Perham Focus staff
549 Family Foundation has announced the Deloris Barnack Kenner Distinguished Alumni Award. Named after PHS graduate Deloris Barnack, the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award will be honored at the Perham High School Commencement Ceremony each year. The award will be given to Perham High School graduates that have positively impacted their community, wherever that may be in the world.
Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm recently announced.
St. Henry's Area School had its annual Book Bonanza competition on May 16, with grade five winning. This is a knowledge bowl style competition with all questions relating to award winning books that the students have read.
A recent reunion of cousins included four individuals with Perham connections that date back four generations.
The Board of Directors of Henning Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center have made what it is calling "the difficult decision" to close the skilled nursing facility in Henning. Avi Katz, CEO of Henning Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, stated that "today is a sad day for the Henning family, for the Henning community, for the residents in our Care Center and for the employees who have cared for so many community members throughout the years."
Way to go, spellers!
Real Estate RESULTS has hired Robb Reed to their team as an sales agent/realtor. Reed will also continue to work for Perham Health as a Chiropractic Doctor and as a paramedic for Perham Area EMS. Cal Dockter, broker/owner said "We feel fortunate to have Robb on our team. With his knowledge of lakes and land, he will be a great asset to the real estate community". Reed and his wife, Illene, live in Perham and have three daughters. He and his family enjoy hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.
The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces four finalists from the essay contest portion of the Great American Think-Off. These four essayists each win $500 and a trip to New York Mills in June for the live debate. During the debate, the finalists argue their side of the question, "To vote or not to vote: does it matter?" Two finalists will assert that yes, voting matters, while the other two finalists will argue that no, voting does not matter.
Otter Tail County is hosting a free informational session to help people understand the basic principles of how a septic system works. A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) representative will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions on private well and water systems.