High School, the process has been trial and error for many teachers and students. Teachers wondered which projects to try electronically and which software, also known as apps, would help emphasize daily lessons. Three months into the year, at the start of second trimester, there are a couple things the math department has figured out.
An Underwood male died Thursday night from injuries he received when he was struck by a pickup truck on Main Street in Perham Thursday afternoon. David Beighley, age 74, and his wife, 74-year-old Marilyn Beighley, were struck by a Ford Ranger pickup truck on the afternoon of Dec. 6 as they attempted to walk across Main Street in Perham, near the corner of 2nd Ave. SW. The driver of the pickup truck was an 85-year-old male from Perham. His name is being withheld because of an ongoing investigation. Police said speed was not a factor.
On Nov. 19, Carol Schmitz spent her first morning at the New York Mills Post Office, as the town's first female postmaster. Sorting the day's mail for the carriers, she had to use a sort of 'cheat sheet' at first - a map of the local mail routes. Two weeks in, she still uses her cheat sheet on occasion. Though memorizing mail routes is one of the first things on her 'to-do' list, Schmitz hopes NY Mills will be the last new area she ever has to memorize. "This will be the last stop. I'm not going anywhere from here," she said in an interview last week. Schmitz has worked for the U.S.
Pinpointing district-wide standards for New York Mills School is the ultimate goal of an ongoing curriculum alignment process. In workshops last month, administration and teachers began analyzing current standards against current curriculum, Elementary Principal Judith Brockway reported to the NY Mills School Board last week.