Perham Focus Newsroom
Celebrate small town history with “Dalton, Never A Dull Moment,” at the Dalton Opera House on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Dalton’s history comes alive through a unique combination of actor portrayals, old time music and storytelling. Local figures such as State Senator Ole “Just As Soon As He Gets His Plowing Done” Sageng, and Olava Wick, who infamously cut off the frostbitten toes of a patient using a homemade saw, will be portrayed.
Witty, unique folk artists, the Okee Dokee Brothers, will be performing at the New York Mills City Hall Ballroom next Wednesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend; free admission tickets are available at the New York Mills Public Library. The Okee Dokee Brothers are Grammy-winning musicians Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing. The duo combines witty, off-the-wall humor and a unique folk style to their high-energy concerts, which are appropriate for all audiences. Their 2013 album, “Can you Canoe?
Perham Health recently announced the recipients of its 2013 Health Care Career Educational Scholarship. Five area students pursuing careers in the health care field were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship program is intended to encourage people to enter or advance themselves in a health care career, and is awarded to high school seniors or post-secondary students residing in the Perham Health service area.
Who is this man? ‘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.
A vehicle, boat motor, and heater were among multiple items reported stolen in the area over the past few days. Northeast of New York Mills on Friday, June 14, a vehicle that had been loaned from a resident of Curve Road was reported as stolen. The vehicle had not been returned after three weeks. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was informed just before 6 p.m. on Friday. Northwest of Henning, a mailbox and post were taken from a driveway on Highway 61. The call came in to law enforcement at 10:46 a.m.
Damages were reported at two area golf courses over the weekend. The greens at Thumper Pond, near Ottertail, were vandalized overnight on Friday. A call came in to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 9:06 a.m. on June 15. It appeared that the vandalism and damage to the green was caused by a two-wheel drive pickup. At Rolling Hills Golf Couse on Highway 9, north of Pelican Rapids, a driver lost control of a vehicle and ran over a cable and two wooded posts.
Three accidents involving deer happened over the weekend, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. No serious injuries to drivers were reported. Alcohol played a factor in one of the accidents. In one crash, a driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer near the intersection of Highway 35 and Kruger Loop near Perham. The mishap took place at 10:51 p.m. on June 14. A citation was issued since the accident was alcohol-related. Another driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer, along County Highway 1, at 2:53 a.m.
The communities of Perham and New York Mills have recently lost three well known and well respected, long-time leaders, who leave behind many friends, family, and fond memories. They also leave behind their own unique legacies, as each one of them was an outstanding member of the community, giving back in a myriad of meaningful ways. They are Bob Kinlund, Jack Bishop and Harley Karvonen. Those who most closely knew these men will remember them intimately as their fathers, brothers, husbands, neighbors. The community, as a collective whole, will remember them less intimately, but wi
Turtle Fest 2013 is going on now through this Sunday, June 23.