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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.
A Perham woman who admitted Monday to stealing from an eye clinic where she used to work may avoid jail if she repays what she took, a prosecutor said. Ruth Ann Ramsay, 51, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County (Minn.) District Court to one count of theft. Perham Police Chief Brian Nelson said he was pleased with the outcome of the case. "We feel we had a solid case--strong physical evidence, forensic accounting information," said Nelson. "Cases like this aren't real subjective--you look at the numbers, X-amount is missing, and who had access to that money.
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.
The Perham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Perham Lions would like to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Cal Miller Memorial Bicycle Race. This year's race will take place on Sunday, August 24, at 9 a.m. Preregister by mail or register on race day beginning at 8 a.m. Please note this is a change of date from previous publications.
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.
By John W. Dermody The power of the Internet? As technology has advanced, the impact of informational outlets has grown immensely. Sports fans no longer rely on one news medium. Fans of the Vergas Loons amateur baseball team recently voted in huge numbers on a baseball-related web site and, as a consequence, a famous Minnesota Twins star player from the past will stage a two-hour clinic Wednesday, Aug. 6. It will be held 6-8 p.m.
By John George email@example.com Who says the media can't spark change? When Minneapolis Star-Tribune high school reporter John Millea wrote a series of articles about how the financial crunch affecting schools, large and small. Activity fees will be in the range of $250-400 per student, per activity, at many schools already this fall.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org "We've been knocking on the door for a few years. Now we've finally broken through." What Perham Activities Director Fred Sailer was refering to in that statement was how close Perham has been to winning the Minnesota State High School League Challenge Cup in the previous four years the award has been handed out.
"It's been a whirlwind," says Mark Murdock, the newly-endorsed Republican candidate for District 10B State Representative. "Whirlwind" is an understated way of describing the turn of events over the past week. It wasn't until the morning of the Republican endorsing convention that Murdock made the decision to pursue the party's nomination.
The inaugural Run 'Round the Rose will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 7 a.m. The race will start from the regionally renown Spanky's Stone Hearth Restaurant and continuing for a 12 mile scenic route around beautiful Rose Lake. Runners will find the route both scenic and challenging as it circles Rose Lake on black-top county roads and highways and maintained gravel/dirt secondary roads.