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Name at least three of these people. HINT: Picture was taken in 1971, at Meyer’s Service Station. ‘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.
Thirteen hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program, including one from Perham Health, Eugene Jahnke. According to a press...
Freezing rain, fog and icy roads resulted in multiple accidents in Otter Tail County last weekend, Jan. 10 through Jan. 12. Injuries were reported but none were life-threatening. Following is a summary of the incidents. One injured near Perham, spends several hours in car A driver and only occupant of a vehicle was injured when he left the roadway and struck a tree near Big Pine Lake, east of Perham, at 12:30 a.m. on Jan.
The Perham Focus office will be closed today, due to the weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Sales and editorial staff will be checking emails from home. We will reopen tomorrow (Friday) under our regular business hours.
Jan. 7 marked the first meeting of 2014 for the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. Starting a one-year term as county board chairman is Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids. Serving as vice chair for the next 12 months will be Roger Froemming of Parkers Prairie. The other three county board members are Doug Huebsch of Perham, Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls and John Lindquist of Dalton. Otter Tail County is comprised of an area that’s larger than the state of Rhode Island. The county budget is close to $80 million on an annual basis.
Spots are still available for vendors at the 2014 Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show in Perham, and those interested in participating are encouraged to reserve a space soon. Featuring free admission again this year, the show is expected to draw in a large crowd of people from all over the area. The show will be held at the Perham Area Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Teaching Perham High School students about cultural diversity and tolerance is what World Cultures Day is all about. All day next Wednesday, Jan. 15, the school’s halls will be filled with learning opportunities behind every door. Scheduled events this year will include a performance of “Daughters of Africa,” by the Mixed Blood Theatre of the Twin Cities, starting at 2:10 p.m. in the school auditorium and open to the entire student body.
Who is this? ‘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.
The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County has announced some free January activities at both of Perham’s museums. The In Their Own Words Veterans Museum will feature an art show of original oils and watercolors by local artist and veteran Erv Weigsheid. These landscapes, depicting local scenes, will adorn the main gallery walls for two weeks starting Tuesday, Jan. 14. Also coming up at ITOW is a free family movie day on Saturday, Jan.
An 18-year-old Detroit Lakes man appeared in Otter Tail County District Court last Friday for his alleged involvement in the theft of a vehicle, guns, computer and other items from a Perham home. Jesse Alan Strong is charged with burglary in the second degree, tied to a case that dates to Nov. 26. Court records state that Strong and an accomplice burglarized a residence in Perham and stole a vehicle from the premises.