The Perham City Council approved a resolution to apply for funds that would allow the city to make repairs on the last segment of the city's 8-mile truck loop. City Manager Jonathan Smith said this is the first step in the process to obtain the Local Road Improvement Program funds to improve Seventh Avenue Northeast. "The council will submit the application on December 1, and then we will find out later this winter whether or not we received the money," Smith said. If the city does receive the money, the project would take place the summer of 2018.
In the early morning hours on Friday, Rodger Heaton, owner of Elmer’s Texas Barbecue, was jolted from his sleep by a loud boom. Confused and barely aware of his surroundings in the dark hours before daylight, he thought the t.v. had exploded. It quickly became evident the situation was much more serious than that.
Food, family, fun and community all came together Saturday at the first ever East Ottertail Breakfast on the Farm held on August and Betty Ziegler’s farm in Perham, where approximately 970 people came out on a bright, cool, clear morning to enjoy fresh off the griddle pancakes and learn about the farming life.
The 31st annual St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass was held Sunday, August 6 and was an overwhelming success according to event organizers. “This is a great way to bring people together, it’s a fun day for the parish, families and the community,” said Lisa Werner, who has been with the parish for 40 years. “My favorite part is Father Michael and the outdoor polka mass, but I also enjoy going around and visiting with people after mass.”