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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Janet Turgeon, Kent Christopherson, Kathy Lauer, Gerald Shippee, Nancy Schmitz and Howie Kangas are six of the 11 educators retiring from the Perham School District this year. Not pictured are Marlette Anderson-Otto, Donna Fritz, Kim Kollar, Jeff Tweeton and Judy Keidel.

325 years of education experience: 11 teachers retire from Perham

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Eleven longtime educators retired from the Perham School District this year, taking with them a combined 325 total years of experience.


At a staff recognition day Friday at the high school, Superintendent Mitch Anderson told the retirees, "Your positions will be filled, but you will never be replaced."

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