Perham Focus Newsroom
Jenny and Paul DeYonge of New York Mills are proud to announce the birth of their son, Izak Alan DeYonge, born at 11:20 a.m., on April 20, 2013. He weighed...
Ronda and Reece Tumberg of Bluffton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Revven James Tumberg, born at 11 p.m., on April 18, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds,...
Chet Czeck and Jennifer Austin of New York Mills, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Teresa Mae Czeck, born March 22, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds, 8...
Perham Area EMS recently received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium. The consortium is part of the HeartRescue Project, which assembles the country’s leading emergency and resuscitation experts to expand successful city and county sudden cardiac arrest response programs to statewide levels. A primary objective of the program is to develop an integrated community response to sudden cardiac arrest, ensuring everyone is prepared to respond by calling 911, starting chest compressions immediately and using an AED.
Perham High School students brought multiple awards home from the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair, held in Minneapolis April 7-9. Winning Grand Awards for their projects were Riley Tostenson, with a bronze medal in the Environmental Management Division, and Michael Thompson, with a bronze medal in the Materials and Bioengineering Division.
A Lakescaping and Rain Garden Seminar will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Thumper Pond in Ottertail. According to the event organizer, the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the seminar is a way to get energized and ready for spring while learning about native plants.
The newest retail outlet in Perham, Level III, had a soft opening April 6. Owner Andrea Greiff, who also owns Dot and Minnie’s, right across the street from Level III, said the opening went well. “So far, so good,” she said with a smile earlier this week. The shop, which sells women’s clothing and accessories, will celebrate its grand opening the first week of May.
LYRA, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham. The public is invited to share in this event. The first part of the concert will include sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The second part will be made up of Russian folk songs. The concert will last approximately one hour.
The process that will eventually end with acceptance or rejection of a proposed campground near the southeast side of Otter Tail Lake will not include an Environmental Impact Statement, as determined by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. The board decided at a meeting last week that enough information was previously provided through a mandatory Environmental Assessment Worksheet.
First timers to the Antique Sporting Collectibles and Fish Decoy Show held over the weekend at the Perham Area Community Center weren’t disappointed. “It’s amazing what you see here,” said retiree Richard Tomhave of Fergus Falls on Saturday afternoon. “As an avid hunter and fisherman, you quickly see that there’s more to this show than just displays of fish decoys.”