Perham Focus Newsroom
MINNEAPOLIS -- For nearly two days the Timberwolves had fumed over a hard-to-swallow loss in Boston . On Wednesday at Target Center they gained a measure of atonement. Forward Kevin...
Road construction is over for this year, but county workers are already gearing up for future projects. At last week’s meeting of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, Assistant Highway Engineer Chuck Grotte talked briefly about the road construction projects completed this year, as well as some design projects that are in process and road work scheduled to begin in 2014 and beyond. Discussion followed regarding projects throughout the county, including a Highway 9 reconstruction project near Pelican Rapids, a Highway 32 overlay project near Dead Lake in central Otter Tail County
Karkela, Hunt, Cichosz and Jensen, PLLP has announced the addition of Sarah Cheshire as an associate, effective Nov. 12. Cheshire will practice in the areas of family law, general civil...
Who is this former Perham High School Teacher? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it.
Otter Tail County has just been given a new logo, with an old look. Reflecting the nostalgic feel that visitors say the Lakes Country invokes in them, the logo has...
Bill Karl Fick, 48, and Penny Lynn Fick, 39, will both be spending time in jail for their part in the abuse and neglect of multiple horses and llamas at their property in rural Vergas last winter. The Ficks were sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court on Dec. 9, following charges of horse abuse and mistreatment of animals. A search and seizure at the Fick property was conducted this past February by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Humane Society.
Slick roads and driving too fast were contributing factors in a number of accidents around Otter Tail County. The county sheriff’s office reported five recent accidents, including one at the intersection of Highway 60 and 425th Avenue in Perham, and another just southeast of Perham, at the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 10. Other crashes were reported along Highway 83 near Battle Lake, west of Wadena on Highways 75 and 29, and at Ironwood Drive in Fergus Falls. No deaths or severe injur
Hokki stools are a recent addition to many of the classrooms at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. These unique seats offer kids a chance to ‘move while they sit,’ according to school counselor Julie Vomacka, as the bottom is slightly rounded and offers gentle movement while remaining in place. The stools help improve focus and concentration for some students, Vomacka stated in an email to the Focus, adding, “Staff and students want to say ‘thank you’ to the Family 549 Foundation for their grant to help make these available to our kids.”
Who is this man? Hint: He was a Reverend in Perham in 1970. ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it.
The drunk driver involved in an accident that caused serious injuries to a Perham man in August has been sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court. Ryan Nathan Palmer, 35, of Richville, was sentenced Dec. 2 to four years’ probation, following a felony conviction for operating a vehicle with negligence while under the influence of alcohol, court records show. The sentence is a stay of imposition pursuant to successful completion of probation standards.