Stories about Peru



Supper, dance at Snowshoe Club RUMFORD — A spaghetti and meatball supper and dance will take place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. The meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. The dance is from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Noel &am...


Peru driver with with criminal speeding, eluding police

MEXICO – A Peru man was charged with speeding, after leading police on a chase down Roxbury Road into Byron on Saturday morning.



Relay for Life meet and greet RUMFORD — A Relay For Life meet and greet will be held in conference room A at the Rumford Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Attendees will meet the new income development leader, Lisa, and help form a new committee for the event. ...


Mexico man sentenced for stealing, forging Girl Scouts check

PARIS — A Mexico man was sentenced Friday to 90 days in Oxford County Jail on three separate theft cases, including forging a $200 check from the Girl Scouts of America. Nathan Arsenault, 31, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and one count of forgery in Oxford County Super...


Boston Cane resident celebrates 100th birthday

MEXICO — Earl Murray of Richards Avenue celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Dec. 14 at the home of Ken and Jeannine Murray in Murray's Cove at Worthley Pond, Peru. Earle had cleared this land and built the camp in 1947. He continued to clear this property which w...


Conservation District seeks photos for annual report

OXFORD — The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking a conservation photo to grace the cover of the 2013 Annual Report. The photo must fall under the category of conservation, but may be any one of the following: agriculture, forestry, or soil and water.


River Valley fire chiefs say federal insurance mandate doesn't apply to their departments

RUMFORD — Chiefs of local volunteer fire departments in the River Valley region said they were either unaware of the Affordable Care Act ambiguity that affects volunteer firefighters or not concerned with it. According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ...


Kingfield fabricator seeks to buy former Diamond Match factory

PERU — Walter Kilbreth of ARC Enterprises in Kingfield told selectmen Monday night he is interested in buying the old Diamond Match factory for his metal fabrication business. Kilbreth said the company specializes in large plate girders for bridges. The railroad is discontinuing serv...


Dirigo High School Gift of Giving campaign


Classroom Awards given for work, attitude