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Four local men and women narrowly escaped an icy fate after their 1985 Dodge pickup broke through the ice on Little Pine Lake. The group was on a fishing trip, driving across the lake, when their truck fell through the ice early on Friday morning, March 21. The incident occurred in the middle of the lake, about a half-mile from shore. Stanley Malikowski has been identified as the driver of the vehicle.
The fifth annual Frazee Area Arts Association Sharing the Tradition of Storytelling Festival will bring some of the best performers of the storytelling art to our region on Friday, March 28. This is an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the storytelling art and to hear stories told by nationally and internationally recognized tellers.
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.
The methods and means of solid waste disposal are never perfect. But that's what the three counties of the Perham-based Resource Recovery Facility want to achieve--at least in name. PRRFect is the nickname regional solid waste officials want to ingrain in peoples' minds--especially in the minds of state officials. "We want those down at the state to hear 'we're hauling our waste up to PRRFect,'" laughed Todd County solid waste director Tim Cadwallader. Who would have thought that a bunch of "garbage people" would actually think in terms of marketing?
Garbage incineration in general, and the Perham Resource Recovery Facility specifically, have come under fire from some environmental activists. At the local level, area resident Colleen Donley and Morrison County activist Robert Lohman spoke before the facility's regional management committee in Perham March 5--contending that garbage burning is obsolete. "Perham has an opportunity to provide us with a progressive, state of the art way to deal with waste...Garbage burning is in the past," stated Donley, who said an area group is forming to oppose expansion of the facility.
Arvig Communication Systems (ACS), Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Historic Holmes Theatre are sponsoring a free big-screen movie showing of the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," on Sunday, March 30 at the Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes beginning at 2 p.m. "The Wizard of Oz" is the story of little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, who like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world, where she meets many unique characters and travels in the Land of Oz.
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.
Talking trash in Perham recently was a pair of politicians--one Republican, one Democrat. Typical election year mud-and-muck-slinging? No. These legislators were talking trash incineration, and the future of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility. Solid waste professionals from three counties, Republican State Rep. Dean Simpson, and State Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Wadena discussed legislative concerns--and took a tour of the incinerator operation with facility manager Brian Schmidt.