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December 23, 2015
Nienke Vis and Lidia Brunegard, with their host parents Lori and Gary Skillings (left to right), are both attending Perham High School as juniors in a foreign exchange program this year. Nienke is from the Netherlands; Lidia is from Sweden. They’re the most recent in a long line of exchange students who have stayed with the Skillings over the past several years. Lori and Gary live on Long Lake, near Vergas.
From strangers to ‘sisters’ in a matter of months
December 23, 2015 - 12:34pm
Perham Community Ed offers hundreds of online courses
December 23, 2015 - 12:25pm
December 18, 2015
District earns ‘clean audit’
December 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Pictured, left to right, are Jenna and Alex Wegscheid, Tihana Milosevic, and Marjorie, Hailey, Aaron and Stephen Wegscheid. Marjorie said the kids all get along well with Tihana, the foreign exchange student they’re hosting this year, and she’s teaching them bits of German and Croatian. Submitted photo
German ‘city girl’ learns about cows, critters and all kinds of things country through PHS foreign exchange student program
December 18, 2015 - 11:00am
December 10, 2015
Perham-Dent referendum vote formalized, Truth in Taxation meeting set
December 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Relief over deadline extension
December 10, 2015 - 2:24pm
December 4, 2015
Minnesota 4-H Key Award Recipients Trent Jahnke, Heather Weller and Elizabeth Wippler.
EOT 4-H honors members during annual meeting
December 4, 2015 - 1:09pm
Perham teachers win award for math instruction
December 4, 2015 - 11:46am
December 3, 2015
Student excitement was high at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School last Wednesday afternoon as they celebrated the passing of the school referendum. Seniors and teachers led the kids in a rousing rendition of the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ just before school let out for the Thanksgiving holiday break. Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
A win for Perham schools
December 3, 2015 - 12:35pm
November 28, 2015
PHS alum establishes scholarships at Harvard, U of M, Sri Lanka
November 28, 2015 - 11:00am
November 25, 2015
Robin Kuhlemeyer, a special education teacher at Prairie Wind Middle School, has been named this year’s Perham-Dent School District Teacher of the Year. Submitted photo
Kuhlemeyer named Teacher of the Year
November 25, 2015 - 10:24am
November 24, 2015
Perham-Dent Superintendent Mitch Anderson goes over the numbers as Sun Von Ruden, school board president looks on. Question 1 authorizing a new high school and renovations to the middle and elementary schools passed 2169 to 2080 Tuesday. Question 2 authorizing an auditorium at the new high school failed 1966 to 2265.
Voters say build a new high school
November 24, 2015 - 10:12pm
Wanda and Corey Nyhus, left and center, of Perham, chat with Elaine Bistrum, election judge, after voting on the Perham-Dent School District referendum today at the Perham Area Community Center. According to election judges, more than 1,200 people had voted in Perham by mid-afternoon.
Voters to decide Perham-Dent’s future: Polls open now
November 24, 2015 - 3:42pm
November 21, 2015
Ellen Lampton, VFW Auxiliary President, presents second place Voice of Democracy winner Emily Holzer with a check, while Post 4020 Commander Garry Menz presents a check to first place VOD winner Zepherian Richardson following the Perham High School Veterans Day program last Wednesday. The Voice of Democracy is a VFW-sponsored national scholarship program started in 1947. Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
‘My Vision for America’: Voice of Democracy winners
November 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 19, 2015
Community ed makes a comeback
November 19, 2015 - 8:47am