50 Years Ago: Ottertail Man Bags A Big Lynx

50 years ago

-F.P. Sahli, manager of the Perham Municipal Liquor Store system since its inception in 1939, retired Friday. Gary Jones, a village employee, will be the new manager.

-Dennis Drummond, standout Perham Yellowjacket center, was named to the 1962 All-State High School football team. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Drummond of Perham. Honorable mentions were Bob Wilkowski, Pat Brady, Frank Weis and Ed Winjum.

-[Photo] How would you like to tangle with this “cat”? The big lynx was bagged by Alfred Alberts of Ottertail while hunting near Blackduck.

Perham Enterprise Bulletin, November 29, 1962

-[Photo] Ashbel Koller of California sent this photo of the New York Mills Herald crew around 1916 or 1917. Shown are Ashbel Kollar, assistant editor; Edward O. Qualey, editor in Chief; and Freddie Bachland, chief engineer. The Herald was located in the basement of the First State Bank building.

-During the current Christmas season New York Mills business places, through the Civic and Commerce Ass’n, will be giving away free prizes every Saturday afternoon.

-November Baptisms – Son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Milbrandt, given the name of Gregory Lee; and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tumberg, who was named Ilene Diane.

New York Mills Herald, November 29, 1962

25 years ago

-Penni Pier was the winner in the recent Voice of Democracy Contest, sponsored by the Perham VFW and Auxiliary. Other winners were Rose Stafki, 2nd; Priscilla Wippich, 3rd and also 3rd was Kristin Kaluza.

-[Ad] Boss of the Perham Enterprise [Mike Parta] turns 40 on November 28.

-The downtown stoplight was scheduled to be operating again this week after being wiped out by a semi turning towards Tuffy’s that hit the pole and control box on the corner near Co-op Oil.

Perham Enterprise Bulletin, November 26, 1987

-17 people, 16 men and 1 woman, arrested in the raid on a marijuana farm last month pleaded not guilty at the U.S. Court in St. Paul.

-Three New York Mills girls will see extensive action as Concordia faces NDSU in a battle of cross town rivals Friday. Dana Patsie will be helping NDSU while on the Concordia side will be Mary Lee Legried and Becky Ehnert.

-A chili supper benefit for Trent (Pete) Neva, the Pequot Lakes football player injured in New York Mills is scheduled for Dec. 1. “I believe I’ll walk again,” stated Trent, “and if I do not I will also accept that as God’s will.”

New York Mills Herald, November 26, 1987

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld