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Funeral services will be held for Pearl Ida Swanson, age 95 of Livermore, California (formerly of New York Mills, Minnesota and Wadena, Minnesota) on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinitly Lutheran Church in New York Mills, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Pearl passed away on July 22, 2007 at the Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, California. Arrangements are with the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills, Minnesota.
Cory I. Orvik, age 51, of Perham, MN, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23, 2007, beginning at 11:00 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 22, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to funeral services at the church on Monday. Cory Irvin Orvik was born May 20, 1956, the son of Irvin and Olive Orvik in Bagley, MN.
Les Gunderson is biking for a cause. Unlike some of his Harley Davidson counterparts who recently swept through the area for the Ronald McDonald Run, Gunderson's bike moves the old fashioned way, one peddle rotation at a time. With each of the 500 miles he will be covering during the week of July 15-21 he will be rolling in funds to support Habitat for Humanity.
Perham 7th graders in State Tournament The Perham seventh grade boys basketball team will play in the Pacesetter State Championships on Sunday, July 1 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Perham will take on Moose Lake-Willow River at 9:40 a.m. Sunday morning in one seventh grade quarterfinal. Other quarterfinal games will be: Willmar vs. Mankato Loyola, Detroit Lakes vs. Montevideo and New London-Spicer vs. Byron. Games will be played throughout the day with championship games set for 5:20 p.m.
Moenkedick to play in Lions All-Star Game Philip Moenkedick of Perham, has been chosen for the Northern All-Star team in the 33rd Annual Lions All-Star Baseball Tournament. Moenkedick will join 80 other 2007 Minnesota high school graduates who have been singled out for exceptional achievement in baseball. He joins his teammates on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, for a four-team, round-robin tournament at the Chaska Athletic Park in Chaska, Minn. A recent graduate of Perham High School, Moenkedick will pitch and field for the Northern team.
Turtlefest 5K-10K Race Sign-up now to take part in the 12th Annual Turtlefest 5K and 10K runs and 5K walk. The event will take place June 23 at 9 a.m. at Paul Miller Park, located 1.5 miles north of Main St. on Cty. Rd. 51. Cost to enter the race is $10 if registered before June 17, or $15 after that. Checks should be made payable to Perham Turtlefest Road Race. Pre-registration will take place on race day starting at 7:45 a.m. There will be classes divided up by age and gender.
Bike Club in Melby on June 12 The Lakes Area Bike Club's next ride will be on Tuesday, June 12 in the Melby area. Riders should meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Melby Outpost. There will be varying ride lengths and helmets are recommended. There is no charge to ride with the club and new riders of all abilities are always welcome. For more information, contact Perry or Terry Butler at 218-948-2753 or e-mail at Pat81452@hotmail.com . The Lakes Area Bike Club is online at LakesAreaBikeClub.com.
HOL Football shuffle continues Maybe there will be a Heart O' Lakes football conference after all. The Minnesota State High School League said the conference couldn't be dissolved until 2009 because the conference hadn't followed proper procedure. The conference has undergone changes in the last year, the members leaving, and new members joining, with the league going from eight teams, to 10, then to 14, then back to 12. Now, it appears the conference will have 14-teams in the 2008 season. That will include two members, Staples-Motley and Thief River Falls.
Amazing shots at PLGC Two "Great Shots" happened at Perham Lakeside GC in the last two weeks. Perham Junior Nick Dockter scored a rare double-eagle on Maple No. 3. Dockter hit a driver and 6-iron on the par 5, 467 yard hole. Dockter joins Bob Cavanagh and Nick Anderson as the only other Perham locals to perform the feat, slated by the USGA as five times rarer than a hole-in-one. Both scored their deuce on Oak No. 1. Don Riepe followed two days later with a hole-in-one on Pine No. 3. It was Riepe's first ace and the first on the 8-year-old, 187-yard hole.
Get Twins tickets for May 25 and see the Jackets at the Dome Perham Activities Department is selling $20 Twins tickets for $15 for the Twins vs. Toronto on Friday, May 25. Tickets are available at the Activities Office, located at 520 1st Ave. S. Perham High School plays Pelican Rapids at the Metrodome the following morning at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available until May 17. Call the PHS Activities Office at 346-1610 for more information. PLGC Men's League starts May 22 The Men's League at Perham Lakeside Golf Club will be starting on May 22 at 5 p.m.