Perham Focus Newsroom
New and returning Perham High School students will learn about the school’s iPad initiative and receive their iPads at special informational sessions scheduled for next week at the Perham High School Auditorium. Each student will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the sessions, in which school policy and the school district’s iEngage initiatives and expectations will be explained. After administration and technology staff are done with their presentations, iPads will be distributed in the high school commons. The sessions are scheduled by class, and are as f
The Finn Creek Museum near New York Mills will be hosting an opportunity for youth ages six to 13 to learn Finnish from museum volunteers and Salolampi staff members. Activities will be held Monday-Thursday, Aug. 19-22, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Finn Creek Museum. This experience will introduce youth to an immersion setting of language learning including songs, games and activities.
The Perham area chapter of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life had seven babies entered in its 20th annual “Lovin’ Life Baby Contest” at the East Otter Tail County Fair this year. All babies were born in 2012. Fairgoers stopped to view the display, which featured the contestant’s photos, pro-life literature, and life-sized fetal modals. People were also invited to share their thoughts on the booth or prolife issues by writing them down on cards that were then posted. One person wrote, “I am unaware of my birth mother’s circumstances.
The Lady Slipper Garden Club held a flower show at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham Aug. 10.
Sen. Bill Ingebrigsten, R-Alexandria, was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities July 25 during the coalition’s summer conference in Bemidji for his positive impact on environmental policy. Ingebrigsten is serving his third term in the Minnesota Senate.
What a great summer we are having here in God’s Country! The Lord has made sure we are truly blessed here in Minnesota, and especially in Otter Tail County. We thank Him for all the goodness that we have enjoyed and for all that is yet to come.
My generation has accumulated a bunch of stuff. I’m no exception. I have accumulated a 1936 Plymouth Businessman’s Coupe. Black. The only color available. A white elephant. An explanation of the origin of the term “white elephant” is in order. In Siam, if you found yourself in disfavor with the king, he would gift you a sacred white elephant. Since they ate tons of food a week, you were eventually bankrupt.
Karla Kay Anderson, 47, of Perham, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court on Monday, charged with second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Court records state that, on Aug. 8 in Dent, Anderson allegedly held a knife against the throat of another woman, inflicting minor injuries. Authorities were called to the scene at 1:51 a.m. Officers interviewed both the victim and a witness to the alleged crime. Anderson’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
A woman was rescued from underneath a vehicle at about 6 a.m. on Aug. 8 after being trapped for eight hours. The woman, whose name was not released, was in an accident at about 10 p.m. the previous evening along Interstate 94, between Dalton and Fergus Falls, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. Passersby evidently felt the incident had been taken care of, not knowing that a victim was underneath the vehicle in the ditch. The extent of the woman’s injuries was not known at press time. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
Barbara Jane Martin, 48, of Deer Creek, will serve six months in Otter Tail County Jail following a drug conviction on Aug. 2. Court records state that on June 27, Martin unlawfully sold one or more mixtures containing methamphetamine. The sheriff’s office and West Central Narcotics Task Force coordinated with the investigation. Charges included a felony related to drug charges in the second degree. Credit for time served is 25 days. A longer sentence in a state prison was stayed.