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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: The Perham Yellowjacket football team celebrated their Section 8 Championship

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, November 12, 1964
Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Stephen Boedigheimer, 15, son of Carl Boedigheimer of Rush Lake Township, is listed in good condition, recovering from a .22 caliber wound in the chest. The accident happened while he and two companions were hunting squirrels.

-Archie Aschnewitz of Dent has been named acting chairman of the Otter Tail County Republican Party.

-Thirteen-year-old Lynna Chambers was injured when her horse ran into an unseen wire stretched across an approach. She broke her right arm and the horse received cuts.

Thursday, November 12, 1964

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

25 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Thursday, November 9, 1989
Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

- Members of the football squad raised their helmets in jubilation Friday after winning the Section 8 championship.

-Taxpayers in the City of Perham will see the city share of their property taxes rise next year after the City Council decided to raise the levy 9.2 percent. Note from Harriet: This year’s raise will be 2 percent at the most after no raise last year.

-Jody Balcer was the grand prize winner of the $2,500 prize giveaway at Dean’s Country Market’s Grand Opening.

Thursday, November 9, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Mahoney’s Jewelry displayed the $75,000 tiara to be used in crowning the Minnesota Miss Universe

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the October 29th Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1964.

-40 shotguns and rifles, twelve pistols, a number of high-grade hunting knives, and $60 in cash were taken by burglars at Gene’s Sport Shop. Loss was $4,000. There was no insurance says owner Frank Adamczyk.

-Mahoney’s Jewelry is displaying the $75,000 tiara that will be used in crowning the Minnesota Miss Universe. Perham policeman Jeff Thompson helped guard the tiara.

-Local New – Tom Meinhover of Moorhead State College spent the weekend with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Ted Meinhover.

Thursday, October 29, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Ad from the October 26th Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1989.

-Marianne Holmer of Perham was the lucky winner of the $100 in Perham Bucks given by the Perham Chamber as part of Octoberfest.

-Daniel E. Szwarke has been officially accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Wing as a member of the Class of 1993.

-Perham Elementary School kindergartener Lindsay Bauck enjoys a milk break during a busy day of activities in Mrs. Meier’s class.

Thursday, October 26, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Darrel “Tuffy” Nelson won The Perham Lakeside Country Club golf playoff championship

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-The “Ol Man” was still in control but his son gave him quite a battle last weekend. Darrel “Tuffy” Nelson won The Perham Lakeside Country Club golf playoff championship by defeating his son, Ken, one-up on the 18th hole.

-Four pass receptions for over 100 yards, including two touchdowns, brought honors to Perham’s Bob Wilkowski, and end on the U of M Duluth football team.

-Perham Chamber of Commerce members, all dolled-up in their chef’s hats and aprons, served over 400 persons at the Farmers Appreciation Beef Feed.

Thursday, October 22, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

Ad from the 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Volunteerism has played a huge role in the formation of the Perham Area Community Center, including the Perham Rotary Club, who installed a sidewalk from the center to the school.

-A project that has been in the “studying” stage for Tom and Joan Wenjum is finally underway as work is begun on their new Dairy Queen store.

-Perham Elementary school teacher Caroyl Frank assists second graders Ann Knudson with a pinwheel project, part of her reading session.

Thursday, October 19, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Eugene Schermerhorn escaped serious injury after falling off the back of a tractor that was pulling a plow

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from a 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Perham High School’s Homecoming Queen is Sandra Parchem. Her attendants are Mary Rosen, Cynthia Sychs and Bonnie Meyer.

-Eugene Schermerhorn, 11, of Vergas, escaped serious injury after falling off the back of a tractor that was pulling a plow. He was knocked unconscious.

-Ralph Wasche Jr., 21, of Perham, escaped a car-train collision and resulting car fire in Richville with minor cuts and bruises.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

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25 YEARS AGO

-The Perham Fire Department received a new 1,250 gallon/minute pumper. It is the biggest and most modern the department has owned.

Picture from the 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-The staff of the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin is proud to bring you this week’s edition during National Newspaper Week. The staff includes Check Johnson, Cleone Stewart, Michelle Mohr-McMillen, Harriet Mattfeld, Mary Jane Botts, Rhonda Huwe, Mike Parta and Chet Lacy.

Thursday, October 12, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: 13 seniors played their last Homecoming football game

50 Years Ago

Seniors from the 1964 Perham Yellowjacket football team.

-Friday night’s football game will be the last Homecoming contest for 13 seniors. They are Glen Wischnak, Daryl Trites, Bob Bachleitner, John Beuchler, Walter Berhardus, Greg Meyer, Dick Hemmelgarn, Eugene Schmidt, Greg Drummond, Norman Benson, Larry Ternus, and Dave Esser.

-Three juveniles have been arrested in the case of 42 break-ins in Otter Tail County. They admitted to 37 burglaries.

-Saturday marks five years of service to the community by Perham Memorial Hospital. Payroll is $95,000.

Thursday, October 8, 1964

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25 Years Ago

Ad from a 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin.

-One of the major steps in Perham Memorial Hospital’s expansion plan for next spring has been taken with an architectural firm being hired.

-Ottertail Township renews its attempt to withdraw from the Perham Memorial Hospital district.

-Marijuana plants were seized by law enforcement in East Otter Tail County. Perham policeman Todd Sandahl received information on them while investigating a burglary.

Thursday, October 5, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Bobbi Jo Dickenson placed the crown on the new Homecoming Queen Leslie Johnson

50 YEARS AGO

-Filings for the Village Council close October 15. The terms of Councilman Edgar Rosen and clerk Dr. George Kupferschmid expire.

-BELOW Perham Yellowjackets football co-captains pose with their coach, Lerry Hauer, during a practice session. At left is Greg Drummond, fullback, and at right is David Esser, end.

Picture from a 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-One of the new teachers at Perham Public School this year is Russel Kadow, music instructor.

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

-Last year’s Perham High School Queen, Bobbi Jo Dickenson, placed the crown on the new Homecoming Queen Leslie Johnson. Her sister, Leah, was Queen two years ago.

-BELOW Ray Onken, who stands 6’4’’, is dwarfed by his 10-foot tall cherry tomato plants he grew thus summer.

Picture from a 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Atrazine has been detected in the city’s water supply. The well is 100 feet deep. It apparently is not uncommon to detect chemicals in the city wells, and the atrazine is very far below allowable limits.

Thursday, September 28, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Year Ago: Archie Sailer is inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

50 Years Ago

Ad from 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Mrs. George Mattfeld of Perham was the grand prize winner in the Quilting Business Sale Contest sponsored by Drahmann’s. She received a bedroom suite. Note from Harriet: She was again when her husband had to build her a new room to hold the new furniture.

-Ten Perham boys, 12-17, have admitted painting the water tower, walls of the 4-H building, a fair grounds building and many more local buildings.

-Smalley Smiles – Ambrose Welter, who is a perfectionist at heart, says that the most frustrating job in the hardware business is gift wrapping a scoop shovel, which they do occasionally.

Thursday, September 24, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

Ad from 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Archie Sailer of the Perham and Frazee area is being inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He has a bat given to him as a youngster where he batted .733, going 66 for 90.

-Bus contractor Bill Bauck from Lake Country Transportation has received the “Golden Merit Award” honoring school bus contractors who were nominated for their excellence of service and outstanding community responsibility.

-Homecoming Queen candidates for Perham High School are Cassy Bauck, Kim Ceynowa, Lynae Gerken, Kim Iverson, and Leslie Johnson.

Thursday, September 21, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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

Ad from a 1989 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-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