The 84th annual Minnesota Future Farmers of America convention was held April 28-30 in St. Paul, drawing more than 3,000 participants, including a team of 28 students from Perham High School. Some students competed in career development events at the convention.
Perham High School Principal Ehren Zimmerman has been named Western Division Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. Zimmerman, who has been in education for 17 years and in Perham for two, was quick to point out that the recognition was not earned through his efforts alone. “It’s not just an individual achievement. It means a lot more for our school here, our staff. It’s not just my piece, it’s our staff members who do a lot to assist in winning this award,” he said in a telephone interview last week.
Lynn Johnson has been teaching first grade for nearly 20 years. Each year, her students send letters to friends, family and acquaintances across the country with the hope of receiving a postcard reply.
Last weekend in Glendale, Colo., the Saint John’s University rugby team beat Duke 31-16 to become DIII national champions. As a proud alumnus of the team, I feel honor-bound to break down exactly why this happened. First, Head Coach Tammy Cowan is one of the best in the country.
Flanked by his wife and supporters, Jay Ulschmid walked down Main Street in Perham, confidently wearing a pair of women’s black flats in place of his regular work boots. “They keep slipping,” he said after stumbling momentarily. Organized by the Perham office of Someplace Safe, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fundraiser that seeks to promote awareness of domestic violence against women by asking male volunteers to literally walk o
The recent spate of warm, sunny days in the Perham area is a distinct change from the prolonged months of winter snow and ice. The question for sporting enthusiasts is how the extended winter might affect fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. Jim Wolters, the Area Fishery Supervisor based in Fergus Falls, has been with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 24 years and even he can’t remember a longer period of winter weather. For example, the long winter has affected how anglers prepare for the fishing opener. Wolters explained: “Usually people are able to get
A drunk driver caught driving the wrong way down Highway 10 tried to elude an officer and spurred a short chase near Perham on Monday. At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Perham Police Department responded to a call about a truck driving east in the west-bound lane of Highway 10 near its intersection with Highway 228, Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby said. An officer stopped the truck just west of the Highway 78 overpass in Perham. As the officer was approaching the truck, the driver maneuvered around the officer’s squad car and fled down the highway, still driving the wrong way. Ac
“Do not drive drunk” was the simple lesson that Perham High School freshman Tyler Kassahn took from the scene of a mock crash held in the school’s parking lot last Thursday. The scene involved local EMTs, paramedics and members of the fire and police departments. Witnessed by the student body and faculty, it was designed to replicate a real drunk driving accident – down to the last, gory detail. Rescue workers attempted to save nine teenage ‘victims’ – all current Perham High School students – who were costumed in bloody makeup and torn clothes.
Orchestra was removed from the regular curriculum as a result of budget cuts approved by the Perham-Dent School Board last week. Board members unanimously approved a series of budget cost containments for the 2013-14 school year at a meeting last Wednesday. Included in the reductions was a restructuring of Perham-Dent’s music program.
With more than 1,000 tutors spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Reading Corps works to help children in kindergarten through third grade improve their reading skills through one-on-one literacy instruction. “The target for Reading Corps is to work with kids who are close to reading at grade level,” said Kari Yates, principal of Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, one of roughly 500 preschools, elementary schools, and Head Start centers to feature the program.