Focus staff report
Suicide can leave an enormous impact on families and communities. The Never.Give.Up. organization was established to raise money for suicide prevention and awareness education, and to support those who suffer. The group was started following the suicide of Peggy Havnes' 16-year-old son, Kyle Kenyon, in 2012. The family recognized a need for education about suicide prevention.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is recommending a 70 percent reduction in the $19.3 million rate increase proposed by Otter Tail Power for electric service in 2016. Four public hearings on the utility's rate proposal will be held August 24 and 25 in Bemidji, Crookston, Fergus Falls and Morris, Minn. Otter Tail Power, a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, is an investor-owned utility that provides electric service to more than 61,000 customers in northwestern Minnesota.
The Yellowjacket Coaches Association announced the 2016 Perham Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees, recently. The official induction ceremony will take place following the Yellowjackets football game with the East Grand Forks Green Wave on Sept. 9. The 2016 inductees will be introduced at halftime of the game and the official induction ceremony will be at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course at 9:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission fee.
The names of a few new Perham teachers were accidentally left out of an article on the topic in last week's Perham Focus. Two new teachers will start this fall at St. Henry's Area School for the upcoming school year. Missy Mickelson will teach second grade and David Ogroske will teach fifth grade at the parochial school. Also, Heart of the Lakes Elementary School added Kaylee Krebs as a first grade teacher. Krebs formerly taught at the preschool. The Focus regrets the omissions.
State Cross Country Coaches' Association Class A Rankings Preseason Poll Girls Teams • Perham • Fairmont • Luverne • Trinity of River Ridge • Annandale • Lanesboro/Fillmore Central • Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB • Proctor • Pine City • Blake • Ely • United North Central Class A Rankings Preseason Poll Girls Individuals Morgan Richter, Breck Erika Fox, Carlton Tierney Wolfgram, Math & Science Academy Maria Pake, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Travis Hahn and Elizabeth (Sydow) Doll of New York Mills are proud to announce the birth of their son, Grayson Christian Hahn, born Aug. 15, 2016. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Illene Reed at Perham Health. Grayson was welcomed home by Lucas (13), Breanna (10), Libby (9), Bailey (4), Hunter (4), and Aynsley (6).
Allison Hendrickx of Perham is proud to announce the birth of her son, Owen David Hendrickx, born Aug. 19, 2016. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Jaimie Deraney and Dr. Illene Reed at Perham Health. Lola was welcomed home by Oakley (5). Grandparents are David and Kathy Hendrickx, New York Mills. Great-grandparents are Mike and Lea Loerzel, Perham.
Bryan and Katie (Schik) Maijala of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Grace Maijala, born Aug. 16, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Jaimie Deraney at Perham Health. Morgan was welcomed home by Elizabeth. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Schik, New York Mills; and Bob and Connie Maijala, Perham. Great-grandmother is Rita Goeller, New York Mills.
Naaman and Lila Impola are the parents of Nolan Wayne Impola, born Aug. 15, 2016, at Essentia Health St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
Steve and Gloria Cichy, along with Randy and Peg Johnson, are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Stephanie Beth Cichy and Andrew (Drew) John Johnson. Stephanie is a 2009 graduate of New York Mills High School. She is a Registered Nurse at Perham Living. Drew is a 2009 graduate of Perham High School. He works in the Information Technology department at KLN Family Brands in Perham.