50 Years Ago: Praise For Perham’s New Street Lights

50 years ago

-Perham got a new Village Clerk Tuesday when Dr. George F. Kupferschmid received 448 votes as a sticker candidate to win the post. Re-elected were Trustee Erv Lehmkuhl and Assessor Albert Fritz.

-Smalley Smiles: Now that many of them are lighted, the new Perham street lights are drawing praise aplenty. The new lights will cost the Village about $500 more a month for 10 years but then the Village will own the entire lighting system and the cost will go down.

-Braufman’s Department Store is holding a closing out sale. You can get Boy’s jackets at $2.00 up; 20×40 bath towels for 59 cents; girls’ dresses for $2.00; and Women’s rayon panties are 5 for $1.00. (and lots more)

Perham Enterprise Bulletin, November 8, 1962

-In the local election the voters gave a thumbs up to the change in the Village Government whereby the village clerk, treasurer and assessor positions will become appointed positions instead of being elected.

-[Photo] Receiving Minnesota Key Awards for outstanding service were 4-H Junior Leaders Priscilla Olson, Northern Stars; Rodney Ojala, Heinola Husters; Colette Honer, Dead Lake Busy Beavers; Roger Sonnenberg, Dora Boosters; and Polly Hassler, Gorman Juniors. Also, not pictured, was Karen Marweg, Dead Lake Busy Beavers.

-The Eagles outrushed and passed all of their opponents during this past season by more than two to one. The Eagles total grounds gained was 2420 yards while their opponents gained only 1013 yards.

New York Mills Herald, November 8, 1962

25 years ago

-New mixing plant will be ready to produce cement for Perham Ready Mix soon, according to Jeff Dewar. It will allow them to mix up to 70 cubic yards of cement daily during the winter.

-Army Staff Sgt. Leslie A. Huwe, son of Norman M. Huwe of rural Perham, has been named post noncommissioned officer of the quarter. He is squad leader with the 9th Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

-[Photo] New members were inducted into Catholic Daughters, Court St. Rita recently. They included Lucille Strike, Clare Nielsen, Deena Cavanagh, Lois Smith and Rose Borgerding. The local group is involved in projects such as the Bloodmobile, Meals on Wheels, and Womens Crisis Center.

Perham Enterprise Bulletin, November 5, 1987

-Preparations are being made for a visit to the N.Y. Mills Public Schools by a teacher from the People’s Republic of China. Shang Xiao-Min, a native of Hang Zhou, China will be visiting in December.

-[Photo] New York Mills police officer Mark Englund got into the Halloween spirit Saturday night, distributing treats to youngsters while making his rounds.

-Carol Benson and Margie Hart, two women who have worked long and hard to get a new public library for New York Mills, were honored at the Viking Library System’s annual meeting.

New York Mills Herald, November 5, 1987

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld