Stories about Peru

Well done - Michelle Hamann

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Michelle E. Hamann of Peru recently graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree. Hamann graduated magna cum laude and received the Outstanding Senior Award and SUNY Ch... 1

Peru starts process for wind ordinance

PERU — The Wind Ordinance Committee on Wednesday night discussed having experts help draft regulations for developing wind energy projects. Members said they would like to invite experts from the state Department of Environmental Protection, Friends of Maine Mountains, ... 5

Peru woman receives Boston Post Cane

PERU — Elizabeth "Betty" Child, 98, was joined by family and friends Tuesday at the Town Office where she received the Boston Post Cane. She was born Sept. 15, 1913, and has lived in Peru almost 80 years. Her parents, Fred and Ruth Eastman, lived in Manchester, N.H., at the time of h...

Photo: Voting in Peru

Harold Rowley, a Peru election official, makes sure each ballot makes it into the ballot box Tuesday.  Town Clerk Vera Parent believes the box was originally used during the 1920s. Voters decided to lease the old school building to Friends of Peru School, 369-226.

Friends of Peru School ready to work on school

PERU — Voters on Tuesday approved leasing the old school building to Friends of Peru School. The tally was 369-226. The building has caused contention in the town since the new elementary school opened three years ago. A petition submitted by Rick Wilson in October put the mea...

George O. Turner

AUBURN — George O. Turner, 75, of Peru, passed away on Nov. 1, with family by his side. He was the son of Ora Turner and Mary Porter Turner. He attended Peru School. He worked many years as a logger and at the local mills, Diamond Match and Stowell McGregors, until his retirement.

Peru man has passion for flight

PERU — Perry Virgin caught the bug early. His passion for flying was passed on to him by his father. "I literally took my first flight when I was only 2 weeks old," the Peru man said. He has been flying planes since he was 14 years old. Virgin's father, Theron Vi...

PHOTO: Dixfield kindergarten class learns fire safety

Dixfield Fire Capt. Jason Hyde plays a game of hangman with the Dirigo Elementary School kindergarten class on Thursday as part of the department's fire prevention program. Dixfield Fire Co., along with students from the Western Foothills Junior Firefighter program, has spent the month visiting s...

Peru woman escapes serious injury in crash on Route 108

PERU — Police say a local woman escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon when a drunken driver from Lewiston broadsided her car on Route 108. Michael N. Dubuc, 58, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, first offense, Oxford County Deputy Sheriff George Cayer sa...

Teen Driver Safety Week

The week that ends today was National Teen Driver Safety week, and sadly, two of the four highway deaths in Maine during the week were teenage drivers, Maine Department Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said. Danielle Ranger, 16, of Dixfield, died Oct. 16 after her car crashed into ...