50 years ago
-Don Sweere will open the Perham Bowling lanes Saturday evening. Several changes have been made to the lanes.
-Wallace Krueger of Davenport, Iowa is the new manager and owner of the Gamble Agency here. Contracts were reached last week between Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Johanssen, present owners, and the Kruegers.
-Floyd Sieling, who attended McConnell Airlines School at Minneapolis and graduated August 3, is now employed by Ozark Airlines at the Sioux City Municipal Airport.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, August 16, 1962
-Maurice Skoog is behind the counter of the recently remodeled Mills Cafe, pondering how many doughnuts he’ll be giving away at his Grand Re-opening.
-Ken Pollard suffered a tragic accident Tuesday evening. He was injured when a motor scooter he was driving went out of control and struck a light pole. He is in critical condition with a fractured skull from possibly striking the pole.
-To make way for a new paved road, Otto Township Hall has had to be moved back from the right-of-way about 50 feet. Reuben Olsen and Jack Perala are in charge of the operation.
New York Mills Herald, August 16, 1962
25 years ago
-Richville resident Cal Mielke is about ready for his 75th straight Minnesota State Fair. The 83-year-old started as a 4-Her but has manned the Otter Tail County’s booth for the past 65 years.
-The Perham FFA Chapter’s State Farmers for 1987 are Dave Palmer, Rich Seifert, Illene Porath and Mark Boehner.
-[Photo] Mary K. Hoffmann had a surprise visitor in her garden when a balloon floated in. The still inflated balloon came from eastern Pennsylvania, about 1200 miles as the crow flies.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, August 13, 1987
-[Photo] Josh Jacobson, age 3, and his cousin, Reed Jacobson, 13, work on removing the bark from one of the logs for the cabin being built by their fathers, Paul and Ron Jacobson.
-New York Mills can now boast of a world champion horseshoe pitcher. Steve Baumgart earned this distinction at the National Horseshoe Pitchers’ Association’s annual tournament at Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
-Carol Keskitalo took first place in the Crazy Day Costume contest. Loretta Koljonen took 2nd and 3rd place went to Dan Miller and Kirk Mann, whose “outfits” stretched the limits of good taste!
New York Mills Herald, August 13, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld