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Carol I. Bade
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Area students receive degrees from NDSU
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Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
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Angel of Hope Memorial Park Annual Vigil December 6
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Otterdazzle to dazzle with fireworks, lights parade, crafts and more
A whole ‘slew’ of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights tonight
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Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
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Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights set for Nov. 24
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
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A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
May 9, 2014
Photo essay competition launches in Perham
A new photo and essay competition in Perham will explore the theme of heroes by asking people, “Who is Your Hero?” The competition, announced by the History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County last week, asks community members to capture the essence of their...
May 9, 2014 - 10:13am
May 7, 2014
Free mural painting class
The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County has a few spaces left for a free hands-on mural painting class starting Monday, May 12. The class is open to adults of all painting abilities. Space is limited. Sessions will be held Mondays, May 12 and 19, plus...
May 7, 2014 - 4:33pm
April 17, 2014
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Perham High School Choir students joined the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale for a performance at the Perham Center for the Arts on April 12. The...
April 17, 2014 - 11:59am
March 14, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this road
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this road (HINT: Pictured are men clearing snow from a main thoroughfare to Perham in the 1920s. The road still exists today.) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum...
March 14, 2014 - 9:07am
March 6, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Who are these men?
WHO are these men? Hint: Picture taken at Perham Depot in 1940. ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers,...
March 6, 2014 - 4:11pm
February 28, 2014
Wool goes ‘Sheep to Shawl’ at Cultural Center
Local fiber artists Karen Aakre, Joan Ellison, Katy Olson, and Sharon Marquardt will open a show at the Cultural Center. It will be on display from Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 15 in the Center’s gallery. From Sheep to Shawl is an installation of fiber pieces which...
February 28, 2014 - 10:04am
History Mystery of the Week: Where in Perham was this hardware store located?
Where in Perham was this hardware store located? (Hint: owned and operated by Frank Hassler) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. This week, one of our readers asked for help tracking down some of her family’s history. Contact us at 346-5900 or...
February 28, 2014 - 9:38am
February 20, 2014
Think spring at Cultural Center
Garden lovers, pull on your gloves and start thinking green. The Cultural Center has free sustainable gardening classes and artist receptions coming soon. Kathy Connell from Redfern Gardens will give the first of four gardening classes at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Cultural...
February 20, 2014 - 11:44am
February 19, 2014
Occupational therapist has super chill hobby
Eric Rotter knows what his perfect winter day would look like: 20 degrees and cloudy. By day, Rotter is an occupational therapist at Perham...
February 19, 2014 - 3:18pm
February 13, 2014
Exhibit by Perham painter at library
A new art exhibit is now available for viewing at the Perham Area Public Library. The artwork of local resident Thomas Pettit will be on display in the library’s multipurpose room throughout the month of February. Pettit, who works in a variety of artistic mediums, has selected...
February 13, 2014 - 9:43am
January 31, 2014
Children’s author Nancy Carlson to visit Perham
Noted children’s book author Nancy Carlson will be speaking at the Perham Area Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Carlson will also be speaking with several classes at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School earlier that day, as part of the school’s celebration of “I...
January 31, 2014 - 12:23pm
January 24, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this building
Name this building (Hint: It’s pictured on its grand opening, June 30, 1888, with the Perham and New York Mills Brass Bands) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus.
January 24, 2014 - 10:19am
January 17, 2014
History Mystery: Name at least three of these people
Name at least three of these people. HINT: Picture was taken in 1971, at Meyer’s Service Station. ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’...
January 17, 2014 - 12:21pm
‘War Brides’ prepares to take the stage
The Perham High School One Act Players are at it again. This year, the group is performing “War Brides,” written in 1915 by Marion Craig...
January 17, 2014 - 11:39am
Perham Library hosts art exhibit
An exhibit of artwork by local artist Sharon Blazek will be available for viewing at the Perham Area Public Library through the end of January. After starting her art career as a youngster, Blazek set it aside for many years until encouraged by her family to take it up again. Her...
January 17, 2014 - 11:14am