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Imagine you're a musician playing a gig in Minneapolis, then you're traveling to South Dakota for another gig and you're thinking, hmm, what would be a cool place to stop in between? Why, Perham, Minnesota, of course.
It's the nightly question and answer game that's been going on for decades - sitting around the dinner table, parents ask their kids, "what did you do at school today?" And with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders, the answer is usually "not much," or "I don't remember," coupled with a confused look, which is then shared by the parents. Thanks to ever changing technology, now there are apps to help answer that question.
Synonyms for the word wish include: hope and will. So when you see the Dreams for Kids Rally ride every September cruising down the byways and highways of our area, yes, they are raising money for trips and once-in-a-lifetime events for sick children. But they are also raising spirits, hearts, and the will to fight.
The Perham High school Interact group is raising funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, placing buckets around town for people to fill with their spare change. Megan Tellinghuisen, a senior at PHS and treasurer of Interact, said the purpose of the service project is to help the victims and highlight how the little things can really add up.
Moving on from a loss and turning grief into something positive can be difficult, but for Taryn and Ryan Krumwiede, that was what they needed to do when they lost their infant daughter Ella due to complications from being premature, Thursday, Sept. 7 at Disgruntled Brewery patrons can honor Ella's memory and help raise money for the Ella's Halo foundation with a brew specially made from a hop named Ella.
OK Tire should have its new facility open in December according to owner George Fresonke who said the new building will be be twice the size of the previous facility. "The additional floor space is for indoor storage," he added. "We will still offer customers the same products we always have in the past."
Boxing has changed a lot over the years, with perhaps one exception - money. The recent Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight was nicknamed "The Money Fight", and in 1917 when Al Palzer from Ossian, Iowa was fighting, money was also the motivator. Promoter and manager Tom O'Rourke was attempting to find someone who could beat the champ at the time, Joe Walcott.
Older siblings don't usually look to younger siblings for help; in the natural order of things, it just doesn't work that way. But when Aaron Flatau's kidneys were failing him and he needed a transplant, his youngest brother turned out to be a perfect match and stepped up to help without hesitation.
Buses, kids, and parents hit the roads a little early this year in Perham, thanks to the new high school going up, with classes getting underway this past Monday, Aug. 28. While some kids may not have been ready to have that morning alarm jar them out of bed just yet, others, who are in fall activities and have been practicing now for a few weeks, said summer is pretty much over anyway.
There were some brand new additions to the old-time festivities of Perham's Pioneer Days last weekend. A petting zoo, blacksmith, vintage cars and motorcycles, and numerous arts and crafts vendors were all part of the weekend-long event. Director of Pioneer Days, Shirley Davidson, says many new vendors were added to give people more reasons to come out to Pioneer Days, and she's already lining up more for 2018, including a rug maker, honey maker, a pie eating contest and homemade donuts. She would also like to double the entertainment from this year and add more kid-friendly activities.