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Project Summary -New 9-12 high school, connected to the middle school. -Middle school gym spaces, shared with the new high school. -Middle and elementary school special education space improvements. -Repairs and maintenance at middle and elementary schools. -Elementary school classrooms and gymnasium.
Chamber volunteers Tricia Hamann and Jean Hallberg recently visited Kim Jordahl, owner of Perham’s Thru Him Photography. Thru Him was established in 2010, and has been located in a studio about a mile south of town, on State Highway 78, for 3 years. Jordahl is the main photographer, but also employs some part-time and seasonal help (often students). She is a self-taught photographer, who has worked to learn more about the art.
It’s a headache many parents of school-aged children in Perham have dealt with over the years: the driveway loop at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. During the school day, it looks like a simple U-shaped driveway, but that changes completely when 2:45 p.m. rolls around. “Pick-up time is awful,” said Shawn McAllister, who has a child in third grade at the school.
After only 3-1/2 weeks of practice, 10 volunteer dancers the stage for the East Otter Tail County Relay for Life’s “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser on March 21. The couples were: Perham Health surgeon, Dr.
Volunteer chamber member Shiloh Cariveau, from Central Minnesota Credit Union, and Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Emily Rutten visited Sorella’s Salon and Spa this week, to visit with Monique Hendrickx. Sorella’s was established in the community in 2004. Hendrickx and her husband, Matt, purchased the business in April, after Monique worked there for five years. They are also planning on eventually purchasing the building, which stands on the corners of West Main Street and Third Ave. SW.
Editor’s note: This is the first of four in this renewed weekly series spotlighting Perham seniors. A common thread seems to run through the story of Michael Hamman’s life: having fun. Mike was born in Willmar, Minn. on Oct. 21, 1946. He grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by family, on the east side of town. Even his wife, Tricia, lived nearby as a child.
The Perham-Dent School Board continued its preparations for the upcoming referendum vote at its regular March meeting. Following the board’s February decision to move forward with a May 12 building referendum vote, an architect’s proposal has now been presented and accepted. BHH Partners, based in Perham, was selected as the architect.
At the Perham Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) annual meeting on March 17, two messages came across loud and clear from speakers: “We’ve been hard at work,” and “We’re not anywhere near done yet.” EDA director Chuck Johnson said that, although 2013 was the biggest construction year Perham ever had, 2014 was still very busy and productive.
Whoever thinks dancing doesn’t come with its own set of hazards has likely never heard the banter of a ballroom. “Try to keep the stilettos out of my toes,” pleaded a man’s voice. Five men and five women take their places on the dance floor of the Promenade Ballroom, waiting for the music to signal the beginning of their group routine. At the time of the practice, only one week remained before the group’s big event.
Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer chamber member Amanda Monahan recently visited Calla Floral and Confections, where they visited with owner/operator Joanne Wilson. Calla Floral and Confections opened in November, 2013 on First Ave. S. “Calla is the most perfect flower,” Wilson explained of her shop’s name. “Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. It’s a tough flower, but it’s regal. Every woman deserves a calla – don’t you think?”