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The Perham High School Choir and Band concert originally scheduled to take place at the Perham Center for the Arts this Thursday, Oct. 24 has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The change was made due to conflicting sports schedules.
The Reserves collected more than 500 pounds of food and more than $700 through their annual Food Drive.
HISTORY MYSTERY: When was this? Pictured are Vergas Fire Department members. Identify the year this picture was taken. ‘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.
October means one thing at the Otter Tail County Historical Society: it’s time for the annual Haunted Museum. There is something about the crisp cool air and freshly fallen leaves that stir up stories of grisly murders, ax waving maniacs and other blood-curdling tales. So the museum gets a bit ghoulish – for good reason. The history of Otter Tail County is replete with stories that are shocking, spine tingling and bizarre. Held in a darkened museum, storytellers and actors will present accounts of local tales too horrifying to mention.
A school concert, a live performance by a pair of Minnesota musicians, and an exhibit of painting and sculpture are all on the docket at Perham Center for the Arts. First on the calendar is Perham High School’s fall choir and band concert, coming up next Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature several numbers, including the song “MLK,” written by the rock band U2 to commemorate and honor Dr.
Photographer Doug Ohman will explore “Minnesota Byways” on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
It’s time for you to see how good you are at Balderdash. In this game, players make up word definitions, what a movie is about, why someone was famous, etc. Here we go. Keep track. You’re going to be graded on your guesses. First: What was Susan Sternfield known for? She was one of the first Ziegfeld Follies dancers. She crafted the first women’s high heeled shoe in Germany in 1882. She invented the first bicycle seat to conform to a woman’s shape. She was a New York woman who had a collection of over 700 Pez candy dispensers.
Paul Halek of Richville is the new vice-president of retail sales at Homark Homes in New York Mills. “I’m very humbled to be back at the location of my first job when my wife Deb and I made Richville our permanent home back in 2001,” said Halek in a press release. Halek worked up on the hill off of Highway 10 when the company was still Hilltop Homes. “Deb and I have enjoyed getting to know many of the local businesses over the years,” Halek said, “and I’m proud of the commitment Homark Homes has made to New York Mills and the surrounding area by supporting jobs and families with sensi
KLN Family Brands is celebrating its 10th year of offering NutriSource, a super-premium line of dog and cat foods. To celebrate, NutriSource will have a fresh new package design rolling out in January. In addition, the company is honoring the many pet parents who have supported the brand throughout the years by displaying the photo of the Next Top Dog contest winner on its number one selling dog food, adult chicken and rice. The Next Top Dog was an online-based contest for which people submitted their favorite pet photographs to win a spot on the bag.
The Perham FFA chapter traveled to Mahnomen High School Oct. 9 to compete in the regional Forestry Career Development Event. Perham FFA received a score of 795 points and brought home the 4th place ribbon. The team was one of nine to compete. Team member James Vana received a score of 310 and received the 9th place ribbon.