50 years ago
-[Photo] Workmen were still busy with the interior of the new Hughes’ Skogmo Department store. Owners are Walt and Lucille Hughes.
-Smalley Smiles- Paul Koennicke says the water isn’t warm. On opening day he leaned over to pick up a duck near his boat, lost his balance and landed in five feet of drink. Several Minneapolis hunters rescued him.
-Joe Rusch had his pickup pulled off the tracks a few moments before a train came through
-Hay was strewn all over Highway 78 near the Perham Co-op Creamery when a rope broke on a truckload of baled hay
-Mrs. LaVerne Grimm has an Easter Lily in bloom!
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, October 18, 1962
-[Photo] Mel Rautio proudly displays the deer that he shot with his bow and arrow. He has been bow and arrow hunting for two years and this is the first time he has been successful.
-Gerald Muckala received individual high honors (1st place) in a regional soils contest conducted by the FFA. There were 14 schools entered and 50 students participating.
-October births to New York Mills parents were a son to Mr. and Mrs. Simon (Bomber) Olsen on October 17 and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tumberg on October 9.
New York Mills Herald, October 18, 1962
25 years ago
-Otter Tail Township withdrawal hearing was held this week, with witnesses presenting both pro and con on the issue of whether or not the township should be allowed to withdraw from the Perham Hospital District.
-Marc Isola, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Isola of rural Sebeka and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. NoBel Sorem of Perham, died Monday, October 12, in a grain accident.
-Several people were asked about the Twins and how they may get in the World Series. Fred Struck of Perham, 84, hasn’t seen too much of the Twins as his TV doesn’t work too good. He has a used TV he paid $50 for, and it isn’t worth 50 cents.
Perham Enterprise Bulletin, October 15, 1987
-Classmates, teachers cope with loss of Cheryl Falk. Cheryl, 17, of New York Mills was one of two people killed in a two-car collision Sunday morning. Larry Sczygiel, 32, of Perham, was also killed.
-Russell O. Parta of New York Mills was honored recently at a meeting of the Suomi College Board of Trustees at Hancock, Michigan. He was cited for his 30 years of service to Suomi.
-[Photo] The Eagles’ varsity football team made an enthusiastic entrance at the start of the second half, on their way to a 19-6 Parents’ Night victory over Sebeka.
New York Mills Herald, October 15, 1987
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld