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Volunteer Neil Wrangham and Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited with Tony Stoll of BHH Partners, an architecture firm. BHH Partners is located on Third Ave. SE, in Perham, and is a branch of the Colorado-based corporation. BHH offers a range of architectural services, from pre-design consultation through construction planning and master planning for large commercial development and multi–use subdivisions.
The fall of old technology was a literal event in Perham on June 8, as a 350-foot antenna tower crashed to the ground as its support cables were cut. The tower, owned by Arvig, was located on land at the Perham city garage location that was sold to KLN Family Brands. It was the tallest TV tower in the area, with the next tallest being 300 feet.
The Perham-Dent School District is looking at the possibility of almost a $500,000 surplus for the next school year, pending decisions by the state legislature. At the school board’s regular June meeting, the preliminary 2015-2016 budget was approved. The preliminary surplus amount is $474,132.
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer, Amanda Monahan, and Emily Rutten, associate director of the chamber recently visited Mike Brodsho, CEO of PRO Resources, located in Detroit Lakes. PRO Resources is a professional employer organization, established in 1990, that specializes in outsourcing employee management tasks such as recruitment, compensation, payroll, benefits, health and wellness programs and more.
For the 31st year, Perham is preparing for its annual summer event filled with fun for people of all ages and with all sorts of interests. A key change for the 2015 festival is that it will be held over a shorter time span than in recent years – five days rather than nine. This year, Turtle Fest will be held June 17-21, Wednesday through Sunday.
Jill Pirrotta’s kindergarten class listened as farmers Janice and Jack Lubitz (top left corner) explained told them about the work that must be done to keep their young chicks healthy. The Lubitzes have hosted kindergarten field trips for 21 years, introducing children to farm animals and teaching them about where their food comes from.
The Perham-Dent School District has wrapped the 2014-2015 school year, and is already preparing for the next session of school to begin in September. At its regular May meeting, the...
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers Shiloh Cariveau and Chuck Johnson recently visited Hometown Repair. Hometown Repair is an auto repair business owned by Lee and Shirley Metcalf. They now have two locations: Hometown Repair at 425 E Main Street and Hometown Quick Service at 630 W Main Street, both in Perham.
Individuals who are eligible for Medicare and are clinically obese have a new, non-surgical option available to try to lose weight. The program pairs primary care physicians and dieticians, who will work to help patients make changes to their lifestyle and eating habits, hopefully resulting in gradual, healthy weight loss. After the physician determines a person has a body mass index of 30 or greater, that individual can be referred into the program.
In April, 14 volunteers from the Perham and New York Mills area made a week-long trek to Antigua, Guatemala for a mission trip sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham. Common Hope, the organization the group worked with, provides opportunities for improving education, health care, housing and family development for children and families in Guatemala.