25 Years Ago: The final brick was placed at the new Elementary School

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, March 25 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin from 1965

Ad from the Thursday, March 25 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin from 1965

-Hometown News by Jared M. Smalley – The Joe Westland family was supposed to move to Kansas last Wednesday, but the storm changed it to Friday, with George Happel trucking their furnishings to their new residence.

-Sixteen people attended the first lesson of the Civil Defense course. Other men and women who would have attended apparently went to the Northeraires concert.

-Does Perham need a special housing project for able-bodied senior citizens that can take care of themselves rather than have them stay in a boarding home? Several groups are studying this problem.

Thursday, March 25, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the last brick  laid in place at the newly constructed Heart of the Lakes Elementary School from the Thursday, March 22 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of the last brick laid in place at the newly constructed Heart of the Lakes Elementary School from the Thursday, March 22 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-The Glen Shaw home west of Richville was destroyed by fire last week. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the home about 45 minutes after the family had left.

-Rex Kingsbury is looking forward to returning home again. Not to Illinois, but to the classroom, after serving four years as the Perham Elementary principal.

-After much discussion and many names submitted, the new elementary school has been named Heart of the Lakes Elementary School.

Thursday, March 22, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Jon Toedter took third place in the State Wrestling Tourney

50 YEARS AGO

Scott and Cheryl Teckemeyer get their fill as guests at the Perham Coop Creamery from the Thursday, March 11 Perham Enterpise-Bulletin in 1965

Scott and Cheryl Teckemeyer get their fill as guests at the Perham Coop Creamery from the Thursday, March 11 Perham Enterpise-Bulletin in 1965

-Plans for a new village park on the south side of Perham were studied by the council Monday night. The plan calls for the purchase of two blocks of property from the Krauss sisters at a cost of $1,000 per block.

-Luncheon guests at the Perham Coop Creamery meeting included these youthful eaters – Scott, 3, and Cheryl, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Teckemeyer of rural Perham.

-Clearance Sale! Tractor Spreaders, weed hay balers, power mowers, used pickups, A-1 weed cars. Schmitz Garage.

Thursday, March 11, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the early March thaw from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

Picture of the early March thaw from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

-6th grade musical will be performed Tuesday at the High School. The musical, “Inside Pitch,” deals with baseball. Rick Tommervik was practicing with the 6th graders this week.

-March entered “like a lamb” last Thursday with temps approaching 50 degrees across the area. The early thaw left puddles to navigate.

-Jon Toedter took third place in the State Wrestling Tourney, also earning all-State honors. He ends the season with a 35-2 record and new school record for pins in a season with 25.

Thursday, March 9, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Eight inches of snow hit Perham

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of Gary Flatau before representing Perham at State Wrestling in 1960. Photo from the Thursday, March 4 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of Gary Flatau before representing Perham at State Wrestling in 1960. Photo from the Thursday, March 4 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Eight inches of snow hits the Perham area. Local schools all close for the day. -Ya Think?

-Cookie Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hanson of Perham, and a senior at Bemidji State College has been selected for recognition in “Whose Who among students in American Universities and Colleges.”

-Region mat champ Gary Flatau won the 145 pound wrestling championship at Alexandria to become the first state wrestling representative from Perham since Arlan Mueller turned the trick in 1960.

Thursday, March 4, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt holding their Perham Leadership Awards for 1990. Picture from the Thursday, March 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt holding their Perham Leadership Awards for 1990. Picture from the Thursday, March 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

-Perham Leadership Award for 1990 went to Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt for the work they did on the Perham Area Community Center.

-Former Homemaker of the Year from East Otter Tail County was Bud and Eleanor Truitt. The award was presented by Syd Nelson.

-Marine Battalion posts new Sergeant Major as Ed Ebeling Jr. retires after 30 years. He is the son of Ed S. and Babe Ebeling of Perham. He graduated from Perham High School in 1959.

Thursday, March 1, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Tom Loerzel escaped injury when his car rolled over between Luce and Frazee

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of Michael Mistelske showing off his insect, reptile and marine animal display, from the Feb. 25, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin,

Picture of Michael Mistelske showing off his insect, reptile and marine animal display, from the Feb. 25, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin,

-Michael Mistelske, Perham High School senior, has been creating a lot of interest with his display of insects, reptiles and marine specimens in the main display case near the superintendent’s office.

-Tom Loerzel, 25, luckily escaped injury about midnight last Wednesday when his 1964 car rolled over between Luce and Frazee on Highway 10. His front tire blew out, causing the accident.

-Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Friedsam left last week for Montana, where he is employed. They were married December 26. Mrs. Friedsam is the former Joanne Mathison.

Thursday, February 25, 1965

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 25 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Feb. 22, 1990 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of Kenny Nelson speaking from the Feb. 22, 1990 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Chicky’s Café will be hosting a fundraiser Sunday to help Vern Rinkel raise the $60,000 needed for a pancreas transplant. Vern and Mary love on Marion Lake.

-Sydney Nelson announced this week his candidacy for the District 12A legislature seat. A Paddock Township dairy farmer, he has had a life-long background of community service.

-Congratulations to Buffy and Pa for winning 1st place in the 1990 Frostbite Festival Dance Contest.

Thursday, February 22, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Candice Doll was the winner of the Geography Bee held recently at St. Henry’s School

50 YEARS AGO

Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season for the Feb. 18 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season for the Feb. 18 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

-Kathryn Skaaland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tosten Skaaland, has been selected the 1965 Girl Stater by the Perham American Legion Auxiliary.

-Last of the Season – Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season. It was the largest he had speared in 60 years. Note from Harriet: Ah, my neat father-in-law.

-Merle Loebrick, of the U.S. Air Force and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loebrick, has been promoted to A2C after taking the five-level tests. He is a mechanical inspector.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Photo from the children's tractor pull as part of the 1990 PACC Boat and Garden show.

Photo from the children’s tractor pull as part of the 1990 PACC Boat and Garden show.

-A near-tragedy turned into a happy ending last week when 15-year-old Tim Collins from Deer Creek was resuscitated after nearly drowning in the Perham Area Community Center swimming pool.

-Candice Doll was the winner of the Geography Bee held recently at St. Henry’s School and won several prizes.

-Don Braun, Dan Meyer and John Gravelle accounted for 60 points as the Yellowjackets gained an 83-58 win over the Wadena Indians.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Owners Tom and JoAnn Winjum escorted people around their new Dairy Queen store

50 YEARS AGO

Becky Hoover cooks for a 4-H luncheon. Picture from the Feb. 11, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-New police officer Don Cook had to work an unexpected 17 to 19 hours daily when the Chief’s father died. He had to round up three prize bulls in town, quiet down an unruly patron of The Shell Café and catch a juvenile shoplifter.

-Picture: Becky Hoover of the Richville-Elmhurst 4-H Club whipped up a quick buffet luncheon during the 4-H demonstrations.

-Local News – Julie Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gebhardt, was baptized Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Knuttila were the sponsors.

Thursday, February 11, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the celebration from Wendy Meyer’s game winning 45-foot shot from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Feb. 8 1990.

-Perham Memorial Hospital and Home had their second straight year of strong profits in 1989, netting $443,000.

-Proud owners Tom and JoAnn Winjum escorted people around their new Dairy Queen store. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Monday morning.

-Miracle Finish – Wendy Meyer’s teammates rushed to greet her Monday night after she had swished a 45-foot bucket at the buzzer to give Perham a 60-58 victory over Hawley.

Thursday, February 8, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Ramona Huebsch was named Perham High School’s 1965 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of Harold Moltzan holding his 15 lb Northern that measured 36 inches long from the Thursday, February 4 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Ramona Huebsch has been named Perham High School’s 1965 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.

-The Perham Village Council hired Don Cook at Monday’s meeting as a part-time policeman. Harry Hofland and Joe Wasche appeared to discuss policies on the use of the 4-H building by Twin Roller Rinks, Inc.

-Harold Moltzan of Dent, is shown with the 15-pound Northern he speared on Star Lake. It measured 36 inches long.

Thursday, February 4, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Snow King and Queen Ross Beiger and Jenny Zellman, center, are pictured here, surrounded by the other Snow Week candidates in the photo from the February 1, Perham Enterpise-Bulletin in 1990.

-The area had the warmest and driest January on record this year, but reality set back in when an Arctic Blast struck Monday night.

-The “Tuffy” Nelson family will be honored as Builders of the Valley for 1990 at the Valley Farmer and Homemaker Honor Banquet in Crookston.

-Ross Beiger, accompanied by Jenny Zellman, was crowned as Perham High School’s Snow King.

Thursday, February 1, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: George Bauck announced today that he is quitting the hardware business

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of the Bauck business building, as published in the January 28, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-George Bauck announced today that he is quitting the hardware business. But, George adds, Bauck Seed Company and Bauck’s Paint and Supply will continue stronger than ever.

-Smoked fish proved too much for a garage on the John Moenkedick farm Tuesday at noon, as fire destroyed the structure. The motorist who saw the fire turned in the alarm and then pulled an auto from the burning building.

-Master Sergeant Arthur Boedigheimer, whose wife is the former Betty Mae Bachleitner of Perham, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Senior N on-commissioned Officer Academy.

Thursday, January 28, 1965

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 25 YEARS AGO

Picture of Georgette Wegscheid receiving her $1,000 check from Bruce’s Super Value in the January 25 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

-The City of Perham will have a lot of projects going this year: 1. A new city garage, 2. Overhauling the old City Hall, 3. A storm water system overhaul, 4. A new city well, 5. Airport upgrade and 6. Sidewalk policy.

-Donald Swenson ll, of Perham, received a bachelor of business administration degree from Baylor University.

-Georgette Wegscheid is the third $1,000 winner of the Bruce’s Super Value giveaway. She received her check from clerk Jerome Boedigheimer.

Thursday, January 25, 1990

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 Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Airman Dixie L. Wagner has completed Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas

50 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Thursday, Jan. 21 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin of John A. Durrenberger being awarded the Presidential Citation.

-A graduate of Perham High School, John A. Durrenberger has been awarded the Presidential citation for significant efficiency achievements for studies that will save the government 30 million dollars.

-Airman Dixie L. Wagner, a member of the Women in the Air Force, has completed Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hunt of Perham,

-Two area youths involved in the break-in and damage of the school must seek jobs and make restitution for the $270 loss.

Thursday, January 21, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of storm damage from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Thursday, January 18 in 1990.

-Sandy Fudge and her two children, Ryan and Nick, were involved in an accident nearly two months ago. Doctors were able to save Sandy and Nick, 4, but were unable to save 2-year-old Ryan. Sandy and Nick are slowly recovering.

-New Perham police chief, Ted Economon, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce.

-Glen Ahrens, son of Raymond and LaVerne Ahrens of Dent, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Thursday, January 18, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Norb Daiker won the top prize at the Knights of Columbus fishing derby

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, January 14th Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

-The only person who didn’t mind our minus 24 reading was Maurice Richter, who had some freezer trouble at the supermarket. He loaded up four shopping baskets with frozen foods and set them on Main Street until the freezer was repaired.

-Norb Daiker of St. Cloud, formerly of Perham, won the top prize at the Knights of Columbus fishing derby. He won the 3 hp outboard motor with a 3 lb, 6 oz walleye.

-Meyer’s Service Station will be moving from the junction of Highways 10 and 78 to the former Skelly station across from the Village Hall. (Note: At the time, Highway 10 was the main street of Perham.)

Thursday, January 14, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Charlie Nelson drives to the basket in this 1990 picture from the January 11th Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-John Altstadt and the members of the Perham Lions club went to Brainerd with a goal in mind… To return home with Altstadt as the new Lion’s District Governor. They succeeded.

-Driving the baseline in a first-quarter scoring attempt for the Yellowjackets against New York Mills is Charlie Nelson, who led all scorers with 21 points as the downed the Eagles 76-61.

-Amy Kay Janke has been named to the Dean’s List at Bemidji State University.

Thursday, January 11, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld