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Perham High School will host a class next week for parents who could use a helping hand to understand the technology and websites their children may be using. The session will be held on Monday, Dec. 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Janice Rosenthal, formerly Mattfeld, has always enjoyed two things – animals and volunteering. As a young farm kid, growing up near Frazee and Perham, Janice said she would give barn cats rides around the yard in a baby doll buggy. “I used to have these nectar bottles,” Janice explained. “I’d fill them with milk and then punch holes in the cap. They (the cats) would hold them and drink.”
The new Oasis convenience store has opened, after about 3-1/2 months of construction that began in mid-August. Everything was moved into the new building on Nov. 18, said store manager Carol Eckre, with the final touches expected to be done for a “soft opening” today, Thursday, Dec. 4. A grand opening is planned for January. The new building will allow for an expanded line of Hot Stuff Pizza, bakery items and grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.
For years, Thanksgiving weekend has been treated as the kick-off to the Christmas holiday shopping season. As big-box stores have lured shoppers in with their special Black Friday deals, smaller,...
Luke Winterfeldt, son of Paul and Sue Winterfeldt of Perham, was recently named “Sailor of the Day” while deployed with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Luke, a 2010 Perham High School graduate, was recognized on Oct. 14 for showing traits such as diligence, integrity and professional performance. Sailors of the Day are nominated across 20 departments and more than 3,000 shipmates.
This is the eleventh in a series of stories introducing new teachers who have joined the Perham-Dent School District. Mark Rice is a new math teacher at Perham High School, covering geometry and computer science. He is originally from Maple Grove, Minn. Rice graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics education and a minor in Biblical and theological studies.
Local singer and Perham High School junior, Patrick Murphy, has released his second album. “Last year, when we did our first CD, we thought it would be kind of fun to get one more done before I go off to college,” said Murphy in an interview with the Focus last week. “I love Christmas,” he said. “I put the tree up a week ago. I think, last year, I put the Christmas tree up right after Halloween.”
The November meeting of the Perham-Dent School Board was a busy one, with members hearing updates on a new task force and the band program, reviewing the district’s annual audit report and approving two school-based trips. High school repurposing task force meets
Life’s Silver Linings Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a twice-monthly series spotlighting Perham seniors. Lucy Brasel has lived around Wadena and Perham since she was born.
As the white, four-letter “s-word” starts to pile up on the ground every winter, some local companies begin to switch gears and equipment: from lawn mowers and weed-eaters to snow blowers and skid steers with buckets. One such company is Curt’s Lawn Service, based in rural Perham. Curt Woltjer has been in business for 12 years, seven of those have been in Perham.