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A pre-holiday favorite in the Perham area has pulled up its power cords and moved back into town for its 10th season. Mike and Tammy Schmidt have made a tradition of creating entertaining and extravagant holiday light displays set to music in the days leading up to Christmas. In their first years, the display was put up in Perham, and then it later moved to the Schmidts’ residence in rural Butler.
The Perham Fire Department responded to a house fire at about 10 a.m. in Richville on Sunday. According to Perham’s Fire Chief, Mark Schmidt, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. The fire was contained to the second floor of the house, and was stopped there, Schmidt said, adding, “The renters were able to save lots of personal belongings.”
The conventional wisdom is, “If you play with fire, you’re going to get burned.” Fire spinner Calaib Heiderich is no exception, although he’s only been burned once in his years...
This is the tenth in a series of stories introducing new teachers who have joined the Perham-Dent School District. Nicole Mattfeld is the new director of the seventh-12th grade choir, swing choir and community musical in Perham. She grew up in Perham and graduated from Perham High School.
The local Dreams for Kids group accepted a donation from Perham, New York Mills and Frazee school students last Thursday, to be used to help grant the wishes of local...
Perham’s Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods (a KLN Family Brands company) has been fined $45,000 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The fine came after a follow-up investigation related to the odor at Perham’s municipal wastewater treatment ponds, according to a statement released by the agency on Wednesday. The MPCA first began to receive complaints about the smell from the treatment ponds in April of 2012.
It all started with a letter. That letter was followed by a phone call. Now, a flight to Europe is about to take two young men back to the place where their stories began. Rob Brekke, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. and Tom Trippel, of Mishawaka, Ind., thought about each other on a regular basis – without ever seeing the other’s face or hearing his voice.
It’s even better than a night at the drive-in movie theater – the Perham Community Musical’s cast of “Grease” is ready to take audiences back to the 1950s at the Perham High School Auditorium next weekend. “The Broadway play of ‘Grease’ is quite different from the movie,” said Nicole Mattfeld, the show’s director and a PHS graduate. “There’s a lot of songs that aren’t in the movie.”
This is the ninth in a series of stories introducing new teachers who have joined the Perham-Dent School District. Jensen Maiden is a new band instructor for students in fifth through 12th grades at Prairie Wind Middle School and Perham High School. She also works with the pep band and pit orchestra.
Many families have stories passed down through the generations about how their ancestors first made the trip from the “Old Country” to America. For Lina Belar, of Perham, the family story has taken on a new life recently, as interest in the Belar family has been revived in Slovenia. “My sister, Cynthia, and I are the only children of Herbert and Glennie Belar,” Lina explained.