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This photo is of a local school sports team in the 1930s. What team is it? (Identify the school and sport.) ‘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. If you have a personal story that relates to the photo, or have new details about its contents, we will work with the museum to have that additional information put on record.
Melissa Lerud and David Saewert wish to announce their upcoming wedding on Saturday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Reception and dance to follow at...
Jamie and Christina Carlson are the parents of Dahlila Ann Carlson, born March 11, 2013, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s – Detroit Lakes, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
Cris and Jessica (Frost) Ganske, of Richville, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Giselle Ganske, born March 22, 2013. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and...
Tressa (Dewar) Holzer and Jim Leaders of Sebeka, Minn., are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Terralyn June Leaders, born at 1:59 a.m., on March 22, 2013. She...
They came, they saw, they conquered. Excited kids were quick to scoop up more than 2,000 Easter eggs at the Ottertail Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.
St. Henry’s Area Catholic School will be having its Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, March 26 from 4:30-6 p.m. Principal Jason Smith will be meeting with parents, while prospective students participate in classroom activities. Smith said it’ll be a “semi-open house style” event, and families can come and go as they please. It’s not necessary to be at the school for the full hour and a half. St. Henry’s School serves students of all denominations, in grades kindergarten through six. For more information, contact Smith at 346-6190.
Due to the efforts of Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program, more than 140,000 students in more than 200 schools now have more opportunities to walk to school, and more than 160,000 employees in more than 900 businesses are benefiting from work place wellness programs, the Minnesota Department of Health announced recently. Since 2009, the Statewide Health Improvement Program, or SHIP, has offered local public health agencies and tribal governments grants to pursue the health improvement strategies most needed in their area.
“When we walk together we are bigger than cancer.” This is the theme of the 2013 East Otter Tail Relay For Life. Relay organizers believe this theme expresses the purpose of this mid-summer event – getting people together one night each year to celebrate victories over cancer, honor survivors, remember those who have lost their lives to the disease, and commit themselves to fighting it all year long. The relay is always held the second Friday in July – this year, it will be July 12.
Perham High School students in Shelley Bunkowske’s social studies classes are participating in a regional National History Day competition at the University of Minnesota, Moorhead. The competition’s main focus is to teach solid research skills, meeting Minnesota state standards in research.