Perham Focus Newsroom
Northwoods Assembly in Perham is continuing to expand. This Easter, the church opens its third location – this time in Walker, Minn. Gary and Kristen Flow will serve as pastors of the new Northwoods Life Church. Gary comes from Arkansas and brings southern hospitality to his work. His wife, Kristen, is originally from the Walker area. The Flows have both attended ‘church planting boot camp’ through the Assemblies of God, are licensed ministers through Northwoods Assembly in Perham, and are pursuing their credentials with the Assemblies of God.
Perham High School will be sending five projects to state competition for National History Day at the University of Minnesota on May 4.
Jeremy and Jennifer Krause, founders of Thrive Rescue Home in Pattaya, Thailand, will be ministering at Northwoods Assembly on Easter Sunday, as well as on Wednesday, April 3 at 7...
FARGO – When North High School administrators bumped “grinding” from allowable dances at this year’s prom, lots of students thought outlawing the up-close-and-personal style of dancing would make attendance thin. But thanks to an impromptu dance academy, there’s a good chance at least some Spartans will cut footloose.
GLYNDON – When someone’s house catches on fire in the city, it’s important to get the fire chief on the phone right away. It’s especially important when the house happens to be owned by the fire chief. That’s what happened to Glyndon Fire Chief Bob Cuchna, who was at work at the Fargo Fire Department at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when he heard about the fire at his house at 351 County Highway 9 in rural Clay County. Cuchna is both a captain for the full-time fire department in Fargo and chief of Glyndon’s volunteer unit.
We are a small group of 35 members that promotes conservation, the environment, horticulture, youth gardening, etc. Too often we forget to pay our dues and say “Thank You” to those businesses, both large and small, that help maintain our existence. The Perham community is a vibrant and progressive group that never seems to falter. Their support to groups like ours restores the faith, so to speak, which makes you want to carry on! Our recent Horticulture Day (March 16), hampered by cold and snow, did not diminish our local supporters and vendors from attending.
Ways you can tell that spring is coming: First, some archaeological remnants of last summer’s civilization begin appearing here and there in your yard. These partial apparitions at first seem almost foreign, but as snow melts, and more of them come into view, some faint memories begin to appear.
The fundraising process is underway for a new cattle barn at the East Otter Tail County Fairgrounds. Members on the barn’s building committee have sent letters out to producers and agricultural businesses, and have attended township annual meetings, to request donations for the project. A public Meat Bingo event has also been planned, and will take place in April. “We’ve currently raised $16,000 and we’d like to reach $50,000 before we begin construction,” said Karen Gorentz, co-chair on the barn’s building committee.
A possible new design for Perham’s south side water tower is making a splash around town. The design, while not final, has been shared at public meetings over the last couple weeks, to widely positive reviews. Ryan Stigman, who last summer came up with the logo design for Tuffy Stadium, has drafted a Yellowjackets-themed design for the tower. There may still be one or two other student-designed alternative concepts for the city to consider, as well.
Christi Stoll has joined the United Way of Otter Tail County team as the Volunteer and Events Coordinator. Stoll will be based in Perham thanks to an in-kind office space donation from Perham Health. The United Way office will be located at the site of the former hospital, at 735 3rd Street SW. Stoll grew up in Seattle and moved to Perham in 2005 with her husband, Jim. The couple has two children, Anna and Mike.