Perham sophomore Noah Rooney met junior Maddux Kovash when he was 2 years old and Kovash was 3. They were at daycare together. That was where they had their first game of catch. To this day, the two Perham baseball players play catch before every game. "He's probably one of the nicest guys I know," Kovash said. "He's funny and he's determined. He works harder than anyone I know."
Bob Wilkowski took a second to try to remember how old he was when asked last week. The former Perham High School football player, coach and administrator turned to his wife, Carol, and asked if he was 72 or 73. The two met in 1967 when Bob was a punter and wide receiver for the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She was a freshman and he was on campus early for his fifth season of football. They've been together ever since. Carol reminded Bob he was 73.
WEST FARGO—Tyler Robertson sat emotionless as his girlfriend of nearly two years, his mother and his mother's cousin broke down in the doctor's office upon hearing the diagnosis. The 19-year-old was doing the math in his head, where a tumor the size of a grapefruit was removed a week earlier. At best, he'd live to be 29 years old, at worst 24.