50 years ago
-Keith P. Latey, noted composer, presented the first copy of a march he wrote for the Perham High School band to Duane Wilson, director. The Yellowjacket March was played at a spring concert conducted by Mr. Latey.
-The Village Council voted to call a special election on changing the present form of the city government to Plan A. Previously the city had put a full page ad in the paper explaining why they think Plan A would be good.
-Wieners, 2 lb. bag $0.88. Oranges 40 for $1.00. Cantaloupe 6 for $1.00. Shortening 3 lb. can $0.59. Skippy Peanut Butter jar $0.39. Richter’s.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, July 12, 1962
-Myron Vaughn passed away Wednesday at the Perham hospital. Mr. Vaughn succumbed to injuries he received in a two car accident Sunday. Mrs. Vaughn received only minor injuries.
-Pete Welter of New York Mills was severely burned in an accident that occurred on his job at Moorhead. A running engine he was pouring gasoline into caught fire.
-Robert Bromme, a New York Mills coach, and Roger Knudtsen are making and selling a bat rack invented by Mr. Bromme. The rack will hold 24 bats, instead of carrying them all in a large sack.
New York Mills Herald, July 12, 1962
25 years ago
-“We’re about a week away from having a salable product,” said Kenny Nelson as he talked about his new business, Kenny’s Candy Company. They will be manufacturing various kinds of licorice products.
-The Otter Tail Township Supervisors decided to pursue their attempt to withdraw from the Perham Hospital District according to Board chairmen Lyle Cordes.
-Incoming Perham Lions Club President Paul Stebbins received the club’s gavel from outgoing president Jerry Neseth at their recent meeting.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, July 9, 1987
-About 80 head of beef cattle were killed in a fire that destroyed a barn at the Delbert Thalman farm, near Ottertail Saturday afternoon. The fire may have been started as a result of sparks from fireworks .
-About 1,500 graduates of the Deer Creek Public Schools returned last weekend for the All-School reunion. Represented at the reunion were classes from 1923 through 1987.
-Janelle Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Frost and a 1982 graduate of New York Mills, has accepted a job as Social Studies teacher and head volleyball coach at Milaca, MN.
New York Mills Herald, July 9, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld