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A New York Mills man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident Monday. Emergency vehicles and crews halted County Road 53 traffic for a half hour Monday at the scene of the accident on the northeast side of Big Pine Lake. Michael George Lex, 37, New York Mills, sustained serious head injuries after he lost control of the 2001 Bombardier he was driving, rolled into the on-coming lane, and the driver was thrown from the vehicle to the road.
The Perham Lakes Lions are gearing up for the 7th annual Mardi Gras, to be held on Friday, February 1, 2008. Proceeds from the event go to support local and Lions projects. There is a limited number of tickets available, so interested parties are encouraged to purchase them as soon as possible. During the evening's events, Mary Thomas, former principal of St. Henry's Area School, will be presented with the 2008 Community Service Award. Jeanette Holm, also known as "The Hat Lady", will be the Mardi Gras celebration's entertainer.
PAYHA Golf Tournament The Perham Area Youth Hockey Association (PAYHA) will be hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Perham Lakeside Golf Course, . The event will have a 2 p.m. shotgun start. This will be a 4-person team scramble format.
It was one of the most dastardly deeds ever perpetrated on the century-old town of Vergas. Motorists driving past the scenic city park Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, were disturbed to see the "World's Largest Loon" desecrated with red and blue paint, and with graffiti--some of it profane. "We've never had anything like this happen to our loon," said city clerk Pat Ehlke. "I've lived here all my life....This is very sad." The city is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
By Heidi Sunderman Staff Writer Looking for a good reason to hit the course and give that 1-wood a few more swings? A new event this year, the Perham Ladies Golf Charity Event will have teams of local women swinging their clubs to help raise money for Someplace Safe in East Otter Tail County. Organized by Connie Mort and Bridgit Pankonin, co-chairs of the women's afternoon golf league in Perham, the first annual event will take place on Saturday, September 8. Also involved in the event is Kris Warhol, Otter Tail Intervention Advocate with Someplace Safe.
By Becca Huebsch Special to EOT Illustrated On August 6, Ms. Lolita Myers, age 66, tested for her Master's degree in Tae Kwon Do, otherwise known as a Fourth Degree Black Belt. Myers was tested on her form, technique, strength, self control, knowledge, and agility. To pass, she would need to break as many as fifty boards with either her hands or feet, demonstrate her skill with different weapons, and display her ability to defend herself. Ms. Lolita Myers has taught Tae Kwon Do in Perham for three years. She also runs a Tae Kwon Do school in Wadena.
By Sonja Kosler On a baseball fan's dream list you might find: visit all the major league ball parks, go to a world series game, and visit Cooperstown. Cooperstown, NY is the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On the last weekend of each July this quiet little village of 2,000 plays host to tens of thousands of fans who make the journey to baseball Mecca to be a part of the ceremonies honoring the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year my husband David, 16-year old grandson Lloyd, and I made the journey.
St. Paul's Precious Lambs Preschool is still accepting students for the coming school year. Open house/registration for the 2007-2008 school year is being held on Wednesday, August 15 from 3:30 - 7 p.m. St. Paul's provides a Christ-centered educational environment for children ages 3 to 5. Children are exposed to a wide range of learning experiences including math and reading readiness skills while reflecting the love of Jesus for all. Classes include: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:20 to 3 p.m. - Students who will be going to kindergarten next fall. Monday & Wednesday, 8:20 to 11 a.m.
Five wishes for kids will be fulfilled through the 2007 "Dreams for Kids" campaign. And one big kid's dream also became a reality, when he received a phone call that he was the owner of a brand new Harley Davidson. The raffle for the Harley has been a cornerstone of the area "Dreams for Kids" motorcycle run, which took place July 21. A total of 156 bikes and 230 riders participated, with the drawing for the Harley a highlight of the evening. Geoff Simons was napping at his home in Ogema when the call came Sunday, July 22.
Power Works 8th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ Power Works Gym in Perham will be hosting their 8th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. 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.