Perham Focus Newsroom
Seated at the head of the table of the Perham Public Library, checking out books for patrons in the early to mid-‘70s, is this woman... who is she? ‘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.
Rainy weather last Saturday took a toll on the Perham Kinship program’s second annual flotilla fundraiser, but roughly 150 die-hard flotation fans still joined in the effort to “float to...
Once upon a time, democrat legislators and Governor Mark Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived and many of the new tax increases are in effect, our state will discover the hard reality that all Minnesotans will be paying more under the tax increases and policies passed by democrats during the 2013 legislative session. In short, democrats in St. Paul think we’re all Richie Rich now. You don’t need to take just my word for it. In June, Gov.
This is an open letter to legislators that represent this area. No letters are being sent directly to those legislators. (1) What is your relationship with ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), i.e. aware of, a member of, received gratuities, attended meetings, voted at those meetings, etc.? (2) What is your relationship with ALEC Model Bills, i.e. aware of, sponsored, voted for, voted against, etc.? I look forward to a response or a nonresponse. Christopher McCrady, Dent, MN
After many meetings and countless volunteer hours, the signature event of the American Cancer Society is ready to go. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Each of the 24 teams will have a campsite activity – food, fun games, information or other things to do and share. The Perham Lions will be serving food from their concession trailer, classic car rides will be available, and people can get massages or haircuts. There will be a cancer education game, and a large silent auction is assembled for all interested.
This past year I have had the honor and privilege of representing such an amazing, supportive community. I would like to start off my final column by thanking everyone in the community who has supported me throughout my journey as Miss Perham. I would like to personally thank Dan Schroeder at the Perham Chamber of Commerce, who has helped open many doors for me this past year.
Fairgoers at the East Otter Tail County Fair will notice new changes in the open class area in the main exhibit building. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded a grant to update the open class area at the fairgrounds. It is the goal of the East Otter Tail County Fair Board to increase awareness about the open class area, and to increase the number of exhibitors and exhibits coming into the fair. The open class area will have a new aesthetic appeal as fairgoers and exhibitors enter and participate in activities in the exhibit building.
A Perham resident who lives on 435th Street reported on June 28 that a checkbook account number had been stolen. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said forged documents amounted to $2,100. Perham police are attempting to locate a man who allegedly stole cable from his former residence on the southwest side of town.
Tubers on Pickerel Lake, north of Underwood, suffered minor injuries after being struck by a boat on July 5 at about 4:30 p.m. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a group of youngsters were being towed on tubes when they were hit by a passing boat. No further details were available at press time. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
A Vergas woman, 71-year-old Dorothy Ross, was injured in a Fourth of July weekend accident near 415th Street and Highway 41, southwest of Vergas. Ross lost control of her vehicle at 3:21 p.m. due to loose gravel on the side of the road. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Ross over-corrected and the vehicle slid sideways into the ditch. She suffered minor cuts and bruises. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent