50 Years Ago: A lightning bolt ignited a fire on the Joe Balcer farm

50 Years Ago

Ad from a 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Gerard E. Richter, who owns Eagles Café, has purchased the fixtures of Drahman’s store, which is going out of business. His future plans are indefinite.

Lightning –A bolt hit a bedspring in an upstairs room at the Joe Balcer farm and ignited the mattress, struck at the Norb Ruether farm and put his telephone out of service and destroyed a hay and straw stack at the Clarence Meyer farm.

-Gunder Hanson was installed as the new Commander of the Perham American Legion Post 61.

Thursday, September 17, 1964

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 Years Ago

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-Work is to the “fine-tuning” stage for Dean’s Country Market in Perham. The expansion increased this store size from 14,000 to 22,000 square feet.

-James and Marilee Flath announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Elaine Flath, born Aug. 20th, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz.

-The St. James Heritage Committee will hold an open house for tours. The committee is looking for ideas to save the old historical hospital.

Thursday, September 14, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Firefighters battle blaze in the rain

50 YEARS AGO

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-More than 1,400 students are attending school in Perham this year. Over 1,100 are enrolled in the Perham public schools, 257 in St. Henry’s parochial and 58 in St. Paul’s Lutheran parochial schools.

-Ken Nelson of Perham won the Montevideo Labor Day Golf Tournament Monday with a two and one victory in the finals.

-Perham firemen battled a burning hay and straw pile for over five hours in the rain Sunday after the stacks had been set ablaze by a bolt of lightning.

Thursday, September 10, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

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-Jeff Atchinson of Hawley won the season-long fishing contest. He brought the mounted fish when he picked up his $500 prize from Jane Aschnewitz, Tourist Information Director, the walleye weighed 11lb. 5oz.

-Larry Day and Mike Sherwood of the Perham Rotary Club presented a $650 check to the Perham Fire Department to cover the cost of a chain saw. Accepting were Jack Schmidt and Fred Lemkuhl.

-Volleyball co-captains this year are Sarah Happel and Kim Ceynowa. They hope to make it to state this year.

Thursday, September 7, 1989

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Year Ago: A lack of depth may hurt the Yellowjacket football team

50 Years Ago

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-Brand new in Perham is the DX service station across the street from the Village Hall. Note from Harriet: Gene’s Sport Shop is new in that location.

-Jean Kinlund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinlund, escaped serious injury when the car she was driving left the road and rolled over. She was blinded by an on-coming car and could not see the edge of the road.

-Coach Larry Hauer feels a lack of depth may hurt this year’s Yellowjackets. Of the 54 candidates for the squad, only six are lettermen.

Thursday, September 3, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

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-Perham Concerned Citizens Chairman John Altstadt has gathered water samples from private wells to test for nitrates. Some tested clean, some minimum, and one exceeded minimum by five times.

-A three-page pictorial shows the many businessmen that make Perham work. They are Peters Welding, Wasche’s Machine Shop, Bec-Lin Foods, Barrel O’ Fun, Chuckie’s Country Cookin’, Land O Lakes, Perham Steel, John’s Floral, Little Pine Machine and Perham Coop Creamery.

Thursday, August 31, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago: Ma’s Little Red Barn and Bev’s Book Nook have joined forces

50 Years Ago

-Drahmann Brothers, Perham’s oldest merchandising establishment, owned by Vince and Leo Drahmann, is quitting business and selling everything to the bare walls. Note from Harriet: The Photo Magic store now occupies the old building.

- Allen R Arvig, fire control technician, USN, was promoted to his present second class rate, while aboard the missile cruiser USS Providence.

-A former Perham man, Lyle Caughey of Bemidji, will be an alternate delegate to the Democratic National convention this week.

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Thursday, Aug. 27, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

-Sewage Expansion: Over 1.6 million square feet of PVC liner is being laid in the sewage treatment ponds. It will be covered with sand to prevent puncturing.

-Brenda Mattfeld, daughter of Alvin and Margaret Mattfield of New York Mills, was named Minnesota’s Home Economics Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at the Gray Eagle Public School.

-Ma’s Little Red Barn, owned by Barb Lenius, and Bev’s Book Nook, owned by Bev Hockett, have joined forces and moved to a new location on Main Street.

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 1989

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50 Years Ago: Rev. N. Kramer hit a golf ball the other day and killed a gopher stone dead

50 Years Ago

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-Pvt. Gary L. Elofson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Elofson of Perham, has completed a lineman’s course at the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, GA. -Smalley Smiles: Nate to golfers

- If you think you’re good, listen to this: Rev. N. Kramer hit a golf ball the other day and killed a gopher stone dead when it ran into the path of the ball.

-John V. Knight, industrial arts instructor at Perham High School, will receive a Master of Science degree in Education at Moorhead State College.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-The Lakeside Golf Course is set to go to 18 holes next week. A tour of the grounds was given by groundskeeper Steve VanNatta.

-Dent Cub Scout Pack 322 presented the colors for the Crazy Day Kid and Pet Parade. Flag carrier was Kyle Femling, and the color guard was John Lund, Jake Standbrough and Bobbie Femling.

-Jennie Bucholz, who attended the National Amateur track meet in Spokane, Washington, came home with 5th place in high jump out of a field of 32.

Thursday, August 17, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Perham Elementary

50 Years Ago

-The Township of Perham has required that the Prairie Drive-In Theatre have a deputized officer on hand for all performances. For those of you who don’t remember the theatre, it was located just east of the airport.

-After 46 years of barbering in Perham, Bernie Jahn called it quits and has sold his barbershop.

-Team No. 9 won the league championship at the Lakeside Golf Course. Team members were Larry Nelson, Mike Alm, Gardy Richter, George Bauck and Bob Perry.

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Thursday, August 13, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

-Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Perham Elementary. The event drew a crowd of interested and involved people and culminated with the release of yellow balloons.

-Nadine’s Clothing store is having its grand opening to help introduce the new store to customers in the area.

-Rotarian Mike Parta was presented a Paul Harris Fellow award of Rotary International by Perham Rotary President Jim Osterfeld.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 years ago: Three cattle rustlers were fined $100 each for stealing heifer

50 YEARS AGO

-The Feed Producers Association will hold a Grand Opening of its feed manufacturing plant. The original plant was destroyed by fire on Feb. 1.

-Thee cattle rustlers were fined $100 each for stealing a Holstein heifer calf near Richville. They had a choice of the $100 fine or 60 days in the county jail. They all paid their fines.

-A 34-pound, 8 oz. Lake Trout taken from Lake Athapapuskow has earned a Manitoba “Master Angler” award for William E. Lee of Perham.

Thursday, August 6, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

-The Perham Hospital Board took the first steps toward an expansion of physical and occupational therapy and other renovations of its facility.

-Although it came later than hoped for, the official go-ahead has been given for the 58,000-square-foot Perham elementary school building.

-The Perham City Council is in the midst of considering a new location for the Municipal Liquor Store. It most likely would be along Highway 78, south of the former Red Owl store downtown.

Thursday, August 3, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

50 years ago: Collision on township road takes the life of Mrs. Larry Stanton

50 Years Ago

-A car-truck collision on a township road took the life of Mrs. Larry (Ann) Stanton, 20, and injured her husband and two children.

-Free lunch all day at the Grand Opening of the FPA (Feed Producers Association), to see their completely new plant as it is in operation.

-Local News: Miss Judy Greiff of Minneapolis spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Greiff.

Thursday, July 30, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

-Barrel O’ Fun to produce new kettle friend potato chips. Roger Anderson is seen applying salt to one of the batches. (photo)

Roger Anderson is seen applying salt to one of the batches.

-Bay Window Crafts is now open for business in the new shop adjacent to Bauck Paint and Supply. Sarah Hayden will hold her grand opening this week.

-Jim Morris, a 1989 graduate of Perham High School, will be a member of the powerful 1989 Hamline University football team.

Thursday, July 27, 1989

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50 years ago: Four-year-old found floating face down in Big Pine Lake

50 Years Ago

-Excellent workmanship and style in clothing projects were exhibited by the 4-H Dress Review Queen, Shirley Rosen, and her attendants, Kayleen Mattfeld, Diane Schumacher, Connie Kratzke, Renee Krueger and Carol Volkmann.

-Mrs. Art Silbernagel of Dent was the happy winner of the new car at the fair. Alfred Dertinger of Perham won the deep freeze.

-Four-year-old Lori Roers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verner Roers, was missing and found floating face down in Big Pine Lake. Her father gave mouth-to-mouth and she was taken to the hospital and released the next day.

Thursday, July 23, 1964

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25 Years Ago

-Twenty-year-old Nancy Draack became the sixth Miss Perham. She will replace Kristin Sonnenberg.

-All-Star Wrestling is coming to the EOT Fair this year. Baron Von Raschke and Ken Patera will be leading the crew of 10 wrestlers.

-$4,000 in cash prizes will be given at the fair this year; $500 on Thursday, $1,500 on Friday, $500 on Saturday and $1,500 Sunday. Get your tickets from area merchants and be on hand for the drawings.

Thursday, July 20, 1989

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50 years ago: Perham Pirates have father-son starters

50 Years Ago

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Thursday, June 18, 1964

-Queen candidates for Perham’s Second Annual Jaycee Jubilee are: Mary Jo Dougherty, Jean Marie Schoeneberger, Joanne Elsie Martin, Karen Frank, Bonnie Meyer, Sherryl Jezewski, Sherryl Haverland, Mary Rosen and Mary Wells.

-Gunder Hanson was elected Commander of American Legion Burelbach Post 61. First Vice Commander is Al Bretz, and NoBel Sorem was named 2nd Vice Commander.

-Photo: The Perham Pirates have a father-son team as starters this season. Don Burgau has been with the team for 11 years. Don Burgau Jr., “Buck,” is only 14 but has also been in a Pirate uniform for 11 years.

 

25 Years Ago

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Thursday, June 15, 1989

-Neat picture: Young Kelly Crosby, being held up by her father Wayne, was fascinated by the tractor pull held at the Cactus Corral last Sunday. She took time away from her cracker to cheer.

-Photo: Merle Sherman was recently presented with a plaque for 30 years as Director of Early American Life Insurance Company. From Harriet: Merle is also known as one of the best auctioneers around.

-Photo: The children of Len and Marge Johnson invite you to share in the celebration of their 25th anniversary. From Harriet: Hey Len and Marge, are we having a party for your 50th?

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld