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A tornado tore through an area west of Bluffton Thursday, damaging houses, ripping down trees, and flipping automobiles. A rare Tornado Emergency was issued for the Wadena area after confirmed tornados touched down near Bluffton, Wadena, Sebeka and Nimrod. A Tornado Warning was issued for East Otter Tail County Thursday including Perham and New York Mills. As a system with possible tornadic activity moved into the area from the southwest.
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The Perham Yellowjacket cross country team will be hosting their 4th Annual Labor Day 5K on Monday, Sept. 7. The run will be held at the PHS Cross Country course, located at Arvig Park/Pioneer Grounds, starting at 8 a.m. In addition to the 5K run, there will be a 5K walk and a 1K fun run for kids. The kids fun run will begin at 9 a.m. Cost to enter the run will be $15 if you register before Sept. 2, and $20 after that date.
PHS Volleyball Camp June 25-27 Perham Volleyball is proud to present another fantastic opportunity for Perham area volleyball players to improve their skills by attending Perham's 7th Annual Summer Volleyball Camp June 25-27. This summer's camp features former University of North Dakota head volleyball coaches, Kari and Katy Peterson.
The Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be hosting their Summer 2009 Gymnastics Camp July 28-31 in Hauer Gymnasium at Perham High School. Camp Director Charlie Fleck, the head coach of the six-time defending Class A State Champs, will be assisted at the camp by Heidi Fleck, head coach at American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo, Curt Sherbrooke, head coach at Bismarck, ND where he is the eight-time North Dakota Coach of the Year, Ben Tobler, assistant coach at Becker High School, and University of Minnesota gymnasts Jamie Bullock and Jade Beattie. Cost for the camp will be $200.
Perham CC Camp July 6-10 Sign up now for the 2009 Perham Yellowjacket Cross Country Camp. The camp will be July 6-10 at Bemidji State University. Camp activities will include games, "Yuk Wars", swimming, tubing, biking, rock climbing, movie and ice cream night, video gaming, shopping, guest speakers, which include former PHS runners and NCAA collegiate runners, and, of course, running the trails in the area. The camp will cost $200. Pre-registration is due before June 1. For more information, contact Jeff Morris at 218-371-5992 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Due to several equipment problems, the Mid-State Conference Gymnastics Meet scheduled for Frazee on Feb. 14 has been moved to Hauer Gymnasium in Perham High School (200 5th Street SE). They will follow the same schedule that had been drawn up by Frazee, with the meet starting at 12:00 noon. Teams participating in the meet are: Perham, Frazee, Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids.
By Brian Wierima email@example.com The learning process continues for the Northern Power League and the Lakes Area Screaming Eagles semipro football team, which both will be entering its second season this coming May. After what can be considered a successful inaugural season in 2008, some additions and changes are on its way for the 2009 campaign, said Northern Power League commissioner and owner of the Screaming Eagles Jason McCloskey. "We did some reorganization through the league to become more business mind-set to run a non-profit organization," McCloskey said.
The Perham Home Run Club will be hosting their 5th Annual Gaming Night at Mulligan's Pub & Eatry on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7-10 p.m. The cost for the Gaming Night is $25, which includes: All you can eat and drink, a Texas Hold 'em Tournament, gun raffles, pull tabs, tip boards, a live auction and a silent auction . Live entertainment will begin at 10 p.m. and go through 1 a.m. All proceeds from the Gaming Night will go to the Perham American Legion and VFW baseball programs. Tickets are available through Legion and VFW?baseball parents, Mulligan's, and the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce.
I?had the great pleasure this past weekend of being an honored guest at the Distinguished Service Awards presented by Special Olympics Minnesota. I was the lucky recipient of the Outstanding Media Coverage Award. I was tremendously honored to receive the award. In my opinion, the one truely deserving of the media award was there to receive another award. Corinne Schattschneider of Perham was honored as the 2008 Special Olympics Minnesota Outstanding Coach. We were two of 15 honorees.