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Three area lake improvement districts held their annual meetings within recent weeks, and one of the primary topics was the lake outlet plan that could affect them all. The LIDs, which met independently, were those of Little Pine and Big Pine lakes; Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes (LMKP); and Devils and Little Devils lakes.
There are some new types of foundation for education at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School – temporary ones. The foundations for four portable, temporary classrooms have been completed at the elementary school and the structures have been installed on top. For the 2015-2016 school year, the four sections of fourth grade will call these classrooms their own.
The Perham-Dent School Board and district administration met for a work session and their regular board meeting on July 15. During the work session, the primary topic was looking at the district’s plans and required paperwork for bringing a building bond referendum to voters for a second time. The first referendum, asking for $58.3 million to finance building projects, was voted down on May 12.
It started out as helping on her family’s resort, said Elle Chase of her introduction to kayaking and paddle boarding. At Ethel Beach Resort, Elle would help move the equipment around for visitors or just take a paddle across to the other side of the lake to kill some time. “It’s been kind of in my blood,” she said of being around the water, and she’s always doing something. “I’m kind of a 100 miles per hour person.”
Perham High School has restructured the way students structure their schedules and choose classes with a new approach called “career pathways,” starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The idea behind...
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer Amanda Monahan and the chamber’s associate director, Emily Rutten recently visited Wings Flight Training in Perham, based at the Perham Municipal Airport west of town on County Highway 80. Rutten and Monahan visited with the business’s owner, Rich McCrady, and Amanda Homelvig, the director of marketing at Wings.
For the 20th year in a row, cancer-fighters flocked to the Perham High School track on the second Friday of July to celebrate, remember, fight back and have hope in the long-running battle against cancer. Central to the night’s events were Laurine Brauckmann and Larry Wankel, the relay’s 2015 honorary co-chairs.
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer, Angie Wurgler, and associate director, Emily Rutten, recently visited Bay Window Quilt Shop and spoke with its owner, Sarah Hayden. The shop is at 116 Second Ave. SW in Perham. The building that houses the quilt shop, along with several other businesses, was built by Hayden’s family in 1903, and remains family-owned. Hayden started her business with some stencils at Bauck Paint, gradually adding other craft materials.
A resident of Perham, Merrie Sue Holtan, won five awards from the North Dakota Professional Communicators’ 2015 contest. Holtan, who is a communications and journalism instructor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, was recognized at the group’s spring conference in Grand Forks, N.D. There is not a state-branch of the organization in Minnesota.
The third annual Perham Lions Rib Cook-Off was held July 11 with proceeds going towards Yellowjacket athletics.