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Due to icy road conditions, there will be no school today, (Friday, March 7) for Perham-Dent Schools.
WHO are these men? Hint: Picture taken at Perham Depot in 1940. ‘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.
This is a monthly feature of our Columns & Commentary page, in which we either applaud a person, group or event for something positive that we feel is worthy of a little credit (Applause), and/or address something that gives us pause; something that we feel deserves to be addressed in a public forum like the newspaper (A Pause). We welcome rebuttals and feedback. Applause / A Pause expresses the collective opinions of the Perham Focus editorial staff.
Mary Chase and Colleen Sazama will be out and about in Perham again this week, spreading the word to friends, family and community members about what Multiple Sclerosis is and how people are joining in the fight against it. Chase and Sazama have gotten to be familiar faces in town over the past several years, annually meeting with business owners and local residents to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Local fiber artists Karen Aakre, Joan Ellison, Katy Olson, and Sharon Marquardt will open a show at the Cultural Center. It will be on display from Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 15 in the Center’s gallery. From Sheep to Shawl is an installation of fiber pieces which illustrate the arc of fiber arts from functional to purely visual. These four women have created with fibers for 20 to 30 years.
Where in Perham was this hardware store located? (Hint: owned and operated by Frank Hassler) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. This week, one of our readers asked for help tracking down some of her family’s history. Contact us at 346-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , with answers. No one guessed the answer to last week’s history mystery, which pictured Lester Platt, of Perham Jobbing Co.
A new option in equine health care is available to area horse owners. Excelling Performance was recently founded by Nicole Jahnke, of Verndale, Minn. to offer equine massage services throughout...
“Transfer of Memory,” a traveling exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors who live in Minnesota, is coming to the Otter Tail County Historical Society. The exhibit can be seen until March 28. Coordinating events will be at the Fergus Falls Public Library in March. Each portrait shows a story of survival during difficult circumstances; yet, as a collection, the images focus on life and hope. Their lives are a constant reminder of the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit. An opening night reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
UPDATE: Richard James O’Reilly, the offender who walked away from the Department of Corrections’ Challenge Incarceration Program, was apprehended in the Sturgeon Lake area by the Pine County Sheriff's Office, the DOC Fugitive Unit and the State Patrol. O’Reilly was located at a residence and peacefully gave himself up at noon today.
Vendor spots are filling up fast for the 2014 Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show in Perham, and those interested in participating are encouraged to reserve their space soon. Featuring free admission again this year, the show is expected to draw a large crowd of people from all over the area. The show will be held at the Perham Area Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.