Kids who are fishing for some fun should be sure to check out this year’s Angler-Young Angler fishing tournament in Perham. Back for the fifth year in a row, this popular tournament will be held at Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The most important part of a soldier’s training, said In Their Own Words Veterans Museum guest speaker Dr.
“After today, we begin to go our separate ways,” said graduating senior Tanya Berns as she spoke in front of a packed house at Perham High School’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 26. “We are entering a new phase of our lives,” said co-speaker Seth Stafki, who went on to compare the class of 2013 to a jigsaw puzzle in the sense that every member of the 117-strong class is part of a cohesive whole, even though some are “bigger or m
The New York Mills High School class of 2013 graduated at a ceremony in the school’s sports center on Friday, May 24. The commencement program included a farewell video with photos and pertinent quotes from each senior, a series of speeches from class representatives, and a commencement speech by Principal Blaine Novak, who will become the district’s superintendent after this year. Additionally, Orin Peterson and Kenneth “Bud” Welter were given spontaneous standing ovations as they accepted honorary diplomas from Superintendent Todd Cameron.
The Perham VFW Post 4020 and its Women’s Auxiliary, with help from local Boy Scout Troop 321 and American Legion Post 61 and its Auxiliary, put on a Memorial Day service at Prairie Wind Middle School on Monday. The scouts placed a series of symbolic items on a table next to a casket draped with the American flag.
The Dent Haimerl American Legion Post 148 disposed of hundreds of unserviceable flags in a ceremony behind St. Henry’s Area School on May 15. The ceremony, which followed a series of guidelines provided by the Legion, was assisted by 95 students from St. Henry’s and 65 students from St.
The Perham-Dent School Board made several key personnel decisions in preparation for the 2013-14 school year at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday. The Prairie Wind Middle School reviewed 44 applications for an open seventh grade social studies position, reported Principal Scott Bjerke. The administration went on to interview 10 candidates, and ultimately offered the position to Kyle Haberman, who currently teaches in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District.
The New York Mills City Council heard reports on the purchase of two pieces of potentially vital equipment for its police and public utilities departments. The police department has ordered a new police car to replace a Chevrolet Impala, the lease for which expired in May.
Five sections of kindergarteners from Heart of the Lakes Elementary School visited the Lubitz Family Farm north of Perham last Friday. The classes were given a tour of the farm and its animals, which were put in pens throughout the yard to give students a chance to pet them, see them up close, and learn about them from one of the Lubitzes. “We’ve been reading and learning about farm animals,” said Pam Jaskowiak, a teacher at H
“Whenever we hear a song on the radio now, we think, ‘Is that a two-step or a waltz or what?” joked Sam Foust last Thursday as he and his wife, Lora, got ready for their weekly dancing lesson at Promenade Ballroom. The Fousts have been taking dance lessons from Paul Mathieu, owner of the ballroom, since October of last year, when Lora won the lessons in a charity auction. They’re learning all sorts of turns, steps and new moves, but there’s one major twist in their dance routine – Sam is blind. Off the dance floor, he requires the use of a leader dog, and Lora’s assistance when necess