50 years ago
-A head-on collision between a son and a father on a rural road took the lives of two persons Sunday. One car, driven by Gerald Wendt, and the other car, driven by Gerald’s father, Henry Wendt, met at the brow of a hill. Henry died, as did Henry’s step-son, 12-year-old Larry Flatau.
-Photo: John Knight of Perham, high school shop teacher, caught a 15-pound northern on Little Pine Lake. Jim Owens helped him land the fish, grabbing it by the gills, and is nursing some bandaged fingers as a result.
-Miss Deanne Bylander, a student at Minneapolis General Hospital School of Nursing, received her cap June 15. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Bylander of Vergas.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, June 21, 1962
-The 59th annual Johannusjuhla in Minnesota will be held at Esko, Minn. on June 23 and 24. It was held in New York Mills two years ago.
-Photo: The new New York Mills High School coach Carl Backstrom is shown as he is working with youngsters in the summer recreation program. Two of the boys taking archery training were Roland Wapola and Jon Steblay.
-Mayor John Mark is exasperated by people who mow lawns the wrong way, and send the grass clippings into the street, which looks unsightly and plugs up drains. He requests people to mow so clippings go back to the lawns.
New York Mills Herald, June 21, 1962
25 years ago
-Photo and story: Just about Quittin’ Time – Perham High School Business Manager Don Seifert is just about ready to retire from the position he has held for the past 32 years. Dan Berg stands ready to take over for the seasoned veteran.
-Voters in Otter Tail Township are deciding, on June 23, whether or not to continue to pursue the withdrawal from the Perham Hospital District. It is now up to the voters to withdraw or not.
-Photo: Jean Nelson and her 3-year-old daughter, Amanda, watched Perham High School graduation ceremonies. Jean is a 1979 PHS graduate and was on hand to watch her younger brother, Jon Peterson, graduate.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, June 18, 1987
-The New York Mills and Perham Fire departments worked to contain a fire that destroyed a dairy barn on the Harley Windels farm Tuesday afternoon. Windels suffered burns on his left hand, a firefighter suffered a cut on his arm but no cattle were lost.
-On June 3, Narda Hydickovich, 42, of Fergus Falls, was killed in an auto accident. She leaves 3 sons, Robert, 15; Nathan, 12; and Nicholas, 10. Her husband died of cancer before the birth of her youngest son. A fund has been set up for the family.
-The descendents of Erick Tumberg held such a great family reunion in 1982 they decided to have another in 1987. The reunion will be held at the Finn Creek Museum.
New York Mills Herald, June 18, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld