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The Rocking Horse Cafe is hosting Tables for Treats October 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Richville and invites everyone in the community to come out and enjoy games, goodies and prizes with friends and neighbors. Cafe owner Sandy Fithen said this is the second year she’s hosted the event as Tables for Treats, the first year it was called Trunks for Treats. The idea is families each have a table that’s decorated and hand out candy.
Five Perham High School seniors participated in the 29th Annual NDSU High School Choral Festival held October 8-9, at North Dakota State University in Fargo. The festival is an opportunity for students from high schools around Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to experience performing together.
After 35 years in business, the old Thrifty White store in Perham closed down this past winter, but now it appears somebody will be breathing new life into the building. According to Chuck Johnson, Economic Development Director with the city of Perham, a local buyer has come to a purchase agreement with the owner of the former Thrifty White Drug store, Emmitt McCormick of Plymouth, Minnesota. Closing of the sale is expected sometime by the end of the year.
Learning to serving others may not be a requirement of the common core state standards, but it's easy to argue it's a value just as important to teach as grammar and math. At Heart of the Lakes Elementary School the goal of the student ambassadors program is to help make learning those type of values a part of the curriculum.
The Perham School Board met Wednesday, Oct. 11, and among the items discussed at the meeting were possible changes to the daily high school routine next year, participation by middle school students in the Knowledge Bowl, and the start of "Buzzin About You" at the elementary school.
The Perham City Council is looking at creating a master plan for the Perham Municipal Airport and approved a Request for Qualifications to start the process at Monday's meeting. Also at the meeting, the Heart Safe Community Award was presented to the City of Perham, and the city engineer said work on third street northeast should be completed by the end of the month.
Perham High School English teacher Jennifer Bain felt the traditional senior english curriculum wasn't having quite the effect it could or should have, so she decided to use the flexibility she had and changed things up a bit. "On Fridays they can take on a project that they think needs improvement. I simply asked them, what do you think could be better? If only we could make this better..."
Fundraising usually doesn't look like this much fun, but combine a beautiful fall Saturday morning and around 200 kids with enough energy to power Otter Tail county and you have yourself the right ingredients to raise some money for St. Paul and St. Henry's schools. Jason Smith, Principal at St. Henry's Catholic school in Perham, said this is the 38th year the school has participated in the "Marathon for Nonpublic Education," but that statewide the marathon has been going on since the early 1970s.
Streams of students made their way down the sidewalk on Coney street and along the Cal Miller Bike Route yesterday for International Walk to School Day as kids in all grades participated for the eighth year in Perham. Physical Education teacher, Jim Kennedy, said taking part in the program is a great way to make students more aware of the benefits of walking to school and it helps with school performance.
The 12th annual Harvest Fest was held all around Perham last weekend, with area businesses getting into the fall fun. Kids dove into the corn pool at Goose Gang, looking for wooden tokens that they could take inside for prizes.