Perham Focus staff
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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.
What does creating change for the better look like in Perham? For Kinship, it's about engaging the community and enforcing that we are "Better Together" when it comes to making an impact. Kinship received a $5,000 West Central Initiative Community Change Makers Grant award to provide updated marketing and communication for new School-Based and Community-Based Programs that Kinship will be rolling out in the 19/20 school year.
Bremer Dixie Carow Gage Lippman Carson Breitenfeldt Memorial Michelle Swyter Dylan Fudge Max Tostenson Colton Kostynick Davin Bauck Memorial Tayler Parks Sierra Edvall Sydney Goltz Dent American Legion Aux Tayler Parks Hailey Wegscheid Dent American Legion Justin Dickerson Tayler Parks Annika Kovar Cory Orvik Memorial Hailey Wegscheid Dylan Fudge Dent Lions Justin Dickerson Sierra Edvall
United Community Bank was named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Fix Up Lender at the Platinum Level for 2018. "The Fix-Up program through Minnesota Housing is such a great program for many homeowners. Customers that we work with are pleasantly surprised by the great terms we are able to provide through this loan program. I recommend it to anyone looking to make home improvements," says UCB mortgage lender Lisa Glynn.
The second Annual Tee Off 'Fore' Autism Golf Tournament is set for June 28 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club. The cost for this nine-hole, four-person scramble is $100/person and includes golf, cart, dinner, prizes and fun. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. with a shotgun start at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with awards to follow.
Local author Mary Wasche will be at the History Museum on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Wasche was first published at age seventeen after winning a state writing contest. During the ensuing decades, Wasche worked as a dental hygienist, teacher, small business owner, and bank executive while continuing to be a contributing writer to national and regional publications. She lives in lakes country Minnesota with her husband.
On April 6, more than 650 youth in 132 teams from across Minnesota participated in the 4-H State Project Bowl, the second largest 4-H event of the year. The 4-H State Project Bowl challenges teams of three to six youth to test their knowledge on a variety of animal science and agriculture topics including dairy, dogs, general livestock, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits and wildlife conservation.