MIDDLEFIELD – Newly elected Town of Middlefield Town Supervisor Marc Heller has resigned just five days into his term, citing “personal reasons.”
Currently, deputy Bud Taber is filling the role on a temporary basis, but former Town Supervisor Joseph Harris may be appointed by the Town Board during their meeting on Tuesday, having volunteered after hearing of Heller’s resignation.
MIDDLEFIELD – A CPS complaint lead to the arrest of a Middlefield couple after state police allegedly found an eight month old child living in the home with loaded weapons and drugs present.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Samantha P. Jicha, 22 and Zachary A. Mumbulo, 21, both of Middlefield, were arrested after a hotline tip to Otsego County Child Protective Services requested a welfare check on the infant at the couple’s residence on Blacks Road. When police arrived, they allegedly found loaded weapons marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
MIDDLEFIELD – A Middlefield firefighter died Tuesday after being attacked by one of his bulls.
A family member saw Eugene Wolfert, 68, lying in his pasture just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, and called 911 while maintaining pressure on Wolfert’s wound.
According to Otsego County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. Wolfert had been apparently gored by a bull after the animal became aggressive for unknown reasons.
“He had a bucket of grain with him, so it’s believed that he was feeding the animals when one of the bulls became aggressive,” said county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. “When the EMS crews arrived, death was obvious, so at that point the coroner was contacted.”
Bob Jorgensen of Middlefield Center, foreground, top photo, discusses his antique tractor collection, on display until 4 p.m. today at the 45th annual Middlefield Community Day at the Middlefield Historical Society headquarters in the old schoolhouse. Listening are John Reynolds, Middlefield Center, left, and Mike Jorgensen. Inset photo, Irene Fassett, East Springfield, tickles the ivories as keyboardist for the Small Town Big Band; to her left are clarinetists Arnie Jungkind, Springfield Center, and Ed Badgley, Cooperstown. The event also features tours of the school house, vendors selling honey, arts & crafts and more, and a Chinese auction. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)