50 years ago Smalley Smiles (by editor Harv Smalley): The weather grabbed the spotlight this week with the first real snow of the year. It made the upcoming Christmas season seem more real, gave the kids a chance to frolic in their favorite white and build snowmen, some of them with forts or castles. Snowmobile enthusiasts had their prayers answered, but some of them who got too daring on thin ice dampened the season by going to their eternal reward.
50 years ago Sportsmen Ask for Cooperation: Perham Sportsmen are a little perturbed over some vandalism at the rifle range this fall. They went to a lot of work to improve the range by erecting a firing bench and some poles and lines to hold targets. Then someone came in and destroyed the bench and knocked down the poles. Better cooperation is needed in future years, and all area sportsmen are asked to help guard against a repeat performance of such vandalism next year.
50 years ago Smalley Smiles (Editor's Column): Deer hunting held the spotlight in this area the past week. Generally, the kill was poor. Last year's record kill around here evidently had something to do with it. There was deer in some areas, but finding them was quite a problem.
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October 15 • Issued verbal warning for speed • Responded to Perham merchant for burglary alarm; false alarm • Assisted Perham resident with child custody issues October 16 • Two vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with burglary alarm; false alarm • Assisted Otter Tail County Child Protection with intake • Issued No Trespass warning October 17 • Issued verbal warning for speed
5 years ago • 'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for lifelong success: A new elective at Perham High School, called REACH, is based on one essential philosophy: failure is not an option. Failure in what, one might ask? The short answer is, life.
10 years ago • Perham water increases by 100 million gallons: In the span of a decade, water use in the city of Perham increased more than 100 million gallons. The data was revealed in a report from Ulteig Engineering, which was approved by the Perham City Council Sept. 24. The water plan was prepared by Ulteig to establish water emergency and water conservation measures. It also lays out a five-year plan for capital projects, such as water-related street, utility and other municipal construction.
We Chose Otter Tail County, new book published by Otter Tail County Historical Society just in time for the county's sesquicentennial celebration. The book is available exclusively at the Otter Tail County Historical Society, 1110 Lincoln Ave W, Fergus Falls, or online through their website, www.otchs.org . The book retails for $9.95.
Upon completion of a competitive application review and selection process, Otter Tail County's DUI Court team members were accepted to attend and actively participate in training sponsored by the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC). Members of the OTC team attended the training Sept. 11-14 in Duluth.
The Youth Outreach scholarship committee of Lions District 5M9 is offering up to nine $1,000 college scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Students must be in their final two years of college and have a major which leads to a career in working with youth. To be eligible the students must have graduated from a high school that is within Lions District 5M9 or their home is in District 5M9. For more information and applications please contact Youth Outreach Chair, Lion Pat Hendrickx at email@example.com or (218) 346-5899.