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Hoot's Sports and Lund Boats is proud to announce that the Angler - Young Angler fishing tournament will be held on Little Pine Lake on Saturday, May 31. The tournament will host up to 50 teams of three anglers, one adult and two young anglers 17 years old or younger. The winning local team will win a Lund boat, motor and trailer and the right to advance to the International Championship AYA tournament to be held at Kenora, Ontario. Winners from seven U.S.
With spring just around the corner, Dreams for Kids board and committee members are planning for their third annual bike run. This year's run is scheduled for July 19, with the ride held at PlayTime Sports Bar in Perham. A kick-off party for the event has been set for March 8 at PlayTime. Music by Billy D. & Crystal's will be provided for the evening. The event will start at 8:30 p.m.
It's time for area teams to sign up for Perham's 13th Annual Spring Fling Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held April 5-6 and is open to boys teams in grades 3-9. Each team will be gauranteed three games. Registration is $100 per team. Teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and is limit to the first 12 teams in each age division. Registraion deadline is April 2. For more information, call Dave Cresap at 218-346-1700 before 8:15 a.m. or between 12-1 p.m.
By John George email@example.com After a slow start, "Charlie's Angels", the Perham gymnastics team led by head coach Charlie Fleck, roared past the competition for their fifth straight Class A State Championship Friday afternoon in St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The Yellowjackets scored a 148.750, nearly four points ahead of second place New Prague (145.0). After the first rotation, the Jackets probably would have thought you were crazy if you told them they'd finish with a score of over 148.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org The Yellowjackets final home match of the season proved to be anti-climactic. Park Rapids had four forfeits and the Jackets picked up three first period pins and a pair of tech falls in a 58-13 win Thursday night at Prairie Wind Gymnasium. Senior heavyweight Jordan Palubicki returned from lingering back problems to pin Park Rapids' Kyle Blanchard in :49 seconds, to take team honors with the quickest win. Isaac Werner pined Adam Branstrom in just :51 seconds at 112 pounds. Thursday, January 31 Perham 58, Park Rapids 13 103--Andrew Gorentz (P) def.
A terrified Perham woman discovered a strange man with a knife standing in the kitchen of her home at 4 a.m. on Friday, January 25. According to police records, the woman woke up around 4 a.m. to let her dogs outside. After putting the dogs in an outdoor kennel, the woman went back into her house in northeast Perham to fire up a woodstove in the basement. Upon returning upstairs, she found a man standing in her kitchen. The woman reportedly screamed at the intruder to get out of her house, asking what he wanted.
By John George sports@eot Everyone into the Minnesota sports scene know's who Crunch is. He's the high-flying mascot for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Although he's known for his on-court antics, he's a quite, humble, even shy wolf when he's off the court. After making his fourth appearance in Perham last Friday to cheer on the Yellowjacket boys basketball team in their win over Pelican Rapids, Crunch finally decided to sit down with me and "let his hair down" in this exclusive interview. Where did you grow up? Where does your pack hail from?
When: January 26 Time: Noon Where: Prairie Wind Gymnasium, Perham Cost: $5 Adults; $3 Students Teams (Current Average) 2007 True Team Finish 1. Martin County West (144.083) 9th 2. Perham (142.684) 1st 4. Becker (141.958) 4th 6. Detroit Lakes (140.517) 3rd 8. Pine Island (140.142) 7th 9. Melrose (138.658) DNP 10. Jackson County Central (137.825) DNP 11. Annandale (137.217) DNP 12. New London-Spicer (136.533) 8th 13.
A spaghetti dinner/silent auction to help raise funds to provide a service dog for a rural Dent boy is scheduled for Sunday, January 20. The fundraiser will run from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham. Six-year-old Wyatt Herrmann is scheduled to meet his dog Ivan for the first time at the fundraiser.
A 28-year-old Perham man has been charged in Otter Tail County District Court with First Degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13. On Dec. 28, Joshua John Solmon appeared in court on the felony charge and has been incarcerated in lieu of $50,000 bond. Perham Police Officer Michael Christopherson and a child protection specialist with the Otter Tail County Human Services Department responded to a report that on Dec. 24 Solmon had engaged in sexual contact with the child.