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Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer Shiloh Cariveau, from Central Minnesota Credit Union, recently visited Jean’s the Right Plant Place on Third Ave. SE. Julie Schroer and Jodie Ramsay own the garden center, which specializes in perennial plants. They carry more than 300 kinds of hostas, over150 varieties of daylilies and perennials some have only seen in magazines, Cariveau said.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four stories focusing on the buildings of the Perham-Dent School District, and the educators who work in them, included in the upcoming referendum. Cozy or cramped, no matter the adjective used to describe it, Heart of the Lakes Elementary School has run out of space and is bursting at the seams.
Perham Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers Zach Gunderson, from Pro Resources, and Amanda Monahan, from Perham Family Dentistry, recently visited Murdock’s Ace Hardware on Main Street in Downtown Perham. The business has been in the family since 1996, and was purchased by Nick and Katie Murdock in 2008.
Beef farmer Albert Werner brought a day-old bull calf to introduce to students. Mitch Ness, from the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District asked students to vote on which flower they would go to, if they were bees. Students played with a young lamb brought in by Diane and Joe Sazama. They learned that sheep are used for more than wool.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four stories focusing on the buildings of the Perham-Dent School District, and the educators who work in them, included in the upcoming referendum. Kid’s Adventure Preschool is home to the Perham-Dent School District’s youngest students.
Dirk Currier, pastor at Perham’s Northwoods Assembly of God Church, first began bringing public awareness to the issue of human trafficking to the area about 7 years ago. “For all those years, I could quote the statistics,” he said. There are 27 million people who have been trafficked around the world, and $32 billion a year is spent on trafficking. “The only thing above that is drugs and guns right now.”
Two informational tour and meeting sessions have been held at Perham High School, with one more to go. About 50 community members attended the April 8 session, with an additional...
Pending final approval from the sellers, the Perham-Dent School Board agreed to buy three temporary classrooms from the Wadena-Deer Creek School District. The vote was held at the Perham board’s regular April 8 meeting.
Chamber volunteer, Amanda Monahan from Perham Family Dentistry, and Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce recently visited Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU) in Perham. The credit union has been around for 75 years. In 2011, Heart of the Lakes Credit Union in Perham approached CMCU about merging the two companies, with CMCU taking over. This led to the establishment of the Perham location. The credit union has a total of 18 branches in central Minnesota.
Kid’s Adventure Preschool, in Perham, will host its annual open house on Tuesday, April 14. The open house, which will run from 4-6:30 p.m. allows families a chance to tour the classrooms, meet teachers and register in advance for the new school year’s classes. Light snacks will also be served. Children must be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 to be eligible.