25 years ago: Perham hospital board seeks bids to tear down St. James

50 Years Ago

-Lorin Smalley Jordan was named valedictorian for 1963. Named salutatorian was Herman Kading. Lorin has a straight “A” average for his four years of high school and is a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship test.

-John Knight, PHS industrial arts instructor, was elected secretary of the Western Industrial Arts club at Moorhead College Saturday.

-Mike Mistelske, tenth grader at PHS, received a blue ribbon for his exhibit at the regional Science Fair held at Concordia College. He is also an alternate to the state Science Fair.

Thursday, April 25, 1963, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Photo: The New York Mills FFA Meats team, Arlo Thompson, Bob Dumont and LeRoy Haavig, took first in the region meet. Previously placing first also was the General Livestock team and Forestry team.

-The Class of 1943 plans a 20-year class reunion and the 1953 class plans a 10-year reunion. The 20-year reunion is set for July 6th and the 10-year on July 26.

-New officers elected for the Parent-Teacher Ass’n are Reuben Olsen as the new president, John Martinson is vice president, Mrs. Ed Hendrickx is treasurer and Mrs. Martin Kumpula is secretary.

Thursday, April 25, 1963, New York Mills Herald

25 Years Ago

-Incumbent John Bauck and newcomers Bill Pawlowski, Wanda Kupferschmid, Cathy Batman and Joan Happel have filed for a seat on the Perham-Dent School Board. Three positions are open.

-Tom Seifert, son of Gerald and Cindi Seifert of Fargo, has been awarded Boy Scouts Highest Award, the Eagle. His grandparents are Wilbert and Wilma Rinas of Dent and Ludwig and Irene Seifert of Perham.

-The Perham Hospital Board will be looking at bids for the cost of tearing the old St. James Building down. St. James was built in 1902 by the Franciscan Sisters, with Dr. Brabec a driving force.

Thursday, April 21, 1988, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Two people, Ray Tisdell and Carol Benson, filed for three-year terms on the school board. Tisdell is an incumbent up for re-election. Board member John Mindermann did not file.

-Todd VanErp, a student at NYM High School has been selected by a panel of nine English teachers serving as judges to receive a trophy at the First Annual High School Writer – McDonald’s Awards program.

-Photo: Students at Deer Creek Elementary School know it’s springtime when the Jahnkes pick up their baby chicks at the post office and Randy Jahnke, a fourth grader, brings the chicks and shows his upcoming 4-H project.

Thursday, April 21, 1988, New York Mills Herald

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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