Perham Focus staff report
More than 700 people attended the Perham Sportsman's Club's 10th Annual Chili Feed, held at The Cactus on Oct. 26. In a press release to the Focus, organizers deemed the event "an incredible success," and noted that a large number of young people were among this year's crowd. Proceeds from the event will allow the Sportsman's Club to continue offering outdoor gun and hunting safety opportunities for youth, mentored hunts for youth and disabled veterans, conservation initiatives and more.
Diana Porath has been named Perham-Dent School District's Teacher of the Year. Porath has worked for the district since 1978, and has been teaching math at the Perham Area Learning Center (ALC) for the past nine years.
Perham area residents—and their dogs—are invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new Wardale Dog Park in Perham. A leash cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, though the celebration will run from 4:30-7 p.m. The dog park is located at Arvig Park, along County Road 8 on the north side of town.
Saturday, May 13, postal workers across the country will be collecting food for the National Association of Letter Carriers' 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers will be picking up non-perishable food items at mailboxes and ensuring that those donations get to local food shelves. Simply set out any food donations before your letter carrier's normal pick-up time (he or she will be delivering and collecting mail as usual, on top of collecting food donations, so that pickup time could be slightly later than usual).
A familiar face is on the cover of Twin Cities Business magazine. Cory Hepola, a 2000 Perham High School graduate, is one of five notable young broadcasters in the metro area to be featured in the March issue’s cover story, “Building a brand in a new era of broadcasting: young broadcasters face more competition, less income and lots of social media anxiety.”
After a 10-day-long investigation, a Perham father's search to find his missing daughter is over.
New York Mills natives Jason and Lacey Schik received gut-wrenching news in June: their oldest child, Lucille, age 4, was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a grade IV type of brain cancer. Lucille had been complaining of headaches for awhile, and MRIs revealed the reason why -- hiding inside her little head was a tumor the size of a pool ball.
A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to Van Dyke, the man was overcome by the poisonous gas and was found by his wife, who called 911.
Nest, Perham’s new and highly-anticipated coffee shop and retail kitchen store, will be celebrating its soft opening on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The store is located at 902 Market Street, across from Dean’s Country Market. The coffee shop, which will be relocating to Nest from its current site at Wild Goose, will open at 6:30 a.m. The coffee shop at Wild Goose will be closed as of Tuesday. Other operations at Wild Goose will remain the same.
Arvig’s Marketing Manager, Lisa Greene, has been appointed Senior Manager of Marketing, the company announced last week. In her new role, Greene will be responsible for Arvig’s marketing strategy and...