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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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

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50 Years Ago: The New Year’s Baby at Perham Memorial Hospital was Nathan Glenn Thompson

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of the New Year’s baby from Jan. 1, 1965

-New Year’s Baby at Perham Memorial Hospital was Nathan Glenn Thompson. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Thompson of Perham, he was born at 11:40 a.m. on Jan. 1.

-Sandra Jean Mattfeld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mattfeld of rural Sacred Heart, Minn., formerly of the Perham area, is engaged to Delwin Lee Bothof.

-The Knights of Columbus will hold their 9th Annual Fishing Derby on Little Pine Lake on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Thursday, January 7, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Delores Wasche accepts a check from Jeff Haverland as the Perham Jaycees donates $1,000 to the food shelf on Jan. 4, 1990

-New Year’s Baby born at 3:44 a.m. January 2. Anthony Allen, son of Ginny Miller of rural Perham, was welcomed by his 6-year-old sister, Crystal.

-Ted Meinhover has been chosen one of the top 100 athletes in North Dakota from the past 100 years. Since his death, Ted has been inducted into the Minnesota Coaches Hall of Fame and the Perham Yellowjackets Hall of Fame.

-The Perham area food shelf received $1,000 from the Perham Jaycees to help with their operation, which got running a couple months ago. Delores Wasche accepted a check from Jeff Haverland.

Thursday, January 4, 1990

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25 Years Ago: Perham students placed in the top 10 percent in Jamestown math tests.

50 YEARS AGO

-(Photo): Nose With Long Shadow, belongs to a Paddle Fish said to have been recently on Schwartz Lake near Dent. Note from Harriet: Really? Maybe. Who Knows?

-Several babies born from December 25 through December 30. All have missed being, “The New Year’s Baby,” so who will it be?

-Last issue of the year with very little news, but lots of local news with everyone either coming home or leaving back for school.

Thursday, December 31, 1964

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-Minnesota’s minimum wage rates will increase on January 1, 1990. Employers must pay at least $3.80 per hour to adults and $3.42 to minors, (anyone under 18).

-Five Perham students placed in the top 10 percent of over 2,000 students who took the annual Jamestown math tests. They included Ericka Kokott, Todd Martinson, Chris Fudge, Tali Sannes and Barb Schroer.

-Last baby reported for the year: Katrina Leah, born December 6, is the daughter of Steve and Dietra Smith of Perham.

Thursday, December 28, 1989

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50 Years Ago: Gerald Davidson was named the winner of the lighting contest

50 YEARS AGO

-Outdoor Christmas decorations at the Gerald Davidson home were named the winner of the lighting contest. Second prize went to Eugene Jezewski and last year’s winner, Jerry Palubicki, took 3rd.

-Births – December 17, to Mr. and Mrs. John Olson, a girl, and on December 22 to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Wegscheid, a girl.

-Local News – Mr. and Mrs. Art Hemmelgarn appeared on the Lawrence Welk TV Program. Mrs. Hemmelgarn was shown dancing with Mr. Welk.

Thursday, December 24, 1964

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-Don and Connie Foltz have the top entry in this year’s Christmas decorations of their home in the Festive Division. Rev. Harvey and June Kietzman had the top entry in the Religious Division.

-Helmeke Accounting is holding an Open House in their new offices at 347 West Main. Note from Harriet: That home, now gone, has become part of the new United Community Bank parking lot.

-Andrea Staebler followed in the footsteps of her older sister Rachel this year by winning the Christmas Greetings drawing contest. They are the daughters of Jon and Betty Staebler.

Thursday, December 21, 1989

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25 Years Ago: The Perham Athletic Association donated $1,000 to the “Merry Christmas for Kids” program.

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Dec. 17 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1964.

-The new police car, which has 515 miles on it, now has a new motor. A rare defect whereby no oil reached one side of the motor caused the problem.

-Four inches of new snow was dumped on already snow-laden door steps. School was closed due to the heavy snow and cold temperatures.

-Airman Jimmy A. Schenk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schenk of Perham, has completed Air Force basic military training. He will be training as a construction specialist.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Amy Quittschreiber with Santa from the 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Dec. 14.

-Sheila Albertson, who took 1st in the local VFW Voice of Democracy contest, tied for 4th place in the district contest.

-The Perham Athletic Association donated $1,000 to help the Perham Rotary Club’s “Merry Christmas for Kids” program.

-4-year-old Amy Quittschreiber and her younger brother were at Bretz Hardware to get their hug from Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

Thursday, December 14, 1989

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50 Years Ago: 30 men participated in the Perham Sportsmen’s Club Fox Hunt

50 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Thursday, Dec. 10 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1964.

-Lucky fishermen shown are Paul Pawlowski and his 7-pound, 14-ounce walleye, and Hank Wanderi with the 16-pound northern he speared.

-About 30 men participated in the Perham Sportsmen’s Club Fox Hunt on Sunday. The hunters scared up rabbits, pheasants, two deer and hour fox that were out of pellet range.

-Recently police chief Henry Lubitz showed off his new Perham patrol car and his new winter police uni-form.

Thursday, December 10, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Thursday, Dec. 7 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1989.

-Sandy and Don Fudge talk about their faith helping them to continue after a car accident that took the life of their 2-year-old son, Ryan, and injured 4-year-old Nick and mother Sandy.

-Here’s some births listed this week: Jon Paul and David Michael Steuber, Wade Mark Salo, Chelsea Elizabeth Green, baby girl Richter of Deer Creek and baby boy Schultz of Frazee.

-Clara Sahli, 91, resident of St. James Manor has the honor of being the last living charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the American Court St. Rita 409.

Thursday, December 7, 1989

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50 Years Ago: A fire leveled a large barn on the George Martodam farm in Edna Township

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, December 3rd Perham Enterprise Bulletin in 1964.

-Fire leveled a large barn on the George Martodam farm in Edna Township Wednesday morning. Also lost were eight calves, milking equipment and hay.

-November weather ended with the coldest temperature in the past 12 years when the mercury fell to a minus 22 degrees Monday.

-Louis A. Sieling, 74, of Perham, and his son, Fred W. Sieling, 38, of Audobon were injured when the two collided at the top of a snow covered hill near Audobon.

Thursday, December 3, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the 1989 Perham Yellowjacket Captains and their State Tournament second place plaque.

- The second place plaque was hoisted by Tri-Captains Mike Kawlewski, Charlie Nelson and Jon Toedter at the State Tournament.

-The fundraiser scheduled for this Friday for Jan Berns is still going ahead, despite her death from cancer Monday. It will help cover some of the big bills Jan and Jerry piled up during her treatment.

-Corey Moen of Dent was the recipient of the Scholarship for Outstanding Students at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Thursday, November 30, 1989

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Barrel O’ Fun reached an agreement to acquire Grandma’s Classic Snack Foods

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the 1964 November 26th Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-A flash fire Sunday night completely destroyed an 80-foot barn and milk house on the Henry Moltzan farm. The cattle were all saved.

-Duwayne Sonnenberg, Perham High School senior, was named winner of the senior division speaking content for the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District.

-John Flatau, 68, of Perham Township, suffered a broken back Monday when he fell into a well near his home. He managed to climb from the bottom of the well despite his injury.

Thursday, November 26, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Ad from the 1989 November 23rd Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

- It’s been nearly 16 years since the City of Perham has had to hire a new chief of police, but they’ll have a new one when Fay Botts retires after holding the job since 1974. Ted Economon has been chosen as the new chief.

-Voice of Democracy winners were announced by the VFW: Shiela Albertson, 1st; Linda Guck, 2nd; Shiela Worchester, 3rd; and Angela Doll, 4th.

-Barrel O’ Fun has reached an agreement to acquire Grandma’s Classic Snack Foods, from Grafton, N.D.

Thursday, November 23, 1989

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50 Years Ago: Perham firemen were called to the Henry Moenkedick farm

50 YEARS AGO

Picture from the November 19 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1964

-Gerard and Hildegard Richter are shown waiting on customers during the Grand Opening at Diamond’s Clothing.

-Perham firemen were called to the Henry Moenkedick farm at 7 p.m. to extinguish a chimney fire.

-Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Vogel of Star Lake-Dent, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rose Marie, to Gary E. Honer, son of Mrs. Francis Honer. No date has been set.

Thursday, November 19, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture from the November 16 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1989.

-There was much merry making for the Yellowjackets as they swept the Region volleyball crown Saturday. They will make their first ever State Tournament ap-pearance.

-Bruce’s Super Value has a 20lb bag of Red River red potatoes for $2.49. Note from Harriet: Has the price of 20 pounds gone up? I don’t know, I don’t buy the grocer-ies!

-A few of those born in September and October this year included Christopher Lehman, Mark Thomas Riepe and Audrey Nancy Huwe.

Thursday, November 16, 1989

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld