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Ervin Wegscheid is a regular volunteer at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum, as a tour guide and greeter. He is also active in the Dent American Legion, Perham VFW Color Guard and as a volunteer at Perham Health. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Presenting the past: Former serviceman honors the military through volunteerism

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of feature stories on local volunteers and volunteer opportunities. The series kicked off the week of April 21-27, National Volunteer Week.


As a history buff and former serviceman, Ervin Wegscheid finds a lot to love at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham.

That’s why he’s made ITOW one of his volunteer homes-away-from home, faithfully spending one day a week there to greet visitors and give tours.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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