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Letter: Nearly 30 years later, we're still happy to call Perham home

We had lived in small towns before, but never one as progressive as this community. We have had the privilege of watching a new hospital and high school built. Many new housing developments, churches and businesses have made our town a better place.

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PERHAM — Twenty-eight years ago tonight (Nov. 14) our family pulled into the little town of Perham, never dreaming that we would stay so long.

We had lived in small towns before, but never one as progressive as this community. We have had the privilege of watching a new hospital and high school built. Many new housing developments, churches and businesses have made our town a better place.

We have attended benefits, fundraisers, sports events, parades, fabulous music programs and plays. We have observed churches who preach the good news of Jesus actually live out their faith by caring for others in tangible ways.

To this day we run into a schoolteacher who asks about a child who was in their class many years ago. We are called by our first name at restaurants and stores, which give a true family feeling.

So, even though leaving family, friends, the beautiful mountains (and weather!) of Montana was difficult, it was the right thing to do, and we are still happy to call Perham our home.

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