Perham Focus Newsroom
What year was this? ‘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 man tied to seasonal residence break-ins along Highway 78 in Otter Tail County has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Adams James Devorak, 26, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court on June 17. Credit for time served is 64 days. He was placed on supervised probation for 10 years. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
Adam Francis Doehring, 33, of Fergus Falls, pled guilty to charges of malicious punishment of a child in Otter Tail County District Court on June 20. Evidence showed that on June 18, 2012, Doehring used unreasonable force and cruel discipline. A jail sentence of 110 days was stayed for two years, dependent on good behavior. Doehring will pay a $400 fine and complete a domestic abuse assessment. He will also be on supervised probation, reporting to Court Services and the State Department of Corrections. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
Edward Boehner, 44, of Richville, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court June 17 following his fourth alcohol-related driving arrest. Stayed for seven years was a sentence of 42 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Boehner will be required to complete a chemical dependency evaluation through the Otter Tail County Human Services Department. He was arrested last October for driving under the influence of alcohol, and was also cited for driving after cancellation of his driver’s license. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail Correspondent
Aaron Jeffrey Schwartz, 23, of Clitherall, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court June 17 following charges of drug possession, including methamphetamine. The sentence follows an incident last June in which Schwartz was pulled over for a vehicle headlight malfunction near Inspiration Peak, and drugs were found in the vehicle. He will serve 60 days in the county jail, with credit for time already served amounting to 41 days. He will pay a $500 fine. Stayed for five years, depending on good behavior, is a sentence of 13 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St.
Kyle William Diederich, 46, of Vergas, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court June 17 after a conviction related to domestic assault. He also had been charged with use of a weapon with intent to cause fear of immediate bodily harm or death. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred Jan. 29 in Vergas. Diederich was sentenced to 39 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Credit for time already served is 144 days. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
The In Their Own Words Veterans Museum announced this week that it is offering free admission to everyone, all the time, effective immediately. The museum opened in August 2006 in Perham and had previously charged the general public an admission fee. The museum features 6,000-square-feet of gallery space. In one gallery, visitors can follow a self-guided tour and listen to veterans describe what it was like for them to leave home for the first time, prepare for war, experience battle and finally, return home.
Retired United Community Bank employees, left to right, Carol Haugrud, Adeline Dykhoff, Pat Doll, Lois Nelson, Leona Rothiger, Jack Cavanagh, Bill Cavanagh and Dennis Awes were on hand to meet and greet customers on Monday as the bank celebrated its first day of business at its new location, 301 W. Main Street in Perham. Many customers and community members visited the bank that day to see the new building.UCB staff said the move went even better than expected, with no glitches.
Turtle Fest came to a close on Sunday, after nine full days of family fun. Despite some rain here and there, most activities went as planned. Turn-out was generally strong, especially at some of the bigger and traditionally popular events, such as the demo derby and grand parade.
Monroe Crossing is coming to Battle Lake to put on a benefit concert for the Prospect House and Civil War Museum. They will perform on Saturday, June 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lakes Area Community Center on Main Street. There will also be a pulled pork benefit dinner, for an additional cost. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing entertains audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals.