50 years ago
-[Photo] Six new faculty members joined the Perham Public Schools when school opened last week. They are Leonald Alm, Larry Exel, Mrs. Beverly Voss, Annette Pederson, Sandy Di Brito and (not pictured) Mrs. Pat (Lorraine) Johnson.
-Lack of contests was blamed for the light turnout at Tuesday’s Primary Election. Perham voters showed little interest as only 106 votes were cast in Perham. The Republican vote was larger than the DFL balloting.
-Four members of the Perham High School Class of 1959 completed the three-year nursing education program at St. Gabriel’s School of Nursing at Little Falls. They are Judy Boedigheimer, Sharon Huss, Mary Scully and Alice Hassler.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, September 13, 1962
-Everybody in this area is invited to be a guest of the community of New York Mills this coming weekend. Featured in this community on that day will be one of the big successful festivals that New York Mills is famous for. All programs are free and join the free dinner on Sunday.
-The village of New York Mills has been authorized by the State of Minnesota Aeronautics Department to call for bids for the construction of the municipal airport.
-There are 744 students enrolled in the public schools in District 553 this fall. 388 are in the elementary school and 356 are in the junior and senior high schools.
New York Mills Herald, September 13, 1962
25 years ago
-[Photo[ The Starting Point- This ancient photo served as the starting point for Floyd and Loretta Sieling recently, as they traveled to Germany to track down their family roots. Floyd’s grandfather F.D. Sieling had come from Germany in 1884, settled near Perham, bringing the photo of the homestead he left in Germany.
-Rear Admiral Roger Simon, a 1947 graduate of Perham High School, has just retired after 37 years of service with the U.S. Navy. His wife, Phyllis (Antonson) is from Vergas.
–By Reporter Chet Lacy, for the Contact -The Lanterns Supper Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary, with owners Dave and Donna Cushman, marking the golden anniversary of when the club began serving food.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, September 10, 1987
-Crews worked Tuesday on the foundation of the public library. Construction is expected to be completed by early January and should be in operation sometime next spring.
-[Photo] Larry Witt, New York Mills Teachers’ Association treasurer and Diane Tumberg display the plaque listing Tumberg as the first recipient of the Teachers for Education scholarship. She will be attending Moorhead State University, working toward a degree in mathematics.
-[Heinola News] Sylvia Paavola and Toivo Johnson went to Virginia, Minn., to attend the funeral of their cousin, John Taskinen, who was killed in a mining accident.
New York Mills Herald, September 10, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld