50 years ago
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.
Temperatures in the mid-40s, a slight breeze and some wave action made for an enjoyable afternoon of walleye fishing last Friday in Otter Tail County. Three of us were on the water in a boat with fishing guide Ross Hagemeister. "We all came prepared with warm clothing and the fishing is great," said retiree Richard Tomhave of Fergus Falls. Hagemeister says it's always a good time when fall fishing is knocking at the door. "I look forward to cooling water temperatures, cool afternoons and great fall fishing," he said. His fishing clients agree.
The third annual JJ's Hog Roast for Hospice was held Aug. 24-25 and raised $5,745 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. The two-day event, which featured music, a car and bike show and a traditional hog roast meal, was held near Pelican Rapids. Over the past three years, the event has raised $11,381 to help provide hospice care to patients and families.
Imagine creating artwork that travels around west central Minnesota. Imagine interacting with people to help them reflect and connect to their communities. Imagine collaborating with other artists on such a venture. That's the imagination behind a new $10,000 art commission just announced by West Central Initiative (WCI) and Springboard for the Arts.