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Amanda Adkins and Anthony Thorsvig, both of Detroit Lakes, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Amanda, the daughter of Clifford and Sheri Adkins Jr. of Detroit Lakes, is attending the University of Minnesota Crookston, majoring in Agricultural Education. Anthony, the son of Judy Pawlak, Detroit Lakes, and Robert Thorsvig, Frazee, attended NDSCS for Diesel Technology and is employed by Petermann Seeds of Hawley, Minn. The couple will be married on June 26, 2010 at Lutheran Island Camp, Henning, Minn. A dance will be held at Frazee Event Center. Friends welcome.
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.
Cass County authorities have joined Park Rapids police investigating the similarities between firebombing incidents in both counties. Last month a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a side window of Belle Taine Glass, off Highway 34 in Park Rapids. The cocktail extinguished itself once inside the company's offices, but causes gasoline stains and window damage. Two similar incidents occurred in Cass County, to Spitzack Builders in Walker, said Cass County investigator Robert Stein.
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.
LAGA?Winter Session The Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be starting Winter Sessions next week. The Twinkles Team for kids 3-6 years old will begin Jan. 14. Classes will be Wednesday's from 6-7 p.m. through Feb. 18. The General Class for Beginners between the ages of 7-12 will start Jan. 14-15 and run through the end of February. Wednesday class times will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday class times are 3:30-4:30 p.m. The cost for both classes is $25 per month. There is no experience necessary for these classes.
The Great American Think-Off releases the 2009 essay and debate question "Is It Ever Wrong to do the Right Thing?" America's premier amateur philosophy contest, The Great American Think-Off, releases its 2009 essay and debate question: "Is It Ever Wrong to do the Right Thing?" The Great Debate will be held in New York Mills, Minnesota on June 13th, 2009 before a live audience. Entering the competition is easy. Just submit an essay of 750 words or less by April 1, 2009 (postmark date).
Lee Hoedl, a 1981 graduate of Perham High School, will run the 113th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2009 to benefit Children's Hospital Boston. As a selected member of Children's Miles for Miracles Team, runners have an extra incentive to push them across the finish line: helping children and families who receive world-class care at Children's Hospital Boston. "It is a dream come true for me to run in the most prestigious marathon in the United States while supporting a cause about which I'm so passionate," states Hoedl, who began full marathon training and racing in 2002.
Power Works Gym 9th Annual Push, Pull &?BBQ Aug. 30 Power Works Gym in Perham will be hosting their 9th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Noon. The event will consist of bench press and dead lift competitions. This is a drug-free event. Cost to enter the competition is $50 if registered before July 28. An additional $5 registration fee will be added after that date. That includes entry fee for all lifters, t-shirts, all the pop, sports drinks or beer (if 21 or older) you can drink, plus a steak and sauteed shrimp for all lifters and volunteer helpers.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org You may have seen her around the Est Otter Tail County Fair with her cousins and aunts and uncles. Or maybe biking around town, during stay's with her grandparents. You very well could have seen her at Wall Drug (now Thrifty White Drug) getting candy. Just an ordinary girl. You probably didn't know it then, but you were seeing a future Olympian. If you didn't know the little girl, you probably did know her mom, Mary Martin. Mary grew up in Perham, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Martin, and graduated from Perham High School in 1972.