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More than 100 students from Heart of the Lakes Elementary, St. Henry's Catholic and St. Paul's Lutheran schools in Perham participated in a Fall Americanism Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of local VFW Post 4020. Kindergarten through second grade students colored a "Pledge of Allegiance" print, and students in third and fourth grades created posters labeled "Uncommon Heroes," which honored an individual or group of people who have served in the United States military. Local winners included: Molly Pearson, first place, and Trinity Covington, second place.
The Yellowjacket Speech team took second out of 11 teams at a tournament in Staples on Saturday. The Yellowjackets competed with just half their team members due to illness and other school trips. Even with only half the team, however, they only missed first place by 18 points. The team travels to Apple Valley this weekend to compete at the Star Tribune Eastview Lightning Classic. It is one of the largest tournaments in the state. Staples offered a final round and Perham placed in finals in 12 out of 13 categories.
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School in Perham celebrated 100 days of school last Thursday. All the first grade students, along with a handful of adults, formed the number 100 out of 100 people.
Submitted photo The Perham High School National Honor Society inducted new members on Feb. 4. National Honor Society recognizes students who show excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Within three weeks, Perham may have another Internet provider. If all goes as planned, A Better Wireless of Henning will have installed an antenna with capabilities to offer wireless Internet service to customers here in town. The company is currently installing an antenna on top of a radio tower about four miles outside of New York Mills, along Highway 10. This antenna will bring a signal to everyone within an estimated nine-mile radius, which includes most of Perham.
The 2013 Perham High School Snow Week King Josh Werner and Queen Reagen Vaughan were crowned at a coronation during the Snow Week dance on Feb. 9.
Minnesota's senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided. "My expectation is that we will see the cuts take effect," U.S. Rep. John Kline told reporters Monday after meeting with legislators in the Minnesota Capitol. Kline cited a report that shows if Washington politicians allow the cuts, more than 4,600 Minnesotans in defense-related jobs will be out of work. He did not have figures for how many others could be affected. The automatic cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to hit next month.
A great deal of growth has happened at KLN Family Brands in the last year or so, and there's more where that came from. Perham's largest employer is showing strong signs of progress in all four of its product lines - Kenny's Candy, Barrel O' Fun, Tuffy's Pet Foods and Nutheads. At Kenny's Candy, a new 50,000-square-foot expansion is underway, and is expected to be operational by spring, according to Charlie Nelson, Director of Sales and Marketing at KLN.
A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents. Key in a proposal released last Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour from the current $6.15. Minnesota is one of four states with minimum wages lower than the federal $7.25 level. "What we are trying to do here is to put some buying power in people's pockets," Sen.
Keshia Fulford of Perham is proud to announce the birth of her son, Porter James Fulford, born Feb. 10, 2013. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Corey Nyhus and Dr. Randel Stolee at Perham Health. Grandmother is Crystal Fulford, Perham.