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Kevin Cederstrom firstname.lastname@example.org The Otter Trail Riders Snowmobile Club is preparing for a good snow season in the area and are looking for new members to get involved. The snowmobile club, which formed in 1992, maintains a trail system that connects the communities of Bluffton, New York Mills, Perham, Ottertail, Dent, Richville and Deer Creek. The Otter Trail Riders are conducting a membership drive this month in the hopes to attract interested snowmobilers to its membership meeting Dec.
The New York Mills wrestling team started its season with a strong showing at the Dan Unruh Memorial Invite in Wahpeton, N.D. The Eagles finished fourth in the 16-team tournament, with two wrestlers winning individual titles. Returning state place winners Shane Novak and older brother Jordan Novak picked up where they left off last season to claim individual championships. Shane pinned Jacob Aberle of Lisbon, N.D. in the finals at 103 pounds, while Jordan won his title at 145 pounds with a 3-1 decision over Rij Koehnen of Frazee. Both Novak's were No. 1 seeds in the tournament.
New York Mills Public School teachers and the school board negotiations committee have met three times so far and have been making progress towards a settlement, according to Superintendent Todd Cameron. The district has offered a soft freeze the first year, meaning the teachers would get their step or year of experience on the salary schedule and a hard freeze the second year, meaning no step advancement. The teachers have requested a 1 percent salary increase each year of the two-year contract. New York Mills has not requested mediation and is close to an agreement as the two sides next m
Holiday traditions and family customs evolve. Lives, locations and priorities change. People come and go. Each and every year good things, bad things happen to us all. Look hard and enough and we should all find something to be thankful for, not only in this holiday season, but all year long. I woke up Thanksgiving Day morning to an elbow square across my nose. A few hours earlier it was a knee to the groin. I'm thankful our children love my wife and I so much to crawl into bed with us early, early Thanksgiving morning and not let us sleep the day away.
The Eagles girls basketball team opened the season in impressive style, winning easily over Eagle Valley at the New York Mills Sports Center Tuesday night. The Eagles led by 19 at the half and by as much as 25 in the second half before closing things out with a 59-45 win. NY Mills jumped out to a 19-10 lead on an Alicia Boe three-pointer in the first half. Following a Brittnie Menze layup, Kendra McCall drained a three-pointer of her own to put the Eagles up 24-10 with 3:50 remaining.
A new school board member with a familiar face has been appointed to a board vacancy in the district. The New York Mills School Board appointed Chuck Jacobson to the open seat vacated by Lapene Maijala, who last month was hired by the district as Technology Supervisor. Jacobson was a long-time NYM School Board member until he retired in 2006 will serve out the remaining year of the 4-year position until next November's election. Tim Kupfer, board president, commented at Monday's board meeting four people came forward following Maijala's resignation and expressed interest in being appointe
The New York Mills Fire Department recently purchased a new Jaws of Life cutter to be put into service with other fire and rescue equipment. The cutter cost $8,000 and was purchased with community support and money raised through donations and various fundraisers. Chief Reed Jacobson thanks the community for supporting the department. Jacobson said the department purchased the cutter as an update to an old cutter due to change in technology.
Antiques are the "bee's knees" or "cat's pajamas," or in more modern terms, just plain "cool," for this mother/daughter collectible team. With the name taken in part from the hip term of days gone by, The Cat's Pajamas antique, collectibles and curiousities shop is now open in downtown New York Mills. Linda Kiehl and Brenda Scheidecker have been collecting the majority of their lives. Linda learned from her mother, and passed along the lifestyle to her daughter Brenda, who so far has her 20-month-old daughter Ellie involved in the business. "We're four generations of junkers," Linda says.
The 12th Annual New York Mills Christmas Festival gets the holiday season underway with the Christmas Kick-Off on Friday, Nov. 27. The Kick-Off runs 5-9 p.m. upstairs in City Hall and features the ever-growing in popularity Kids Cookie Decorating event courtesy of The Bake Shoppe. Cookie decorating takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The T.O.P.S. Bake Sale and Senior Arts & Crafts will both have booths set up during the festival.
For one New York Mills 5th grader, this past Veteran's Day was about doing a little more than simply acknowledging the holiday. Heather Weller wanted to make sure residents at the veteran's home in Fergus Falls knew NY Mills Elementary students appreciated them. Heather organized a project in the elementary school to send thank-you cards to veterans living in the home.