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The Perham High School auditorium will be a busy place in the next week, with two school concerts coming up. First, on Friday, May 17, a choir Pops Concert will start at 7 p.m. There is no admission cost and the public is welcome to attend. The concert will feature 20 different acts, ranging from classic country to current pop. Pops concerts tend to be a tribute to the school’s seniors, so they’re featured as much as possible.
A pickup truck, riding mower and small shed were destroyed or damaged in a fire and explosion reported in Eagle Lake last Thursday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said local fire departments were dispatched to an area of about 10 wooded acres burning south of Battle Lake. A clearing in the damaged area had apparently been used as a campsite. Total loss was not known at press time. Cause of the fire remains under investigation. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
‘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.
I am Fikri Rahmat, an exchange student from Indonesia. I have been in Perham since August 10 and now I am going to leave for my home community in Indonesia. It feels so quick. I would like to thank everyone in my host community for being tolerant and very welcoming to me. Thanks to Mary Anderson as my host family, World Heritage, YES Program, U.S.
OK, I am not the smartest person in the world, but, seriously, why should I freak out, run for the hills and get all up in arms about gun owners or gay marriage? If a citizen wants to own a gun or many guns, that does not need to affect my life or my equal rights. The only real question that we should be asking gun owners is whether or not they are responsible, law-abiding and relatively sane people.
Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cleaning ladies, and some mothers are gardeners and mowers of lawns. Mothers drive trucks, and own chain saws, both of which they can put to good use. And most mothers understand that baking cookies is more important than washing windows. Mothers are nurses and doctors and counselors and chauffeurs. They’re developers of personalities, vocabularies, and attitudes.
Isaiah and Savannah (Spreeman) Mohn of Detroit Lakes, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Quincy Anton Mohn, born May 6, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds, 1...
Ben and Jill (Swiers) Baker are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan John Swiers Baker, born May 9, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was...
Bill and Kim (Grauman) Rehborg of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Rehborg, born on May 12, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds,...
Three Perham High School students participated in the 2013 Minnesota State History Day Competition at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on Saturday, May 4. All three performed well and placed near the top of their competition categories. Marlee Curtis received an Honorable Mention, placing in the top eight in the Individual Documentary category and also winning a topical award for “Humanitarian Projects.” Her documentary topic was, “The Minnesota Starvation Experiment.” Lauren Anderson and Paityn Lund received fifth place in the Group Performance category with their “Failure is