50 years ago
-[Photo] Here is the new Chevy II that will be given away at the East Otter Tail County Fair. The car has been on display at the Bauck Chevrolet Company. Bill Bauck is shown with the car.
-Mrs. Melvin Sherman of rural Richville was bitten by a rabid skunk, it was reported. After it was confirmed the skunk was rabid she began taking Pasteur treatments.
-The Perham High School Marching Band swept away top honors at the Midsummer Celebration held in Menahga last Saturday evening.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, July 19, 1962
-It has been reported that Reynold Martini, of rural New York Mills, had his eye removed following an injury sustained while repairing a hay baler. A burr broke off a bolt and entered his eye. The eye was removed in Fargo.
-[Photo] Eight hearty outdoorsmen are about to depart for deep communion with nature at Camp Wilderness. They are Bob Parta, Jon Stebley, Ronnie Niemala, Ronald Windels, Billy Pollard, Roger Paavola, Greg Johnson and Mike Parta.
-Deanna Wurst of New York Mills was recently crowned Dairy Princess for the Staples area.
New York Mills Herald, July 19, 1962
25 years ago
-Six contestants are seeking the title of Miss Perham in the Miss Perham Pageant. They include Tammy Coalwell, Heidi Edwards, Vicki Haverland, Lynn Meyer, Patricia Sonnenberg and Christine Stafkie.
-Mike Kaveney and Bob Cavangh are among the 144 amateur golfers in the State of Minnesota who will be participating in the State Amateur Golf Tourney. This is the sixth appearance in the tourney for Cavanagh and the 1st for Kaveney.
-[Photo from Contact] 8 year old Keith Racette got instructions from Minnesota Army National Guard Maj. Dennis Lord on the ins and outs of flying a helicopter. Keith is ill with cancer and wanted to ride in an Army “Huey.”
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, July 16, 1987
-A car belonging to Alan and Cindy Linda was damaged when a tree fell on it, as a result of high winds that accompanied last Friday night’s storm.
-The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department reported that a 35-year-old male transient fell to his death from a Westbound Burlington Northern flatbed car, east of New York Mills shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.
-Savings accounts for Emily and Andrea Mursu have been established at the EOT Credit Union. The purpose of the accounts is to provide cash for the girls when they need a diversion to help them cope with the loss of their parents.
New York Mills Herald, July 16, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld