New look, same coverage
New look, same coverage As you open this week's Herald the new sports section should jump out at you. It's a different look and we're anxious to hear what you think. We've decided to combine the Herald's sports section with that of the Perham Ent...
New look, same coverage
As you open this week's Herald the new sports section should jump out at you. It's a different look and we're anxious to hear what you think. We've decided to combine the Herald's sports section with that of the Perham Enterprise Bulletin, providing expanded sports coverage for two great sports towns.
We'll continue to concentrate heavily on sports in New York Mills as we enter into the fall and winter seasons. That hasn't changed. What has changed is the way we present the stories and photos.
Space for sports news has been increased to provide more regional coverage. Sports fans interested in seeing what friends and relatives who are involved in athletics down the road can now find what they're looking for in one bigger, and hopefully better, sports section for both towns.
Change is good. We think this is an exciting new look and approach to covering area sports. By combining the talents of staff at both newspapers we think we can provide a better product.
We hope you agree. Let us know.
As well as bringing all the news and coverage this high school season we'd also like to keep track of local kids competing at the college level. Anyone looking to pass on information about local athletes on college teams should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
That goes for any other sports-related stories and ideas. Don't hesitate to let me know what's going on. If I miss something, let me know.
Time to get involved
There's a good opportunity in front of us for those interested in getting more involved with city government. New York Mills needs a mayor and the time to act is now.
Current mayor Randy Clarksean, who is completing his second 2-year term, will not seek reelection in November and so far nobody has stepped forward as a candidate. The filing period for Mayor of New York Mills and two City Council seats closes at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12. When this edition of the Herald went to print only one candidate had filed for one of the two City Council seats. Positions on the council currently held by Larry Szymonowicz and Diana Wallgren will be up for election in November. Both have yet to file.
Those thinking of getting involved in city government should come forward. Make a difference.
I know there are plenty of people in this community with ideas and theories as to how the city should be run. You've told me and many others what should be done in this city. Instead of sitting back and criticizing the current decision makers, now is the time to step up and take care of business. Tuesday is the last day to file for mayor or city council.
Also looking for new people to step forward is the NY Mills Civic & Commerce Association. The C&C exists to promote the business community and community as a whole with various events like the Tree & Wreath Festival, Trade Show, Corn Feed, Rodeo, and more.
The C&C is always looking for new members. All you have to do is get involved. It's mission statement: "The purpose of the New York Mills Civic & Commerce Association is to advance and promote the civic, commercial, retail, industrial, tourism, agricultural, and recreational interests of the community of New York Mills trade area.
The organization meets the first Thursday of each month. Anyone looking to ease into the city scene should attend a meeting of the regular Thursday morning coffee group, held each Thursday around 8 a.m. at the library. These informal discussions cover a wide variety of issues concerning the community and are open to anyone and everyone.