25 Years Ago: Tom Meinhover took on the role of “Johnny Appleseed”

50 YEARS AGO

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-Homecoming Queen Betty Babler and her first grade attendants, Jeffrey Dewar and Stacy Smalley, posed for photographers after the coronation ceremonies.

-Young eighth grader Doug Schroeder came home wearing his football practice uniform. Seems he had put his clothes in the locker, locked it with an old padlock and forgot the key was still in his pants pocket.

-Richland Hartmann and incumbent Erwin Lehmkuhl will be opponents for the Council position in The Village council election. Lehmkuhl has been a member of the council since the early 1950’s.

Thursday,

October 7, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

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-The new licorice plant is now under construction. Due to a 170% growth in the last year they will start Phase l of their plans to expand to a new plant.

-Tom Meinhover took on the role of “Johnny Appleseed”: last week speaking to second graders about planting apple trees.

-The ‘Jackets made a fairly quick night of it last Thursday sending Glyndon-Felton out of town with a winless match, 15-5, 15-1 and 15-4, with great moves by Sarah Happel and Beth Winjum.

Thursday,

October 4, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Lawrence J. Delaney Jr. was killed in a farm accident

50 YEARS AGO

-Lawrence J. Delaney Jr., 29, was killed in a farm accident Saturday when he fell into the pronged beaters of a self-unloading silage wagon.

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-Five Generations – Mrs. Minnie Sauers, 84; Mrs. Robert Boedigheimer, 64; Clifford Boedigheimer, 42; Mrs. Robert Pavek, 20; and her son Robert- the fifth generation.

-Lamar Peterson, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Peterson of Homestead Township, had one of the large wheels of a tractor pass over his midsection but escaped serious injury.

Thursday,

September 30, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Al Hanson's graduation picture from Perham High School

Al Hanson’s graduation picture from Perham High School

-Al Hanson, a Perham graduate, has been chosen as one of the top 100 teachers in the United States. When asked what teacher was most influential in the decision to teach, Al‘s choice was Fred Sailer.

-Dennis and Mary Fritz are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Stephen Dennis and Ashley Renee. Grandparents are Anna Carrlson, New York Mills, and Urban and Leonida Fritz, Perham.

-Dr. Jared M. Smalley of Perham has been promoted to full Professor, the highest academic rank bestowed by the University of Minnesota.

Thursday,

September 27, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: The Perham Pirates played the North Dakota Champs, Emery-Johnson

50 YEARS AGO

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-The new faces on the Perham High School faculty include Robert Pettit, Robert Harmer, George Thomas, Stanley Weilinski and Ray Lehner.

-Twins fans that want to see the World Series can now get their orders in. Box seats for the four games at Metropolitan Stadium will cost $48; reserved section $32; pavilion $24.

-The Pirates played the North Dakota Champs, Emery-Johnson. The champs were leading 6 to 3 in the bottom of the 12th inning when Buck Burgau walked, Stub Burgau singled, Don Burgau homered to tie the game and Al Stigman stepped up and slammed the ball out of the park to win the game 7 to 6.

Thursday,

September 16, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

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-The City of Perham has a new tool for economic development, forming an Economic Development Authority. This story was written by Chuck Johnson, editor of the Perham Enterprise, now the City’s Economic Developer.

-The largest-ever field of anglers in the history of the State Tourney for the Minnesota Bass Federation turned out for the tourney held on Star Lake and Dead Lake. 183 bass fishermen came to compete and caught 679 bass.

-The only good bat is a dead bat. Those are the feelings of Librarian Katherine Drahman. Bats seem to have invaded the library and can be encountered at any time.

Thursday, September 13, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: A hole-in-one was shot by Alice Baniff

50 YEARS AGO

-Home Town News by Jared Smalley – An hour after the E-B ran the story of the Boedigheimers lost dog, the family was notified that a farmer some three miles away had found the dog.

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-Dingle Dwarf, a country frog owned by Dennis Sonnenberg of Vergas won the State Fair frog jumping contest by jumping eight feet, 10 inches in three hops.

-Dennis Richter, 14 year-old son of the Gerard Richter’s, was hospitalized after his new Honda left the road near Babe’s resort (now Zorbaz) and struck a tree. He had the Honda for two hours and fifteen minutes.

Thursday,

Sept. 9, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The crisis in the Mideast has reached global proportions with the whole world focusing on the problems in dealing with Saddam Hussein. Five area servicemen have been called to duty there; Jay Loken, Dave Szarke, Dan Aschnewitz, Tom Beller and Terry Davis.

-A hole-in-one was shot by Alice Baniff in the recent Ladies Invitational at Perham Lakeside. She won a golf bag for this winning feat.

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-Safety runs in the Economon family. Ted Economon is the Chief of Police in Perham and his daughter, Anne Economon, is with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department Water Patrol.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Heart of the Lakes Elementary School had its first ever students

50 YEARS AGO

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-Most Valuable Player award for Region 3B went to Don Burgau, manager-coach-player of the Perham Pirates, and will be going to State for the sixth time as a member of the Perham Pirates.

-Shown in another photo are the pitchers for the Pirates at State: Joe Sailer, Al Stigman and drafters Dave Stigman and Dick Harlow.

-Lost child’s dog – The Donald Boedigheimers have lost their family dog. Anyone seeing a black Chihuahua-terrier with gold markings is asked to call them on the Perham Exchange.

Thursday,

Sept. 2, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Heart of the Lakes Elementary School will have its first-ever students this coming Tuesday. Construction was completed this summer as part of a $6 million classroom construction project passed in 1988.

-Work will begin next Tuesday on the Highway 78 expansion project between Dean’s Country Market and the Perham Co-op Creamery.

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-Otter Tail County Deputy Al Frank’s police canine, King, successfully completed his certification tests. This is the 3rd police canine Frank has owned and he has had King for three years.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: 30,000 bales of hay burned on the Ray and Toots Honer farm

50 YEARS AGO

-James Carow, son of the Art Carrows, escaped serious injury when the tractor he was driving flipped end over end and pinned one of his feet under a wheel.

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-Perham’s Ted Meinhover has been named the Otter Tail County “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” and will be honored at the state fair. He has been a member of the PHS faculty for 22 years.

-Airman 3c Dale Anhorn, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Anhorn of rural Perham, has been selected for technical training as an Air Force chaplain at Amarillo AFB, Texas

Thursday, August 26, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

New elementary school principal, Bill Burwell

New elementary school principal, Bill Burwell

-Lighting up the sky- Three buildings and 30,000 bales of hay and straw that burned on the Ray and Toots Honer farm lit of the horizon for miles around. Also lost in the fire were seven head of cattle.

-A fundraiser for the Luan and Owen Tumberg family will be held Sunday. Their 10 year old daughter Christina is still in a coma after being involved in a car accident two months ago.

-Bob and Gino Dorow Cavanagh of Perham announce the birth of their son, Patrick John. Grandparents are Jack and June Cavanagh and Richard and Gloria Dorow.

Thursday, August 23, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Off-sale net profit was $6,805.75 at the Perham Municipal Liquor Store

50 YEARS AGO

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-Steve and Peter Vorhes won the junior and senior tennis titles, in the summer recreation tournament just completed.

-July was another record month for the Perham Municipal liquor store. Off-sale net profit was $6,805.75; on-sale had a net profit of $3,820.12 Net profit for both passed the 1964 mark by $720.

-Donald Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger, was part of a group recognized by the Space Administration for saving the government $1,370,000.

Thursday, August 12, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Attorney Steve Peloquin has joined attorney Patrick Hammers in practice in Perham. He has practiced in Winona the past six years.

-Placed on the Honors List at Fergus Falls Community college with 4.0 grade averages were Deborag Reed and Andrea Rinkel of Perham. Othwes with 3.25 GPA or higher were Richard Lee, Barbara Augustus, Mary Hanson, Barbara Kawlewski, Cathy Holte, Sherry Jurgens and Bernice Kempernich.

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-Ted and T.J. Bergeron kept their success on the walleye tourney circuit alive, taking 4th place in the Governor’s Cup tourney and taking first place in Governor’s Division by representing Gov. Perpich.

Thursday, August 9, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Four dogs killed 16 turkeys at the Alfred Ziegler farm

50 YEARS AGO

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Ad from the Thursday, August 5 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965.

-Four dogs attacked and killed 16 turkeys at the Alfred Ziegler farm last week. The owner of the dogs made full restitution and disposed of the dogs according to local police.

-A rabid skunk at the Marlin Senske place resulted in the death of the skunk, 43 hogs shipped immediately, the family dog had to be destroyed and Mr. and Mrs. Senske has taken 12 of the 14 anti-rabies shots.

-County Extension Agent Sherman Mandt was recently promoted from assistant to associate professor on the University of Minnesota staff.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Lying quietly and comfortably is Bernard Holzer of rural Perham as he gives up some of his blood to the Red Cross Bloodmobile this week.

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-Winners of the $500 drawings at the EOT County Fair were Karen Knickrehm and Mrs. Richland Thom. Mrs. Kenny Roman took home the grand prize of $1,500.

-Three students from Perham, Jill Marshall, Jodi Iverson and Ryan Kadow were honored with Class 1 Superior ratings in State Music Competition held recently.

Thursday, August 2, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Harold McCrady tied the Lakeside Golf Course record, shooting a five under, 32.

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, July 29, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Ad from the Thursday, July 29, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Harold McCrady tied the Lakeside Golf Course record with a sparkling 32 – five under par. He shared the low mark with Tuffy Nelson.

-Court News – Dan Bondy, owner of the Leaf Lakes pavilion, was fined $100 with $90 suspended on a charge of holding a public dance on Sunday. (July 4th.)

-Marvin Winstryg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sig Winstryg, left to undergo six weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Thursday, July 29, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The east Otter Tail County Fair will be up and running this weekend. Cash drawings will be held all three days with winners walking away with $500 Friday and Saturday and $1,500 Sunday.

-Edgar ‘Butch’ Meyer has filed for Otter Tail County Treasurer. Sydney Nelson has announced his filing for 12A Legislative seat.

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-Benda Lee Mattfeld and Charles Sprenger were united in marriage on June 16. Parents of the couple are Alvin and Margaret Mattfeld of Perham and Alyce and Florian Sprenger of Grey Eagle, Minn.

Thursday, July 26, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Roger Rehbord won the Fair drawing for the new 1965 Plymouth

50 YEARS AGO

-Roger Rehborg of Vergas, winner of the 1965 Plymouth at the fair almost didn’t go. He decided to go with his family at the last minute in their 1959 Ford.

-William Eugene Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Hughes, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Cloud State College. Bill and his wife later opened the Hughes Dept. Store which was located where the Lakes Café is now.

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-Cindy Mattfeld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mattfeld was crowned the 1965 style queen at the fair. Her sister Kayleen Mattfeld, was 2nd attendant. Geneva Honer of Dent was first attendant.

Thursday, July 22, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Patty Pace was crowned the new Miss Perham by the outgoing Miss Perham Nancy Draack.

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-Chad Soderstrom of Dent will soon have a home for his collection of over 15,000 hats. His first ever hat was from Perco. Chad suffers from Duchens’s Muscular dystrophy.

-It is almost exactly 14 years ago that Dennis Happel returned to Perham and now his law office will be in a new location at the former Red Owl store. Perham Printing will be expanding into his old office space.

Thursday, July 19, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld