Perham Focus Newsroom
Hannah Naumann and Branden Burmeister of Battle Lake, Minn., are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Arlene Burmeister, born March 2, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 13...
Lacy and Trent Ament of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Alice Ament, born at 6:07 a.m., on March 1, 2013. She weighed...
Tim and Katie (Wagenman) Domek are the parents of Toby Casper Domek, born Feb. 11, 2013, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s – Detroit Lakes, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
Perham, Minn. -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting comments on the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed expansion of a municipal solid waste incinerator in Perham. The Perham Resource Recovery Facility is operated by the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority through a joint powers agreement between Becker, Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena counties.
Craig and Jill Walter are the parents of Georgina Catherine Walter, born Feb. 14, 2013, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s – Detroit Lakes, weighing 9 pounds, 15 ounces.
Jessica (Wacker) and Matthew Johnson of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Hadley Ryann Johnson, born at 11:43 p.m., on Feb. 28, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care. Grandparents are Ron and Jewel Wacker; Lynda and Jim Roggenkamp; and Steve and Lynn Johnson of New York Mills.
Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
Winners of the 2013 Perham Leadership Hall of Fame awards have been announced. Five recipients will be receiving awards at a banquet in their honor on Thursday, April 11. They include Jeff Morris, Jill Shipman, Linette Grismer, the Grandstand Committee and Catherine Drahmann. The awards, sponsored annually by the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, will be presented in three categories: 1) Leadership Award; 2) Hall of Fame Award, and; 3) Volunteer of the Year Award (new this year).
It's been a while since we visited the Darwin Awards, which are awarded posthumously (or is that "post-humorously?") to those adults who, because of the stupid things they do, remove themselves from our gene pool, thus improving humankind's chances of improvement. One award goes to a 24-year-old woman from Mexico who was on the second floor and needed something from the first floor, and didn't want to waste energy on the stairs. Instead, she opened the safety gate on the industrial elevator, stuck her head in, and shouted down the elevator shaft.
What a difference a year makes. If there is one axiom in covering sports in this area, it is: the state wrestling tournament is exhausting. Last year, I returned to...